Off-grid experience, come and help us to build our house in Lysvik, Sweden

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  • Última actividad: 19/01/2023



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 3 semanas



  • Descripción


    We are a Swedish / Dutch couple who just start to restore our 120 year old farm. Our wish is to offer a off-grid experience . To reach that goal we need to build cabins for the volunteers, compost toilets, hot outdoor showers and everything what comes with that. We are harvesting trees from our own forest, we Mill the trees on the sawmill and build on the old fashion way as they did 100 year ago with the use of some modern tools and techniques.

    So it is very interesting to see the milling process

    In the barn we have two 120 year old worden sailboats who we are restoring one is a Nordic clinker boat , those boats are part off UNESCO immaterial World heritage. There is also a steel two master in Stockholm who needs new masts. She is now in use as floating apartment what Eva is using when she is in Stockholm.

    We also having a bio crops garden on raised beds and a greenhouse. We preserve the grens from the garden ion jars. This year we filled about 300 jars with juice and vegetables and meat

    For now we can have ONE volunteer, when we make it on time we can have a second one, as we build a other fual efficient cabin
    The work what we do is:
    Building a tiny house, micro cabin, water trailer with a hot shower, compost toilets, barn doors
    That are the big building projects for the winter

    Maintenance.. finishing a micro cabin interior. A sauna / exterior bits and pieces. Some painting in the big yellow house.

    WE ( Eva and Eric ) harvest trees in our own small forest, helpers are not alow to handle harvest equipment in Sweden by law!!!!
    After harvesting we bring the trees to the mill where we continue the milling from trees to our building material

    You have your own micro cabin as a sovrum ( bedroom) with WiFi and you can freely use the extra kitchen With microwave, oven fridge etc.

    We share meals for at least 6 days a week, we have extra meals ready ( home cooked) in the freezer they are available in case we are not at home or have a day off

    We work 4/5 hours a day for 5 days a week. In the remaining time you can go skiing or ijs skating on the lakes, ijs fishing, the sauna is free to use and the cooling pond. Or you start your own wood project in the wood workshop as building a nice table or a cupboard

    It’s really important that you have some social skills, in the way that we can act as a team, who also can play a card game in the evening and not only working

    Eric is a senior carpenter and Eva is teacher who is teaching carpentry at several schools in Stockholm.

    We are NOT a cheap place to spend the winter! This is a place where you can consume knowledge and new skills, this place have a lot to offer, we. Put a lot off time in patients in new volunteers so when they leave, they have some new skills and knowledge.
    That means that we want volunteers who are willing to work and are mindfull and focused in what they are doing.

    So we are happy with people who like it to join this experience and have a good time in the Swedish nature.
    I’m so very okay with people who wanna learn new skills, I have a bit a problem with people who tell me that they are good with cars,,, and wanna changes the spark plugs in a diesel motor. In that case I prefer that you tell me, sorry I don’t have a clue
    Or it’s also a bit hard to invite a lumberjack, who never chopped a tree!

    What is important for me, just be honest, the most off the time I need a hand, never used power tools fine than I teach you how to use them safely.
    We have for every volunteer safe work clothes, safety goggles and ear protection.

    Etc. there is a lot to do on different levels

  • 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
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    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

    We are very interested in th Swedish history and be happy to share that knowledge

    When volunteers are interested they Can learn about gardening and classic carpenter

    For every volunteer we have a free risk insurance, CE approved work clothes because we understand that a backpack has limited space.

  • Ayuda


    Help in and around the house. Gardening, carpentry, plumbing, forestry. Milling, basicly everything what we do on the farm

  • Idiomas hablados

    Holandés: Fluido
    Swedish: Fluido
    Inglés: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento


    On this moment we have one brand new cabin with heating and WiFi for volunteers.
    There is a build going on for a dubbel bed cabin and a second singelbed

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    In the free time the travelers can use to a motor boat where you can overnight in a lake close by of a canedian canoo. There is fishing ecuipment availeble with fishing rods or nets. Walks in the forrest or visit the a. Citty

  • 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 a micro house, à Bell tent with woodstove, several other tents when needed . The volunteers cabins have heating and WiFi

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    We have a dog field what can be used by runaway dogs the field is 120x50meter on the same field is the possibility to camp

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

  • ...

    Horas esperadas

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

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 582692828627

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