Live on a small-scale regenerative family-farm on the beautiful island Bornholm, Denmark

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Denmark

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    23/09/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    On the farm lives Line and Jakob, Gerda (5 yr) and Frode (3 yr), and a baby.
    After traveling as volunteers in Norway in spring and summer 2018, we moved to Bornholm 1.nov2018, and is slowly rebuilding the 4 acres of land around the farm, with regenerative farming as a main theme, and with inspiration from permaculture as well. We dream about being as self-sufficient as possible, and we want to do so in a ecological maner, with respect for both the animals, the soil and the ground, and for the people living on and visiting the farm.

    Line is a humanphysiologist, who loves all kinds of movement and is very fascinated by wild edible plants. Jakob is a former engineer, with life-long loving of woodwork, and now slowly becoming a autodidact small-scale farmer. Our three kids lives their lifes with us, happy and free.

    We have 350 hens in a mobile house, which we move every second day. New grass for the hens, and spreading of natural fertilizer across the field in a holistic grazing manner. In short future we dream about including sheeps in the grazing system as well, and also make use of some pigs in the overall aim for us in this farm: regenerating the soil.

    In the barn we grow microgreens and mushrooms.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    On our farm you can experience how life is lived in the countryside together a whole family. Our kids do not go to kindergarden, and therefore they are of course a big part of everything here. So here you get to be part of a family-life on a small-scale farm, where we learn together and is constantly curious about new approaches and possibilities on how to make the soil around us more living again.

  • Help

    Help

    The help we need on the farm varies according to the season.
    But in general, we want someone who is not afraid of general farm work. Most of the tasks are done outside, no matter the weather. We expect of you to be prepared to work hard and get dirty during the often heavy work. Open-minded, basic skills with carpentry tools,

    Some examples of the tasks that you will do while at our farm:
    Feeding the hens, collecting and organize the eggs, moving the hen-house, on-going maintenance of the buildings and land, building on some of the small projects we always have, finding and chopping wood from our forest, keeping grass and planting, planting trees, etc. as some part of the land is slowly transformed into a agroforestry system. As well as some of these tasks, everyday household chores are also part of living on the farm with us. This includes helping with making the food, keeping common-rooms nice and tidy, cleaning, etc.

    We're learning along our way, some areas of running a farm are new to us, and some we are more skilled and experienced in. We welcome knowledge and experiences evolving around regenerative, small-scale, permaculture and like-minded way of living on a farm. And we are more than happy to share all the knowledge we have on various subjects.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will stay in a small cozy wooden cabin just next to the main house on the farm. For now, the toilet and bath facility will be in the main house, but a near-future project is to build a compost-toilet and solar-heated outdoor shower next to the wooden cabin.

    The food is vegetarian. If you have any special needs or allergies, you need to provide the special products yourself, and we do not supply you with sweets, coffees or alcohol.
    You share most of the meals every day with us unless we have obligations outside of the house.
    You are expected to help with cooking and cleaning after meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is located on the north-east coast of Bornholm. It's in the countryside, but close to the ocean. Less than 1km downhill, and you will be at a lovely stone-beach, with stunning hiking possibilities in both directions alongside the coastline. There's only 5 km to the closest city, Gudhjem, a small beautiful village scattered on top of cliffs and rocks. If you go north from here, you come by a waterfall, amazing views along the coast, and nice beaches, some sandy and some made of flat rocks. If you go west of the farm you will find inland forest and meadows.
    There's a lot of biking-routes on Bornholm, and you can borrow a bike from us when your here. There are buses going across the island as well, with stops around 15 min walk from the farm.
    The island is well-known for outdoor activities, as well as archeological and historical sites. In the high-seasons (June-sep), there is a lot of music venues and cultural stuff to experience. A lot less off-season, but the nature on the island is inspiring and amazing throughout the year.

    We will be happy to provide you with information and help out with logistics if you want to go touring the island. We can not offer you to borrow our car, but as mentioned earlier you can borrow a bike while your here. And if we go in the same direction as you, and there is room in the car, we can of cause drop you off somewhere.

    We are non-smokers, and you are not allowed to smoke on our property or in any buildings.
    We accept small amounts of alcohol, but no drug use of any kind.

    As we live our everyday life on the farm, we need some privacy as well. So in your free time during the working days, and during your days off, please do not hang out in our house besides from the time around meals and whenever you use the bathroom. During meals, we will, of course, speak English with you (if you do not understand Danish :)), but for the sake of our kids, a lot of the conversation will also happen in Danish.

    If anything is unexpected or not satisfying while your here, please let us know, so we can try and find a solution for the problem. Just speak to us, as well as we will speak to you.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

The view from the field
The east coast of Bornholm is 10min walk down the road.
Microgreen production
Bonfire in the garden:)
From left, Frode, Line, Gerda, Jakob
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