Join our permaculture project on our beautiful estate with a stunning view in Kegnæs, Denmark



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    first and really important when you not speak german or danish... YOU HAVE TO SPEAK A FLUENT GOOD ENGLISH!!! Understanding us and expressing yourself should be easy for you and is very important to us, please dont send a request when you not met with these requirement!!!

    Also...copypaste requests will receive a corresponding answer!!! We answer everyone individual, please make the same effort to us... =)

    We (35/36/6/4/0,5 = immigrated German family) bought a great little estate at the south coast in Denmark on the peninsula Kegnæs, 350m away from the beach with a stunning view, two Shetland ponies, a bunch of chicken and our rooster.
    There are two old houses, from 1838 and 1902 they need to be renovated. A huge garden what was and still is in some parts full of wilderness, that need to cut away.
    We already started creating a big permaculture garden, so we want to become so self sustainable as much as we can. We are already working since November 2017, but there will be a lot of work for the next five til ten years... =)

    The small house is already renovated in the inside now and we renting it out to holiday guests until we find some great lovely people/family the fit with us well for a cozy community on our estate. We need help for all of that.
    We choose our work every day, depends what project is going on and also, what you would prefer to do.
    Please be fine fine with working in good and bad whether conditions, so there is mainly work outside in the garden and a lot of the work is also heavy duty stuff like digging, shuffling and digging all over again =)

    At the moment we working out the beets and creating the garden; the vegetable beets, the public area part of the property with a little hammock park (for which we still need to get rid of the wild stuff), digging around our ground and creating new spaces, we start to rebuild our terrace roof, that we can use it for including a solarthermie in our heating system, we want to build a new chicken house, a new parking place for our camping wagon, a composttoilet, an open outdoor kitchen, a little Kiosk and a little house for storage.

    We offer a clean and cozy double bed room, being and living as a part of our loving and friendly family life.

    We are happy to welcome other families in summer, then we can offer our caravan for accommodation with up to four sleeping spaces with electrician, little own kitchen with gas and basic facilities like fresh water, garden shower, compost toilet. We do not offer to use facilities in our house.
    In Summer we offer to host you just in the caravan, cause we having a lot of family and friends over and need our guestroom. Families with children should take care of the meals themselves, for singles and couples offer we having dinner together.

    Please notice when you will stay with us in our house:
    The normal everyday life stuff is not part of the working time!
    Please take care about a clean house, just like normal, so you will live here as well... (vacuum clean the house ones a week and cleaning one of the two bathrooms)
    We do NOT provide a daily hot shower, but we have an outdoor shower you are welcome to use whenever you like!
    Doing the dishes after a meal, should be of cause something do do naturally for everyone who didn't had to cook!

    We are grateful about every lovely person, who like to join, be a part and help us with our project!

    (now we working on creating our huge garden into a eatable paradise as a permacuture projekt that we can be self sufficient and, selling seeds, fruits, herbs and vegetables as well, one day we want to run a Café and we want to try out a lot of ideas, that we can earn enough money to run that piece of land, see our childs growing and building up a cozy place)

    If you are interested staying in your own van/camper, there is enough space on our property, also should be a dog welcome then, but should be on a leash and your working time will be less as well. =)

    Are you interested? Please contact us!

    Wir (34/35/5/3/0,5 = aus Deutschland emigrierte Familie) haben in Dänemarks Südostküste einen kleinen Hof am Meer gekauft und benötigen Hilfe bei der Dacherneuerung, beim Entwildern der 6500qm großen Grundstückes, beim Anlegen eines großen Permakulturgartens zur Selbstversorgung und kleineren Renovierungsarbeiten. Die Arbeit ist fast ausschließlich draußen, bei gutem wie bei schlechtem Wetter und kann auch mal ganz schön schwer sein.
    Zur Zeit ist es hauptsächlich Beete anlegen mit viel graben und schaufeln, sowie kleinere Bauprojekte.

    Wir bieten Kost und Logis mit fröhlichem und liebevollem Familienleben und freuen uns über liebe Menschen die Lust haben Teil unseres Projektes zu sein!

    Eine wichtige Anmerkung:
    Die Alltagsarbeiten im Haushalt sind nicht Gegenstand der Arbeitszeit sondern normale Aufgaben die in einer Gemeinschaft zu tun sind.
    Bitte helft uns das Haus sauber zu halten, ihr lebt ja dann auch darin...
    (einmal in der Woche saugen und einmal in der Woche eines der Badezimmer übernehmen)
    Wir bieten keine tägliche heiße Dusche an! Eine Gartendusche zur freien Verfügung ist vorhanden.
    Der Abwasch nach einer Mahlzeit ist nicht Gegenstand der Arbeit, sondern sollte für alle, die gegessen und nicht gekocht haben, selbstverständlich sein!!!

    Liebe Grüße
    Die Morkenbande

    p.s. Es ist genügend Platz vorhanden um mit eigenem Bus/Womo/Wowa zu kommen und hier bei uns im Garten zu stehen, dann auch mit Hund möglich, dieser muss jedoch angeleint sein und gerne bei eigener Verpflegung, dann ist auch der Arbeitseinsatz ein anderer =)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We just moved to Denmark, our language skills are very limited, but we love life and being! With us you can learn, that life is something what everyone has to decide by themselves, try being mostly satisfied and happy...
    And of cause, we choosed living really close to the ocean, with a stunning view, quite landscape, a kite spot in front of the door, it is just beautiful here =D

  • Help


    We would love help mainly i the garden, by cutting it free of the wilderness and create with us a huge perma culture garden this year, building up with us a hammock park and different little terraces, new chicken house, compost toilet and so on...

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will get a cozy room with a double bed. You're invited to share the rest of the house like dining room, living room with fireplace etc....

    We are eating every kind of food and we are thankful for everything we are able to eat.

    Vegetarians are of cause very welcome, so we will provide that anyone is satisfied.

    During the week we have oats and fruits for breakfast, bread for lunch, warm or cold salads/vegetables or soup and a warm dinner, what is mostly vegetarian, sometimes with meet.
    On Sunday we do a Sunday's breakfast with rolls and boiled eggs, often cake or layer creamtartes in the afternoon and warm dinner.

    When you stay in the campingsuite we are happy when you care during the day for yourself and we can eat dinner together. Families with children should take care of their own meals, that is easier, so every family has their own rhythm and we are always late. ;D
    But having a barbecue, tea/coffee in the afternoon or sitting at the fire together, would be awesome! =D

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    From Copenhagen goes a daily early FLIXBUS around 9AM to Sønderborg, please book it early enough so that we can pick you up latest around 4PM in Sønderborg from Monday til Wednesday. Otherwise there is a hostel in Sønderborg where you can stay for one night. You can also take buses from SYDTRAFFIK no.229 to get here to the peninsula Kegnæs, where we can pick you up at the Groenmark.

    We have old bicycles to ride around the island you are welcome to use to explore the surroundings of this beautiful place.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week (free days are flexible) =)

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