Help out around a small organic farm in Södermanland in Fall, Winter and Spring. An hour south of Stockholm, Sweden.

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  • Description

    Description

    We are now looking for one person who can stay at our farm Fall-Winter- Spring 2019/2020. 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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • 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

    We are now looking for one dedicated person who can stay at our farm Fall-Winter- Spring 2019/2020.

    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.

    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 our 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

    Languages spoken

    English, Dutch, Swedish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will stay in a comfortable place near the barn.

  • 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.

  • 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

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week



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