Join our family and explore Danish culture in Funen archipelago, Denmark



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are a family with 2 kids (9+11y) and many small animals nearby the southern Funen archipelago. The kids visit the public school, Preben is an educated teacher staying at home and Heike is working evening shift in a nursery home. We want a simpel life centeret around our family and home with as small an income as possible. We are interested in topics such as ecology, sustainability, simple living, zero waste, non- shopping, politics in general and inviting you is a great chance of intercultural exchange without travelling ourselves. We work with rewildering our garden, renovation of our little house and the buildings on the ground.
    We eat whole-plant- food and feel rich because off a great choice of dumpster- food. Since we almost eat no pre- fabricatet products, we would prefer an adult WA with good skills in the kitchen.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have been interestet in ecology, simpel living and (self-)sustainability in quiet som time now and love to discuss these topics if you like. Perhaps you want to try to snorkel with us. Basicly we are a rather normal danish- german family and you will be treated as a part of the family. We will be happy to make your stay both comfortable and interesting.

    Consider to visit us all summer and use the cottage as a base when going on holiday or to other WA.

  • Help


    We live in a little traditionally build timberet house, that frequently needs to be repaired, painted, cleaned etc.

    We love (vegan) food, a good meal and perhaps be inspired by your way of cooking. Whatever kitchenwork there always is lots of.

    We have to dogs, geese and many small pets. Sometimes we will ask you to feed them.

    We also have plantet a "forrest" in 2019, which constantly needs to be kept free from weeds. Here we need lots of help from you. Rewildering the garden to support biodiversity is an impotant issue for us, so gardening is a big deal.

    If you had initiativ and imagination, we would like to build outdoors a cage to our budgies, a kitchen and a pizzaoven as a team. The roof of the garage is leaky, the woodshed needs to be rebuild. But we always have (simple) tasks as tidying, painting, cleaning, childcare, dogwalking, gardening, kitchenwork a.s.o. These task have priority.

    Often you will work together with one of os and sometimes on yourselfs. Depending on the tasks to be done. Sometimes we work hard and get really dirty and sweaty (eventually bring clothes for that. There are lots of nittles in the forrest), sometimes we are all easy. After all we consider ourselves as an aktive and curious family and we like to be surroundet by aktiv people with lots of humor, selvasteem and initiativ.

    Once or twice a week we have a "quiet day", where we keep us to ourselves doing rekreative stuff, because Heike works evening only and every 2nd weekend. That can be exchausting and also influences on, when sparetime is appropiate.

    We usually make plans for the day in the morning, when the kids have left. In summer in the evening, when all tasks are done, we often like to cykle to the coast for a swim/ snorkeling.

    We look forward to hear from you!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Danish: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Esperanto: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We love languages and language exchange would be a natural thing for us.

  • Accommodation


    In the garden is a little cottage in which you would stay. It is a simpel accomodation with a one- person- bed and a chair. No water, elektricity or insulation. Great view though and privacy.

    We will prepare meals and eat together at least twice a day every day. We prefer our kitchen to stay vegan. The better we work together the nicer it will be.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Ourselves we go everywhere by bike and we have bikes for you, too. We will regularly make time to see the beautiful area of souther funen. Its just 5 km to the sea, 12km to the next bigger town. Bus and train nearby so you can explore on your own. We´d be happy to make some suggestions. The coast is great and there are many small islands nearby. Good possibilities for hiking and mountainbiking, too.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 937696126777