Participate in creating a national reserve on an organic farm in Ydre, southern Sweden



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    We are a couple with three grown up children who run an ecological farm in the south of Sweden. We have a large area within our farm which has been kept intact since generations. We have since many years back had a dialogue with the authorities to translate this area into a national park/nature reserve. During 2018/19 this was done, and in order to maintain part of the area open, it has been decided to keep some cattle within that part. For that reason we will fence the area during May/June 2021 in order to, after the fencing, bring some of our cattle to graze the meadows. As a Workawayer, you will help us converting part of the national reserve into a beautiful open meadow, and you will not be participating in any aspect of producing anything that is sold to the public. The public is welcome to visit this area free of charge to enjoy the peaceful and beautiful nature. We have two local persons employed to run the daily work with the farm.,

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Farmstay help

  • 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

    We run an ecological farm which has been in the same family for almost 200 years. Both me and Katarina has had a professional life outside the farm but are now enjoying the "real" life on the countryside with all the historical buildings and the traditional life style. We continuesly renovate and maintain the buildings of the farm in an old traditonal way being very particular with what material we use. You will be part of all that and will have a lifetime experince of genuin Swedish country lifestyle on a large ecological farm which has been in the same family for generations.

  • Help


    You will assist us fencing the area within the nature reserv which will then be grazed by cattle. You will be part of our comunity at the farm which includes some 6-8 persons.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We have several houses on the farm and you will be staying in one of them. If you prefer, you are of course most welcome to stay in the main house were we stay.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our farm is located in a region called Ydre which is known for it's beautiful nature with a lot of variation in the landscape and a lot of lakes. There are great hiking possibilities and we have very good fishing waters which you can enjoy. We have a small "pied a terre" apartment in Stockholm which you can borrow if you like to experience and discover Stockholm for a weekend or two.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We are on the countryside so this does not cause any problems

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    No problem, they are all welcome as long as they are kind to our cats!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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