We are Anja and Mark a Dutch couple who emigrated to Sweden in the year 2009. In the year 2009 we started a B & B in the south of Sweden (Småland Kalmar) with 5 rooms. Our B & B is located in a tourist area the glass empire as it is called in the area. We have had many tourists in our B & B and it is a nice experience to get in touch with people from different countries.
Two years later we opened a small nature camp behind our house with 12 places for tents and caravans and small campers. Here too we visited many tourists and campers.
We have always done the B & B and the camping together, as we always do everything together and always manage to bring it to a good end.
In the year 2017 there were a lot of changes in our situation, tourism declined, making it increasingly difficult to earn our money. We have done everything to make it more attractive so that our guests stay longer by offering activities such as walking tours cycling in nature. Unfortunately, this did not have the intended effect, the tourists did not come.
We then made a drastic decision to close our B & B and rent out the rooms for a long time to still have some income.To make matters worse, Anja got sick and she got problems with her kidneys and as a result hospitalized her kidneys were removed.
Anja now needs to be dyialized three times a week in the hospital. This is actually a normal work week for her.
I (mark) do the housekeeping care for the dogs and maintain the house and the garden and I make food.
We are looking for a person who can help us with this. It mainly concerns many activities in and around the house. If you can do jobs and are a little handy, you'll get far and we can do a lot of work, while there is also time for free time especially in the winter.
In the future, we would like to re-open our passion for the B & B and make sure that people come again. Running the B & B and camping is a big challenge. There is plenty to do throughout the year in and around the house. We are therefore looking for a person who could stay for a longer period of time as I only stand for the biggest part.
We find it important that people feel at home with us this rule of thumb we have always used to our guests.
Bricolage et projets de construction
Cuisine/repas pour la famille
Aide avec des éco-projets
Aide à la maison
Accueil / tourisme
Pratique d’une langue
Aide informatique / avec Internet
As a traveler, you come to work in a very quiet and natural environment. You will work mainly with one person. During the work that takes place in nature and around the house you will get to know yourself what your possibilities and limitations are. The aim is to create a relaxed situation that does not require much improvisation. In the future, there will be an appeal to the development of new ideas for the start of the company and you could play a role in this.
In the future, a restart of the B & B and the Kamping if the conditions are created for its support in the maintenance of the house and possible small renovation projects in and on the house..
The help that we would like to receive consists mainly of support in the household to carry out the daily tasks of vacuuming wood for the stove. and light the stove to obtain hot water. and a walk in the forest of the 2 dogs 3 times a day. Of course, we do together these tasks as described here.
Apart from these daily tasks, there are also maintenance activities for the house such as carpentry tasks, minor renovations on the rooms that are in the rental such as laminate flooring laying window frames paint making a heating surround decorating the guest rooms. As well as gardening, rakes rake work from trees and plants. Maintenance on lawn mowers and brush cutters.
And if snow has fallen, the driveway must be cleared of snow about once a day.
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A large house located on the edge of the forest with 5000 M2 meters.You get a private room in the house and you have access to your own kitchen and bathroom and you have a private entrance where you have a key. The kitchen and the bathroom is shared with other tenants who currently rent a room in the house. Meals are reimbursed or meals can be eaten together. There are various options.
The area where we live is very large and extensive. In a circumference of 80 kilometers there is no city. The area is a tourist place and is visited by tourists from all over the world in the summer. There are also tourists especially for nature, think of hiking tours and bicycle tours.
It is a plus if you have a driver's license and a private car. The overwhelming silence can sometimes come at you if you are not used to silence for example if you live in town especially in winter when the days are dark there is snow.We have become accustomed to this life from the city itself. This way of life pleases us well in a small community. Here you have to be able to handle it can sometimes be a bit lonely. But there is always time for a good conversation.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week