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LOOKING FOR RIGHT NOW (November / December 2020)
For Workawayers to help us with the following tasks, experience in construction / carpentry work would be welcome!
- construction and renovation work inside our old farm house
- looking after the farm animals, feeding them, cleaning their living areas, etc.
- looking after our house animals, 2 dogs and 2 cats. walking the dogs every day while we are at work
We, Tirza (33) and Nicki (39), have decided to say goodbye to the fast life in Amsterdam, and bought a farm with some land in Denmark. Together with our cats Ollie and Molly and our senior dog Peanut and young german shepard Lucy, we are embarking on the adventure of our lifetime and are now enjoying the back-to-nature-life on the beautiful island of Langeland, in the middle of Denmark's South Funen archipelago.
We have in the past year build up a small eco farm camp, are building and managing a growing veggie/herb garden and look after a hazelnut orchard with 400 trees. This old farm needs constant work too, there's always something to be done on the house or in the sheds. To top it all off, we also have a bunch of lovely chickens as well as 3 small rescue mini pigs and 6 rescue sheep.
Since we're both social people who like to travel ourselves and meet new people, we invite Workawayers to come stay with us and experience life on a small farm, work hard and have a nice and relaxing time as well. We experience this balance as very satisfying :-).
We are looking for people who:
- Are not afraid to take initiative and work independently.
- Like to use their muscles and lose some sweat, experience the real (sometimes hard) farm life ;).
- Speak English (doesn't need to be perfect of course but good enough to hold a conversation)
- Love dogs and like to hang out with them too (including a very fun and sweet but young high energy German Shepard). You also need to be experienced with dogs and respect our rules for our animals
If this sound like you, then please reach out.... we're looking forward to hear from you.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Langeland is a beautiful spot in nature, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature and the quiet. We speak English, German and Dutch on the farm. Nicki has lived in New Zealand for half her life before moving to Amsterdam. Tirza is from The Netherlands but just like Nicki has travelled to many places in her life. We have both worked as volunteers and Woofers in the past, so we know what it's like. We're sure we can learn a lot from each other, and hopefully can make your experience with us a very special one.
CURRENTLY MOST NEEDED! - Construction & building
We can always people that know how to use tools and are experienced in construction, building or woodworking. If you're an experienced carpenter, even better! We have big dreams for this property and will be working on a variety of different projects to develop and improve the structures on the farm and the small eco camp.
This winter we will be renovating the upstairs of our house, if you are experienced in construction or renovation work, then we need you!
CURRENTLY MOST NEEDED! - Animal Care
We currently have two cats, two dogs, chickens, pigs and sheep. You need to be experienced with dogs and don't be scared to break up a fight if it happens. If you don't feel comfortable around dogs, then this place is not the right place for you. You have to like animals, as caring and socialising with them is a big part of the work at the farm. True dog lovers get the extra points.
We have an orchard of 400 hazelnut trees that need tending to once in a while, especially during harvest time in September and pruning in winter. In addition we are working on creating a permaculture garden that we can use help with building up and looking after. The reward for this will be fresh and healthy food all year around for everyone staying and working at the farm. Overall maintenance keeping grass and hedges under control is also a part of the work.
The land and all the buildings need continuous care, repair and improvements. A genuine interest in the ongoing process of running a farm is highly appreciated.
We don't run a hotel, so it's essential that everyone helps out in and around the house, just like you would do at home. It's just the usual tasks ... some cleaning, dishes, cooking etc. We take care of the food, but don't always expect us to serve it to you... it's something we do together as a social thing. We also expect you to cook at times as we have very busy work lives.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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Depending on the season and the amount of volunteers we're hosting (usually max. 2, but more during harvesting time) will have your own room in our beautiful farm house, or your own tent in the camp (summertime only) and share bathroom and kitchen with us. We currently have two guest rooms and can therefore host 2 people or couples at a time. You can also pitch your own tent if you prefer to live outside.
We cook vegetarian/vegan food only.
During the season most of our food comes fresh out off the veggie garden, and we would like it a lot if you helped us in the kitchen the days that you are eating with us. We also expect help with washing dishes etc.
In return, we'll provide you with a nutritious breakfast, a self-served lunch and a tasty dinner - 5 days per week (Monday to Friday).
On the weekends, we will provide breakfast and dinner.
The weekends are a great time for you to do some sightseeing during the day to get to know our surroundings, and for our family to have some time alone.
You are free to do whatever you find interesting, in your free time. If you like to go somewhere we will try to help you find the best way getting there. There's a bus not far, and you can also always borrow one of our bikes.
Our little farmstead is only 900m / 20mins walk away from a beautiful beach. This 40km coastline is entirely white sand and the nature is beautiful, calm and serene. Enjoy time at the beach, or go for a kayak. Fishing in the area is also a lot of fun, or you can grab one of our bikes and go on a cycling adventure. If you rather would be surrounded by people and shops, the town of Svendborg is only 25min by car / bus and you can find anything you like there, including a movie theatre.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Yes, we have a good internet connection
Yes, you can also stay in your own campervan of course. But we still expect you to work 5 days per week, 5 hours per day.
5 hours a day, 5 days a week (25hrs max)
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