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We are now looking for new volunteer for 2020. Peter and Hans run a small organic farm in Södermanland, just an hour south of Stockholm. We grow vegetables and have animals to take care of. We have sheep, goats, two horses, three small cows, chickens a dog and two cats.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We love to exchange cultures and many different cultures meet at our farm. In the evenings we socialize, play games, have dinner and talk.
We are now looking for one or more dedicated people who are interested in organic farming in 2020.
We own an organic farm with vegetables and animals. We grow tomato and chiliplants and produce vegetables. Our animals are protected Swedish breeds. We have sheep, goats, chicken, horses and cows. And of course our chocolate labrador Rosso!
You will be joined by one or two other volunteers from all over the world.
You will stay in a comfortable place near the barn.
And of course you will get the experience on a small farm in a beautiful landscape and our company.
We are not professional farmers and to make ends meet we have to work regular jobs. But we work on the farm during high season. The odd day you might be by yourself with the other volunteer(s).
We try to have set routines and a working day of about 5 hours:
While breakfast is prepared someone else does the morning routines in the stables and fields.
We eat together and talk about what needs to be done and how we devide the chores.
The routines with the animals include feeding the animals, change their water and make sure all is well.
We are always busy taking care of the animals. Early Spring we start seeding the plants in our basements. In the beginning the plants grow under lights. When they are big enough we move them to one of the greenhouses. In Spring and Summer we are mainly taking care of the lambs (from March), seeding, potting and re-potting, weeding, weed-wacking, watering, cleaning, and fixing fences and fields. But also some construction and carpentry.
In July and August we have to do seeding of vegetables, weeding, harvesting etc. Lots of work on the vegetable patch. We grow potatoes, corn, leek, unions, beans, beets, peas, cucumbers, pumpkins etc.
Cleaning the stables to prepare for the rest of the year and Winter is also a thing that needs to be done at the end of Summer. We also deliver our products to the customers.
We eat our meals together but not on Friday night and Saturday morning.
We are not vegetarians. When you send in a request please let us know if you have any allergies or things you do not or cannot eat. Of course we provide for your food, sheets and towels.
We enjoy the company of people from other parts of the world and are interested in hearing your stories. We like to learn, share and teach and exchange recipes :) We like to play games :)
Welcome to contact us and tell us more about yourself and what you want to experience!
English, Dutch, Swedish
You will stay in a comfortable place near the barn. The place has a bathroom and shower, WiFi and tv.
On your free time, which usually is the weekend, there is a lot to explore. If you want to leave the farm that is - both in the vicinity as well as longer trips to Stockholm or other interesting sites.
There is a bus stop near the farm which takes you to the bus or train station in Gnesta and Nyköping. Stockholm is nearby and so is Nyköping.
There are many lakes around the farm and in summer we often take a dive in lake ´Båven´ at the end of the day.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week