Come and be a part of our family and help out around a small organic farm in Södermanland, Sweden

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are now looking for new volunteers for 2021. 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We love to exchange cultures and many different cultures meet at our farm. In the evenings we socialize, play games, have dinner and talk.

  • Help

    Help

    Hi!
    We are now starting to look new volunteers for Spring and Summer 2021.

    We live on a small 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 and some cats. We are looking for enthusiastic people who like a laugh but also know how to work and get some things done. We usually have a lot of fun working together. You don´t need to have any experience in farm work but you should be interested and have your interest in farming in focus.

    You will be joined by one or two other volunteers from all over the world. (not if you are Winter-volunteering, then you're ´stuck´ with just us :))

    You will stay in a comfortable place near the barn with a shower, toilet and wifi-internet.
    And of course you will get the experience on a small farm in a beautiful landscape and our company.

    We are not professional farmers, this has more or less become a very large hobby, and to make ends meet we 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 rutines 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 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/Sunday morning. Of course we always provide food for all meals.

    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!

    Welcome!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will stay in a comfortable place near the barn. The place has a bathroom and shower, WiFi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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. If you stay at the farm all weekend we usually ask you to do one or two small chores.

  • 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

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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