Learn about sustainable living on our remote homestead in Lysvik, Sweden



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  • Description


    I moved to Sweden about ten years ago, after becoming bored with my job as a computer programmer and looking for a new challenge. I bought a farm with my girlfriend and we learnt how to grow food and look after farm animals. I like to grow my own food and preserve it for the next year.

    I'm on my own now but looking to carry on with growing food and also build some cabins in the forest I think where I live is an absolute paradise. It's so peaceful here. I'm surrounded by forest and lakes. I love to take a tent and the bicycle and ride out somewhere and camp. If you are lucky you might see a beaver or a moose or even a wolf or a bear.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Nearly all the Workawayers and friends that have come here in the past have had an amazing time. I live in a very special place. If you want to learn about self sufficiency. If you want to learn about growing food. If you like the forest and nature then this is the place for you.

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    There is plenty to do in the garden. I like to grow my own food and preserve it for the next year. There are some half finished building projects and some projects that are not started yet. I make my own beer and want to start up production again. I'd like people to come here to learn about sustainable living.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I have some bedrooms in the house, a small wooden cabin and there is also a caravan. If you want to stay in a tent it's also possible.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are pretty remote but I have a car or you could borrow a bicycle. There is a shop and train station seven km away. There is a cafe in the village but it's only open in the summer. There is a restaurant in the village that is seven km away. I have some friends in the village and another friend that lives a bit further away but also has volunteers and often has a bit of a party at the weekend for his volunteers that we can join. You can probably borrow a boat and some fishing gear from somebody if you like. I have a sauna next to a small river. It's a very good way to relax.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    I have a pretty good internet connection as I need it for my work. It's good enough for video conferencing.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is plenty of space here for vehicles. Bonus points for coming by train, foot or bicycle though.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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