Help us pick apples beside the sea near Arhus in Denmark

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.
  2020 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    *Right now we are urgently looking for help picking apples.*

    Hello. I am Nicola. We are urgently seeking helpers to pick apples. There is a bountiful harvest. My family and I have recently moved to an apple farm in a beautiful place, beside the sea and a fjord near Aarhus Denmark. The 5 ha organic farm has 500 apple and some pear trees. It has been cared for by the same family for three generations and now we are its caretakers. The land is teaching us as we work with it. Nick is a professor of archaeology at the university here and I am an artist. We have three children. We moved to Denmark from South Africa three years ago and started to live on this farm last year. We would value help on the farm, to pick and store apples during September and October. We do not have a business with the apples yet, but do not want to waste them. Last year we gave many to a young project initiative that made cider and sold them at the roadside stall. We understand that it will take time to learn about the apples before any other initiatives can start. We would like to offer walking seminars on climate change and sustainable heritage (Nick) and land/body movement workshops (Nicola) as part of our exchange if this should interest volunteers.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Farmstay help

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will have a chance to learn English with us, as this is our home language. You will learn about apples. We can offer workshops in sustainable heritage and climate change (Nick) and land and body movement sessions (Nicola).

  • Help

    Help

    For the months of September and October we predominantly need help with picking and storing apples. Some land maintenance- like mowing- may be needed too.We like to start work early in the morning and break at lunch. Then the afternoon is yours.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Afrikaans: Intermediate
    Danish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a separate guest house on the farm with three bedrooms. We will provide fresh homemade bread and fruit and invite you to join us for a warm meal each day. The meal will most likely be lunch as we sleep early, our children need to wake early to catch the bus by 7am.
    There is good wifi in the house, desk space and sitting space for your own work and comfort. There is also seating area in the greenhouse with a wood fire stove. The volunteer house is old school. It was built more than 100 years ago. There is trusted hot water for showers. The pressure though, does not reach the kitchen well so you will usually need to boil a kettle in the kitchen for washing up. The washing machine is in the main house so a laundry load can be done there and hung on the washing line.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is close to a beautiful small harbour. Here there is a fish and chip shop, the best in Denmark we believe. There are buses to Aarhus during the week and other transport options on weekends. We don't have a car...life is quite simple. We have farm bicycles you can use during your stay as well as paddle boards and a little rowing boat. Aarhus is the second biggest city in Denmark, and is 20 kms away. It hosts art galleries, botanic gardens, a farmers market, cosy coffee shops and a brilliant library. Now, as I write it is summer and the sun lingers in its passage. There is quiet in the orchard. Yesterday a hedgehog slept in the sun near the barn door. This morning a deer picked her way through the lower orchard. The fog from the fjord peeled away and I am thankful for another day among trees.

  • 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 separate house with a google wifi network where you will stay. We have unlimited 40mps. The house has three desks for work.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    We have two cats on the farm. A well trained dog is welcome. Denmark has many rules about dog behaviour in public spaces, please do acquaint yourself with these rules.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

Orchard close to the house
Greenhouse with sitting area and woodfire stove
Kitchen guesthouse
The other part of the dining room, guesthouse
Entrance and bit of the bathroom in guesthouse
Dining room, workspaces, sitting guesthouse
Sitting area in guesthouse
Third bedroom in guest house
Second Bedroom Guest house
Double bedroom in guest house

Host ref number: 615599698295