Come meet people from different places and countries at our small scale organic farm in Bettna, Sweden



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    We are a family running a small organically certified farm in Sweden, about 150 km from Stockholm. We have 10 meat cows and a bull, 90 sheep and 140 lambs (during summer), three rams, three cats and a greenhouse heated with bio-energy of 380 m2 with tomatoes and cucumber. We have a farm shop and a café and bakery where we sell our produce and other things we like from our neighbourhood. We think that it is wise to think globally but eat locally.
    The work at the farm is a full time job for Katarina, mother in the family. Magnus, the father, has an office job in the city of Norrköping, 65 km from the farm and drives to work in the mornings. He helps at the farm during evenings and weekends. The three sons are 22 to 26 years old. Two of them study and one works from home with his own business, and partly at the farm.
    Please observe that we do not welcome smokers to stay at our farm.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We welcome you to a family atmosphere were we work a lot together, both out in the fields, in the greenhouse, with animals, and in the kitchen. We do this because it's fun, we learn a lot, and because we take responsibility for the land we live on.
    You will meet and cooperate with people from different places and cultures. If you stay with us for a longer period, you will see e.g. how vegetables are produced and then sold in our farm shop, or eaten in a nice dinner together!
    We require you to be able to speak English during your stay here, since there are lots of things we need to inform you about, including safety issues (like dangerous animals). If you are not able to have a conversation in English with us, it will be too difficult for you to be a volunteer here.

  • Help


    Staying here means that you get a better understanding for, and hands on experience of organic farming. The help you will do is depending on the season, and can be everything from taking care of animals, weeding fields to cook the same vegetables you just harvested, or even planted, if you stay long enough.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Swedish, English

  • Accommodation


    Standard beds, normally in a room together with one more person of the same sex, or sometimes alone. We provide you with towel, bed linen, pillows and bed cover, blankets.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are plenty of nature to explore around the farm, with animal wildlife. You can hike by foot, bike or use a canoe. The closest bathing spot is 3 km away.
    There are frequent buses to nearby cities, and it is possible to go back and forth to Stockholm within a day by train if you start early. You will be asked to do cooking, or at least part of it, in a cooking scheme that we set up. We also set up a cleaning scheme, so that everybody makes their fair share of the household work.
    There is a washing machine so you can clean your clothes easily.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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, with seasonal variations

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