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Facts

Member since
2016
Desired time of stay
Three weeks or more
Visit
all year
Checks mail
more or less daily except for some weeks July-August
Location
Vreta Kloster
Area in hectares
2 hectares
Animals
Goats, Chickens
Languages
Swedish, English
Diet
organic, after season and what is a lot of from garden, mainly avoid diary products

Contact

City
Vreta Kloster
Zip
59076
Country
Sweden

About

Our farm is situated on a flat, lush and intensive grown landscape. Close to here is a river beautiful for swimming, the lake Roxen with great bird watching. To the city of Linköping is a separate bike-road and the deep taiga-forests starts just north of the lake. Everything easy accessed with the bike.

Me, Jan, lives here since 2006 with my two boys born 07 and 09. Kids stay with me every second week. In another house lives the landlords, a handsome couple with two children. I have always been in the organic business (such as running an organic sourdough-bakery and worked on a company for fermenting vegetables.) I have since long time been dedicated to live with a small footprint and like to do calculations due to this. More normal intrests I have is running, biking, climbing and watching bird and flowers.
My oldest son have a passion for sports, mainly football, he have a parrot. The youngest is more broader - he likes words and jokes. He have three guinnie-pigs.
We have done two wwoofing trips by train with the family. Two month in Sicily and one month in Portugal. I have done two long distance-bike-travels. Syria to Sweden 1998 and India together with the kids mother 2006.

I am grown up on a commercial large scale vegetable farm but now just grow for the family and the scything-team. So the system is pretty well set. I know what to do, why and when. It is effective growing but with biodiversity in focus. The fields with crops I maintain by handcraft is about 1000 m2. 800 of this is devided into an 8 year crop-rotation including fields in rest and grazing for the hens. Then there is a lot of grass/meadow maintained only by scythe.
Most of the grass is used for cover in the fields.

Some renovation of the house or other things to build is always need to be done and if you have such skills it is welcome.

Over to my professional business I run a webshop selling organic birdseed, the warehouse is close to here and there is, especially in autumn and winter, jobs to be done like packing bags and doing seed mixtures.

During July-september I work professioanly as a scythe-mower with 3-8 employees. This period there is a basecamp with people moving around at the places we maintain. I try to stay as much as possible there. So I need help with someone living here taking care of the gardens and animals, and do cropping for the basecamp. And anyone more focused in scything is welcome to join the team at the basecamp. The meadows we maintain is the regions richest in biodiversity, often on very beautiful places. Payed by municipality and gouvernment. There is links to picture-albums from basecamps here: "my website"/liar---kurser-forsaljning-inspiration/kurser-tjanster-produkter
And our films about scythning here: "my website"liar---kurser-forsaljning-inspiration
We are also in the process of building a workshop for our own developed nordic snath and to set up a webshop for scyhting-pruducts.

If there is lack of work with my things there is sometimes neighbours needing help. There is three professional organic farms (one biodynamic). My father is growing organic grapes for eating in two large greenhouses.

In the basecamp you need own tent. Kitchen work is set up by a scedule a day in advance.

Here at the farm you will have an own room with a bed but there is also possible to tent or to have your own sleeping-car. We share practical things as cleaning, cooking and dishes. This is a place for one or two wwoofers and we will mostly eat together. There is hot water, bath-tube, indoor-WC and washing-machine. House is wood-heated oct-april. There is wireless internet. My computer can be used, if its free, for practical matters but not for films, facebook etc..

Working time for you is 30hours a week, not including kitchen-work. No certain working -time or days, but basically free satuday and sunday. We decide what is suitable. In some cases I need help in weekends. For example if there is a group here learning scything. Then you will have free other days.

We will work partly together. I will give you good instructions what to do and why to do it. The more questions you have the more anwers and discussons there will be!
I avarage 30hours a week with my companys including a lot of boring time at the computer here in the house.

You are a nonsmoker.
Alcohol can be used during weekends.
You must have no mercy for slugs and during the season be permanently armed with a sissorcs for immediate executions to protect what is our!

I have the insurance for you recommended by wwoof-Sweden.

About

Our farm is situated on a flat, lush and intensive grown landscape. Close to here is a river beautiful for swimming, the lake Roxen with great bird watching. To the city of Linköping is a separate bike-road and the deep taiga-forests starts just north of t...

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Facts

Member since
2016
Desired time of stay
Three weeks or more
Visit
all year
Checks mail
more or less daily except for some weeks July-August
Location
Vreta Kloster
Area in hectares
2 hectares
Animals
Goats, Chickens
Languages
Swedish, English
Diet
organic, after season and what is a lot of from garden, mainly avoid diary products

Contact

City
Vreta Kloster
Zip
59076
Country
Sweden

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