Homeschooling family living in the woods in Aakirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of four who live in the woods in the middle of Bornholm. Lise My (7 years) is homeschooled. Edvard (4 years) will also be homeschooled when he reaches school age. We unschool and let the kids find their interests and cultivate them with us. Father, Thomas, works as an accountant in his own company from home. Mother, Sissel, writes books and has her own publishing house. We have the forest around us and enjoy quiet days without stress. We eat organic and vegetarian and try to live sustainably and without food waste. We speak Danish. Thomas and Sissel speak English. The children only speak Danish, but they try to learn English.


    Vi er en familie på fire, der bor i skoven midt på Bornholm. Lise My (7 år) bliver hjemmeundervist. Edvard (4 år) vil også blive hjemmeundervist, når han når skolealderen. Vi unschooler og lader børnene finde deres interesser og dyrke dem sammen med os. Far, Thomas, arbejder som revisor i eget firma hjemmefra. Mor, Sissel, skriver bøger og har eget forlag.
    Vi har skoven omkring os og nyder rolige dage uden stress. Vi spiser økologisk og vegetarisk og prøver at leve bæredygtigt og uden madspild.
    Vi taler dansk. Thomas og Sissel taler engelsk. Børnene taler kun dansk, men de øver sig på engelsk.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live right next to the bison forest on Bornholm, where you can learn about nature and the animals. As homeschoolers, we go on trips to Bornholm and learn from nature. There is always something new to see here. We live far from a bus stop and from the city. We have bicycles available, and when we do not use the car ourselves, you can borrow it.

    Vi bor lige ved siden af bisonskoven på Bornholm, hvor du kan lære om naturen og dyrene.
    Som hjemmeskolere tager vi på ture på Bornholm og lære af naturen. Der er altid noget nyt at se her.
    Vi bor langt fra et busstoppested og fra byen. Vi har cykler til rådighed, og når vi ikke selv bruger bilen, kan du også låne den.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    In the spring, we want help to renovate an old stable building for housing. The floor must be knocked up and a new floor made first. This will be the first priority for the spring. We will also hire a craftsman for the project.

    We also want help to make a vegetable garden and maybe build another greenhouse, as well as plant fruit trees.

    In addition, it is nice with help with cooking and cleaning.

    Our two children want to help with different projects both outside and inside. It is also nice if you feel like painting or doing other creative projects with the kids. But of course only if the chemistry between you and the kids is there. The children are autistic and ADHD and need a lot of support during the day.

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    Til foråret ønsker vi hjælp til at renovere en gammel staldbygning til beboelse. Der skal bankes gulv op og laves nyt gulv som det første. Dette vil være første prioritet til foråret. Vi vil også have en håndværker ansat til projektet.

    Vi ønsker også hjælp til at anlægge en grønsagshave og måske bygge endnu et drivhus, samt plante frugttræer.

    Derudover er det rart med hjælp til madlavning og rengøring.

    Vores to børn vil gerne hjælpe til med forskellige projekter både ude og inde. Det er også hyggeligt, hvis du har lyst til at male eller lave andre kreative projekter med børnene. Men selvfølgelig kun hvis kemien mellem dig og børnene er der. Børnene er autister og ADHD'er og har brug for meget støtte i løbet af dagen.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a mini guest house with kitchen / living room / bedroom in the same room, a small bathroom and a loft with several beds. There can sleep 2 downstairs and 4 upstairs. It is completely renovated. There is a possibility that you can cook and eat in the guest house, or that we eat a meal together during the day with us, depending on how it fits together.

    Vi har et mini gæstehus med køkken/stue/soveværelse i samme rum, et lille badeværelse og et loft med flere sovepladser. Der kan sove 2 nede og 4 oppe. Det er helt nyrenoveret.
    Der er en mulighed, at du selv kan lave mad og spise i gæstehuset, eller at vi spiser et måltid sammen om dagen inde hos os, afhængig af hvordan det passer sammen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are happy to take you to a museum, to Hammershus or other sights on the island. Many places can also be reached by bike, or you can cycle to the nearest bus stop a few km away.
    We have lots of books and board games that you can borrow and take to the guesthouse. The forest is exciting to go cycling in. Bornholm has various events during the year that you can participate in.
    The eco-village Friskoven is 2 km away, which you can also visit.

    Vi tager dig gerne med på museum, til Hammershus eller ander seværdigheder på øen. Meget kan også nåes med cykel, eller du kan cykle til nærmeste busstoppested et par km væk.
    Vi har masser af bøger og brætspil, som du kan låne med over i gæstehuset. Skoven er spændende at tage på cykeltur i. Bornholm har forskellige arrangementer i løbet af året, som du kan deltage i.
    Økolandsbyen Friskoven ligger 2 km væk, som du også kan besøge.

  • 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

    Wifi-connection and own guesthouse. Perfect for at digital nomad family.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes, you can have pets in the guesthouse

  • 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



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