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Come and help with creative eco-engineering and some home improvements in Borensberg, Sweden

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  • Última actividad: 6 ago 2022



 Estancia mínima:  Una semana o menos



  • Descripción


    We enjoyed hosting a workawayer in 2022. Just now we are not accepting visitors at any other time this year.

    We are open to hearing from Ukrainian refugees looking for temporary lodging, however.

    **Please watch this space in the future. If the month turns green, send us a message!

    American Swedish academic and Swedish translator---living in a small village very near larger civilisation. We love Music (making it and listening to it), nature, travel, history, politics, and plenty of conversation.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Mantenimiento general
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Learn a little Swedish language and culture. Learn English too if you like. Meet well-travelled, broadly educated individuals who like to share their experiences and learn from others too.

  • Ayuda


    Need some help with maintenance of a historic house built in 1900. Consider joining us in Summer 2023.
    We'd very much like to have some creative engineering students with energy and eco ideas to join us as well as woodworkers, painters, and eco-gardners or even vintners. We also need individuals with plumbing and electrical skills NOT for work needing certification, but for advice, ideas, and some dismantling of old lights and such. Want to start a small vineyard? Musicians and artists welcome. No smoking or pets however, but a few friendly cats and hedgehogs do wander the property from time to time.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Swedish: Fluido
    Alemán: Principiante
    Español: Principiante
    Francés: Principiante

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    We are writers and talkers and love languages. We are fluent in English and Swedish and between the two of us know a bit of French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Arabic.

  • Alojamiento


    Bed and board available for those who are vaccinated for COVID19.

    If you have a van, then 'distancing' is a bit easier. Hosting anyone who is sick is not ideal, and we will always let our workawayers know if we become sick too, even with just a cough.

    The Visit Sweden website posts information about coming to Sweden for work, study, or general travel:
    Please check the official sites too though, Things can change.

    If you come to Östergötland (East Sweden), there are great medieval sites to visit in the area as well as good fishing, hiking, kayaking, and more. Our home is within just 100 meters of river, canal, and large lake with sailing, wind surfing and beaches for swimming too (water temp is around 22C by July). We are happy to teach a little Swedish too, and for those with Swedish roots, this is an opportunity to look up ancestors and/or relatives.

    We are reluctant to offer more than 4-7 days initially just in case things are not what any of us anticipated, BUT we can be flexible too. If things are great, and you are flexible, a few more days to a week is possible. Most of the time we need painting and gardening help, but if you are handy with construction, we can always use your help too. We would love to meet those with a bit of electrical expertise for general advice, especially if they are certified in the EU. Anyone who understands solar or wind power?! We'd love to jump off the grid with the right help (or at least find alternative ways to boost electricity).

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Europeans can fly to Skavsta, Arlanda, or even Copenhagen and take a bus or train to Linköping which is not far from our home. KLM also flies directly from Amsterdam to Linköping. AND we are very responsive to your messages. If we are not hosting workawayers during some months, however, you will receive an automated reply. These do not always count towards the average time to respond data!

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    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 do not currently have regular Internet connection. We use the free wifi down the street at our wonderful local library.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Vans work well in the front street. Smaller vans can park on the property. Small campers might work. Electricity is costly to us, but happy to fill the water tanks.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    4-5 hours/day, 4-5 days/week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 435473969594

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