Help with some gardening and around the house in Särna, Sweden

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  • Description

    Description

    We Arjen and Sandra (55) have emigrated from the Netherlands in jan. 2019. We run a B&B in the coldest place of Sweden, Särna. We run this together with some personal.
    In winter lots of snow in summer nice temp. And also a lot to do in the neighborhood. When we emigrated we wanted to have ourselves a nice house and a lot of time spend in nature. And also have some nice times out there. Särna breaths nature. There is a lot of outside things to do both summer and winter.

    This year unfortunately Arjen has died so I, Sandra, have to run the house by myself. And I run that with also some personal.
    But in my own private house and garden I have had help from one workawayer and that was so nice that I decided to start my own hosting place here. Not for the B&B but for my private garden, my house and the cat!

    What help do I need.
    There is a big garden and a lot of things that I need your help with. In winter I need help to shovel the snow. And in summer gardening, seeding, harvesting, weeding and mowing the lawn. Sometimes cut a tree etc. A lot of outside work.

    Life has his ways and we follow that. So in time we have build up our place and now I want to start up the garden, with vegetables, fruits and so on. This is for our own use, and for friends!
    Also I want to organize the big barn on the premises and to have our own outside seats and chairs painted. There is work to do in the forest near our house to make it beautiful to walk in and spend time there. Some of you even can have there mindfull sessions, meditation or yoga things to do. It is beautiful if this is used in this way.

    Cooking for ourselves would be nice (not for the business), and also help with cleaning and structuring in our own house. And entertain the cat.

    I start at 7 or 8 with the breakfast, but the workawayers can start at 10.00 am (Or earlier if they want themselves) and continue until around 3 or 4 pm (including time for eating lunch).
    For the most we have 1 or 2 (to 2 in one room) Workawayers at a time. (There is one room available in the winter. There can be two beds in there.
    In the summer we have this room, but also a apartment in the garden without running water, so that you need to use in the house. This apartment has to be cleaned and made ready for use of the workawayers. It is out in the forest and is not attached to the B&B.

    As we are respecting your situation as a traveller coming to unknown families and country, we expect from you to be respectful about our values and house-rules. You are living in a room of the B&B and there are other paying guests in the house. So before 7 and after 22 hrs it has to be quiet. There is fast wifi in the house you can use.
    I take care of nature a lot, I try to be as ecological as I can, and I want a clean place to stay in. We have a small Yoga room the guests and workawayers can use. Also this can be done outside.
    I respect everybody as I want to be respected myself. I want a kind and friendly environment for myself and both guests and workawayers. Taking care of each other, honest and with peace.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Särna has a cultural history and also in language it has Särnmål. There is a historical skogs museum were they need also voluntary help, but where you can find everything about the surroundings.
    It is a typical swedish small countyrside town, with a beach area around the lake. In winter al lot of skiing and al kind of wintersports. There are a lot of traditional things also for both tourists and locals.
    We have the National park fulufjället in the neighborhood with ols chico (the oldest tree) and the Njupeskär (highest waterfall), but also five other waterfalls. The swedish mountains and also nature everywhere.
    Idre (30 km away) and Grövelsjön has five Sami families who have reindeers and a lot of cultural background stories.

    And Norway is not far away. So you can go there and have a look around in nature parks and so on.

  • Help

    Help

    What help do I need.
    There is a big garden and a lot of things that I need your help with. In winter I need help to shovel the snow. And in summer gardening, seeding, harvesting, weeding and mowing the lawn. Sometimes cut a tree etc. A lot of outside work.

    Life has his ways and we follow that. So in time we have build up our place and now I want to start up the garden, with vegetables, fruits and so on. This is for our own use, and for friends!
    Also I want to organize the big barn on the premises and to have our own outside seats and chairs painted. There is work to do in the forest near our house to make it beautiful to walk in and spend time there. Some of you even can have there mindfull sessions, meditation or yoga things to do. It is beautiful if this is used in this way.

    Cooking for ourselves would be nice (not for the business), and also help with cleaning and structuring in our own house. And entertain the cat.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Swedish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I speak Dutch, English, Swedish. I understand German, but can not speak it anymore since I learned Swedish.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    For the most we have 1 or 2 (to 2 in one room) Workawayers at a time. (There is one room available in the winter. There can be two beds in there.
    In the summer we have this room, but also a apartment in the garden without running water, so that you need to use in the house. This apartment has to be cleaned and made ready for use of the workawayers. It is out in the forest and is not attached to the B&B.
    We cook and eat together if wanted in my private house.

    There is also a big kitchen upstairs that you share with other guests. Also there is a big shared room with TV and chairs, books and other things to do. We have a big balcony in the sun. The house is very big and not always a lot of guests. SO it is nice to be here both in summer and winter.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The biggest town in the neighborhood is Mora, 120 km or 1,5 hrs away. The public bus stops before our house so it is easy to come here by public transport. But if you want to go somewhere else or to walk somewhere it is easy to have a car.
    We have a coop and soms small shops in Särna. In Idre there is a ICA.
    You can go till Idre with public transport. Also till Idre Fjäll. Once a week there is public transport till the National Park.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is one parking place next to the barn, and there is electricity when needed

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We do not accept animals in the house, outside is no problem. This because of customers that can have allergies. Please let me know if you have pets! Because I have a cat that is living here and is also a lot of the time outside.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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



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