We are a German family of 5 and we emigrated from Germany to Sweden about 8 years ago.
Our home is located in the lovely Småland in the south of Sweden where we rent out our guest house to people and families with autistic family members.
The reason for opening a guest house is that our first of three daughters is a 28 year old autistic person and it has been complicated for us to find the right vacation localities.
Our residence is located on the countryside about 100m from the next beautiful lake.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
The travellers are fully integrated in our family. You will learn a lot about inclusion. And I am sure that you will get a new sight and feeling of how to live together.
A very important issue for all family members is the daily meal in the evening. We are sitting together around the table eating, drinking and talking.
Frequently guests and friends are coming to spend the evening together with us in Björkaholm.
We use only biological products for our meals. We have great experience in preparing gluten – lactose-free and vegetarian food.
Our language at home in german, the travellers are able to learn german
We administrate beside our guest house further 5 guest houses close to our property. The maintenance of the houses after every guest is of importance (Cleaning, repairing, washing ....). We need a general helping hand for these activities.
We also need a helping hand for preparing meals for the guests (E.g. doing the groceries). Furthermore we need help taking care of the yards belonging to the guest houses (cutting grass, take care for the flowers, harvest fruits).
If some easy work accrue around the garden and house, it would be perfect if you could help us (painting, repairing fences ...).
Last but not least, we need a person which spent some hours with our autistic daughter in leisure time activities.
Briefing and short training "how to work with autistic people” will be operated before starting.
Our understanding of work is: you work on your own responsibility. If the grass in the lawn is too high, take a lawn mower and mow the lawn. If the cherries are red, don’t ask, put them down.
We need them certainly for making marmalade.
It will be perfekt to speak german, but we understand / speak also english and swedisch
We have a little flat in the main building with a big kitchen, sleeping room for private use and an own bathroom –where our cat will be something like the nearest "neighbour" (attention for allergist people: the cat is only living outside and in the bathroom).
We live in the "middle of nowhere" but the distance to the next little town is only 8 km and to the next cities 100 km.
You can find beautiful, living cities with special charm in the south of Sweden. Stockholm is reachable within 4 hours. Bus and train connection are available. 5 km from our property you can find a lovely moose park with 16 moose to pet.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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