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Figeholm
All Year: March - November
Area (ha): 17
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 19608
Country: Sweden

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Last Updated: September 6, 2019

WE ARE COMPLETE FOR 2019, BUT FEEL FREE TO APPLY FOR NEXT YEAR, 2020.


We are a family of four and have small farm at the coast of the Baltic sea close to Oskarshamn. The farmhouse is more than a hundred years old and is located just a few meters away from a lake, which we can use exclusively for fishing, swimming and anything else.

A good work-life-balance is very important for us, and this is also what we have in mind for our helpers. It's not only working here, we also want to show our helpers the laid back Swedish lifestyle here at the Eastern coast. Both sides should feel that they did benefit from your stay at our place.

Hein: I was born in the north of Germany, and my profession as a carpenter has a very important role in the realization of our dream life. I’ve always felt at home out in nature, fishing, sailing or mushroom picking,. I like to work in the garden and cultivate home-grown fruits and vegetables.

Astrid: I love living in the nature and the freedom here in Sweden. By profession I’m a surgery nurse, nature and the garden are a good balance to my professional life. It gives me great joy to explore and try new things, I also like to cook. Because of this, in the garden and kitchen I experiment often. My family is very important to me. In addition, I am very interested in photography, literature, animals and music.

We also have two children, Fridtjof and Fredrik. Both boys are growing up here in the middle of nature and learn early on where the food comes from, that the fish and meat does not come out of the freezer at the grocery store.

You explore the surrounding area by bicycle or walk the hiking trail that passes our property.
We have several boats you can use, both on the lake and the Baltic Sea. You can use a canoe or join us for a sailing trip.

There are forests all around our property, and the Baltic sea is not even a kilometer away from the house.

We have a lot of different projects to start with, beginning with creating a garden designed for permaculture and a self-sufficiant lifestyle.

We are going to need help with constructing different smaller buildings, like a treehouse, a greenhouse and a guesthouse. We also have to do some restoration on the the smaller house next to our home. Another project is building a floating pavillon on the lake.

There are other long term projects, like growing hops, keeping bees and some other animals.

We have four cats and a dog.

We expect from our helpers to be independant and reliable. You don't need to have any extraordinary skills (even if it would not be a disadvantage), you will learn what to do and how to do it.

Inside all buildings is no smoking area, we expect you to respect that. We are non-vegetarians and won't do any extra dishes.

You will have good homemade food every day.

We speak English, German, Swedish and Norwegian. Since we are not native Swedish speakers and want to raise our children at least bilingual, we usually don't speak Swedish at home. During the time we have volunteers in the house, we speak English the most of the time.
But since we have experience in emigrating to Scandinavic countries and have learned their languages, we can help you with both of that too, if you are interested.

Our helpers will have all their own guest room for privacy, and one ofe the first projects is building a guest appartement with its own bath and kitchen.
Our helpers have access to wifi at our house.

For further information please have a look at our website.

We prefer helpers willing to stay for at least 4 weeks.

reviews (22)
Helper: Marco Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: September 25, 2019
Only me, Marco, stayed on September 2019 at Diegelmann family and it has been... view complete review

Helper: Rachid el moudden hadia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: May 1, 2019
I ve been staying here for 3 weeks and wish I could to stay longer! They were... view complete review

Helper: Nicolas and Luka Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 3, 2018
Me and my cousin had simply the best summer of our lifes with Hein, Astrid, t... view complete review

Helper: Jari Devilee Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: September 6, 2016
I stayed with Astrid, Hein and the boys for one month, but looking back now i... view complete review

Helper: Daniel Uren Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: July 28, 2016
I stayed with Hein and Astrid for just short of 3 months and it has been one ... view complete review

Helper: Patryk Machowski Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Poland Date: July 21, 2016
I stayed with this fantastic family for 5 weeks in June. It was an unforgetta... view complete review

Helper: Carlos david Cuevas Barragán Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Mexico Date: June 17, 2016
I stayed with the Diegelmann family for about 5 weeks and was fantastic, Norw... view complete review

Helper: Maria evelijn van Heteren Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: January 24, 2016
I stayed for 6 weeks with the family Diegelmann and I had a great time. The... view complete review

Helper: Adriŕ and Sandra Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: November 6, 2015
We spent with Diegelmann family about 2 months. They are great hosts, they do... view complete review

Helper: Rachel and Ryan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 30, 2015
We spent three weeks with Hein and Astrid in August. This was an unforget... view complete review

Helper: Mark Kiss Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hungary Date: October 28, 2015
Hi there! I spent two autumn months at the beautiful Nymoen farm with the ... view complete review

Helper: Alejo Fernandez Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: October 3, 2015
I spent three weeks living in Nymoen with the Diegelmanns in July 2015 The... view complete review

Helper: Latifi Aurel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Albania Date: August 8, 2015
A big THANK YOU to Diegelmann family. I found in this house all positive thin... view complete review

Helper: Andrea Mommer Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: July 30, 2015
When nostalgia - or better: Sehnsucht - unexpectedly starts soaring now and t... view complete review

Helper: Alice and Jacob Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: January 11, 2015
Hein and Astrid you and the boys were a pleasure to help exchange with. It wa... view complete review

Helper: Thorge Huss Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 1, 2015
Hello fellow helpers! I am writing this review based on two months I spent w... view complete review

Helper: Hector Lara Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: November 23, 2014
I stayed with Dielgmann family around one and a half months and was a incredi... view complete review

Helper: Riccardo and Donatella Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: November 15, 2014
Hello Diegelmann's family! Sorry if this review comes so late but after the ... view complete review

Helper: Artis Ataudzins Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Latvia Date: August 23, 2014
I stayed with Diegelmann family little bit more than 3 months. This place is ... view complete review

Helper: David Kirkpatrick Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 8, 2014
I spent around 2 months with the Diegelmanns from the beginning of April to t... view complete review

Helper: Branko and Melita Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Serbia Date: December 19, 2013
We are a couple who spent five months with the family Diegelmann from June to... view complete review

Helper: Shengzhong Wang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: May 21, 2013
I spend about a month with the Hein's family, and I have to say it was o... view complete review

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