Experience rural living and help our family in our everyday life in Blekinge, Sweden

Country

Sweden

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    21/10/2021

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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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 soon to be 7, Hilda 4 (turning 5) and Selda 3. 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 rabbits and cats, but dreams of chickens, pigs and a dog in the 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 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.

    In summer time for example it could be going on small trips zoo for example or go swimming tag along for barbecue with friends. All work are not "work" but we still need your help and hopefully you have fun along the way.

    Of course you will have own 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.

    It's preferred in you 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!

    Are you looking for a permanent stay in Sweden and want to learn about the culture and language then maybe we can be the start of your support net on your way to establish your own path here in the country. We love to open our home and heart for people. We prefer long-term stay (1 months or more) rather than a week but we are open for suggestions and we really need the extra hands you bring.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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.

    It's easier for us all if yave a driver's license and at least some experience with kids and animals. But experience needs to come from somewhere so are you really interested in us thats enough as long as we thing the fit is right.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are most interested of hosting for someone that want to learn Swedish. But its always fun to learn some new words in other languages.

  • 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

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We do have rabbits and cats and cows ourselves but if you are willing to share space and you think we can make it work of cause we love animals and we'll try to find a way to make it work... Dog for example we love to have one ourselves but we cant promise the cats behaving good if they feel scared.

  • 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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