Experience the joy of producing your own food in Stora Skedvi, Sweden



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  • Description


    Among sheeps, ducks and chickens, fruit trees and bushes and a vegetable garden, our family is partly making a living out of the land. There's four of us living here, David and Sofia with two kids (7 and 8 years old), allthough we enjoy working with others and therefore we're involved in several collaborations with neighbours aswell as other subsistence farmers in the area.
    We're situated in a village in the middle of the beautiful agricultural landscape of the south of Dalarna. We moved here from Stockholm in 2015, tired of the stress and concrete in the city. Now we only work half time for income, one of us in Falun, the other one from home as a freelancer. The rest of our time is spent on the farm.This year we will do some construction work besides the regular farm work with the animals and the vegetable garden.We believe that the dominant way of life in modern society is unsustainable at its core and that a different way of living is necessary, a life rooted in community and the land. How that way of life could look like is what we're trying to discover. Learning by doing. At the same time we try to inspire others who wants to do something similiar by arranging a variety of activities that opens up the farm and shares the knowledge of how to live of the land without exploiting it. We are careful to not let too much hard work fill our lifes, and therefore we are promoting a lot of playing and socializing.
    Tags: Permaculture, regenerative agriculture, forest garden

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Both of us are engaged in our community aswell as issues regarding the wider world. We can promise you loads of interesting conversations. Also, the younger members of our family are of the very curious kind and will happily teach you everything they know, aswell as learning from you.

  • Help


    As a volunteer at our place you'll do the same things as we do. That includes:
    Tending the vegetable garden aswell as our food forest inspired garden.
    Taking care of the animals.
    Working with the buildings on the site.
    Playing with the kids.
    And much more.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You'll have nice log cabin for yourself, with a pentry, bathroom (with shower) and a separate bedroom. We usually eat most meals together with our volunteers, allthough that may change because of the pandemic.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Most of all we can offer easy access to the wonderful nature around us. The forest is just round the corner, aswell as nice tracks for walking or running. In the village we have a nice obstacle course where you can excercise. There's also a small lake where we go to have a swim. With a bike you can access a lot of nice places. There's also possible to go by bus from the village to the closest towns.

  • 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

    As you will be living in a cabin of your own, you're free to work from there.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 742355324943