Help us pursue our dream of creating a self-sufficient community at our farm in Alingsås, Sweden



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    There was a small community that was founded here in the deep parts of the Västgötska forests in 1783. It consisted of four families and 24 people in the beginning, who had four or more houses. By the 1900s there is said to have lived about 50 people spread into 9 households. They lived far from the cities and towns and probably made much of what they needed on the farms. They kept 5 cattle, 1 horse and 6-7 sheep at our farm alone.

    My name is Jonathan. Me and my fiancée Lisa along with our newborn daughter live here in the old house that once was part of the old community. I have lived here for three and a half years and my fiancé for two. Our ambition is to re-settle this land and revive what was once a bustling and thriving self-sufficient community.

    The house that we live in is one of the few left from the old community that is still intact. It has running hot and cold water from own well, shower/bathtub, washing machine, toilet, electricity, four wood-heating stoves and three extra beds.

    We have a low-technology mindset where we aim to limit the use of modern machinery, partly because we don't want to be reliant on industry and bought fuel, but also because we think it is a very important part of our heritage to learn the crafts and skills that are needed to live off the land. Modern technology has killed so much of the skill and craftsmanship that was once commonplace, we want to take it back. But we are also practical, chainsaws, refigerators, cars and computers help us reach our goals much faster than just axes and rope. We use technology but we try to learn crafts that enable us not be too reliant on it.

    We are in the starting phase of our journey towards self-sufficiency. We have six goats, ten chickens, some fruit trees and a small garden. We own a bit of forest and do a lot of work with timber. I also hunt and get some meat from that as well.

    We are looking for people with a similar mindset who want to join in this movement and help bring life back to these wild forests, like they were over a hundred years ago. Preferably people who are knowledgeable and experienced in permaculture, food-preservation, cooking, farming, carpentry/construction(old methods in particular), use of axe and saw, animal husbandry, tanning of hides, curing of meat etc.

    As of now the project we are in most need of workawayers is the construction of a log cottage to house volunteers or guests. We are also in need of establishing larger vegetable gardens and fencing in larger areas for our goats. Also firewood needs to be harvested from the forest. These are the main areas that we are looking for help with, but we also would have good use of volunteers to help with daily chores as cooking, doing dishes, animal care, chopping firewood, gardening and general help.

    The area we live in is deep in the wild forest and has many lakes nearby to swim in. Berries and mushrooms are in abundance as well as wild animals. Many good hiking opportunities. We live about an hour away from Swedens next largest city Gothenburg.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Cuidar de animais

  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Here travellers can experience a live closer to what was normal in the countryside of Sweden before much of the modern machinery took over agriculture and construction and the skills associated with that lifestyle.

  • Ajuda


    Establishing vegetable gardens, construction and timber work, Fencing for animals, animal care, cooking, doing dishes, chopping firewood, and general help.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Sami: Fluente
    Swedish: Fluente

  • Acomodação


    Beds in the attic

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    The area has many lakes and great forests. Fishing and hiking will be possible

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    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

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    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Este anfitrião indicou que adora hospedar nômades digitais.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Este anfitrião pode fornecer espaço para vans.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?


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    Horas previstas

    4-5 hours, 5 days a week, with 2 days off

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 251345141611