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Experience hygge, helping with farm tasks, gardening, house work, and building on the beautiful island Bornholm, Denmark

  • Denmark
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  • Last activity: 26/01/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    You look for work on a little family farm, with gardening, house work and building? You like wild and free kids around, and you are REALLY motivated, independent, peaceful and positive? Maybe you are also passionate about downhill Mountainbiking, playing the drums or doing arts on top?

    PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY AND ONLY RESPOND IF YOU REALLY FEEL THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT:-)

    We are a German family of 4 living on an old little farm in nature on the beautiful island Bornholm. Bornholm is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea, beautiful located between Sweden, Denmark and Germany.

    Our family is into freelearning, so our kids (14 and 9) are always around.
    With buying our farm we wanna focus on an even more sustainable life.
    We are into mountainbiking, gardening, building, books, nature, music, arts of all kinds, outdoor, creativity, foods, simplicity ... we are striving for a colorful, joyful and peaceful life❣️🐝

    We are vegans and vegetarians and do not smoke. No smoking or drugs on our ground!

    Peaceful and respektful relations, being non-judgemental, especially with treating our kids, and finding joy in every day life is super important to us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a German family on a danish island. Before we moved here, we lived in Sweden and traveled many countries. We are into free learning, and in combination with our beautiful island I truly think that we all have so much to give to each other.
    As we are into homeschooling/free learning and attachment parenting, we can also inspire with this lifestyle, and of course living a life in nature.
    Conrad is a autodidact craftsman and can teach how to fix and build everything from tools, electricity, furniture, fences, painting, houses... So lots to inspire 🌿☀️💙

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for you, who REALLY likes to work with hands and being physically active❤️
    4 hours on the weekdays we need you to do mostly outside work on our little farm, like building or garden work, and to keep the household running (cleaning, maybe sometimes cooking, baking etc), build/rebuild sth in the house (painting, replacing the floor, electricity etc) or in the older outer buildings (taking down the roof, walls etc). Most of the time you will work on your own as we are pretty much soaked up in other projects these days.

    We have 2 cats, 4 sheeps and 6 chickens (friends, not food!!), and so you might be asked to help with taking care of them, feeding, cleaning the stable, setting up new fences etc.
    IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ARE REALLY MOTIVATED TO WORK PHYSICALLY OUTDOORS!

    Our son loves mountainbiking, especially downhill. So if you could teach him some new tricks and skills, he will never let you go again 😉
    Same for passionate soccer players and drummers ❤️

    !!! It is essential and most important that YOU take initiative and responsibility by yourself if you want to bond with our kids!!!!

    We will never get out of projects and as they are manifold we can try to find something you enjoy, or at least try to find a good balance! You are welcome as you are and to share your passion and inspire us with what your heart beats for.
    It is very important that you can work INDEPENDENTLY from us and best already have some experiences in gardening (f. E. cutting trees and bushes, planting, setting up beers, etc) and building. Most of the time you will probably work on your own, as Conrad has a full time job and I (Susanne) and the kids are out and about a lot.

    For our kids it’s very important that you can communicate also with them, therefore we look for someone who speaks danish, German, English or Swedish.
    We will try to communicate the projects for the next day(s) in advance (if possible), so that you are able to plan your days as well.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Danish: Intermediate
    Swedish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live on our old farm in the middle of nature.
    You will have the pleasure to life in our beloved caravan just directly in nature on our land. So you will have your own little but simple paradise with a bed, a toilet and kitchen. 💙 You will have an outdoor shower build in nature just for you to enjoy (runs with cold water). In the caravan there is electricity but very instabile internet connection.

    Please be aware that in general you have to take care of your own meals and food, but we can imagine to have a common meal maybe every once in a while if everyone feels like that, too. Mostly meal time means family time for us;-) Therefore what we offer is WORKAWAY LIGHT, means you only work 3 hours a day, but therefore take care of your own grocery shopping and meals!

    Smoking, drugs or getting drunk on our property are strictly forbidden.

    We are more introvert and will most of the time just life our daily life on our own, but also love to learn and explore more about this beautiful life together with other souls - once in a while when we all, and of course also you, feel like 🌈

    So there will be lots of time and space for you to have on your own, to relax, explore our colorful island on your own or else.
    So summing up, we are able to offer you:
    + lovely space to stay,
    + tasks for you to work independently on not more than 3 hours a day (therefore we dont cover for food and meals).

    We will NOT be able to life like roommates or community style, as we need mainly family time and privacy these days. So if you look for community living and wanna spend lots of time together, we WON'T be a match.
    If you like meaningful, physical work and also appreciate time and space for your own - that's us💞
    We take it wordwise, here you can experience WORK with being AWAY, we offer accommodation in exchange for your help , and maybe it will come that we all (including you) feel like spending extra time, maybe not due to different reasons (life! 😉🌈).
    We just find it important to be clear on this, it all comes from love.

    Please be aware of the energy you will bring on our ground, and so will we.
    Only write to us if you feel that you are really committed to contribute with maximum 3 working hours daily and don't see it as a burden, but as a chance to gain experience and to spend a meaningful time. We look for those who are interested in a fair deal: working properly within the agreed hours, and get accomodation in exchange. If we feel that we arent matching, we will honestly and peaceful talk to you, and of course you please feel free to do the same.

    You are welcome to use our bikes and the bus stop is in walking distance.
    The ocean is just 4km away, and so is the next supermarked/shop (Klemensker).

    If you like the ocean, beaches, rocks, nature, arts and pittoresque little cities, then Bornholm is perfect for you. If you like to contribute with meaningful work, being mindful, positive and aware about the energy you will bring to our place, then we might be a good match for you. If you like gardening, love being creative and crafty and are motivated to do things and to bring joy and heart in - we would love to meet you💙

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are a million things to do enjoy here! Cute little cities like Allinge, Gudhjem and Svaneke. You can go rock climbing, wandering through the woods, cycling, kayaking, surfing...
    Seeing historical places like the old castle of Hammershus or the middle-aged center...
    Also a lot of alternative people settled on the island to share their passion about eco villages, pottery, drawing, yoga...
    All our friends host workaways all the time, so if you would like to meet up with others, we can happily connect you💞

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 912759285143

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