Learn about self-sufficiency, small animals, gardening, cooking and more at Radstedgaard, south eastern Denmark

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  • Description

    Description

    We welcome you into our 3 generation-family. We are working on becoming self-sufficient and we also have small animals. We don't sell any of the things we produce...
    We do work a lot, but we really like the working atmosphere to be friendly and calm .

    We are a family of 3 adults (Simon, Hanne and Jeannie), Hannes son Jens (28), Simon and Hannes fosterchild Natascha (15) and Simons father Erik (83) living in a rural area in the beautiful south-eastern part of Denmark. ..
    We have a lovely homestead of 2 acres where we use principles from permaculture, forestgardening, biodynamics and organic gardening to become more and more selfsufficient all the time. We also have small animals (hense, ducks, cats, rabbits, guinneapigs, turtle, dog).

    We live mainly from homemade things, e.g. we only buy a few highly processed foods. Hanne is almost glutenfree, diaryfree, eggfree, everyone else eats everything. We love to cook, and the food here is mostly organic, varied and excellent. We often eat vegan, and can apply to many diets.

    For us the social part of having volunteers is as important as the work part. The work can be hard sometimes. So can the humor. We don’t sell any of the things we produce.
    We have built the house ourselves (since 2004) and we love to live here.

    We are looking for ONE dedicated person to support us in daily tasks for at least 2 weeks, preferably longer.

    During the autumn, winter and early spring (the dark period) the tasks are:
    - feeding animals (it takes about half an hour per day),
    - planting in the garden, and forest garden
    - filling up the trailer and going to the garbage station/second hand
    - help in the house (cleaning, doing dishes),
    - help cooking in the evening most days. If you are vegetarian or vegan, we will do the meat part.
    - construction work if you have such skills

    In exchange for all this we will let you be an appreciated and closely integrated member of our family, and we will share our life and knowledge with you. Simon and Jeannie know a lot about soil, plants and permaculture – and they love to share. We love to also hear about your ideas and knowledge and learn new tecniques, and we love to discuss ideas of how to deal with climate-changes, world economy, welfare models, ethics…..
    Hanne likes to meditate and do yoga, and you are welcome to join. Hanne is also a chok-release-master and at the moment studying family constallation.

    We all make a plan every morning at 9.00 that tells everyone what to do for the day, but its up to you when you want to do it, and when you want to have a break. – as long as the tasks are done.

    Working will mostly be Monday to Friday. You can either work alone or together with one of us – depending of what you prefer and the tasks to be done. In the weekends there is usually no planned work, but if you are at home during the weekend, we will all help each other to make things work out. (Just because someone misunderstood the weekend thing: the food and lodging IS included also in the weekends)
    You can also go and see the beautiful country. Here is a bike you can use, and you can often get a lift to the train-station (and back). At the end of this text you will find links to beautiful places nearby.
    Distance to forest: 3 km, to nearest little town 5 km, to the sea 5-20 km – depending on which way you go, to Copenhagen 1½ hour by train.

    If you stay with us for a longer period you can take some days off to go on a longer trip. We will be happy to share our knowledge about Denmark.

    We do have 1 lovely fostergirl 15 years old. She needs quite a lot of attention and contact from us. Working with her is our fulltime job – so we will basically be at home all the time. Our focus will always be on her needs first.
    Every second weekend we have another fostergirl coming here to stay for the weekend. She lived here before, but now she lives in an institution for young people with autism. In the weekends where she is here, we spend all our time with the kids.

    Because of our work with the children, we don't have a very outgoing social life, so for us the social part of the helper-exchange is very important.

    The accommodation: You will have a room on your own on top of grandfathers house (very quiet). It has internet and a balcony with a view to the old garden.

    We want to validate the chemistry between us before, so we want to skype/messenger with you before making an appointment.
    Thank you for taking time to read all this. We are looking forward to get the chance to give you a wonderful experience.
    Nice places to see nearby:
    Møns klint:

    Nakskov, Albuen:

    Maribo domkirke:

    Local brewery:

    Maribosøerne:

    Marielyst strand:

    Knuthenborg Safaripark (free entrance):

    Dodekalitten:

    and many more…

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    You can learn about Denmark in general, our way of living and being.
    You can learn to cook from basic, vegan or with meat.
    Simon is takling the permaculture diplom to learn to teach permaculture, so you can also learn about permaculture, forestgardening and organic farming.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help

    Help

    We are a family of 2 adults (Simon and Hanne), 1 young girl (14) and 1 grandfather (82) living in a rural area in the beautiful south-eastern part of Denmark. ..
    We have a lovely homestead of 2 acres where we use principles from permaculture, forestgardening, biodynamics and organic gardening to become more and more selfsufficient all the time. We also have small animals (2 ponyes,, 2 cats, 2 rabbits, 2 guinneapigs, 2 turtles, 1 dog).

    We live mainly from homemade things, e.g. we only buy a few highly processed foods. Hanne is almost glutenfree and almost vegan, Simon eats mostly vegetarian and grandpa and the Kids eats everything. We love to cook, and the food here is fresh, mostly organic, varied and excellent.

    For us the social part of having volunteers is as important as the work part. The work can be hard sometimes. So can the humor. We don’t sell any of the things we produce.
    We have built the house ourselves (since 2004) and we love to live here.

    We are looking for one or two dedicated persons to support us in daily tasks for at least 3 weeks, preferably longer.

    the tasks are:
    -> feeding animals (it takes about half an hour per day),
    -> collecting horse shit for the compost
    -> collecting green materiales for the compost
    -> planting in the garden, and forest garden
    -> filling up the trailer and going to the garbage station/second hand
    -> painting the house outdoors
    -> help in the house (cleaning, doing dishes),
    -> help with construction
    -> help cooking in the evening most days. If you are vegetarian or vegan, we will do the meat part.
    -> construction projects if you have such skills

    In exchange for all this we will let you be an appreciated and closely integrated member of our family, and we will share our life and knowledge with you. Simon knows a lot about soil, plants and permaculture – and he loves to share. We love to also hear about your ideas and knowledge and learn new tecniques, and we love to discuss ideas of how to deal with climate-changes, world economy, welfare models, ethics…..
    Hanne likes to meditate and do yoga, and you are welcome to join. Hanne is also a chok-release-master and a pedagog.

    We all make a plan every morning at 9.00 that tells everyone what to do for the day, but its up to you when you want to do it, and when you want to have a break. – as long as the tasks are done.

    Working will mostly be Monday to Friday. You can either work alone or together with one of us – depending of what you prefer and the tasks to be done. In the weekends there is usually no planned work, but if you are at home during the weekend, we will all help each other to make things work out. (Just because someone misunderstood the weekend thing: the food and lodging IS included also in the weekends)
    You can also go and see the beautiful country. Here is a bike you can use, and you can often get a lift to the train-station (and back). We will be happy to help you find the way to beautiful places nearby.
    Distance to forest: 3 km, to nearest little town 5 km, to the sea 5-20 km – depending on which way you go.

    If you stay with us for a longer period you can take some days off to go on a longer trip. We will be happy to share our knowledge about Denmark.

    We have 1 lovely fostergirl 14 years old. She needs quite a lot of attention and contact from us. Working with her is our fulltime job – so at least one of us will basically be at home all the time. Our focus will always be on her needs first.
    EVERY second weekend we have another girl coming here to stay for the weekend. She lived here before, but now she lives in an institution for young people with autism. In the weekends where she is here, we spend all our time with the kids.

    Because of our work with the children, we don't have a very outgoing social life, so for us the social part of the helper-exchange is very important.

    The accommodation: You will have a room on your own on top of grandfathers house (very quiet) .

    We want to validate the chemistry between us before, so we want to skype/messenger with you before making an appointment.
    Thank you for taking time to read all this. We are looking forward to get the chance to give you a wonderful experience.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Danish: Fluent
    English: 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.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A room with a nice balkony - view to the old part of the garden.
    Here is a bike you can use, and we will often be able to offer you a lift to the nearest town/ and back.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nice places to see nearby:
    Møns klint:

    Nakskov, Albuen:

    Maribo domkirke:

    Local brewery:

    Maribosøerne:

    Marielyst strand:

    Knuthenborg Safaripark (free entrance):

    Dodekalitten:


    and many more…

  • 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

    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?

    One

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    Hours expected

    No more than 5 hours, 5 days a week. Weekends are selfservice, see description

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