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. This house eats a lot of vegan/vegetarian but we are not strict with our selfs. We can accomodate guests with any type of prefrence easy.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
If you want to be around a sensible family growing fruits and veggies in various ways or just learn about bees, 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.
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. There is beehives where we harvest honey from our bees and 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 thats one of the intrestes, a coming up project is to build a structure for a second greenhouse. 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!
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
More than two
Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week