All Year: now
Area (ha): 2 ha
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 16019
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Last Updated: December 11, 2017
WE ARE SEARCHING FOR ONE PERSON IN JANUARY-MARCH 2018, MOSTLY FOR INDOOR WORK..
We are a family of 2 adults, 2 children and 1 grandfather living in the beautiful south-eastern part of Denmark.
We have a lovely homestead of 2 acres where we use principles from permaculture, forestgardening, biodynamics and of course organic gardening to become more and more selfsufficient all the time. We also have small animals. We have built the house ourselves (since 2004) and we love to live here.
At the moment we are building/constructing very intensively, since we have a friend who maybe will move in here with her 3 kids next summer. So we are spending most of our time to make that become possible.
Therefore, for January–March 2018, where there are not much gardening to do, we are looking for ONE person who will dedicated support us with all kind of daily tasks for at least 3 weeks:
-> feeding animals (small animals, it takes about half an hour per day),
-> indoor household (cleaning, doing the dishes, washing clothes, baking bread, heating the owen),
-> cooking in the evening most days (one of us will help if necessary).
We all make a plan every morning at 9.00 that tells everyone what to do. You yourself can decide when to do the things on your plan.
In exchange for all this we will let you be an appreciated and closely integrated member of our family, and we will share our life, ideas and knowledge (quite a lot) with you.
We like truly interested people with drive, who can work independently (instructed of course) with a high motivation, who like to get things done, who has an eye for what needs to be done, who don’t need everything to be comfortable. We need you to be responsible and flexible. Cleaning after yourself is a must, and good mature proactive communication is necessary. You will get the same from us :) .
We live mainly from homemade things, e.g. we only buy a few highly processed foods. 1 of us is vegan, 2 others don’t eat dairy, two eats everything. If you are vegetarian or vegan and don’t like to cook meat, we will do that part.
Working will be Monday to Friday. In the weekends there are no working, but if you are at home during the weekend, we will all help each other to make things work out. You can also go see the country. If you stay with us for a longer period you can take some days off to go on a longer trip.
We have 2 fostergirls 10 and 11 years old. They need a lot of attention and contact from us. Working with them is our fulltime job (and our only income) – so we will basically be at home all the time. Our focus will be on adults (including you) and work from 9-14 and mostly on kids from 14-20.
The smaller girl has infantile autism. She benefits from having to get to know other people – you could say to get out of her comfortzone every now and then.
We are NOT looking for a babysitter – the work with the children is ours, so babysitter skills are not necessary – but you should really like to be around children – they are quite noisy (the surroundings though are quiet).
Because of our work with the children, we don't have a very outgoing social life, so for us the social part of the exchange is also important.
We want to validate the chemistry between us before, so we want to skype with you before making an appointment.
We hope to hear from you.