A few helping hands are always needed as we have a huge garden to maintain. So come with lots of good energy to the countryside of Fynen and help us with different types of gardening work.
For four generations our family has been living at this beautiful spot in Denmark. The ones living here now are Ole (husband and father) and Merlén (wife) , with occasional visits from Jonathan, Clara and Katinka (children) .
Ole is 52 years old, works as a landscaper and is all crazy about playing as well as watching soccer. Merlén is an Australian citizen raised in Japan and educated in France, Jonathan is 26 studying journalism, Clara is 23 years old, works as a substitute teacher and enjoys travelling, practising yoga and dancing in her spare time. Katinka is 20 years old and studies theater.
We are a family who has a lot of fun together and enjoys each other's company.. Hopefully you will take part in some of this! :-)
However, we are all busy studying and working during the daytime so you also have to be prepared to stay alone in the house. Therefore, it might be a good idea to participate here as a couple/friends.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
If you need some time off from the big cities and want to experience the calmness and quietness of the countryside of Denmark, this is the place to come visit.
Here you will be able to have a relaxed time and enjoy the nature and surroundings. You will most likely also get a wider knowledge of gardening work and the different plants.
In addition, we will gladly tell and show you some of the Danish culture and history. As Denmark is quite small it will be easy for you to go off and experience some of the beautiful castles, cities or maybe even dip into the sea.
The work needed will mainly be in the garden and outside but could also be some cleaning inside.
- maintaining the vegetable garden
- cutting and pruning the plants
- mowing the lawns
- Taking care of the animals (2 cats and some hens)
- painting the house (outside)
You will have a room for yourself on the second floor with a nice view of our pond. In the daytime, except weekends, normally most of us will be out of the house. In the evenings we will be home and you can eat dinner with us. Most meals will be vegetarian as Clara and Merlén do not eat meat.
From Ørbæk town you can take the bus to some of the bigger cities around Fyn. If you want to go visit Jutland or Zealand you can either go by bus or train, but then you would most likely need a few more days. So it is quite easy to get around Denmark - but also a bit expensive in the long run.
If you wound like to go somewhere near Ørbæk it is also possible that you can borrow a bicycle from us.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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