Decorated Farmhouse & Ecologic Milk Production

The farm is actually two properties. The decorated farmhouse where the volouteers are staying and where I and my siblings grew up. And the nearby property that was added when my brother extended the milk production. Both properties are formally merged to one economic unit. The property is ecologically certified. At the milk production you can help in the dayly work, you would help in the morning or the afternon shift, there are in total 14 shifts a week that should be filled uo, preferable the morning shift 5 am to 10 am. The afternoon shift is 3pm to 8pm. The most important shifts are every second Friday to Sunday when the employees have their weekend of, yes cows need to be milked also in the weekend and you are a part of it. You should do 5 shifts a week. You can also build fences for the animals. If you stay a longer time you can also drive the tractor in the fields. The decorated farmhouse There is a variety of work available, painting the outside walls, cement and restore old windows. Clean the attic and other spaces used as storage. clean windows. Clear the flower beds. Cut the grass. Do a proper floor scour as back in the days. There is cats living at the farmstead they are allowed to be inside the house but are more of outside cats but they need some love. There are also sheeps, heifers and bulls who we feed and water. The volounteers live in my house. It is everybody's responsibility that daily cleaning tasks are performed.

I was born on this farm and it has always been a part of my life. First helping my parents and now living there whenever i can. I work as a teacher at the university of Uppsala in the electric engineering program. When I am not working I sing in a choir and dance Salsa, Bachata, Lindy hop and other swingdances. At the farm there first of all my brother Åke that is the main farmer, his wife Maria, the farmhand Anders that been with us for 30 years. There is also the milker Jesper and two syrian refugees in work training. My sister is not living on the farm but will help with supervising of tasks whenever she can. You will stay at the upper floor in the main building. There is a bathroom there, also a kitchen but it is mostly used as a room for workawaers. Downstairs there is a main kitchen. We cook together and go for weekly grocery shopping so there is always Ingredients for cooking for the workawayers. There is cats living at the farmstead they are allowed to be inside the house but are more of outside cats. To get to the farm you just book a ticket to Söderhamn or to Uppsala (if I am in Uppsala.)Söderhamn has direct trains every 2 hours during the day and 2 direct busses. It is very convenient to travel to Söderhamn from Arlanda but booking system is confusing. Don't even try to do it without talking to me, you will just end up booking the wrong ticket. 50% do not understand that Arlanda is on the way to the farm and closer to Uppsala than Stockholm.

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Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

Honduras

5

I definitely learned a lot about farm life; taking care of the cows and keeping the farm in general require daily attention, but the experience was still quite rewarding. I appreciate Äke, Maria, Jesper, and Anders for taking the time to explain everything to me everything I need to know to do my work. We have wonderful conversations over coffee in the morning, and the family is very welcoming. Ollev was always watching out for us if we have everything we need and accompanied us to various locations, such as the lake or skiing, so we could enjoy the winter activities. Thanks a lot my friend!

15 days ago

Brazil

5

The experience was amazing! Everyone is loving and patient with the volunteers. They have all the structure and clothes for us to go to the farm. mornings go by fast and there's a lot of love! Olov is a great host and company! I highly recommend the experience! :) The point of improvement that I see is to improve the tidiness of the house where the volunteers live.

17 days ago

Brazil

5

My experience was great! We had everything we needed in the house, everything as described in the vacancy. The work varies between tasks at home and on the farm with the cows, but everything can be combined and divided. Olle is a special person he took us to many places around and we had a lot of fun together. Åke, Maria and Jasper are very patient in teaching all the work, and made us feel very welcome! Being able to spend Christmas with them at a traditional Swedish dinner was wonderful! Everyone is very sweet, I hope to return one day! I highly recommend it!

19 days ago

Brazil

5

I really loved my time on the farm, we have some responsibilities around the house and i also worked with the cows and learned a lot. Åke, Marie and Jasper are very patient, fun and I felt really good there. In the house we had everything we needed. Olle is a great host, a great cook, and great company for anything. I had good times at the farm, I recommend it to everyone who wants this kind of experience.

19 days ago

Germany

5

I stayed at Olov's farm for one week in december and I really enjoyed it! Olov was very welcoming and showed me around Söderhamn and the farm. He was only at the farm on the weekend but thoughout the week he was often checking in on us to see if everything was alright and when we had any problems he was always easy to reach. The working hours were flexible and all the tasks were explained well so working with the cows was really fun.
Thank you so much to Olov and his family for this experiance!

about 1 month ago


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