Come and help restore an old farm in a remote part of the forest in Mårdaklev, Sweden



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    I am restoring an old farm in the southwest part of Sweden. It is at the same time my home, and a statement against our present level of consumption. The big house is used an an B&B, and most my bookings come through online. At the moment I am renovating the old stable, turning it into a café. Another barn is being transformed into a museum and a center for Storytelling. As a volunteer here you get to choose your level of "working hours" You get your own room, and often also possibility to use some electric vehicle for trips in the neighbourhood.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Together with me and other visitors you can participate in any way you like. I speak english and also speak/understand some spanish and german. There is endless possibilities on doing work together or by yourself. There is a big library abd comfortable rest areas for reading or relaxing. I have a cayak and a wooden canoe if you want to explore the surrounding lakes and rivers.

  • Help


    If you feel you can tick any of the 8 boxes in this profile you are welcome! You do not need previous skills in building or any other field.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    There are both single rooms and double rooms in the B&B. Guests get to choose what room they feel comfortable in. In case of a larger booking during the stay it might happen that both me and the volunteer has to evacuate the house, and leave it to paying guests. In that case I arrange other accommodation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Please be aware that this farm is situated in a remote part of the forest. There is a possibility to go by bus into Svenljunga, Borås and Göteborg, but it will take time and planning. :) The nearest neighbour is just across the road, but it is almost 3 km to the nearest village.
    I also need to emphasize that smoking is not allowed either in the house or on the property. Smokers often find this a problem and might want to seek other hosts.

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    • 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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