Join us on our small sustainable farm in the north of Örebro, Sweden




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    Enjoy life on a small farm and learn about gardening, honey bees, chickens and sustainable living. We are a family of four living on a small organic farm 20 km north of Örebro. On our farm we grow many different vegetables, berries and fruits by using organic and permaculture principles. We have two cats, chickens and honey bees and try to live as sustainable as possible, not using more resources from earth than needed. We also believe that locally produced food is a good way to live more sustainable and contribute to our local ecosystem. Our farm is quite small and all food we grow and produce is consumed by us and friends.
    Oh and we - that is Katharina (38), Erik (38) and our kids (8 and 10). We adults both work part-time within IT in the public sector. Instead of working full-time we spend time taking care of our animals and vegetable garden, which provides food, joy and time for meeting other people. We do not earn money by doing this, but spend less than we would otherwise and meanwhile having a more fulfilling life.
    Welcome to join us at our beautiful place!

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

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

  • 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

    We are happy to share our knowledge with you, for example: sustainable living, growing food, beekeeping, chickens, brewing kombucha, baking sourdough bread. We also practice yoga and enjoy board game nights with friends.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda


    We are looking for someone who is experienced in any of the areas listed below and able to work self-driven and take responsibility. You will sometimes be doing tasks on your own (or together if you are two persons) or together with one or two of us depending on what needs to be done and when, and our working schedules.
    You will often have the possibility to choose from different tasks and decide at what time of the day you want to work. However certain tasks require planning, preparations and working at specific times or weather conditions.

    We haven't planned for 2023 yet but usually we could use some help from end of April to the beginning/middle of September in different areas - what needs to be done depends on time of the year. As the tiny house is heated with electricity and that has become very expensive we unfortunately will have a shorter season in 2023, in April it is usually still quite cold where we live. One exception is if you have skills in woodwork/carpentry/building - because we really would appreciate some help within that area (see greenhouse project below). Contact us for more information :)

    In the beginning of the season, from April to June:
    - producing biochar
    - cleaning the polytunnel greenhouse when the chickens move out (they live in there during winter)
    - preparing beds for growing season
    - taking care of seedlings
    - chopping and stacking firewood
    - felling small trees

    During summer, June - September:
    - gardening, especially weeding, mulching, watering
    - harvesting & preserving food
    - producing biochar

    During the whole season:
    - taking care of the chickens (cleaning the hen house, refilling food and water, fencing).
    - beekeeping. If you have knowledge in beekeeping you can help us with the bees or if you lack knowledge but are interested, you can learn about beekeeping by assisting at the hives and also harvesting honey.
    - The pond-project: we are creating a (rather big) pond to increase biodiversity and as a water reservoir to increase our resilience. Digging and moving stones will be involved.
    - Cooking. If you like cooking you are very very welcome to do that.
    - Building projects and painting. There is always something that needs some new paint. A building project we are working on is converting an old building to a greenhouse. As we use recycled materials as much as possible in an old building there are no standard sizes and solutions, we design and build as we go on and try to make the best of what we have. We have a vision of what we want to accomplish but if you prefer exact plans, standard materials and fast building using modern tools this project might not be your thing. You can have a look at our pictures to get an impression. All major structure-related parts have been finished during 2022, in 2023 we will work on putting up boards on the walls inside, renovating windows, painting the walls, fixing the floor, install a fireplace and lots more.

    We eat lacto-ovo vegetarian food.

  • Idiomas

    Alemão: Fluente
    Inglês: Fluente
    Swedish: Fluente

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    We'd love to meet german speakers as our kids need to practice their german (Katharina has German roots). We are happy to help you practice swedish.

  • Acomodação


    You will live in a tiny house that is 10m2. It is suitable for two people who are comfortable with living together in a small place, a child might fit as well depending on age and how much comfort you need :)
    There is a small living area with two beds (extra mattress on the floor can be arranged), chairs, table and some storage and a small but well equipped kitchen area with a fridge, sink, two cooking plates, toaster, kettle.
    There is electricity and internet connection in the tiny house, but no running water or sewer. You can get fresh water in our house at any time to refill the water tank in the tiny house. The used water goes into a tank that needs to be emptied regularly. There is a small urine separating composting toilet in the tiny house, mostly for night time use (you will have to empty it daily). There is another urine separating compost toilet in a building nearby (that does not require daily emptying).
    Note that there is no shower in the tiny house.
    You are welcome to use the shower and washing machine in our house but not during night time and because we have our own well, we all need to be conservative with our water consumption (no extensive showers).

    Normally you will arrange your own breakfast. We often will have dinner together on the working days (or maybe all days, depends on what we all are up to). Lunch will vary, usually you will arrange lunch on your own. We supply the groceries for all meals at our place and depending on season there will be different homegrown vegetables to enjoy, as well as eggs from our chickens and plenty of honey.

    We are vegetarians.

    It is possible to go to stores by bus (20 min walk + 15 minutes by bus one way) if you want to buy snacks or anything else.

    We don't accept excessive alcohol consumption, although moderate consumption is acceptable. We are non-smokers.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    Time usually flies in our lifes and every day life with the kids, our jobs and taking care of the farm can be demanding. We enjoy meeting new people, having nice conversations and playing board games and are happy to invite you to our life but how much time we spend together depends on what kind of chemistry develops between us - which is hard to predict in advance :) Also after intense days we adults often are quite tired in the evenings and we will need to spend some family time on our own - so you need to be able to spend your free time on your own as well.
    There is plenty to do and see. We live in the countryside, the closest neighbours are a few hundred meters away. It is close to the forrest and nice walking areas. Beautiful view over Kilsbergen, a mountain range a few kilometers from us, with forrest, hiking (Bergslagsleden) and mountain bike trails, national park areas. A nice river suitable for swimming is close by. There are lots of animals you might spot here: birds (and even cranes), deers, foxes, elks.

    There are two bus stops within walking distance from our place (1 km/1.8km). From there you can easily get to the biggest city nearby - the regional capital Örebro, but also other nice places to see, i.e Nora and Lindesberg. From Örebro there are good connections by bus and train to Stockholm (2 hours by train), Gothenburg (3 hours) and Oslo (five hours).
    In Örebro there are restaurants, cinemas, museums, pharmacies, hospital, university, libraries, a castle, shops etc.

    Please send us some information about yourself, what you like to do, your experiences and skills, why you want to come here and anything else you think we should know about you.

    We are looking forward to hear from you!

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  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    There is Wi-Fi available in the tiny house

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    There is plenty of space for campervans.

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    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?


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    Horas previstas

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

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Precisão do perfil: (5.0)

Intercâmbio cultural: (4.6)

Comunicação: (5.0)

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 849336913963