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We are a family of four who moved from London to Gotland six years ago. Marei is a heritage scientist working for the Swedish National Heritage Board. Steve is a musician working freelance. Our boys aged 7 and 11, go to the local school and are interested in everything.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
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A chance to learn alongside us about building, growing, gardening and more. We are an English German family, who also speak Swedish quite well, so there is plenty of chance to hone your language skills. It's also a musical house with a lot of instruments and opportunities to play. We are a vegetarian house and we all enjoy cooking and eating good food so there are a lot of chances to share ideas and recipes. In the autumn we press as much apple juice as we can, cook jams, pickle vegetables etc. and at other times of the year we brew beer and fruit wine.
We are looking for people to come and stay to help out in the garden and around the house and who feel comfortable joining in the family life as well as feeling free to do their own thing. We have a large garden which is quite wild in places, we are trying to tame it a little whilst growing as much food as we can. We have chickens so some help collecting eggs, feeding, cleaning out will be needed. We are also renovating a guest house. We have two boys aged 5 and 9 who love guests and involving everyone in their play, you may be needed to drop off / pick up from school sometimes or babysit on rare occasions. In summer we turn our large barn into a temporary art space hosting exhibitions and occasional concerts, help with installation and preparation is always welcome.
Guest room with double bed, wardrobe, shelves, desk, shared bathroom and access to the whole house. You are more than welcome to join us for all meals, we don't have any meat in the house, all food is vegetarian and sometimes vegan.
Gotland is a beautiful, peaceful island, good for exploring by car or bike. We live in the middle making it easy to get to the east and west coasts. There are plenty of good beaches, forest walks and ancient sites to visit. Visby is a picturesque medieval town 15km away, full of bars and restaurants with a real buzz in the summer months. You can have some access to our car, a bike will always be available, there is also a limited bus connection taking 20mins to Visby.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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