Welcome to a bit different small farm in the countryside of Sweden

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    *️️️11/3 -19*️️️
    *️️️️*️️️️ Hi! If we will have any volunteers this year it's really important that they/you are strong and used to manually labour and also a bit independent.
    This is extra important now because I can't afford just meeting friends even if we really like that.
    It takes a lot of time and also energy to have volunteers and after this hot summer, time is really something I have to use carefully and take care of.
    The work for this year is hard work mostly logging and woodworking and also digging for a foundation and building a shed, a framework with lumber by hand and handtools. *️️️️*️️️️

    *️️️️*️️️️If this sounds like something for you, I would gladly hear from you.*️️️️*️️️️


    Hi! This is a small high located 9ha farm in the middle of nature and wildlife.
    We who live here are my two daughters Lisa 10 and Maya 8 and me Tommy 39. Also a few sheep's with lamb's, a few hens (and hopefully soon some chickens) and a drafthorse.
    I believe we are quite open-minded, love to learn and need to create. Lisa want to be an artist and bookwriter, Maja totally makes her own path and me, I try to make the best of what life gives to me but I'm everywhere with a lot of ideas spinning around to create. My goals are not easygoing but I aim hard and for the future for a healthier and more sustainable life.

    Since 2 years I started to build a new farm offgrid beside the old one. The new farm will be wind and solarpowerd.
    Plans are to have small coarses in different kinds of handcrafts in the future.
    This year will be the first for new fence, crops and a possible living.
    It's still a lot to be done so we need help with everything from gardening (new rised beds, planting trees and berries vegetables), building (greenhouse, shed, make boards and beems with the small sawmill), firewood and a lot of greenwood work, learn (and meet new people).

    Some offgrid project like solar-air ventilator for the house and solar-air dryer for drying fruit berries and mushrooms for example.

    Planting trees and a fence for a new piece of forest to compensate the trees used for building the new farm.
    We had volunteers before but it's a few years ago now and we really miss everything with it.

    Let's share what we got!

    *️️️ We've had a great but to hot summer!
    So much fun and so many nice and helpful people, cultures, discussions, hikes and partys *️️️

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I think it's a lot of new/old things to learn. When you build and make things with your hands and low cost. You need to use your head, reuse, invent, constantly learn new things and above all see how people managed back in the days when the life was harder but simpler..

  • Help

    Help

    Gardening, carpentry, animal care, planting, stacking stonewall/ground, scything, harvest hay, mushrooms, berries, vegetables, build, make and restore fence, firewood, cooking.
    I think it's something for everyone.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Swedish, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    It's for you to choose how to live at your stay here. Beds in the main house, caravan, tent, cabin or windshelter. But we cook and eat together in the main house or outside. We try to eat as much possible what the farm and surrounding gives. We are not vegan but eat quite much vegan or vegetarian food, specially summertime.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live on the countryside surrounded by meadows, forest for harvesting berries mushrooms recreation and lakes for both swimming and fishing.
    There is about a handfull of volunteerhosts in the area so it's possible to meet other volunteers and hosts. In aug-sept it's a harvestmarket/fest nearby.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Three of us
Tuppe
practicing carving
Maja on the roof.
Scything meadow
Magic glow and flames in the bonfire
Previous kitchen garden
Previous vegetable garden
Arnica and bee
Late sunsets for eye and mind
Lisas wolftrapp
Main house
Pasture and vegetable garden
Errolf







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