Cool building projects and food forest, Hörby, Sweden

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 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    /During the spring I need help with:
    -Finishing an awesome duck house build that me and two workawayers started this January. 1-2weeks

    -I'd love to host someone who'd like to organize my wood workshop, I've put up some photos of it, it's got potential, but needs a real makeover!


    -Building a brick base for the greenhouse

    My main season for hosting volonteers this year will be March 25th to June 9th./

    We have a miniature farm on 2 hectares of Swedish nature.

    On the top of the sunny hill are the little house and large trees. I'm in the middle of building the zero energy year-round greenhouse. More trees and forest gardens, edible landscapes and vegetable garden are newly established here.
    Upcoming building projects that I need help with are: tiny house renovation; smart and innovative greenhouse; a rainwater collecting system; better duck house; terrass; roof for solar panels and renovation of a stable.

    Gardening projects run all the time, mostly focused on forest gardens/edible perennial plants and plants that benefit insects.

    In the bottom of the valley there used to run a creek, which has been underground for 70 years - we are aiming at freeing it as soon as possible. It is also a lovely natural alder wetland forest, full of birdlife, dragonflies, edible plants and flowers.

    The southern end is where my friend has her sheep, and the stable also contains a cosy but rustic guest room for volonteers, including a small kitchen. This is also where we have the wood workshop.

    To the west lies the Oak meadow, a tranquil place for meditation, a place for watching sunsets and sunrise, and listening to the owls through the night.

    I who run this place am Tuve, ecologist and hobby farmer with a gardening education and 20 years of experience in small scale food production, orchards, poultry and vegetables. I have spent my life learning the skills necessary to make a good living without being stuck in the modern consumption dependence. I know many crafts, farming and what to eat in the wild.
    Spinning wool from various animals is one of my hobbies, but also basketry and carpentry, along side of my main interests gardening and biodiversity. I love teaching my skills to those interested in learning.
    On top of that, I love singing, talking, and sharing of the spiritual side of our existance.

    This new farm is only five years old, but I have been a host for volonteers for 6 years on my old farm too.

    Every second week, my two children, 15 and 18 years old live with me.
    We have three cats, and five indian runner ducks.

    If you are looking for more than a few weeks of volonteering, I am interested in sharing my arable land on longer term also, with people living in their own homes on wheels, yurts etc. It would be possible to bring your own animals, also grazing ones, as long as they can co-exist with the cats and ducks that already live here.

    The food here is vegetarian. If you like cooking, vegan is no problem. Meat is rare.

    Wifi is available in and around the main house. If you bring a camper van, you can park within wifi range.

    Jobs include mainly building and gardening.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    I can teach you about:
    Forest gardening
    Wild edible plants
    Crafts (if you are here long enough you could learn basketry and spinning)

    Or we could do:
    Singing together would be fun
    Meditation, spirituality, drumming
    Night-time safaris to see the wild white deer special to this area.
    Having fun with the kids, playing cards.

  • Help


    I mainly need help with
    ▪planting trees, weeding, gardening;
    ▪taking care of food produce;
    ▪organizing and cleaning in workshop and sheds;
    ▪building a terrass, greenhouse, chicken house, renovating tiny houses

    Of course I will guide you in what to do.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    Dutch: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We'd love to get better at French. We're very good at English and Swedish.

  • Accommodation


    I have two choices for volonteers: A rustic guestroom in the stable that has a loft bed and it's own kitchen, but usually volonteers chose to eat with the family in the house. Or a tiny house next to the house with wifi. Only one bed.

    Do let me know if you have allergies, the rooms might not be so dust free.

    Please be prepared to accept that both these guest rooms are also used as storage, and they are not hotel room quality, they are rustic. The space in the tiny house is very tiny. The space in the stable is a bit like you'd imagine a farm hand's living quarters could have been a hundred years ago, except with electricity and running water!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I can lend you a bicycle. There are walking trails in the surrounding landscape, which is a patchwork of farms, fields, small forests and pastures. There are lakes within cycling distance. It is situated in the middle of Skåne, has 3 national parks within 1 hour drive, and nature reserves close by.

    Public transport exists, but is limited.

  • 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 host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Wifi available

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Space available

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    As long as the pet leaves cats and ducks alone

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 873829365311

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