Come and help our association based on sustainable and organic lifestyle with renovations and more in uddebo close to göthenborg , Sweden



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Winter is on the merge so we are in low season. Usually at this time of year we only host in between 2-8 volunteers at a time. Low season also constitutes the time of year for us where our prime focus is on the internal sceleton, such as the general maintenance of our buildings, organising/restructuring, painting walls and such. If you have any experience with painting walls/ renovating, carpentry etc. and are able to work independently as well as in group settings, we would love to welcome you here.
    Also we will be settling into the red house; Stjärnebo, an old (in fact the oldest of the village), beautiful, wooden house, which we have been and still are lovingly restoring.

    Our association is located in Uddebo which is an intresting growing village with alternative people and artists coming together, creating a very special atmosphere. Our association wants to build a space and platform where exploration of art and music can take place.

    Djinadon has an old school building; Konst & Trummelurhuset, and another house, Stjärnebo. Both are being renovated for our purposes and projects. There is also a garden where we would like to grow vegetables and herbs in the future, in order to be selfsuficient. The garden is only in its early stages and at the moment of course hibernating and gathering strength for another season.

    We believe in an organic and sustainable lifestyle. Therefore, but also due to costs, we use mostly recycled materials for building. The gardening will of course be entirely organic as well.

    We are also looking for long time volenteers who would like to stay here for a longer period and also take responsibility with leading project

    You will sleep approximately 1-6 persons in the same room, depending on how many volunteers we have at the same time. Usually in the summer we are
    5 - 10 volunteers and in the winter it low season usually between 2 - 8

    We are open for recieving volenteers all year round. Please tell us a bit about who you are, what interests you and eventually what experiences do you have. 
    If you send a request please send a personal mail as well.
    For long time workawayers we can only guarentee a try-period of around two weeks to see that everything goes well together. 

    It is important that you have a positive mindset, you are honest, independent, industrious and willing to learn and help.
    As a volunteer you are not on a retreat or workshop here. But here to work on the backbones of our organisation. You are most welcome to teach or host workshops, both for each other as well as villagers after prior agreement and outside of the scheduled working ours. If you have your own yoga/ meditation practice, you are feel free to use our beautiful yoga hall in the mornings before work begins.
    For music and jamsessions the common area with piano and guitars is available in your free time, during evenings and weekends. We cannot guarantee workshop's for volunteers to attend to.

    It's important to know that if you join our community, you surround yourself with people who care about the same things, share the same ideas and are co-creating similar projects.
    You quickly learn to treat everyone around you as a member of your close family.
    And you may open up to people like you’ve never expected to open up before. This leads to a very deep connection to many other human beings (whereas usually we are only connected to our direct family, significant others and close friends.
    We are here to learn from and with each other on all kinds of levels.

    Hope to see you!
    With love,

    Through Fabian with friends.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Art project

  • 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

    The village itself offers a beautiful place for nice walks. You can enjoy the lake and the beauty of nature, the big forest is literally a step outside from the main house and our place is good for people who want to meditate and be connected to the positive energies that come from the forest. We usually enjoy at least one meal a day all together to exchange thoughts and cultures and have shared quite a few traditional meals where Volunteers cook recepies from their home countries.

    As mentioned there is a big room where you can practice basically anything you want at certain times.

    The local sauna is a few minutes walk near the lake.

    The nearest big city is Gothenburg which you may explore on your free days shall that tempt you. It's about 1,5 hours train ride from Limmared.

  • Help


    It's really important in our community to be open minded and cooperate with each other and take care of others.
    We are looking for people with building experience and people that like to cook for volunteers. But we are also looking for persons who are willing to help and learn. It can be a great way of learning for example how to construct, build and renovate old houses with old building techniques or other things that has to be done around a cultural community house. 

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Swedish. English

  • Accommodation


    You will live in a big room with other volunteers. The numbers vary depending on how many we are at the given time. If you want to live alone or you are couples, there may be other options. We cannot guarantee single or double room accommodation though.

    The food is for free, of course, and we will eat mainly vegetarian food. Sometimes we eat meat or fish. We can provide vegan food as well as gluten-free and we would love to have a workawayer with us, who is passionated about cooking and who wants to help out in the kitchen - and maybe do some baking :-D It would be great to have a Swedish "fika" (coffee/tea/soda and some sweets) once in a while :-D

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are about 40km south of Borås. Uddebo is easily accessed by train and buses.

    By train:
    You can book a train ticket through the homepage:
    The closest train station is Limmared, connected to both Göteborg, Malmö and Stockholm. From the train station you can take a “train-taxi” which will pick you up from the train station and drive you to our door, the price for this is 38 kr, and the taxis can be booked by calling 0771919090 . Its good if you book the taxi some hours in advance. You need to book one day in advance

    By bus:
    The regional public transport will take you all the way to Uddebo from Göteborg, Borås or anywhere else in Västra Götaland. You can take a bus from Göteborg Nils Ericson terminal all the way to Uddebo, it will take about 2 hours. You find all bus schedules on the homepage:

    By air:
    The closest airport is Landvetter (Göteborg).
    From the airport you can either travel in to Göteborg central and from there take a bus or train to Uddebo. Or you can travel by bus from the airport to Uddebo (which is more convenient if there are matching buses when you arrive). Schedule for buses can be found at: . When doing so, enter “Landvetter flygplats” as “from” and “Uddebo” as the station you are travelling to.

  • 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

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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