Farm work and animal care just outside Gränna in the deep fairy-like John Bauer forest in Småland, Sweden

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    If you are interested to work with us please read our profile and check the calender before you apply. Also - due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic any workawayer invited to our home is expected to follow guidelines from Swedish authorities. This is a rural area so if you like nature and forest this could be a match. If you prefer a crowded pub - no match.

    The area around here says to be one of Scandinavia's most beautiful places and it´s located just outside Gränna in the deep fairy-like John Bauer forest of Småland. Our farm´s history goes back all the way to the 18th century. Today it´s a small family business with agriculture, forestry and animals: sheep and cattle. There´s also bees, hens, horses, rabbits and of course cats and dogs. Besides usual farm work we arrange small scale tourist events and we also have a small shop/showroom in nearby Gränna.

    The family consists of farmer Petter and his wife Jenny and a 17 year old son (and three grown up sons incl partners and kids) visiting now and then). We´re easy going people and workaway gives us an opportunity to see/meet the world without leaving home. For obvious reasons we cannot take long vacations. :) As a farmer weather and animals runs your life but we like to take shorter trips and are more than happy to show our volunteers this beautiful area and our way of life.

    Our work list is long and includes both small and big projects but an annual review would look like this:

    ▪️Jan-Feb - shearing sheep, general maintenance
    ▪️Mar-Apr - lamb season, carpentry work, repairs
    ▪️May - lamb event, fences, firewood, garden work
    ▪️Jun-July - hay harvest, garden work, fencing
    ▪️Aug-Sep - shearing sheep, grain harvest, cleaning, firewood
    ▪️Oct-Nov-Dec - firewood, animal care, cleaning

    Food: we eat meat (pork, beef, lamb, chicken), dairy products, eggs and of course vegetables. So if you have special diet request like vegetarian/vegan/pescatarian maybe this is not the place for you.

    If you´re interested in applying please read our profile and include the following information in you application:

    ▪️Appr arrival/departure dates.
    ▪️Describe the work you´re interested in and what skills you can contribute with or would like to learn.

  • 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
    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

    Perfect oppportunity to experience rural life in Sweden. Forest and lakes are nearby so if you are in to hiking, fishing and nature this is a perfect spot.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We offer workawayers a (hopefully) pleasant stay with varied tasks depending on season, weather and of course your interests and skills. For example fencing, shearing sheep, carpentry work, caring for animals, cleaning barn, harvesting hay, gardening, cutting firewood and maintenance of machines and buildings. If you know your away around tractors, chainsaws and other tools that’s great but not necessary.

    Daily chores includes feeding animals and cleaning barn. Besides that there is a number of small and big projects to take on for anyone who can work independently like building gates, fixing fences and misc repairs. So if you are a Jack/Jane of all trades you can find interesting challenges here.

    If you like country life but prefer other chores help in the house is always appreciated. That means cooking, baking, cleaning and helping out in the farm shop.

    We usually work long hours and help is really appreciated but we don´t expect our workawayers do to the same hours as we do. We follow Workaway rules and expect 4-5 hours, 5 days a week and of course this is flexible.

    However we do expect our workawayers to be responsible, honest and reliable. If you have specials skills thats great but most important is to be interested and not afraid of trying and learning new things. Farm work can be both boring and dirty so if you can´t deal with hard work and dirty hands this is not the place for you. We also prefer our workawayers to be at least 20 years or older.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Swedish: Fluido
    Inglés: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Accommodation is offered in one of our guestrooms or if you prefer a tent in the garden that could be arranged too. Also plenty of room for camper van etc.

    You'll live as a family member in our old house with internet, TV, laundry a s f. If you like you can bring bedlinnen, towels and such otherwise we can provide that. Most important is to bring comfortable working clothes and shoes.

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    Algo más...

    Please note that we are located in a rural area and driving license is good. Public transportation is 6 km away, nearby towns are Jönköping 30 km and Gränna 10 km.

    We don´t expect you to be a trained proffessional (even though you are very welcome too) but we expect you to be interested and willing to learn. We love to hang out and share meals with you even though we work a lot. Also remember: this is a rural area which means that you have to be able entertain yourself the rest of the time.

    To all our previous helpers 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021 thank you ever so much - we are very greatful for all the help!

  • 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

    You are welcome to bring your own motorhome, van or tent to live in during your stay - there is plenty of space.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Uno

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    Horas esperadas

    4-5 hours max 25 hours, 5 days a week

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (4.8)

Intercambio cultural: (4.8)

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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 717597685637