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Come and join our farm community in Falköping, Sweden

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  • Last activity: 06/02/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Calling all you wildcards and warriors
    all you saints and sages
    all you healer and hopelessly hopeful
    all you truth tellers and terrorists
    all you freedom fighters and fairies
    all you poor poets and provocateurs
    all you dancers and dreamers
    all you artists and anarchists
    all you musicians and magicians
    all you trailblazers and travelers
    all you wanderers and wonderes
    all you starseeds and storytellers
    all you mystics and madmen
    all you philosophers and prophets
    all you Gods and Goddesses!



    2023 will be a year of gardening and beautifying the farm!

    A short and in no way exhaustive list of this years projects:

    • Organize and beautify the garden/grown area
    • Long term compost/soil project
    • Excavating room in basement
    • Generally making the farm self sustainable
    • Long term food storage
    • Firewood production
    • Finishing the second house
    • Expand herb and spice production
    • General renovations of structures
    • Planting trees and bushes



    As you can see we have our hands full and could use some more :)

    At the moment we have 4 permanent residents:

    Jonathan, 30 summers young, Swedish and the owner of the farm. Handyman, electrician, prepper, farmer, hang-drummer, builder. Mira's brother.

    Mira, 32 springs wise, Swedish and owner of the farm. Green fingers, animal whisperer, farmer, artist and a sprinkle of witch. Jonathan's sister.

    Max, 36 winters old, Danish and a traveler doing his best to kill the nomad. Yoga teacher, Reiki healer, poet, crypto nerd, artist, chef, Taoist and mystic.

    Chris, 34 Autumns aware, a German once upon a time workawayer that that is now here indefinitely. Builder, tinker, brewer, artist, green fingers.

    We have 30+ chickens, 7 ducks, 4 cats and the cutest dog in the world.

    The farm is about 4 years old and there are oh so many projects that we are playing with – Yes! We are playing. But a self sustaining little paradise is the over arching idea.

    On the personal and spiritual level, the projects and our living together is aimed for and toward peace of mind, body and spirit.
    So in the everyday life, the focus is on being present with what we do. If it's a task that needs doing or eating breakfast. Doesn't matter what it is. Be. Here. Now.
    This also means that when a brother or sister(We love the rainbow family) forgets things, (closing the door, cleaning up after oneself and so on) we remind each other to help the mind be more present. This is because we believe an environment that is orderly is more harmonious.

    Our wish for all living beings in this place is to nourish the harmony within themselves and the community. Though we are only 4 right now, we anticipate it turning into more of a community over time. The property is about 20 hectares, so the space is certainty here.

    We are very loose with the schedule in general. We strive towards letting things unfold organically, and wanting to do, learn, experience be the motivation. So if you feel like spending 2 days in bed and binge netflix, no problem. Or if you feel like going on a trip for a few days and see Sweden, no problem.
    Some days are more active than others. And some days are simply given to rest or do whatever we feel like doing.

    Toys and fun: Guitars, hang drum, didgeridoo, bow and arrow, slack-line, bush craft gear, bikes, well equipped workshop, arts and crafts stuff, yoga mats, outdoor fire place, ever growing library, forest 10 walk away, small lake/pond clean enough to swim 15 min walk away.

    We can accommodate any diet. We dumpster dive a good portion of our food. But also have some of last years harvest in the freezer and pickled.

    We do prefer longer stays, as getting to know each other deepens. And it does quite naturally take a bit of time getting into the swing of things. If you only wish to visit us for a short time, be prepared for weeding and other simple tasks.

    Love’n’light

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • 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

    We all learn and experience from each other <3

    We are striving to live in harmony with the land, and getting 100% of the grid. As self sufficient as possible and slowly moving towards a more "retro" lifestyle, where we do as much as we can by hand and simple tools. So if you wish to learn what this process entails, this is the place for you.

    We also have a spiritual side, so there is room for deep metaphysical conversations, yoga, meditation and so on. So there is an element of a spiritual retreat to coming here, if that is what you seek.

  • Help

    Help

    Building/renovating, painting, fencing, feeding animals, gardening, planting trees, cooking, and so on.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Danish: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A house with modern comforts. If we are many people at the same time some will share a room with others.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It's on the country side, 10 minute drive(7km) to closest town (Falköping), so it's helpful if you have a car, though there are some cars here that can be used and also a bus that can take u somewhere. And we have a few bike.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have 20 hektars, I am sure we can find a spot for a van :) (And an extension cord)

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Generally yes, we love furry friends. Well behaved dogs, that dont kill our free roaming chickens. One of our cats can be a little mean and will mess up others cats if they come on to her turf.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    (MAXIMUM 25 HOURS A WEEK) Passion, new experiences and learning usually means time flies, we generally dont keep track.

Host ref number: 796787883748

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