In sunny Värmland, Sweden, we are trying to gradually grow into a more self-sustainable life. We have a small pallet garden, a DIY greenhouse that grows into a jungle over summer, a handful of freeroaming chickens, two love thirsty cats and the first feeble attempts at a patch of free land crop.
In the premises are some gorgeous old trees, a hammock, outdoors sofa hang-out, a fire space/circle for contemplation and ceremonies and many cozy corners to make your own.
Sunne is a quite lively town with cultural events and nature expericens like hiking, canoeing, a water entertainment park, locally procuded foods etc it's actually quite attractive to European tourists. I would search up "visit sunne" for more ideas.
But our house and garden is an adventure in itself, with its singing trees and cosy corners and friendly animals. A place to rest and rejuvenate id say.
So, meeting this beautiful corner of the world would be the greatest benefit I think.
Week 26-27 (June 24 - July 11) we are travelling to visit family, and would love to find someone calm, kind and reliable to be here with our animals and do some painting on the house.
The 5 chickebs need only be let in/out and be checked for food and water daily, the cats loves company (and also need food/water if course). The veggies might need water if it's not raining at all, but we really only have a small garden.
And the outer walls could use some paint, an hour or so a day if the weather is good...
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The house is partially under renovation, theres a doubke bed that can be made into two singles, kitchen has wood stove and electric stove, fridge, freezer, hot water, paper/plastic/metal, glass&other sorting and a bokashi for left-overs.
There a microwave too somewhere in a cupboard...
Laundry machine, drying rack outside (and one inside for rainy days).
We do not provide food, since we are not there, but do not expect many work hours per day either....
A car is needed for convenience. There are busses but few and far between, train stops about 20min walk away. Neerest town w groceries etc is 20min by car.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Maximum 2 hours a day, 5 days a week