We are a dutch family in Sweden; 2adults and 3 children. We live on 7 hectare farmland, where we have horses, sheep, chickens, dogs and a cat.
We like to grow our own vegetables in the permaculture way; we try to be partially self sufficient.
All farm activities are hobby, but have self sufficiency as a goal. We are a Swedish 'familjehem'; which means we take care of children that can no longer live with their biological parents. We now have a boy in the age of 12, a two girls in the age of 6 and a 2years old.
Since we moved here in 2010, we have renovated the old farm, but there is still lots of work to do. We spend a lot of time hard working on the farm, but when we take a break, we like to; go canoeing, kayaking, walking the dogs, long walk in the forest, snowshoe hike, cross country skiing, ride a wagon behind a horse, indoor climbing/bouldering on our self built wall, practising survival skills, etc.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
There is always a lot of work here, we don't have work pressure, but we expect hard workers.
In the spring firewood & gardening is a lot of work, in the summer harvesting the hay is a lot of work.
Building and maintenance we do all year round.
Summer accommodation in tents (your own or one of our tipi's)
Winter accommodation is a matras on the floor in our house.
During early spring and autumn you can stay in our Gypsy Caravan.(woodstove heated)
In the weekends there is a lot of fun stuff to do in the area; if you like:
-canoeing (we have canoes)
-mountainbike (bring your own)
-cycling (we do have a few normal bikes you could use)
-swimming (many lakes around)
-indoor climbing on our own private 'bouldering/climbing wall'(bring your climbing shoes!)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week