Hej, we are a Dutch couple 60+. Since 2019 we live in Sweden after 15 years in France.
We live in the middle of the nature reserve "Glaskogen" in Värmland. We're located only 5 km from Lenungshammar's camping with mini shop, restaurant, canoe and bicycle rental. In the summer, Café Karl is also open.
Glaskogen Nature Reserve is a 28,000 hectare wilderness area with winding waterways, large and small lakes and vast forests. There are a total of 300 km of hiking trails ranging from a short morning hike up to weekly hikes. If you are interested in paddling, there are nice canoe trails that go through several of the reserve's almost 80 lakes with great opportunities for fishing and unique nature experiences.
Glaskogen's nature reserve is the county's largest nature reserve and can be reached by car from several places in the western part of the county. Lenungshammar is the center for the nature reserve and is a good starting point for visitors. Not only is the area one of the most beautiful in Värmland with rich and varied animal and plant life – moose, hare, fox, roe, badger, lynx and even wolves are common animals in Glaskogen.
Because of the variety of animals surrounding our house, we don't need much more than our 2 dogs, a Schapendoes and a tax, waiting for 2 kittens. So it's important for us that you love animals.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
As I already did write the Glaskogen is a very interesting envirement for those who love nature. As you will see on this site visitvarmland.se
We're exactly in the middle between Årjäng and Arvika. From (Årjäng-flixbus, Arvika-train) you can travel to the airport of Oslo (Gardemoen) in about 2½ hours.
About the help. We need person(s) who are in good physical shape. The tasks we have in mind is to paint the main house, which is a big traditional red wooden house. Helping us with reorganisating our woodsupply on the woodattic. Building a big insecthotel against a wall. Processing/chopping logs into firewood. Do some maintenance on our old tractor, honestly, knowledge we don't have....
You will stay in a traditional Swedish stuga with all the all that's necessary (it's our stuga which we also rent out for holidays).
Although Arvika has an interesting car museum, expositions , rackstadmuseum, Såguddens open air museum, you mainly come to this area for the experiences in nature.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Feel free to bring your own vehicle.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week