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Family of 3, its me Christian and Larissa and our daughter Ida. Where we live we have started a restaurant, and run at the moment a B&B at our property. The project for now is to start up a permaculture-inspired orchard and berry production. Depending on time, we try to grow anything edible and even though we just started, we are having a lot of fun. The orchard is just a hobby since we do other things to make a living and we dont sell anything. We just like to share it with visitors and friends and stockpile for the winter and make products out of it. Since we are chefs, we get really into the culinary bit aswell. We have an instagram and the food here is vegan. However, since the B&B is not, we can provide eggs and milk if thats a requirement for you.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
If you want to be around a sensible family growing fruits and veggies in various ways or just learn about growing food, making soil, wild food or cooking, I think you´ll be happy here. We also enjoy building most of the things we need and we can share our basic building skills. We usually speak english in our household since we are from two different countries, although we all speak Swedish as well. For years we did couchsurfing so we are used to having people over, so there will be a nice balance between the work and just hanging out.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We try to live our lifes in a down-to-earth and natural way and we always enjoy meeting likeminded souls. We grow fruit and vegetables in our orchard of 80 fruit-trees and aprox 150 berrybushes. We rebuild and build things around the house and garden. Cooking is a way of life for us as we prepare as much of our homegrown things as possible in an all natural way. The "work" around the place is just really dependent on the time of year in Sweden, what we will do will depend alot on that and what we feel like. At the moment everything is quite new in the garden and more and more is being put in as we move forwad.
To try to give some examples to what we can do here it includes digging and planting trees and bushes, watering (at least for now we are still doing that manually), mowing, mulching, laying out carpet and gravel for walkways, turning trees/shrubs into mulch. It may include building things if that is one of the interests, a coming up project is to build a structure for a second greenhouse for example. Things we have done togheter with workawayers in the past is laying floors, making walls, building a watertower, framing the garden and building a firepit. Indoors examples of things to do can be making products out of the produce like applerings, tomatoesauce, fruitleather etc. We have a lot of knowledge to share! Since we dont have too much things to do inside and we want this to be somewhere where you can really learn as much as possible about permaculture, be aware that we might be outside even though the weather isn't perfect and it can be quite hard work.
If you have special skills in homepagebuilding and/or moviemaking there are plans to try to expand our exposure on vegan cooking so if thats an intresting thing that you can help us with, let us know.
We also enjoy learning spanish :D
Private rooms, shared bathroom. Cat in-house! We cannot accommodate dogs unfortunately inside the house.
We live in a country village with everything in it outside of Kalmar. Although there are some buses, its just so much better with a car. But don´t hesitate to contact us anyway, we are in Kalmar (the nearest town) all the time so we can pick up as well. There are plenty of Swedish forests around us and its a really nice stress-free village. Swimming possibilities in the summers.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Wifi and privateroom makes you able to work from here.
Big place and lots of room to park!
More than two
Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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