Come and help with carpentry, painting, and gardens in the countryside in Lonsboda, Sweden



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    ***We are currently focused on restoring an old outhouse (with the help of the handy carpenter Ford, building a serenity cube in the forest, and growing vegetables and herbs organically.***

    -Skilled carpenters encouraged (and some additional paid work may be available for those with experience).
    -Web designer encouraged as we would like to build a web

    My partner Martin and I are working on a rural restoration in the project in the beautiful countryside of North east Skåne. We have a home built in 1906 which we've updated in 2019. We have planted fruit trees and are currently growing vegetables and fruit organically. We have a restored outhouse- where workaways have a private and quiet room. We are currently building a 'serenity cube' in the forest where office work, yoga and reading will take place. The area is vibrant with a defunct quarry full of clean water for swimming 100m from the front door. Many lakes are within a short walk, and trails for running in the forest. The old quarry building nearby has been restored as an art gallery and community hall. We have visions of a floating sauna on the quarry and other community installations. Work varies including building, painting, planting, garden maintenance, and/or some digital work such as web design, research, and digital marketing (in the future). We will provide healthy (mostly organic) food and a nice, private place to sleep. The house has very fast wifi and an ever-increasing selection of books.

    We do still have work in Copenhagen so we are sometimes away from the home. Because of this, you may sometimes be at the house alone, therefore, best for those who appreciate some quiet time alone, or those traveling as friends or a couple. Furthermore, if you have a vehicle that will allow you to explore the area if we are not here-that is a plus. But there are many beautiful spots within walking distance.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will benefit from learning about rural restoration projects, design in nature, organic gardening techniques, community building, art and creativity, swimming, Swedish countryside living, and relaxation.

  • Help


    Painting, Gardening and maintenance (edible plants, organic practices), home maintenance (painting, cleaning), carpentry (skilled carpenters are very encouraged to reach out), research (for community fundraising initiatives), community maintenance projects, some web design/digital marketing in the future

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Swedish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Current accommodation is a private room in a refinished outhouse with comfortable bed, full kitchen, fast internet, books, and garden.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We will provide healthy organic food for participants to meet all diets. Time off can be spent however you would like including exploring the surrounding forest and lakes, working on creative projects, working remotely (excellent fiber optic internet in house), visiting nearby museums and towns; visiting Copenhagen or Malmo by train.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week

Our friend Sofia climbing around the functioning quarry
The closest lake to our house (10 min walk) with boats that you can take out paddling
A midsummer dinner party
Painting in progress !
Forest trail running out the front door (also mushrooms!)
Swimming in the quarry
The former power station which now serves as an art gallery.
The quarry: 100 m from the front door and a beautiful place to swim, walk, or relax.

Host ref number: 929719914513