Help family with planting, repairs and play with the kids at an old Swedish farmhouse in Dalarna, Sweden

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family living at the countryside in Sweden, in the district of Dalarna. We live in a traditional, typical old Swedish village in a red house. We have an old farmhouse were we grow some flowers, vegetables and berries and such and would like to expand our growing a bit every year. We moved here two years ago and we have alot of project's and plans for our farm.

    WE are 2 grownups, Sandra and Matts, 33 and 29 years old and Matts two children, Liljan and Viivi. Together we have a 2 month old baby, Hedda. Liljan and Viivi are twins and 10 years old. Viivi has autism and is a special kid.

    We're a creative family, Matts is really in to music and wants to build a studio in the barn. I, Sandra, am a fiber artist and does mainly macrame. I'm also a teacher in Yin yoga and Mindfulness, does some reiki healing and hypnosis and my plan this year is to open my own studio.

    We spend a lot of time at home, Matts take's care of Viivi for a living and also have a part time job and I'm on maternity leave. We love our house and the village Djura has really beautiful surroundings. You can reach the lake in 10 min on bike, go for hikes, visit flee markets, go canoing, go visit the nearest small town etc.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    See the typical Sweden and typical traditional landscape. See beutiful nature, swim in lakes in the forest. Learn Swedish or Finnish (Matts speaks Finnish as well). Learn/do yoga & mindfulness. Get some reiki. Interesting conversations. Play music with Matts.
    We hope you will share knowledge to us of growing and gardening, building, yoga, personal development or anything else of interest!

  • Help

    Help

    Right now we would like to welcome someone at our house around the 5th of August and forward, for approximately 2 weeks. If that fits you, feel welcome to write us a message!

    We would appreciate help in the garden, with sowing, weeding, harvesting and taking care of the crops. Right now we're planting a hedge and mowing the meadow that we started to this spring, with the right flowers to make the bees thrive and improve biodiversity. We might paint the house in August and also need some help organising inside.

    This summer we will espacially need help with small repairs on the barn and our smaller house. And also help with the children, keeping them company, teaching them some new language and play with them etc.

    We also really appreciate help in the kitchen, like cooking, and to keep the house tidy.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Swedish, Finnish, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a small house on the farm with one big bed. It's cozy and old/traditional but without heating at the moment but we can give you a small heater if it's not warm enough. You will use our kitchen, preferably we will cook together, or take turns, and one of our bathrooms.
    We eat 90 % vegetarian food, somatimes we have fish. We prefer to not have any kind industrially produced meat in our house.

    There is two lovely cats in the family, Stinky and Wolfgang.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transportations: To get here, train is the best way, we will pick you up at the station Gagnef.

    To get around:
    We have bikes.
    We can give you a lift sometimes.
    Hiking.
    Bus leaves like once or twice a day ;).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

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




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