Experience rural living and help our family become more self-sufficient in Blekinge, Sweden

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 5, 2 adults, Robert (34) and Maria (35) who together have 3 girls; Manda (6), Hilda (soon to bee 4) and Selda (2). We live rural on a farm with proximity to the forest with walk paths, a lake for swimming or fishing, small fields and meadows.

    We are farmers and both adults works from home while the kids are in daycare between 8-16. We have cows and cats, but dreams of chickens, pigs and a dog in a no future. We have a vision of becoming more self-sufficient but as for today we haven't even started that project. Maybe you have green finger and find that intriguing? But don't worry if you're not, we have tons of possible projects for you to dig in to.

    We need 2 extra hands in everyday life with everything from looking after the kids, running errands, cooking, cleaning to outside work; gardening, fencing, planting, painting houses, building things and tearing other things down, sort out old stuff and junk from outdoor buildings. Of course we could need some help with direct or indirect animal care and maybe even some work will involve planting trees in our forest but it won't be the main focus.

    Some work will be delegated to you alone other we will do together. If you have a special skill/preferred working area, we can adopt the workload somewhat, but it's important your up to lend a hand in whatever area that need a helping hand.

    We need a person that's kind "jack of all traits", not that you know how to do everything but that you are interested in trying new things and learn along the way. To enjoy your stay you really should want to be a part of our family. We are not a sit down and relax kind of family so preferably you should enjoy working/being active.

    Of course you will have free time with the possibility lend a bike or car (if we don't have to use it ourselves) and make own plans. We live in proximity to the train station with good connection to the nearest city of Karlskrona.

    Our next door neighbor often has a work a way person staying there so it could be a possibility there will be someone other than us to hang out with. But you really should be prepared for living close to nature with not much other company and our family and friends. It's a really lovely place if you enjoy a country life.

    You should have a driver's license and at least some experience with kids and animals. You could really make a difference for our family if you bring a bright spirit and are ready to pitch in wherever is needed. Is this what you're looking for please let us know and together we'll find out if we are each other's match!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you stay with us and we click you'd probably have a "second family" for life. You will get to try many different things, some new, some old, some fun, some less fun, but you won't just have one ongoing boring task thats for sure. You will sometimes get free hands in a project, and get to do it by your own head. Some things we do are new to us as well so we'll be open for suggestions and maybe you'll be our teacher in some things. If you want to learn about our culture, language or just get to know us as a family we will try to give you what you need to enjoy your stay.

  • Help

    Help

    We need 2 extra hands in everyday life with everything from looking after the kids, running errands, cooking, cleaning to outside work; gardening, fencing, planting, painting houses, building things and tearing other things down.

    You should have a driver's license and at least some experience with kids and animals.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We will spare you a own room in our big house for your stay here. And you will have access to our wifi, bathroom, kitchen and so on.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will have access to lend a bike or sometimes even the car. The train station is not far away from here so its pretty easy to travel to for example the city Karlskrona. But mostly we have lovely rural landscaping on our doorstep with; woods, a big lake with the possibility of taking a swim, maybe fish or take a hike and lend our tend for a break from everything except nature.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

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

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