Off-grid living, gardening and renovation with a family in Närke, Sweden



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    UPDATE 2020/2021
    We are back in the house, after a two year break!
    In winter 2020 we will get electricity from the grid: from then we're not all-off-grid anymore (mixed feelings about that!). But that means we can do a lot of fun stuff we were limited on before. Power tools, here we come!
    Upcoming projects: a total make-over of the kitchen, painting the house and outhouse, total make-over of the tool-shed, and a gym in the outhouse.

    Welcome to our house in the forest. Live together with our little family in a moderate fashion and by deep-rooted Do-It-Yourself-philosophy.

    Our farm is a partly self-supplying house on a half hectare on the country-side of Närke. Water, heat and solar-electricity are produced right here on place. All our solutions are invented and built by ourselves, and we enjoy the company of similar-minded people who value moderate living, independence and creating things themselves.

    We want you to be part of our daily life. Tasks at hand are to maintain and to improve the house, different renovations, gardening, the regular household like cleaning, cooking, keeping the fire going, and helping out with our daughter. We will mostly work together but sometimes you will work independent.

    We can host maximal 2 people at a time.

    We who live on the farm are:
    David (32) and Nora (32) have been living here since 2014. We actually met during Noras first volunteering-holiday in Sweden! Lilja (5 years), who keeps everybody from working on the farm. And our cat Snövit, protector of the realm.

    We look forward to your message. Please describe yourself a bit.
    Kind regards, Nora & David

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can teach you about gardening, off-grid solutions and electricity (our 12V-system), bushcrafting (survival + naturefood), cooking, living with a child, languages: swedish, german and english as well as swedish/german culture. We know how to find solutions to the weirdest things, too!

  • Help


    Some upcoming projects *️️️️️️️together with us*️️️️️️️ are to renovate the windows and generally taking care of the yard. While staying here you would be living and eating with us in our house. This includes helping with the tasks of cooking, making fire, cleaning the house and helping out with our daughter.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

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

  • Accommodation


    You get your own room upstairs. It's a so called "sovloft" with a low ceiling.
    If you have any specific wishes when it comes to food, please let us know, we are flexible in our diet but not good in cooking vegan.
    Our farm is drug and smoke-free.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Beside the help you are free to explore the local surroundings – walk in the forest, go fishing (we have equipment), visit the closest city Örebro or meet with our local friends, who host wwoofers during summer.
    Ideal is if you come by car, but otherwise we can pick you up:
    *️️️️️️️ closest busstation: "Ässtugan (Pålsboda/Hjortkvarn)" 2km from us
    *️️️️️️️ other busstation: "Norra Bangatan Pålsboda" 12km from us
    *️️️️️️️ closest trainstation: "Hallsberg station" 25km away
    *️️️️️️️ other trainstation: "Örebro rescentrum" 40km from us

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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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5h / integration in our daily routine - max 25

Summer 2020
Summer 2020
Our guest space is a low-roof sovloft with place for 2-3 people.
Our cat Snövit overlooking the garden.
Joseph helped installing electricity in the house, July 2017
The first snow in november 2017
Picking spices for a pesto
Veronika build an insecthotel!
Lilja is helping with the seeds, spring 2017
Vegetable beds and garden, late spring 2017
Building vegetablebeds, spring 2017
Lilja is helping with the harvest, autumn 2016
summer 2015
David & Nora summer 2014

Host ref number: 552496965982