We run a small farm in the north west of Östergötland, Sweden. We aim to be self sufficient in vegetables, fruit, meat, egg, honey and wood for heating the house.
Right now we are working with preparing the garden for this season of growing. Accept digging and manure, we´re starting to build a better rain water collection system for watering the vegetables during the summer. This summer the main project is to paint our house, and renovate the windows and doors with old methods. During the summer and in the autumn we harvest and take care of the vegtebles, fruits and berries in different ways. Last year we built an earth cellar, were we store most of them. We also have bees, so taking care of them and the honey is part of the weekly work from spring to autumn. For eggs and meat we have hens who´s walking free in the garden. Earlier we also had pigs, but now we only have some rabbits for meat.
Who are we? Isabelle, Micke, and our two children 3 and 1 year.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
We have kowledge in a lot of different handicrafts wich we love to share with others. Isabelle work as an artist. Micke likes working with wood. For us it´s important to live with small environmental impacts, and to give this way of living to our children. Were also interested in discussing political matters and how society works.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Daily care in the vegtable garden, help with building/renovating projects, taking care of the animals, collecting hay for the animals, chopping wood, maintanence of the bee hives and collecting honey, fencing. You don´t need to have experience of anything of this, but we expect you to be interested in learning new things.
The house has a normal standard with running water and electricity.
We have built our own drainsystem with a "rotzon" and compost toilet.
You can sleep in an own room inside the house. It has two beds. You prepare the food and eat together with us.
Close by the farm is several beutiful lakes where you can go bathing and fishing. We have bicycles to borrow. You can also go by bus to Finspång, wich is a small town 25 km from us.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week