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



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    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 Rubus plants. I go for traditional fruit and berries like apple, plums and raspberries as well as rare (here that is) ones like peach, apricot, nanking cherry, mulberry, siberian blueberry, goji, grapes, minikiwi, Himalayan mayapple, walnut, nashi, buckthorn, tayberry, autumn olive, goumi, medlar, american and siberian blueberries etc. Now trying with figs, kiwi, persimmon, 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 sustainable and healthy.
    I teach and work with natural healing.
    I live on mainly fresh fruit an veg, But there is cooking facilities if you like.
    Please no meat, animal products, smoking, incense, candles, alcohol, drugs, perfume, cosmetics or shampoo with palm oil or chemicals. 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 wireless here. But bicycles and 100/10 MB optic fiber internet connection.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • 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

    You may learn about this:
    Be an aware consumer. Minimize plastic, and consumption in general.
    Reuse & recycle, (Zero waste) – be resourceful.
    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.
    Minimize waste. Avoid to produce waste.and avoid to waste that which is useful!
    Cheap living. Simple living. Essene lifestyle.
    Sprouting and growing shoots indoors (especially wintertime).
    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 spoken

    Languages spoken

    Swedish (native), English (fluent, native like), German (good), Norwegian (good) Danish (fair), French (a little) and Spanish (just a few words)

  • Accommodation


    10m2 cottage or in main house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    FOR 2020 there are four possible special projects.

    1. Book project as described above.
    2. Planting and seeding many perennial vegetables in the garden and planting more grape, kiwi and other climbers and nitrogenfixaters.
    3. Building a stand for climbers like grapes and kiwi.
    4. Repairing and maintaining buildings. Wood work and painting.

    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 to learn languages I may help you. Swedish and English are my best languages. I like to learn more German, French and Spanish.

    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.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    25 hours per week.

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