Help our friendly family with land art and gardening in Bælum, Denmark

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello. My name is Synnøve, I´m a teacher and artist, and my husband Jens is a civil engineer, specialized in energy. We are both full-time workers, and most of our leisure is used on restoring the buildings, fixing the car, doing the garden, and take care of the animals.
    I would just love to realize some ideas about landart and a playground for families, and that is why I asked for volunteers here at Workaway.info

    November 2020:
    We need help with pruning trees and cleaning the greenhouse before Christmas

    At the countryside
    We live in the northern part of Denmark, in the countryside. The small village has 9 houses, and it is mostly farmers living around us. The nearest merchant-shop is 4 km. away, and the bus is only passing about four times a day. During summer there is a lot of tourist passing by. You will of course be able to get a lift to town (Aalborg) when we go to work in the morning. Besides this we have bicycles for you to borrow, so you can go by yourself on the bicycle path.

    Close to the national park
    Our home is an old sawmill from 1905, located right next to a beautiful forest. Only 8 km. from home is the seaport Øster Hurup, with a very nice beach. Just about 5 km. from home we have the National park called Lille Vildmose, which is Denmark’s biggest protected region with its 7600 hectares. Here you will find, amongst other things Northwestern Europe’s largest raised bog, lakes with a lot of birds and unique nature and forests. In our backyard, the bicycle path runs all the way from Hadsund to Aalborg, and every summer lots of bicycling-tourist are passing our place on their way into the forest, to Lille Vildmose or to the beach.

    The house and animals
    We have about 400 m2 buildings with an atelier and a workshop for wood and metal. We have a 15.000 m2 area field, a small vineyard, a greenhouse, and two big barns. We have chickens, so we can get fresh eggs, a dog who is always happy and tells if we have a guest, and a cat, who acts like a queen and keep the mouse away.


    We love to meet people from other cultures and we would hope to make a place during the next years, where people feel free to be creative and inspire each other with small building projects, gardening, art, and land art.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can hopefully benefit from my experience as an artist and teacher.
    You will also get the space and opportunity to realize some of your ideas: maybe a nature-playground, artistic landart-sculpturing, building a small cottage.

  • Help

    Help

    We would like you to help us change our nature-ground to a place for people to come and have a nice time.

    So - you might be good at art, gardening, painting, carpenter, cooking..

    Actually, we don´t have a complete plan for what’s going to happen here, but we have a lot of space, some wishes, a small budget for materials, and an open mind for what you are ready to contribute with.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a non-smoker- room (30 m2) in the old workshop) for two people with a kitchen (the bath is located in the main house), and a non-smoker Appartement (50 m2) with a bath and kitchen for two people. We also have space for tents and house wagons. There is access to the kitchen, bathrooms, washing machines, and bicycles.

    If you arrive by bus or train, we will be able to pick you up, so just give us a call.

    Notice: We do NOT accept any kind of drugs at the farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will have room and time for exploring the countrylife and landscape nearby, and maybe visit Lille Vildmose, where you will have the opportunity to spot golden eagles, wild boars, cranes, stags, otters and other big animals.. During summer there is a lot of activity for young people at the seaport Øster Hurup nearby, with beach volleyball, surfing, golf, a nice harbor and a main street with restaurants, cafes, shops and discotheques.
    Aalborg, the capital of the northern part of Denmark, is about 40 km. from Solbjerg.

  • 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

    We have a good WiFi connection

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There are many parking places and possibilities for privacy at the property

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Max 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, flexibel

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