I live by myself at a farm in beautiful Blekinge, Sweden. The farm is located 30 kms north of Karlskrona, 180 kms north of Malmö/Copenhagen. I have four horses, one dog and three cats. The main house is newly renovated and has a large garden. The volonteer stays in my house, in her/his own room on the upper floor.
I had very good experiences of receiving volonteers in 2019. I have not yet decided how to do in 2020, since I am now working full time in town. I will however need a volonteer this summer, since I am expecting a baby in July (I will be a single mom). Please ask me later this spring (2020) if you are interested in volonteering.
I use only positive reinforcement training with my horses - they are three American Paint Horses (2, 6 and 11 yo) and one small "gotlandsruss" pony, 1 yo. Lots of possibilities to train and ride the horses, using positive reinforcement. The surroundings are beautiful with lots of hiking, biking and kayaking possibilities (you can use my bike, kayak or canoe). I used to be a couch surfing host when I lived in the city, now I miss the international exchange :)
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Travellers can learn how to use positive reinforcement training with horses. Also experience the beautiful country side of Sweden.
Training horses, using positive reinforcement (clicker training). Perfect if you want to learn this. Traditional riding/handling is not allowed, however the horses can go for trail rides without a lot of knowledge from the rider. I ride western style mostly. I prefer volonteers with horse experience. I also need help with all the tasks around; fencing, gardening, painting, walking/training/playing with the dog :)
Note! I am expecting a baby in July, 2020. This means I will need someone looking after the farm when I am at the hospital. Also, maybe taking care of the baby for shorter times, for example if I need to have a shower or check the horses.
I have four guest bed rooms in my house with separate bathroom/shower. We share cooking, or you cook for yourself, with the food I provide. I am a vegetarian and I don't drink alcohol, but I have no problem if you have a different view on this. Alcohol and meat will not be provided. Drugs are absolutely forbidden. Smoking discouraged.
Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, canoeing, visit The Kingdom of Crystal, the island of Öland, The World Heritage city of Karlskrona etc. There is a local train station 3 kms away in Holmsjö, where you also find a grocery store and a gas station. No public transport closer than this, but I can pick you up at the train station. Closest airport is Kallinge, Ronneby airport. Closest international airport is Copenhagen. While you are here, you can use my car (for local travels) and bike.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 25 hours / week
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