Help inspire others to sustainable living and share your knowledge of gardening and self-sufficient practices in Västerbotten, Sweden



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  • Descripción


    We´re a family of five (Maria, Niklas, Love 13 y, Toril 8 y and Eine 7 y) living in an old house in the beautiful countryside in Västerbotten, northern Sweden. Here we´re trying to create a sustainable living with a high degree of self-sufficency concerning food. Me, Maria, is partly studying and partly working on the family "enterprise" - producing and fermenting vegetables. Niklas is working in the local town on a day job basis.

    The "farm" (our place) consists of a vegetable garden of about 450 square meters (and constantly expanding), a hen house with hens, rosters and chickens, three bee-hives and way to much lawn. Living in the far north means a short and very intense growing season, starting in May and ending in September. During this time there's a lot of work to be done in the garden, but luckily the daylight is present for many hours. In June, it never goes dark! It's during the growing season that we need the most help.

    Since our goal is to become as much self-sufficient as possible on food, our daily life is very much about food. It's about growing food, storing food, preserve food, cook jam, ferment vegetables, hunt wild animals, bake sourdough bred, bake sourdough croissants, make dairy products such as butter, creme fraiche, cheese, and sourmilk. And of course, we enjoy eating and sharing our good food!

    We do work a lot and are "early birds", however we also appreciate frequent breaks for coffee and fika. We also give priority to going to the nearby lake to take a swim or heat the bathtub in the garden for a late night "spa".

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We want to inspire others to a sustainable living at the countryside and to share our knowledge of gardening and self-sufficient practices. But equally important for us is to learn from those who are visiting us. 

    To host voulutneers is also way for us to "travel without travelling", learn new laungages, dishes from other cultures, and so on.

    To work togehter is always better then working alone. And of course we always need a helping hand in our work.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    Our intention is that you as a volunteer work together with us on the daily tasks in our self-sufficing farm. Depending on season this could mean preparing the garden for planting, weeding, harvesting, working with the bee-hives, going to the forest for berry and/or mushroom picking, preserving food, taking care of meat from hunt etc. We also have some construction projects that you could jump in on. The meals are eaten together with us, and we take turns in preparing and cleaning up around the meals. As a volunteer you will be working with us at weekdays and gets the weekends off.

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    Inglés: Fluido
    Swedish: Fluido

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  • Alojamiento


    We have one guest room in the second floor in our house where you can stay (maximum 4 beds). In the summer, if the temperature outside isn't to cold and the whether is good, you can also sleep in a big tent we have in the garden. We have all the sleeping equipment, so you don't need to bring anything yourself. The meals are eaten together with us, and we take turns in preparing and cleaning up around the meals. You are always welcome to hang out with us in our big kitchen or in the garden!

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    This is truly a rural area. If you go outside and hold your breathe, for most of the time you only hear sounds of nature. There are several small farms nearby and tractors frequent the road by the house, but there are no stores or buses in the village. The closest supermarket is found some 15 km away. This is most of the time a place of tranquility and peace. Close to the village is a lake for bathing, and forests to walk in. The Baltic sea isn't far. The Swedish right of public access gives you the right to move around quite freely. If you want to go for a longer trip there's a possibility to borrow a car or get a ride to the bus/train.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    We have good internet connection and if you want we can arrange a table for work in our guestroom.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

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

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Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (5.0)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 374718835211