Eco Lodge Sala, Sweden

3.0
8 reviews8

Kitchen help for Bed & Breakfast at Sweden's largest alpaca farm

Connect with nature
5 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Practice English
3 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

32h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Cooking
Choose the menu, pick ingredients and cook delicious dishes.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Support
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Availability

Mar
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Aug
Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

Are you hardworking and have extensive experience working in a professional kitchen? Are you passionate about cooking and enjoy preparing meals in a professional gastronomic environment? Do you have fantastic social skills and always go the extra mile to make guests happy? Come help prepare fabulous drinks and meals at the pub and Bed & Breakfast of Sweden's largest alpaca farm.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Beginner Swedish
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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8 Reviews

3.0

Host & Team

3.0

Hours & Tasks

2.5

Eco Lodge

3.5

Learning & Fun

3.0

How this experience will transform you

  • 5 Get in touch with nature
  • 3 Practicing English
  • 3 Meeting international travelers
  • 2 Meeting locals
  • 2 Immersing in the local culture
  • 1 Developing social awareness

Germany

1

Take all reviews serious, ask volunteers! Nice farm! Agreed on cleaning rooms, helping with shearing , help preparingthe lodge, no cooking, looking for HIS kids (~9+6, not 1+4!). Host said, could be long days from time to time e.g. shearing. All days with guests were from 8am until 9pm (the lodge, Farm tour x2, alpaca walk x2, cleaning rooms, arrival of new guests, help preparing dinner, all the time bartending+cleaning dishes), about 30min break. On free days help shearing,mowing the lawn. Rude,aggressive and very unorganized host. Left earlier, NOT RECOMMENDED! Thanks Worldpackers for help!

8 months ago

Germany

1

The alpaca farm itself and its surroundings are a nice place but I would not recommend anybody to go here. Paul was very unorganised and completely disregarded the working hours. If you think about volunteering here, you should definitely discuss your tasks in detail, otherwise there can be misunderstandings where Paul gets extremely aggressive and disrespectful. In addition, the accomodation was dirty and uncomfortable. During my stay here all the volunteers, including myself, left earlier than planned.

over 2 years ago

United States

3

Active farm with animals, tours, B&B guests and both hired and volunteer workers. WP hours not truly supported, accommodations minimal and there is a general lack of organization and respect. Owner did accommodate my limitations for work detail, i.e.minimal lifting and did attempt at times to be considerate. Time w/workers and volunteers appreciated.

over 2 years ago

Netherlands

1

Paul can be friendly and fun to hang out with, and order pizza or Chinese food, for instance. On the other hand, Paul can also be rude, angry and disrespectful, which I didn't like at all. I have experienced this, and so have other volunteers (who, just like me, left earlier). In addition, Paul is somewhat chaotic, is unaware of and/or disregards your working hours and days off. Moreover, Paul expects you to clean up after yourself, but does not practice what he preaches, as there are lots of cigarette packages on the property. Paul does not set a good example. Would not recommend going here.

over 2 years ago

Argentina

1

Me and Iza had 8h/10h shifts and we had only one day off which we spent on cleaning the dirty cabin where we had to live. He was expecting us to be on call 24/7. His violent behaviour full of shouting and swearing led to a point when we were afraid to ask anything because he threw out the volunteers that were complaining. After 14 days of work , he kicked us out and he didn't care if we had a place to go, but only about a negative review here. Apparently we didn't meet his excessive expectations which never matched what we agreed upon arrival. If you want to know the whole story, just text us!

about 3 years ago


Paul replied

Jose,

It deeply saddened me to see that you had used so much energy to write such a damning and biased review.

We both know what really happened !

Of the 100's of volunteers that have help us over the years we have asked three to leave us. This has only happened when it hasn't been safe for my family, staff, guests the animals or the property.

As you are well aware you endangered the lives of both our guests and the animals on the farm and even after several polite requests we're unable to respect us or the years off hard work we have put into the farm. Your lack of respect was truly frustrating for my family, my staff and the other volunteers on the farm.

We enjoyed having Iza on the farm and it felt unfair to ask you both to leave but when it comes to the well being of the animals and the health and safety of the guests then this will alway be our priority.

Do say a warm hello to Iza if she still traveling with you !

Anyone reading Joses review I urge to please contact some of the other Volunteers that we have had on the farm for a realistic view of us our family and business.

Lucia was here with us and has also spent time with Jose and will be able to describe the actual situation !

Jose even though you took the time to write these untrue things we wish you all the best and safe travels.

//Paul, Marta, Dylan, Oscar and all the animals.

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Hosted by Paul

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