Help with some maintenance and enjoy the lovely nature and good company in Östra Ämtervik, Sweden

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  • Description


    We are a couple of 60 years old. We love to meet new people and have a nice time together. Besides working around the house, we like to enjoy life. We want you to have a great time too.
    We appreciate peace and meaningful conversations.

    Iriah has Lyme disease and is therefore often tired. Hendry also has some physical problems. This is why help is very welcome, besides the fun of having people around. We will of course work around the house ourselves too.

    I, Iriah have worked as a psychomotor therapist in a mental hospital. I gave, among others, relaxation therapy, respiratory therapy and mindfulness. Providing security and trust is essential for me in my work and I am good at creating an atmosphere where everyone is accepted as they are. I believe in the power, potential and wisdom that every human possesses. At this moment I don't have a job anymore. I do enjoy working in the garden and tinkering.

    I, Hendry, am working as a teacher and coach at a university college in the area of Applied Psychology. I have many years of experience in helping people within the field of education and research. I enjoy seeing people developing themselves. For me, every human being is beautiful and unique. You too :-)
    I like to develop myself and to make things with my own hands.

    Together we have, besides the job of Hendry, our own course and training center. We love to do this.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
  • Help


    In 2024 we can use help during 1 week from about 21 July-27 july. We can have up to 6 helpers at the same time. Two already supplied.

    The idea is that you are helping us 5 hours per day painting and renovating the house and doing other things. One of the things that we want to do this year, besides painting and cut down some trees, is to renovate the little wooden building where the wood for the fire is stored. The underpart is rotten, because it is standing directly on the wet soil. We want to put it on some stones, like all store buildings in Sweden. And the upper part of the garage, which is mainly decoration, is also rotten. So we hope that one of the 5 helpers we are looking for, is a carpenter or has experience with renovation.

    The rest of the time you can relax, lie in the hammock, explore the environment, walk in the woods, pick mushrooms and berries, swim in the lake, go on a trip in our canoe etc. In the evening we can make a camp fire. If you like, we can do things together.
    We will supply your bed and meals. We invited people the last years too and we really enjoyed working together with other people. So we are looking forward to meet new people again.

    The house has been from Iriah's parents. During many years they lived half a year in Sweden and half a year in the Netherlands. Now they are in their 90s and feel too old to go to Sweden for more than a few weeks. There has been little maintenance done for a few years at the house and we are now refurbishing. It is a wooden house, like most houses in Sweden.

    In the future we will also need help in the north of the Netherlands.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Swedish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You can sleep in the house (we have two 2-person beds and also several 1-person mattresses) or, if you prefer, in a tent. The house is located south of Sunne near a small village. We have our own water well. There is a forest on our terrain. The trees grow faster than we can cut down. If you like, you can also help us bring down some trees. It's lovely to sit on the porch. From the porch you can see the lake through the trees.

    Sweden has a continental climate and the province of Värmland, where our house is located, is situated behind the mountain ridge of Norway, so it usually is hot and dry in the summer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Please note:
    The lyme doctor has told Iriah that she should be very careful in getting infections: covid, but also other infections . Lyme suppresses the immune system. Therefore, if you have symptoms of covid, if you are ill, have a cold or have to cough (even without a cold) before arriving, we ask you to wait a few days before visiting us.

    Because Iriah is often very tired she can't handle people who are too active, are hyperactive or have ADHD. So we like to have people in the range normal active - quiet.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 947858331456

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