Help our family learn about sustainable building and permaculture outside of Nyköping, Sweden

  • Sweden
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  • Last activity: 16/07/2022



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are a family of five living in a 19th century school building outside of Nyköping in the Swedish countryside. We both work from home and spend lots of time together as a family.

    We have dinner together with the other family once a week and hang out in the garden together.

    Anna works part time as a doula and spend her time taking care of the kids and animals, crafting and sewing and creating meals and herbal medicine and products. Tony has an online office job and is also photographer/ journalist.

    When not salary working, we do house and garden projects and spend time with the kids. We raise animals (chickens, rabbits) and grow food in the garden. We're interested in sustainable building and permaculture and are learning as we go.

    The kids are 9, 4 and 2 years old and we also share the house together with a family of four (a 3 year old and a newborn)

    We also have two cats and (probably) the worlds sweetest dog :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are two families living in a 19's century school building in the Swedish countryside. We love to grow food and herbs and create herbal medicine and meals. We keep chickens, rabbits and ducks for eggs and meat. Anna works as a doula, Tony is a photographer. We love creative projects and DIY renovating. At the moment we are building an outdoor bathroom/ spa by the sauna.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    As a family with three kids and lots of projects and dreams we would love help with gardening, looking after animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens and ducks) and DIY renovating projects. If you like to cook we'd be amazed if you would take part in creating meals. We cook outdoors and indoors. We are growing food and herbs and planting trees in the garden.

    It is preferred if you have skills and experience with:

    building and house maintenance
    creative kids projects

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We don't have lots of time for education but would love to help out by talking Swedish or english with you.

  • Accommodation


    You would stay in our guest room which is on the first floor with its own entrance. It has a double bed and a double sofa bed and windows to the garden. We'd share bathroom and kitchen. If you are traveling in a group, four people can sleep in this bedroom.

    We provide food and groceries but we all help with cooking and cleaning up (also on free days).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    About the area:
    We love in a rural area, there's a store about 3 km away. You can go there by bike or car or walking. There are lakes and forests around us. Great for walks and excursions. There's buses to the closest cities (Nyköping/ Katrineholm) the closest one runs morning and afternoon. We go by car to Nyköping every morning and you can usually go with us. Nyköping is right by the sea and a beautiful historical city.

    How we live and expect when living with us:
    We spend lots of time at home and with our children (9, 4 and 2 years old) We love to spend time with people and eat and cook together. We appreciate a clear communication and generosity. We also find it important to respect each others boundaries and private lives. We'd like you to keep your things in your room and to always clean up after yourself in the bathroom and kitchen.

    We have three young kids and need anyone staying with us to have experience and/or feel comfortable with children.

    Please consider this when staying with us:

    Please take care to exhibit appropriate behavior if interacting physically with children
    Please don't display photos of children on social media or the internet without our consent.
    Please don’t smoke, use drugs, or consume alcohol when staying with us.
    We don't mind the occasional glass of wine or beer, but lets keep it at that when there's children around :)

    And of course, we expect appropriate behavior in all interactions with the kids. If the kids for some reason behave inappropriately with you or pass your personal boundaries, please ask us to handle it!

    Please don’t take children outside the property without permission

  • 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

    We use internet with a cable to keep EMF as low as possible, our neighbours (in the same building) use wifi and the connection is good.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a big parking lot and space for vehicles. Currently building an outdoor toilet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 939846835822

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