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Nibe
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 17 ha
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 42131
Country: Denmark

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Last Updated: October 21, 2019

We have a 17ha organic deer farm with commanding views of the fjord and an organic B&B.

We are Biologist/Zoologists. Jens is Danish and Nan English. We have 2 bi-lingual children (7+12yrs).

On the farm, we have red deer, sheep, horses and cats. There are great views of the fjord from all over our land; with it's rolling hills, grazing, woodland, ponds and streams. Three ha are situated on an island in the fjord (bird reserve).
We also have a fruit orchard and kitchen garden. As we try to use as much of our own produce as possible, we are always jamming and juicing etc.

The 4 sides of our charming thatched farm (from 1777) form a sheltered courtyard oasis in which our guests love to relax. Our family home forms one side of the square; the B&B apartments - another and the 2 remaining sides are 2 barns awaiting development. We have many project ideas for the farm.

The B&B consists of 2 self catering apartments, which can sleep 4/6 persons respectively. We have renovated the old buildings to create an environmentally friendly space which is both practical and authentic... and rather romantic, our guests tell us.

HelpX guests can live in one of the apartments when they are not booked and in the house when they are. We have free Wifi.

We eat organic as much as possible and tend to only eat meat from our own farm or locally caught fish (We also eat a lot of vegetarian food).

The farm is situated at the end of a 1,2 km long private road which means it is quiet and peaceful. There are great riding, cycling, walking, fishing, and water-sports opportunities (esp. kite surfing) in the area. There are many other natural attractions in the area, including the beaches of the North Sea coast. The nearest of which is only a 35 minutes drive away. For history lovers, we are very close to several Viking museums, forts and villages.

We are a 30 minute drive from Aalborg, which has all the cultural oportunities and facilities of a large city, with rail, road and domestic and international air links. We are 10 minutes from the local town of Nibe and 1.2km away from the nearest village and bus stop.

We are always looking for helpers with farm, garden, forest or building experience (esp. carpentry).
However, life on the farm is always busy, so we always need help with:
Help with the B&B - cleaning, washing, maintenance etc.; Help in the house with maintenance, cooking, cleaning and childcare.
Kitchen garden and greenhouse.
The animals (Feeding etc and can include riding and training of horses); Work in the woodland (felling and chopping wood); Walling and fencing; gardening and storing/processing of produce;

Furthermore, there can be oportunities for helpxers with special skills to start up new projects.

We need hard workers and would expect ave. 6 hours of work per day (flexi time works best as we usually need longer hours on some days. Preferably for 1 month (2 weeks minimum). In exchange we give: good free food and board and a place in the heart of our beautiful farm and friendly family.

If the chemistry is right we would be happy for our helpX guests to stay longer during the winter.

We look forward to hearing from you and finding out if we can help each other.... so please do get in touch.

reviews (19)
Helper: Santiago jose Paz Figueroa Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Argentina Date: November 16, 2019
I had a wonderful time at Springbakgaard. I stayed there for four weeks and e... view complete review

Helper: Luisa and Leonie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 15, 2019
We went to the Sigsgaards for 2 weeks in May 2019 and loved our experiences w... view complete review

Helper: Paul and Ciara Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: December 21, 2018
We spent 2 weeks with Jens, Nan, Anna & Ben, we really enjoyed our time here.... view complete review

Helper: Pat Francis Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: November 4, 2018
A genuinely great family and a truly enriching Helpx experience. Right from d... view complete review

Helper: Teresa Planavila Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: September 3, 2018
My daughter (she has 10 years) and I spend two weeks with the family of Jens ... view complete review

Helper: Hazel Seymour Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 23, 2018
Well what can I say about Nans and Jen's organic farm and bed and breakfast I... view complete review

Helper: Kerrin Ingwersen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 24, 2017
A long overdue review after staying with Nan, Jens, Anna and Ben on beautiful... view complete review

Helper: Isabel de Ridder Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: January 17, 2017
Dear Jens, Nan, Anna and Ben, Thanks a million for six fabulous weeks in y... view complete review

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Helper: Guillaume Sanson Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 16, 2016
It was a very good experience to stay with Nan et Jens' family! I was able t... view complete review

Helper: Karen and John Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: September 25, 2016
This is a helpx drean beautiful people great accomadation good food and great... view complete review

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From: New Zealand Date: September 25, 2016
This is a helpx drean beautiful people great accomadation good food and great... view complete review

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From: New Zealand Date: September 25, 2016
This is a helpx drean beautiful people great accomadation good food and great... view complete review

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From: France Date: September 21, 2016
We staied 2 weeks on August with this nice family living in a beautiful area.... view complete review

Helper: Gabriele Palano Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: September 13, 2016
Hi, I stayed in Springbakgaard for a month, between June e July...and it was... view complete review

Helper: James and Chris Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: August 7, 2016
We had one of the best experiences possible from our HelpX adventure, with Na... view complete review

Helper: Sarah and Andrew Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 18, 2016
We have enjoyed every min of our week with Nan and Jens and little boy Ben. W... view complete review

Helper: Damien schwery Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Switzerland Date: June 28, 2016
After nearly three weeks, felt as just a few days, we leave this beautiful fa... view complete review

Helper: Kim and Birgit Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: June 16, 2016
Springbakgaard is the Danish version of a little paradise: The farm overlooks... view complete review

Helper: Kelsey and Abraham Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 3, 2015
We stayed at Springbakgaard for four weeks. The work we took part in included... view complete review

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