All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 83181
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Last Updated: March 10, 2020
The Short description: Organic farm and Retreat center in the making! Come and be a part of it.
We just recently managed to open a small vegetarian cafe and B&B. It happens to be bigger success than expected. You can also participate there.
We are a little, happy community living in an old farm in Blekinge near Karlshamn.
We want to create a place where you can be yourself. The farm is led by Pavlina and Denise.
We are small international community in Southern Sweden creating organic orchard for our Retreat Center. Surrounded by astonishing nature of Southern Sweden – near the coast line, in the middle of the forest and close to the several nature reservations. We want to create a place where you can be yourself truly and we need help in this process. We have 20,000m2 field, 30,000m2 forest and meadow. We grow about 40,000 small fruit trees and also vegetables, herbs, mushrooms and roses.
Our community spontaneously formed itself in summer 2014 out of people who came to Retreat Centre and volunteers who decided to stay. We believe that life is simple; every experience can be turned into learning and personal growth.
The joy of the simple living where you reconnect to the earth and find home in the world is immense. It is a lot of physical work to do farming and we love it. We are not meant to be passive; we are not born to be lazy. It is totally the opposite. We are born to be joyful, motivated, dedicated, active, creative, inventive and productive. We are meant to participate in all the wonderful things there are happening around us. On the farm we are planning, seeding and planting, taking care of vegetables and fruit trees, and finally harvesting, cooking, and eating what we have grown. And we invite you to come and participate in all we are doing. If you see the value in this kind of simple living you will feel a happiness that cannot be described. It must be experienced.
In the end of the day there is a group session for those who came for the retreat (not the volunteers).
Retreat Center (led by Sřren and Pavlina) follows the famous and successful tradition of Hippocrates of Holistic medicine.
We have different projects at the farm, so there should be something for everyones taste :)
We mostly need help with the farm work and it varies a bit from season to season. In early spring we are grafting and planting trees, flowers and vegetables. In Summer there will be mostly work like weeding, fertilizing, watering or painting. In Autumn it’s time to harvest and multiply roses. In winter we are maintaining the buildings and sitting in the warm sauna :)
For those of you who prefer inside work – there is always a lot to do in the house like cooking and cleaning
Since last year we also have another project – the farm shop and café. Here we are selling the farms products and homemade vegetarian food. There is often work with preparing products for the shop like seeds and plants as well as a variety of smaller building projects like an outdoor playground. There is also always use for some helping hands in the café.
We have 2 big buildings with cozy dorms or little rooms if you need the privacy. There are bathrooms and showers and we also have our own sauna! There are three vegetarian meals everyday and some snack breaks. In the evening we are often playing cards together, watching a movie in our „home cinema“ or just relaxing in the common area.
In our free time we like to explore the nature around us, if the weather is well we go sailing with our little boat or with the kayaks. You can use our bicycles or take the bus (country-bus – not so often) to town.
And yes, we have wifi :)
We would be very happy if you decided to come and help us!
Also feel free to ask questions, in case we forgot something!