Come join our family with your hands and your heart and explore Bornholm, Denmark

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  • Last activity: 7 Jun 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    We are a little family, living on the beautiful danish island Bornholm: Mira, Asta, Tuomas and Elisabeth, and our dog Jackson and cats Gordon and Happy.
    We live in an old trainstation with a big garden, in biking distance from Rønne (the islands biggest city), the beach and the forest.

    WE NEED HELP between the 10th of March and untill the 19th of May (we are fully booked before and after)
    Tuomas is abroad for 6 months with work, so Elisabeth is alone with the kids, animals and garden.
    We are looking for an energetic person to join our little family for a while, helping us with daily life and our many projects, and coming with fresh inputs and worldviews.
    We need help with all the daily stuff: cooking, playing with the kids, walking the dog, having fun, gardening, haning out!
    We want you to come be a part of our family. We prefer that you stay for at least a month, longer is even better!

    The 21-23rd of April Elisabeth is throwing a big clothes-swap event, and really needs helping hands, both with the event and with all the daily stuff. Come and be part of a really cool event, maybe you need new clothes?

    Our life is slow and free, Asta is being homescholed. We are either at home or out spending time with friends.
    We are on a path to find the right balance between fullfilling the individual needs in our family and being dedicated members of a bigger community of homeschoolers on the island.
    In our home all humans have equal worth, no matter their age. We believe it is important to be curious and respectful towards one another, and to practice how to communicate ones needs and boundaries.
    We dream of being as selfsufficient with food as possible, and we eat a plantbased diet.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We believe that there is always something to learn from staying with and getting to know new people.
    But more concretely, by staying at our place you can get a feeling of how it is to live on the island of Bornholm.

    Elisabeth can offer knowledge about growing vegetables and vegan cooking. Sushi-making maybe?
    Also, we are part of an homeschooling-community on the island, and we can give you insight into a alternative way to live and parent.

    We live a quite calm and stress-free life, and we can help you explore the island and any interests you might have.
    We always try to ask our workawayers what they want to get out of their stay in our home, and we try to facilitate whatever activity they are interested in doing.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We want you to come and be part of our daily life, spending time with Asta, giving a hand in the the kitchen garden, cooking dinner and cleaning up afterwards.
    We also have some different projects, mostly in the garden, painting furniture and plenty of other things.

    We have lots of big and small projects, and we'll love for you to come and share you talents or passions with us.
    Whether you love working in the garden, long walks, cooking, building, fixing, playing - we can find a project for you for sure!

    Day to day life in our little family includes things like vegan cooking, working in the garden, maintenance of our house, tidying up and cleaning.
    We have a bit of a daily routine (it suits some of our familymembers), and we would love for you to help with that. Besides that days are very different, depending on the season and what we feel is important right now.

    Generally you will be Elisabeth's right hand, and together you will figure out what it is that you can best contribute with.
    We also hope that you and our daughter Asta will be able to have fun together and hang out. Asta loves playing, reading, swinging and jumping on the trampolin.

    If you know how to cook vegan food, are interested in growing vegetables, can take initiative when you see that something need cleaning/tidying up, loves painting/fixing things and/or loves hanging out with kids, you are the workawayer of our dreams!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We speak Danish, Finnish and English at home. We are always up for learning a new language or practice some of the languages we are not fluent in yet! Both Tuomas and Elisabeth finds French fun! Asta primarily speaks Danish, but she understands Finnish, English and some German. We would love a Finnish speaking workawayer! We have had many Japanese workawayers, and have learned a couple of phrases.

  • Accommodation


    You will sleep in you own room in our house.
    We cook and eat together, all food is vegan.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Public transport is not great here on the island. We travel around on our electric cargo-bikes, and we also have one for you to borrow.
    If you are interested in going sightseeing, we are up for borrowing our neighbours car and showing you around.
    Theres plenty of interesting spots on Bornholm, a very varied an beautiful nature and great beaches.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a decent wifi connection and space for you to sit and work comfortably.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 739865613465

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