Come and help on a small, ecological farm in a beautiful district in Skaraborg, Sweden

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  • Description

    Description

    I am a woman who decided to live a more sustainable and fulfilling life, so 2013 was the year I sold my apartment in Gothenburg and bought this small, ecological farm in a beautiful district in Skaraborg, close to Varnhem.

    I am interested in sustainible living, spirituality and personal development. I try to grow vegetables, fruit and berries in a permacultural way and I am still learning.
    I like to renovate with environmental friendly methods.
    To held courses and retreats is another dream.
    I am a vegetarian, but I eat fish and seafood.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I speak Swedish, norwegian, english and german and you can practice here. I like to learn others about ecological farming and healthy cooking. I am also interested in wild herbs and raw food.

  • Help

    Help

    I am grateful for help with outdoor tasks, like gardening and wood preparation but also cleaning and organizing.
    But help with renovating projects is also preciated . Experience in using powertools is an advantage.
    I try to use environmental friendly methods in everything.
    I prefer volunteers with working experience, +20 years old.
    I work 66% nights as a nurse, that means that you have to work independently those days that I am sleeping.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will live in a modern guest room in the barn. If there is more than one volunteer you might share room.
    Since I also rent out for online rentals, it’s a possibility that you have to sleep in my house those days it’s rented out.
    I don’t have WiFi in the house yet, so I have to ask you bring your own.


    We eat the meals together and take turns with the cooking and kitchen work.
    My diet includes dairy products, gluten and sugar and I would like to know in advance if that is a problem for you.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    My farm is situated in a beautiful landscape with a lot of historical interesting places (Varnhem, Ekornavallen), 360 lakes and beautiful, protected nature areas. A big lake with thousands of cranes and other birds in the spring (Hornborgasjön) and nice walking paths. There are also a lot of art galleries around.
    Some years ago they made a popular film from this area, lot of the scenes are filmed close to my place,
    it’s called: Arn-the Knight Templar.
    There are a lot of wild cherry trees in the area and it’s so beautiful when they are blooming in May. (Google : vallevagen.se)
    There is a 2 km walk to the bus stop where there are busses to the surrounding cities, I also have some bicycles you can borrow.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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