Locating Art in Nature

Amazing nature with a peaceful lake that you have almost on your own. Here you will find peace in mind - just by being here. This place is for you who have creative and artistic ideas and may use 40 acres for artistic work with natural materials found on the property. You will be supported and inspired by a professional Land artist and by all means find a great companionship when it comes to exchange of a travelers heart.
The Photo Gallery gives you an idea on how it is to be here. 2024 volunteers will stay in a Tiny House close to the farm. There is no WiFI, but you are welcome any time to the main house were there is WiFi. It has sleeping space for two people. In the main house you can use the bathroom if needed. Food is mainly vegetarian.

Please notice you will have to stay here AT LEAST FOR 14 DAYS AND MAXIMUN 1 MONTH.
This because it takes a lot of time to introduce anyone to the large areas at the farm.

WORKING CONDITIONS WITH ART: If you like to make Land Art the time you spend doing so will have to be on your frees time (you are still expected to work on the farm 4-5 hours a day with other tasks -see below).

This place take one or two volunteers (friends or couple) at a time.


Ongoing activities for 2024

Expanding the out door spaces around the Tiny House.

There is a vegetable garden that can grow even bigger and better with your help. You water the old-fashioned way from a yard well. Grass on the property needs to be cut constantly.

Animals with new and old fences
Every year in the month of May, I rent cows that graze until October on 4 hectares of meadow and forest land. This means some work with looking over fences. Partly setting up new, repairing and continuously keeping an eye on both cows and fences. There are also old stone walls here, they have collapsed since long ago, and can be restored to their original appearance. This is remains of stone walls that a few hundred years ago kept the animals in place instead of today's electric fence. The area is beautifully situated with meadows that slope down towards the lake.

Cultural Heritage
In the barns we have a small museum with old farmer tools that needs to be expanded with your help.

AirBnB
You will be responsible for checking in and out guests in the main house. Cleaning and preparing for new guests to come in. It's two rooms that will be rent out.

Wild life camping
I rent out two tents for wild life camping and you will be responsible for guests checking in and out.

Monumental Land Art
There is a pasture of nearly 3 hectares of tall grass where you can do Monumental Land art. Then with a tractor, of course. This should be done during the summer months of June – August.

In August
PLEASE NOTE: YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO DRIVE TRACTOR AND CUT 3 ACRES OF GRASS AS A VOLUNTEER. Besides of this task (takes 3.4 working days), fire wood that is split or has been left to dry over the summer must be stacked before winter.
During the autumn, apples, vegetables, spices etc. are harvested. The forest offers both herbs and mushrooms that are dried and stored in different ways.

At the end of September-October, docks and boats must be picked up and gone through, such as painting oars and cleaning boats and docks before winter storage.
Autumn is also a time when forest management resumes and when the inventory of the forest is reviewed. Clearing of sly begins as soon as the leaves fall and continues for periods until the leaves emerge in the spring (april). Here are cold winters and sometimes many months with a lot of snow, when some forest management cannot be carried out. In the fall and spring of 2023, major clearing efforts will be needed in several different planting areas.

The winter season is between November and April. Then the farm is not open for visitors or volunteers.

Marie Gayatri is a Land artist working worldwide with Nature Art project until pandemic period became a reality. Now she lives at a farm opening up as a workshop space for those whom would like to learn, experiment, challenge or collaborate with the natural surrounding. Marie Gayatri is an advanced art teacher with focus on outdoor art and creative expressions. She has been teaching worldwide for more than 15 year. It is recommended to stay at her farm for at least a week. Marie Gayatri will help you get started, then you work independently. It is expected of you to visualize your ideas and have a close communication with Marie Gayatri before you start your creative process at her farm. Marie Gayatri is a fun person to hang around with, a good experienced host and communicative. She has a jobb at the municipality of Eksjö (monday-fridays 8 -16 ), so you will have to work independently at the farm on weekdays.


Reviews

5.0
(5 reviews)5

Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

Spain

5

This was my first experience in worldpackers and it was perfect! We had different tasks each day and we learned a lot about the swedish countryside's culture. Marie has traveled a lot and her house is like a museum. She also has an unique vision of the world and i'm so grateful that I could take part in her art. She is very flexible and really nice. Such a great experience!

9 months ago

Spain

5

Marie is a wonderful soul. Getting to know her and her art was an enlightening experience. She has a really peculiar way of seeing people and nature. She's traveled a lot so hearing about her experiences is quite enrichening.
Moreover, by helping around in the farm I got to know the Swedish lifestyle while learning maintenance skills.
It was my first Worldpackers experience and it went really well. I'm glad to have taken part in Marie's art and farm.

9 months ago

Costa Rica

5

Bonitos paisajes y el lugar muy tranquilo exelente para conectarte con la naturaleza y el anfitrion es una bella persona muy amable fue una bonita experiencia trabajar y convivir aqui

9 months ago


Marie Gayatri replied

David is an easygoing person, willing to work with many different tasks. he completes all taks very well, works independently, jet with sensibility for what is needed and communicated by other people around him. I strongly recommend David Hernandez as a volunteer.

Italy

5

Good place and nice host. If you want to have a beautiful contact with nature is the right place with its lake adnd its forests. The daily hours of work are good and you learn new skills by working with Marie.

10 months ago

Spain

5

This experience was rich in every single possible way. Marie is a great person and made me feel like home, taught me and indulged her knowledge through different activities and projects. I could not be more grateful for my time there.

11 months ago


Marie Gayatri replied

Bruno did very well and I strongly recommend him as a volunteer.


Perfect for you if you're looking for

Contact with nature

Vegetarian / Vegan

Rural

Wilderness