Come and help on a small property with a forest garden and organic garden in Lönsboda, Sweden.

  • Sweden
  • Favourited 255 times
  • Last activity: 27 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    At present humans are intensely occupied with economy, growth and a lifestyle with shopping from all around the globe. This has resulted in that most species and most natural areas and forests are wiped out and there is no end to the extinction unless we change the way we live. I find it more than ever important to return to nature and head for self-sufficiency and local production as far as possible. "Primum non nocere".

    I have a house on 3300m2 land with over 450 fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, and vines plus uncountable Rubus plants. I go for traditional fruit and berries like apple, plums and raspberries as well as rare (here that is) ones like peach, nanking cherry, mulberries, goji, grapes, minikiwi, Himalayan mayapple, walnut, nashi, buckthorn, tayberry, autumn olive, goumi, medlar, american and siberian blueberries etc. Now trying with figs, kiwi, lemon and chestnut. There are approx. 100 perennial varieties of edible perennial vegetables and herbs and over 50 fruit and berry varieties with 150 - 200 cultivars (likely more) . Forest garden/permaculture inspired.

    I am interested in simple slow natural living, slow travel, cycling, self-sufficiency, philosophy and ethical issues, "future-thinking" and "future-actions" i.e. sustainability - hopefully a new peaceful world coming up leaving the dominance of money, violence, pollution and devastation of nature behind ....

    I don´t fly and have no car.
    I strive after living sustainably and healthy.
    I teach and work with natural healing.
    I eat mainly fresh fruit an veg, But there is a single electric stove if you like to cook.
    Please no meat, animal products, smoking, incense, candles, alcohol, drugs, perfume, cosmetics or shampoo with palm oil or chemicals (Most soap, toothpaste, cosmetics etc contain palm oil also organic and vegan products). The house is a low radiation zone so no mobile phones or other high radiation equipment in the house please!
    There are no pets, cars or mobile phone, TV or Wifi here. But bicycles and 100/100 MB optic fiber internet connection.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    You may learn about this:
    Be an aware consumer. Minimize plastic, and consumption in general.
    Reuse & recycle, (Zero waste) – be resourceful. . Avoid to produce waste and avoid to waste that which is useful!
    Avoid household and cosmectic chemicals and consumption of palm oil products and other items that cause harm to nature or death of rainforest and thus extinction of biodiversity.
    Cheap living. Simple living. Essene lifestyle.
    Sprouting and growing shoots indoors (especially winter time).
    Edible wild plants
    Forest gardening /permaculture gardening - Growing perennial vegetables, fruit and berries as well as annuals.
    Moving towards self-sufficiency and sustainability.
    How to eat plant based Fresh, raw and living foods.
    Natural health – healthy living. (Nature Cure)

  • Help


    Maintenance, repair (mainly wood) and minor construction work.
    If you are into smart energy solutions, solar power, insulation etc. we may do something on that.
    Picking wild berries and plants in season.
    Office and computer help if you like especially winter time. (I have web pages and I write books.) If you are knowledgeable in languages you may like to translate.
    There is also a possibility for a longer stay, several months, for the right person who like to contribute to my writing project, a book on natural lifestyle and self-healing (Nature Cure). Good qualifications for this job are skills in writing, proof reading, researching for references and an interest in the topic. Language skills, especially Scandinavian, English and German (one may be enough, and later other languages).

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    Danish: Intermediate
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    If you like to learn languages I may help you. Swedish and English are my best languages. I like to improve my German, French, Spanish, Danish and Norwegian.

  • Accommodation


    10m2 cottage or in main house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    FOR 2023 there are five possible projects.

    1. Book project as described above. At present I am especially keen to find someone who can proof read Swedish. But English may become actual too.
    2. Planting and seeding annual and perennial vegetables and growing annual garden.
    3. Repairing and maintaining buildings. Wood work and painting.
    4. Painting windows and renovating/painting a door.
    5. Maybe also building a greenhouse.

    It is quite easy to get here from Copenhagen/Malmö (and Stockholm) in one (respectively two) trains and one bus. Copenhagen/Malmö is closest and easiest! But last few km there is no bus.

    The area is mainly forested with lots of lakes and dirt roads good for biking and tracks for walking or running. "Skåneleden" walking track is not far away.

    If you like yoga I sometimes teach that to a group locally and you may like to join. If you do massage or other therapy we may swap treatments.

  • 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

    It may be possible to host a digital nomad. I have no Wifi but a good optic fiber connection.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    You can park a campervan here.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    25 hours per week.

Host ref number: 671699493111

Feedback (13)


These are extra optional ratings when members leave feedback. The average rating left for each option is displayed.

Accuracy of profile: (4.9)

Cultural exchange: (4.7)

Communication: (4.9)

Help at our bed and breakfast and discover the area with us in Ystad, Sweden
Join us to discover a different way of life and help with gardening and stuff in northern Sweden