We are an elder, retired couple, living in a rather large villa in the city of Jönköping in south of Sweden. Our house is located next to a park, on the hills above and ca 3 km from downtown with a nice view over the city and some lakes. We have run a small B&B for almost 20 years and met guests from different countries all over the world. As we now have get too old, we have closed the B&B but still need much help with the the house and the garden. We will appreciate help with any of all tasks occurring in a home. We work daily with housekeeping, maintenance, gardening and computer-aided administration. But our work capacity is nowadays very limited, so we need assistans with a lot of things. We can normally give current instructions but appriciate of course also, if our helpers can work independently.
Jönköping is a 700-hundred year old, fastgrowing town, surrounded by forests and lakes with a lot of excursion possibilities. The city offers a lot of cultural events and in Gothenbourg within 2 hours distance you can find more and in the capital Stockholm (4 hours distance) even more.
We live a rather quiet life, but get and make visits now and then. With Workaway we have got new friends and, maybe the best, a marvellous cultural exchange.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Of course we can tell you a lot about Sweden, its history, geography, nature, sociaty, language and more. We are always interested in what you can tell about yourself, your family, country and culture. As we are too aged to travel, we are happy when the world comes to us.
We will appriciate any help you can provide in the housekeeping and in the garden. We are mostly at home and ready to give you all instructions you need gradually.
You are of cours welcome to stay in our house. You will get one of our 4 guestrooms to your private disposal and can of course regard the house and garden you help us with as your place of sojourn. As there is no guest kitchen, you are of course also welcome to share our meals. And other amenities you need as well.
You can walk to downdown. You can make a lot of excursions in the neibourhood. You can use a cykle of ours.
There are museums, libraries, pubs & restaurants, cinemas, a university and a lot of events in town.
There are good bus and train connections, local and to Gothenburg, Stockholm, Copenhagen and more.
Our house is smoking-free and we have no pets.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week