Help us renovate our farm and enjoy yoga, meditation and healthy food in Offerdal, Sweden

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome to our old farm in the middle of silent nature by the lake, mountains, forests, wildlife and in the northen land of indigenous people of Scandinavia, Southern Sapmi (Jamtland). We are yogateachers practicing kundaliniyoga. We moved to this far out countryside 2016 longing for nature, silence and fresh air and to find the place for our future Saran Yoga Retreat Center.

    We have a wild garden longing for plants and space, rooms needing new floor and windows and walls painting, repairing doors and steps, cutting trees for the view of the lake, painting the little cottage, picking flowers and herbs for tea, preparing an out door fireplace, tearing down old buildings, tuning the piano, driving to the dump with old stuff...
    Our beautiful farm has no animals, but 2 cats, and no cultivating fields, yet.

    We are looking forward to your help and company during 2 weeks this summer: 27th of June until 5th of July and 13th of July until 20th of July.

    Early in the morning we practise yoga - Sadhana in our house or yoga barn. We eat vegetarian ecological food prepared together with love and respect. We do excursions or show you where to explore the wild nature nearby and visit old cultural places in the area, i e carvings from 5-8000 years ago.
    In the evening we close the day by playing the gong, chanting mantras, meditate or gather around the fire.

    The farm is located 20 km from nearest foodstore, 80 km to the big city where you will find all you need included an adventurous open air museum (Jamtli) and shops, railway station, busstation and airport.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Knowing the cultural area in the northern of Sweden. Connect to old buidlings. Being spiritual in the daily life with yoga and meditations. Living in respectful way with nature eating healthy ecological and vegetarian food. Totally drug free living. Experience the midnight sun.

  • Help

    Help

    Heavy work: Tearing down old buildings. Digging. Building fireplace with stones. Cutting trees and bushes. Going to the dump. Carpeting: Building new staircases. Putting up new doors. Building new floors. Building a new bathroom. Painting: Walls, facades of little cottage, doors and windows. Repairing, painting furniture. Special skills if you have: tuning a piano, repairing iron stove, painting artistic signs, sewing decorations for the wedding Gardening: digging, planting. Driving: to shops for shopping, to the dump.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Shared dormitories with equipped beds. You need to bring your own sheets and towels. WC and privy. Showers available. If you stay for a while you can use the laundry for wash up.
    You will be part of preparing the vegetarian food with us. No meat is allowed. No using drugs or alcohol is allowed on the farm. We have breakfast, principal meal at lunch and light dinner in the evening. Fruit snacks during the day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Very limited access to public transports. 20 km to a bus which takes you to the city (1 hour travel). Huge areas where you can bike, hike, swim, kayaking, row, run, walk, camp in the surrounding nature taking responsability according to the Right of public access in Sweden. Taking responsability about fire, smoking, watching wild animals.
    We do not allow any drug using or alcohol in our daily life on the farm.
    The weather in this area of Sweden shift very fast and even in summer you have to be prepared with warm clothes. We recommend layers in your clothing and natural material as wool, silk, bamboo or hemp. Cotton can get damp and cold. Rainwear is mandatory as well as a hat. And you will need clothes to work in as well as proper shoes.
    There are mosquitos in this area in different amounts depending on weather and season.
    We are HBTQ household and expect visitors to embrace that.
    We practise early mornings and early evenings, silence at 22:00.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 812617694438