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Help us transform an old abandoned farm in Småland to a permaculture heaven for animals and humans! We are in the beginning of this long project, revitalizing old farmland to be a productive permaculture homestead with vegetable fields, forest gardens, herb gardens, pollinator plants, greenhouses, firewoodproduktion, chickens etc.
Now we are in the middle of building a small flat in our old barn house. We are building solely with natural materials; mainly wood and clay. We are looking for workers that want to learn more about green building techniques and is generally practical. Experience in building is a plus, but not necessary. You need to be able to work both on your own and with us and other helpers. Please let us know what experience you have in your initial contact with us!
About us: We are a family of tree; Frimand, Tonje and baby Senja. Animals on the farmstead are the dogs Pippi and Agda and the cat Houdini, plus a bunch of chickens. Our aim is to become more and more self-sufficient from our land, and at the same time giving space to hight biodiversity, wild animals and pollinators. We are a not a commercial farm, our homestead is our hobby, where we are focusing on producing food for our selves and we will not need help to anything commercial as we are not running a business, but merely trying to become more and more self sufficient from our land.
Other tasks that are needed help with: Making compost from various sources are a big part of the work on our homestead, creating fertile soil and sequestering carbon at the same time. We are clearing land to make it ready for planting trees and establishing vegetable beds.
In exchange for your help we hope to give you a lot of new knowledge about eco building and living, soil building, biodiversity and permaculture. You can also learn about sourdough baking, vegetarian cooking, foraging and preparing wild plants for tea and food.
Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendreAide avec des éco-projetsJardinageBricolage et projets de constructionS’occuper des animauxAide dans une fermeCuisine/repas pour la familleAide à la maison
Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre
We are a Danish-Norwegian couple in Sweden, so we are a true Nordic blend. You can also learn about organic farming, permaculture, animal care, vegetable based cooking, sourdough baking, waste reductive living, composting systems etc. Our friends mostly international, as our local town is the home of IKEA, and attracts designers etc from all over the world.
Projets impliquant des enfants
Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.
Building a new flat with natural materials.
Occasional cooking (we take turns) and helping keep the house and garden in resonable tidy shape.
We might also start some planting of trees in what will become the forest garden.
Room in the house. Double bed. We eat lunch and dinner together taking turns preparing. Everyone helps clean up after. This is not part of your work hours.
The area has a lot of nice lakes to go swimming or fishing. Hiking or biking, canoeing or kayaking in lakes or streams. IKEA Museum. The translation in 15 minutes away by car, and we can pick you up there. The station is 2 hours north og Copenhagen airport.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Espace pour garer des vans
Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.
Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?
Plus de 2
Nombre d'heures attendues
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week