Help to create an eco-garden in classic, beautiful farmland situated in Värmland, Sweden

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  • Description

    Description

    Together with my uncle I have bought a farm in Värmland in Sweden. The property is in a lovely spot, situated between two big lakes, with farmland and woods belonging to it. Some of the fields are today hired by a farmer in the neighbourhood. He grows wheat. On the rest of the area my uncle and I have created an Eco garden and we are on our way to produce an output of about two and a half tonnes ecological vegetables of different kinds. For the time being we have an excellent farm helper, but later on this season we would very much welcome anyone with some building experience. Are you the one?
    When not doing farming, I am a documentary filmmaker, author and journalist.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    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

    This will be an excellent opportunity to see an Eco garden constructed from scratch. Besides, learning how an experienced Eco-expert (my uncle) works with the plants and how he teaches people to become self sufficient. My uncle is also a yoga and meditation teacher, and a master in archery. The languages we speak are Swedish, Norwegian, English, German and a little French. We will also hold workshops in documentary filmmaking and storytelling during summer.

  • Help

    Help

    Tending the eco fields. Watering the plants. Weeding. Doing some general maintenance as we also will construct a new fruit- and berry garden and raise a green house.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A caravan with kitchen/living room, bed room with double and a toilet. The caravan is a five minute walk from the farm. Right next to the caravan you will find showers, laundry machine and dryer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are buses and trains close to the farm. In addition both my uncle and I have cars and bicycles. Transportation will not be a problem. There is a lovely town called Arvika close by. Arvika has lovely restaurants, cafés, cinema, museums, shops and a rich cultural life. Just outside Arvika you can hire kayaks og canoes. And both close to our farm and in Arvika there are great possibilities both for swimming and paddling.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 617741376899