Help young family with children, house and permaculture garden in Huskvarna, Sweden



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    We are a young family with two small children (twins, 5 years old). At the moment, we are very busy with our newly started sourdough bakery and can need help in every area: household, gardening, cooking, playing with the kids or even renovating, if you are interested. We live in a house in the countryside close to different farms and in the middle of a beautiful landscape with lake view. Our small property with our red wooden house, has been our project for the last several years. We have renovated the house and installed a permaculture garden with greenhouse, underground water tank, composting toilet and so on. There are a few things on the house that need finishing up, and there´s always things in the garden, obviously. Our two children don´t go to preschool, they learn, play and discover with us at home instead. Jonas is currently 200% occupied with the bakery, and even Silvia has to help out some days in the week.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As an intercultural family, we speak Swedish, Swiss German and English at home. We have an active local network of people interested in sustainability and self-sufficiency, so it will be possible for you to even visit other homesteads in the area. You can learn about how it is to start up a small business. You will get to experience life with a family interested in attachment parenting and alternative education. And we really hope we can learn from you! Workaway is our way to "travel" right now and we love to hear about different countries, cultures and eat meals from your home country!

  • Help


    We are quite open for what a workawayer is interested in. We believe that every person is of best use where he/she has a passion. If you like to cook, we´re always glad to get help with that. We love to eat home cooked meals every day. We cook organic, local food. Sometimes, we eat meat that we buy directly from one of our neighbours who has an organic farm.

    We´re happy if a person can see what needs to be done to keep the household going. Our guests need to have some interest to be around kids and spend some time with them. 5-year olds can be quite intense at times.

    We´re not looking for special skills, but we appreciate people who have a genuine interest in contributing, in learning and being part of our busy family life.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will live on the upper floor in our house. We are also willing to host couples. We eat home made wholesome food including dairy and meat from organic and local production. We are open for people with vegetarian/vegan diets though.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    What we can offer for you is a close to nature lifestile in the midst of one of Swedens prettiest landscapes. Our property has lakeview and is located in the biosphere reserve Östra Vätterbranterna. The area is great for hiking, cycling and fishing. Huskvarna and Jönköping are a 20 min car ride or 30 min bus ride away and we visit there regularly. The tourist town Gränna is just as near and during the summer certainly worth a visit. We are very interested in everything around self-sufficiency and permaculture and we like to share everything we know about it.

    What we expect from you is that you are interested in what we are doing here and that you like to take responsability around the projects that you are involved in.

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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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

From a hiking trail in the area
View from our balcony
Drying herbs
18 day compost
Drying clothes in the backyard
Early plant start indoors
Getting wood for heating our house
Apple juice
Apple orchard nearby

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Host ref number: 586389426782