Join the off-grid life of a mother and a toddler in the middle of the forest in Nävekvarn, Sweden

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Sweden

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    08/11/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello!

    We are a family of two, Annalisa (25) and little Nico (2.5 years old).
    I am Italian and Nico is half-swedish.

    We live in a little cabin in the middle of the beautiful Swedish forest.
    Our only neighbors are the tall birches and pine trees.
    We live as close to our roots (and as "debt free" as we can.
    No electricity, no running water.
    ...but no worries!
    We have a well which gives us clear and tasty water, we wash ourselves in the sauna, and we use a dry outdoor toilet.
    The forest around us gifts us a lot of wood, so we can fire our stoves and keep warm as much as we like.
    We grow our own vegetables and we have chickens and rabbits.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn how to live off-grid in the typical Scandinavian weather conditions (a bit more challenging than the Mediterranean!) and we can have a lot of fun discovering together new ways to use all that nature has provided us with. Handicrafts, funny buildings, recycling projects, we are up to try out as much as possible!
    We can also play music together (I play guitar and ukulele) and practice different languages.
    You can enjoy the company of the little Nico and share his contagious enthusiasm for life.

  • Help

    Help

    WHAT IS OUR PROJECT?

    As you can imagine, to live off-grid alone with a small child it is a lot of work!
    I need help in different fields like: general maintenance of the buildings, gardening, childcare, wood chopping, animal care.. You can choose yourself what you feel like contributing with. I strongly believe that we give our best when we are fully engaged in what we do, enjoying ourselves and loving the activity we are in.
    So, you are not going to have to do anything you don't feel like doing!
    And every personal initiative is very welcomed :)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    YOUR ACCOMODATION

    You can choose to either stay in the barn (very beautiful wooden barn, quite big, equipped with a stove) and share the space with other workawayers or to stay in a caravan (quite basic but nice!) Or in a tent wherever you like around the property. I have a very spacious 6 people tent or you can bring your own. You are very welcome to build your own camp, with fireplace, outdoor kitchen and so on, if you are into this kind of things!
    :)

    For the food: I would like for us to cook together. I have plenty of organic dry-foods (as rice, beans, cuscus and so on) and we will have the veggies from the land.
    We eat pretty much everything, meat, fish and other anymal products included.

    If you are vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free/lactose-intollerant or whatever else I guess that if you communicate it in advance we can come to some good solution! :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    WHERE ARE WE?

    Although in the middle of nowhere, the location is quite easy to reach.

    In fact we are only 20 km away from Stockholm Skavsta, one of the four (!) Airports in the Stockholm's area. It is the one at which all the Ryanair's flights land.

    We are about 100km south of Stockholm.
    18km from a city called Nyköping.
    10km away from the pretty village of Nävekvarn.
    4 km from the lake Nävesjön (we live on the border with the natural reserve which includes this beautiful lake)
    2,5 km from the sea, if you walk through the forest, otherwise 10 minutes by car.


    ADDITIONAL INFOS:

    I am NOT searching for a boyfriend!! ;)

    For our own safety, since we are a woman and a small child and we live quite isolated, I do not accept request from single men IF I don't have anyone else staying in the same period.

    If you are a man travelling solo and you are interested in our project, feel free to contact me anyways!

    It is very possible that I will already have someone else interested in coming in your same period, if so I will be more than happy to meet you.

    If I don't, I can keep you updated and maybe we can meet on more crowded times.

  • 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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Our tiny, pretty home :)
A view of the property (over one year ago, with that side of the forest freshly cutted - it is growing back!)
Window of our bedroom-living room
A view of the barn from outside
This is the barn where you can stay!

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