Workaway in Högsby, Kalmar Region, Sweden




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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Not new on WorkAway... but having a new project.

    I been hosting in Faroe Islands for the last 5 years, (you can check out my other profile Host ref number: 533774158231) but now i emigrated to Sweden where i am settling down and need some help with an apartment on the countryside.

    Hi - My name is John - i am a Faroese guy (my Father is Faroese from Faroe Islands and my mother is half Danish and half Norwegian) and i love travel and meeting different new cultures.

    So i decided to join the WorkAway program based on the experience of my friends who also are WorkAway hosts - and i can say that i am very happy so far for my workawayhost experience (which all in all is EXCELENT).

    When i am not working or being a WorkawayHost i also do love to travel and see other cultures and this was my Roadtrip 2019:
    I was from 25th of April until 30th June on a trip where i travelled from Faroe Islands via ferry (Norrøna) to Denmark then drove to Germany, Poland, Czheck, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Moldova then back again to Romania and then to Bulgaria, Turkey and then back again to Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Czheck Rep., Poland, Lithuania, Letland, Estonia and ferry to Finland and then ferry to Sweden, Denmark and then ferry back to Faroes with with my Mercedes SprinterVan and i was safely back on 30th of June 2019 :) - i did this trip with my Belgian Malinois dog Shiva :)


    And Yesssss I have a dog :) Belgian Malinois (Belgian Shepherd) she is born on 15jannuary2019 - so hope you are not afraid of dogs or have any allergies... because the dog stays.

    Since the house has a few bedrooms there will be individual rooms but i prefer we eat and cook together.

    Since i am a hunter and a nature person i like to take you out in the nature and see the amazing nature in the South Eastern Sweden.

    South Eastern Sweden is the famous and historical Kalmar Region with thr famous Kalmar University and Kalmar City, Oscarshamn City, Vestervik city whih all have a nice city and marina enviroment.

    The region is mostly woods and lakes and rivers where you can hike, hunt, fishing and kayaking.

    Since this profile is NEW and different location i dont have any FEEDBACKS... but if you want to check out how cool host i am you can read my other WorkAway profile that i have in Faroe Islands.

    Host ref number: 533774158231

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I been a WorkAway host for several years - mostly in Leynar, Faroe Islands - and i am very good at teaching the workawayers about the WorkAway experience - while also getting alot of practical skills.

    Most workawayers that have visited me have been HIGHLY apreciated by their following workawayhosts - which i am glad for.

    With me you will learn alot about history and politics and culture and economics of the country/region.


    The minimum stay will be about 2 weeks and maximum is 6 weeks.

    I DO PREFER a workaway'er with hands on experience and is eager to learn something new and try something new.
    I DO PREFER a workaway'er that is 25+ (unless you have EXTENDED experience with carpenting) ;)
    I DO LOVE to teach workaway'ers new things and once you have been with me here you will leave with alot of new skills.

    I DISLIKE a workaway'er with addiction to socialmedia and cellphones and specially if it is surgically attached to your hand - i love people with a relaxed and controlled use of socialmedia - even i do spend aprox 30minutes pr day on FB ;)

    I DISLIKE workaway'ers that are not able to evaluate their own qualifications or their ability to do an assignment - if you can not do it... i will gladly teach and train you -

    i like to be the best i can be... and i like to motivate you to be the best you can be... skills are easy to carry on in your life and to your next travel destination.


    Hours and Arrival/Departure shedule:
    Monday to Friday 0800h - 1300h (5 days on 5hrs).


    During Weekends if i am not using my car (and the workawayers have been very good) I sometimes try to provide a minibus or arrange cheap transport so that the Workawayers can do trips for festivals or/and hiking trips together.

    Gas and RoadToll (and speed and parkingtickets) is payable by the USER = Workawayers ;)

    Normal food (Non Vegan with Gluten and Lactose) will be provided 3 times a day (its always available in the kitchen so the workawayer can eat when they are hungry) and one time a day we prepare a warm dish -
    The workawayer is always welcome to cook and use the kitchen when ever needed.

  • Help


    Just bought a house in Sweden and will need help with small renovations... so if you like to discover the south east of Sweden (Småland / Kalmar Region) then my place is a perfect location for you.

    The help i will need is:

    Painting inside the house
    Cleaning inside the house
    Some ultralight installment of a gym

    Building a swimming bridge in the river
    Building a street to the river so we can go swimming

    Building a Shed in the garden
    Building a Sauna
    Building a Hot-Tub in the garden

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Faroese: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    Tagalog: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Room for each person.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Småland & Kalmar Region offers alot of hiking and rivers and lakes and its a wounderfull nature experience.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 581719859896