Help around the house while experiencing authentic biodynamic farm life on the beautiful island of Bornholm in Denmark

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Denmark

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Experience a charming farmstay and authentic biodynamic farm life on a spectacular island in the middle of the baltic sea, while staying right next to a stunning bird sanctuary. We offer a young, vibrant and fun place to be!

    My name is Mathias and in 2020 I celebrated my 30th birthday in a lockdown in Kenya - now you should know my age (: I grew up on Mønstergård on the beautiful island of Bornholm. Mønstergård is a family farm with wheat, hemp, cows and horses that my grandfather bought in 1948. My dad took over the farm in 1987. Most of the year I work with young people at the development organization ActionAid in Kenya, but during the summer I like to engage in my farmstay-hobby with my Kenyan girlfriend, Alma, here on Mønstergård.

    There are stunning biking, running and hiking trails in the forest surrounding the farm and getting to the ocean is easy. We have bikes for you and when our small car is not being used you are welcome to borrow it if you have a legal driver's license. We can also go to the beach or jump in our small boat together. In the bird sanctuary, which is within walking distance from your fully furnished 28m² cotton tent, you will find 3 lookout towers that are excellent for sunrise or sunset picnics.

    Alma and I are very excited to host you and exchange a lot of great stories, food and memories.

    The help will not be related to my dads farming business.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As a Workaway volunteer you will get a closer, authentic experience of daily life on a biodynamic farm and learn about biodynamic principles, nature conservation and farmstay-hospitality. You will also meet my mum, dad and sister and lots of local, childhood friends who all return to Bornholm during the summer.

    Bornholm is a very unique place with great opportunities to make marvelous summer memories. Alma and I are happy to share stories and different perspectives from our life in Kenya and we are very interested in getting to know you too. I love cultural exchanges since the best memories are made with other people - this is especially true for my many Couchsurfing-trips.

  • Help

    Help

    Alma and I need help with:

    Gardening and planting trees/bushes
    Washing, vacuuming and cleaning
    DIY and building projects
    General maintenance
    Cutting firewood

    We will mostly work in teams and have a good time while working :) The work will not be related to my dads farming business.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be glamping with us. Your spacious 28m² tent with 100% cotton canvas ensures the right balance between breathability and waterproofness, which creates a comfortable indoor climate. The tent is furnished with a double bed or two single beds depending on your needs, two bedside tables with reading lights, a coffee table, a refrigerator, coffee machine, chairs, electric kettle and outdoor furniture. There are two shared bathrooms within a short distance. We have plenty of space in the main house, which is helpful especially during bad weather. My parents will be living in their summer house.

    Some days during the week we will eat lunch or dinner together, but we also understand that people sometimes need their own space and have plans. At the tent there is a gas grill and kitchen stuff where you can cook the food that we provide. If you want to bake you are most welcome to use the oven inside the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bornholm is an exceptionally pretty island. It has a dramatic landscape, big forests, white sandy beaches, rocky shores, old ruins and tasty local food. A sunny little pearl in the middle of the baltic sea that gives you a special feeling of natural belonging. Bornholm can be reached by airplane from Copenhagen or by boat from Germany, Poland, Denmark or Sweden.

    Our local guide

    Restaurants, Cafés, Bars and Markets:
    Provianten - Nature Wine and Organic Food
    Syd-Øst For Paradis - Music and Drinks
    Bornholms Ismejeri & Kaffebar - Icecream and Coffee
    Café Klint - Music and Drinks at Night
    Svaneke Market (Sat/Wed 9 am - 13 pm) - Our Local Market

    Beaches and Nature:
    Join us in our boat departing from Melsted :)
    Boderne Strand
    Dueodde Strand
    Balka Strand
    Ekkodalen
    Bølshavn - Charming Tiny Harbor

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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


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