Be part of the Tiny House Movement in Funen, Denmark

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Denmark

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  • Description

    Description

    I am Skye :) After travelling and living abroad for a decade, I returned back home to my native Island Funen, close to Hans Christian Andersens fairytale birthcity Odense. I bought a small plot and spend 18 mths clearing debris and garbage and built my very own Tiny House.

    I blog about my house and my life in my house, as well as give speeches and workshops about living and building tiny - and I also work as a business coach and life coach. It is fantastic as it gives me the opportunity to meet loads of lovely, interesting and fascinating people <3

    My biggest wish is to be able to use my plot for workshops and gettogethers for people interested in TH and permaculture - but it is more work than I can do on my own. I am aiming to make a space where people can meet and exchange ideas, meet people to start other projects with, ask questions, learn things. But I will be honest - it is a dream which right now seems pretty far away as the land is barren apart form weeds.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The Tiny House Movement in Denmark is only just starting. Building codes and regulations makes it horribly complicated and scares people of. A couple of communities are starting up these days, but as for people doing it on their own, we are currently less than a handfull. Yet the movement is buzzing and bubling and it is a very exiting time to experience - and I would love to share it with you!

    Denmark is small and quaint with no mountains, fiords or polar bears! The west coast is sandy with harsh winds and blue skies. The middle of Jutland is sandy moors and magnificent lakes. And Funen, the island in the middle, connected with pretty bridges to the rest of Denmark, is green and hilly. We have the best and darkest soil, which has sustained the biggest density of mansions and old tudor houses in the country. We have the prettiest coastlines, dotted with smaller islands and the best sailing.
    Danes are in general super polite, smiling and helpful - but they can seem distant which is merely becaeuse they dont want to intrude. Go talk to them and theyre the nicest you will ever meet (unless you go to Holland...).

  • Help

    Help

    The plan is:
    FEB-MAR: I could use help for a week to cut down some hazel trees.

    MAR: To build a storm flap/entrance for Tiny.
    Make a wooden terrasse suited for gatherings (and maybe a firepit somewhere).

    APRIL: To build a greenhouse

    APRIL-MAY: Get started on a permaculture garden with h├╝gelbeds etc. If inspiration strikes, maybe start planning a forrest garden as well.

    As I am starting up mu business as a coach/giving speeches and also taking classes a couple of evenings a week - I will sometimes come and go a bit. Therefore, it is important that you can work independantly and responsibly. If you travell alon, please note that I can not provide you with company 24/7 (but I do love to chat ­čśŐ)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Danish, English, Spanish fluently.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    My house is 18 sqm + sleeping attic and 9 sqm shed.

    In summer I have a very lovely guest tent for visitors - or you are welcome to bring your own tent or campervan.
    The plot is 1400 sqm with a few trees on.

    3 meals a day - could be vegetarian if requested but not vegan. Guests are expected to help cooking and doing dishes.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Fenris the dog is living here too, and I am afraid there is no way of avoiding him (it being a Tiny House and all). He is well behaved and polite, but he is a Border Collie, and as such he can be pretty insistant that you have to play with him or cuddle him. Be warned that he has won several Oscars for his "I am a poor mistreated pup and noone loves me" -act!

    Wellbehaved dogs whom gets along with other dogs are welcome :) Fen is a neutered male and will happily share his house with another dog, but he might just go somewhere and wants to be left alone to sleep.

    I do eat meat, but I can cook vegetarian, vegan isn't gonna happen.

    Trainstation and shop is 2 and 4 kms away, I will be happy to take you there and pick you up if you want to go sightseeing, tho I probably dont want to drive back and forth every day :)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • 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

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


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