Help us on a small farm in the north west of Östergötland, Sweden

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Sweden

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    02/11/2021

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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

    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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • 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



Host ref number: 922392125628