Help with permaculture place and enjoy nature in Sävar, Sweden

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  • Última actividad: 24 feb 2024



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana



  • Descripción



    We are Susanne and Jonatan and we have a permaculture place in Northern Sweden. For a few years now we haven't hosted any workawayers, but this year we want to make new connections and we need some help. We are devloping a couple of independent flats in an old barn and building a new greenhouse as well as continuing to develop and improve the garden and different systems connected to it. For a few years Susanne ran a business based on the house and garden (B&B, flee-market, vegetable, fruit and berry growing and education), but she has since moved on to other employment. She still gardens extensively and give courses and talks on permaculture, growing your own food, soil, composting and similar topics.

    We are a family between three and eight humans and three dogs depending on the time of year. Our youngest child has moved away to study and only comes back during holidays. Jonatan works away during the week and our adult children, their partners and friends come and go as do parents and friends. We have lived abroad and we have had people living with us for longer and shorter periods. We enjoy getting to know and connecting with new people from all over the world. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures.

    Our place is an ongoing project and there are always new areas being developed and new ideas being carried out. Anyone who wants to come here will have great opportunities to learn about permaculture design and implementation. We are looking forward to learning from you and the experiences you bring with you.

    We are not available to host between the 3rd and 10th of May and from 30th of June until the 14th of July.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Mantenimiento general
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We hope that interacting with us will give you an opportunity to understand North Swedish culture and nature. Susanne is also working on her permaculture diploma and would love to share her knowledge of permaculture design with you.

  • Ayuda


    Volunteer work here will be varied and based around the creation and maintenance of the garden (mulching, planting, sowing, watering, harvesting etc) and maintaining and developing different structures such as barns and greenhouses. Early in the season work will mainly be propagation and some building/carpentry. Depending on your skills and interests it is possible to shape your contribution around those.

    We expect a volunteer to share some house work like cooking, washing up, tidying and the occasional dog walk.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Swedish: Fluido
    Welsh: Principiante
    Francés: Principiante

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    Susanne would love to learn more Welsh! She's been learning through the apps Duolingo and SaySomethingInWelsh, but would love an opportunity to interact with a Welsh speaker.

  • Alojamiento


    We have a large house with plenty of room for relaxing and interacting. We can accommodate from one to two people sharing a room. You will have your own room and live as part of the family with free access to wifi, TV, etc. We provide bedlinen and towels. If you have a camper van or a tent you rather stay in, that is also possible.

    We eat mostly vegan/vegetarian food.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Sävar is a thriving community of around 3500 people with basic services such as health care, school, grocery, pharmacy, flower shop, restaurants but also lots of community activities and events. Sävar is well connected by public transport and a bike lane to Umeå, the largest city in Northern Sweden which offers cultural activities, sport events, shopping and much more. Sävar is situated on the main road between the North and the South which means easy connection by car and coach to other towns and cities in the North. The area around Sävar is mainly forested, well suited for walking, fishing and berry and mushroom picking depending on the time of year. In the winter there are tracks for cross country skiing. There are always things happening in the local community, like cultural or sport events.

    With a valid drivers licence it may be possible to borrow one of our cars to go a bit further away, visit the mountains or other parts of the county. We also have bicycles that can be used to visit the sea or Holmön, an Island just off the coast with a music festival and other cultural events taking place in the summer.

    Umeå has, as said before, a lot of activities on offer. Umeå is well known for its alternative music scene and DIY-culture. It is easy to go to Skellefteå, Piteå or Luleå on a coach from Sävar. From Umeå you can go by train, plane or coach to many destinations in Sweden.

  • 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

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    There is room to park a campervan.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

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

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 481824441585

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