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Help us create a sustainable paradise in a little village in the remote forests of Northern Sweden

  • Sweden
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  • Last activity: 6 Feb 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Located in a small, rural village in the forests, we we are trying to establish a self-sufficient, ecovillage, indigenous concept based around a farm where we can live and thrive with Nature as our foundation and then to share this with others to take out into the world. Our farm is 5 Ha and consists of a couple of fields, little ski slope, two barns and plenty of potential that we need help realising.

    Alexander is a former 20 year London banker with deep experience of sustainability, renewable energy and the corporate world, who has now changed life direction to be a Wim Hof Instructor and to establish a self-sufficient existance for the family. Catherine is a certified, Nutritional therapist who is focused on helping people be their best selves using Natural food and nutrition. She is a gifted forager and artist as well. We have two sons, 7 and 9, who are growing up in the natural and wild world around Borgvattnet.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Staying with us and helping us realise our vision will leave a lasting legacy that will follow you back to wherever you come from. We are looking to give people experiences, skills, memories, friendships and connections that will help us all re-establish the global ecosystem of humans in Nature. It will help people realise how little they really need to live a purposeful, fulfilling and fun life and how technology should be an enabler and not the foundation. We come from urban backgrounds and only recently discovered living rurally, but instantly realised that it is the solution to many of the worlds problems... moving people out of synthetic and polluted cities back into natural and health boosting villages.

    Jamtland, the area of Northern Sweden we live in, is filled with history from Viking times, is fully a vast areas of Nature, is close enough to connections to get to the city or Stockholm if you want / need to and is filled with mostly nice people. Staying with us will also enable you to learn about what we know from our life experiences and we would love to learn from you. Please do not come to stay with us if you are not comfortable sharing your thoughts, opinions and views and are not willing to hear and explore others.

  • Help


    We are looking for people who are willing to help invest in a future that keeps on giving. Finding joy from traditional ways, skills and traditions are a must and, if you have these skills as well, a great bonus. We need help establishing and tending a no till permaculture garden, renovating and reinvigorating farm buildings, developing a concept that can perpetuate the sharing and learning of skills based at our 5ha farm, but with outreach across the village of Borgvattnet and beyond. We will also be building sustainable infrastructure to test a closed loop model of living which regenerates Nature and creates an abundance "Garden of Eden" environment where there is time to grow creatively, artistically, musically, consciously and beyond.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Swedish: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We have a variety of accommodations options, but the base accommodation is your own bed in a lovely house with indoor plumbing and kitchen. It is very characterful, but there are also options to camp or to stay in quirky small cabins. We will look to share one meal a day together and then leave it to you to cook for yourself as you see fit. We have two young children and will still maintain our family unit in the morning at least. There will be opportunities to eat from the garden that you will help tend, source food from the local organic food network, local producers and of course if you so choose the "evil" supermarket, which we are trying to increasingly avoid.

    We can provide you with sheets for the beds and towels, but will leave the responsibility for keeping them washed to you.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area has endless opportunities for fishing, swimming, hiking, camping, cycling, etc. There is the option to occassionally borrow a car subject to covering fuel costs and making a small contribution and there is much to see within a few hours drive. Depending on when you are here there are also local festivals in Ostersund and local area.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    There is 4G reception in the village that is suitable for video conferencing and most general uses. If a fibre connection is required for specific purposes, we have a relationship with a co-working space that has this for a fee in Ostersund which is 75 min away and we travel to about once a week.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is a space suitable for anything up to a medium sized campervan.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have chickens and a male border collie. We would expect any owner to ensure that the animal is child friendly and is cleaned up after appropriately.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 537769813361

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