Help me to build a permaculture learning centre near Holbæk, Denmark

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Denmark

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    07/09/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    Help me to build a LAND centre - that is a Learning, Activities, Network and Demonstration centre for Permaculture. The house and garden need lots of attention and we'll have fun doing it.

    My place is on an island, so the beach is near and there are lovely walks along the coast.

    Summertime offers outdoor activity, festivals and music. I'm next door to a museum that doubles as a venue for festivals.

    I'd love to tell you more about permaculture, wild edibles, clay plastering, rocket stoves, forest gardens, cultivation and about the island I'm on.

    You can go on trips to Copenhagen. It's about 1½ hours drive away. And you should meet my cats, they love hanging out with humans.

  • 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
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    The house is from 1870 and there's quite a few things to maintain.

    This summer I'll be looking into mending parts of the timber frame and brick wall, fixing and painting windows, putting in a couple of new doors, building and clay plastering walls, giving my rocket mass heater the final touch, cleaning out the attic and old workshop, setting up a fleamarket in my courtyard and having fun while doing it.

    The garden has a few nice apple trees and I'm planting a forest garden. This summer I also want to do some raised beds (hugel cultures), make a fireplace, plant the front garden with edimentals (edible ornamentals), cut firewood and make lots of jam and chutney from garden produce.

    I teach permaculture, so if you're lucky you get to help me with a course and hang out while it's on :-)

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There are extra bedrooms in the house, so you can have a room to yourself unless there's a course going on. There's also a cosy caravan if you prefer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are lots of lovely walks and you might find some of the rare orchids that are growing on the island (don't pick!). The beach is nearby. The island is mostly about finding peace and quiet, listening to birds and being in nature.

    There are a few places that serve food or where you can go for a drink. There are couple of small museums.

    Take the ferry across to Holbæk, a larger town, where you have everything a town offers.

    Copenhagen is easy to reach via the ferry to Holbæk and train to the Central Station or Airport. If you're interested in Vikings there's a Viking festival in July and the city Roskilde, nearby, has a great viking museum and boats.

    I grew up in Copenhagen, so I can show you around if it fits. Otherwise, I've settled on this island to get well grounded and I love to live of the land as much as I can. I moved here in June 2014, so I'm still setting up systems and trying to get it all to work.

    I'm also building relations to the community and my parents are on the island. I hope you like cats, because my cats will be happy to have another human to cuddle up with.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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