Help with garden/painting/handyman incls Yoga & self-development

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The Exchange

We welcome energetic volunteers interested in self-development & Yoga to a retreat style environment, & expect you to have a positive attitude, and enthusiasm for sharing experiences/gaining new insight. You like physical work & working outside, will help primarily in gardening, felling/pruning trees, house maintenance, repair, and painting. If you have experience with carpentry, laying tiles, plumbing or DIY tool repair it's a big plus!


25 hours of help per week

Painting & Decorating: Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

What you get

2 days off per week

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.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

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.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Intermediate English

Between 22 and 40 years old

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

I welcome a masculine energetic volunteer interested in self-development to a retreat style environment, where I will be your private coach and help you find a balance between your mind, body & soul through yoga and self-reflection.

I expect you to have a positive attitude, enthusiasm for sharing experiences/gaining new insight and an open mind to a

As well as EXPERIENCING living in a Swedish home in a relatively small town, you will get an opportunity to see the local area/sights/nature gems and take part in different activities, +get an insight into how to run a business.

I have practiced yoga and been into self-development, and had my own business for a good 20 years; publishing, Scandinavian travel guide distribution, renting out accommodation/tourist apartment, massage therapist, energy healer, Spa owner and lately Vinyl LP trading.

Activities & Shift

It's of primary importance that you are interested in a healthy life-style and SELF-DEVELOPMENT, the opportunity for interesting talks, to join in YOGA and meditation.

It helps if you know a bit about everything, and/or are open to learn new skills.
You will help with daily tasks & need experience and/or interest gardening, handyman work and repair.
Tasks may also include cleaning, checking in/out guests, cataloguing vinyl Lps etc. Meals are co-created and give you a chance to taste something different, and for me to taste some of your favorites.

Tasks will differ from day to day, we'll decide each day after breakfast.
You will some times work individually, at other times with me, in the town house or at the beach house.

Let us know if you have special skills like painting, carpentry, plumbing or other handyman skills, which would open up an for a longer stay.


Flexibility and dedication to the time invested on both sides is a must.
It's important to give people and places a chance before you judge them. That goes both ways. Hence the minimum of 3 weeks stay.

Both sides make a commitment in effort and time, the dates are blocked for you and it takes time to find a replacement. If you leave earlier than agreed you agree to pay a compensation of 50 Euro.

Depending on weather, and tasks completed,
days on/off can be spent team building,
dedicating time to self-development,
chilling, hiking in a nearby nature reserve, or sight-seeing.
Considering the pandemic situation, meeting a lot of other people is not recommended.

We do not welcome smokers, heavy drinkers or drug users, and the diet is mainly vegan,
complemented by egg, fish, seafood and occasionally chicken.