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What you offer

32h
Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Handyman

Help with a wide range of repairs.

Farming

Plant crops and care for animals.

Gardening

Help to grow and cultivate plants.

Cleaning

Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

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What you get

1
Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Private Room

Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Breakfast

Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Lunch

Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner

Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Certificate

Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.

Support
Support

Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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Insurance
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The Experience

We are one of the more experienced certified organic farms and have taken volunteers from all cultures since 1991. We teach a vegetarian and accept a vegan lifestyle with respect for nature and our fellow man. Our lifestyle is simple and wholesome. For many years we have created an environment showing a way to live without stressing nature and while sharing it many people have found friends here who also care about the enviornment.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English

  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Oct
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Stay at least
2 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

10 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Ecological Vegetable Farm

Learning & Fun

Uruguay

Karin and Anders are very sweet people, of that kind of people that is hard to find. That is why all those situations that affect the family generate a lot of sadness. Last year they experienced a terrible situation with a boy called Jay. He was a person who did a lot of damage to the operation of the farm. He broke the rules on the consumption of alcohol and drugs. and continues until today generating fear for people who are interesting in participate. I'm as a lawyer I am going to take charge of getting his negative comments out. Unconditional love is what generated this experience to me.

15 days ago

Karin replied

Thank you, Ximena, for caring about us as people. This autumn we have a cozy group who enjoy each others company and we are part of it.
We appreciate that Ximena wants to help and she was not only helpful on the farm but made lovely cakes from the abundance of apples, every day. When she left she was missed:)

We want to attract people who are genuinly interested in sustainability, farming and a vegetarian\vegan lifestyle which is kind to the planet.

We are happy to advise about places to see in Uppsala and Stockholm as well but most of the time (usually 5 days a week or 6 if you are here less than 2 weeks) the focus is on the farm and we prefer helpers who are here for that.

United States

I spent fifty days here during the fall harvest: This was a very challenging experience. You will be exposed to redundant and strenuous farming activities, and at times, in unforgiving weather conditions. You will be expected to perform at peak intervals every workday as there are no paid workers on this farm. Much of the learning that occurs here is self-driven (i.e., watching videos provided by the hosts). Understand this: If you are expecting lavish amounts of free time, ensure the host understands your intent. This farm sets lofty expectations and will push you out of your comfort zone.

10 months ago

United States

My fellow volunteers there were the only saving grace in otherwise slave driving conditions. My experience was awful. The work hours advertised when I signed up and got here said, "24 hrs per week, 2 days off". Reality was 50+ hours 1 day off. When I talked to Anders about it he immediately said, "you're welcome to leave". No negotiation, no regard for the feelings of the other volunteers. If you're considering this place please feel free to message me with any questions. I documented a lot and have proof of conditions and feelings of fellow workers in case they try to discredit this review.

11 months ago

Karin replied

Jay is absolutely right about the hours as he applied several months earlier than he came. We changed the hours advertised because the weather this year made us hurry to get in the harvest and the days were longer. We publish our Daily Schedule so anyone can figure it out. We also give people 2 days off a week if they want them.
It is true that he bonded with his fellow volonteers but they told us he talked about leaving already the evening before the day he refused to do the work offered. We always listen to people but he never came to us but complained to the others instead.
That creates a bad atmosphere.
He did work and we were grateful but would have preferred that he told us how he felt.
If you look at the other reviews you will see that we usually have shorter hours and do now as well because the frost has come so we cannot harvest. Also you can see what other people got out of being here during the harvest.
I appreciate this Review as it will attract the right people to the farm. I think Corey got it right (see Review below) .

United States

I had a great experience at Ramsjö Gard although it wasn't what I was expecting. I planned to stay with Karin and Anders for 3 weeks but ended up staying 4. Being near the end of the harvesting season we were working full days, 6 days a week which put the focus of my stay on learning about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, cooking with locally sourced foods, sustainability, conservation, self-reliance, and forming strong bonds with my fellow volunteers. I would suggest this farm to someone that is interested in organic farming, learning about holistic living, and meeting great people.

11 months ago

Karin replied

This review gives a realistic piicture of how life can be on the farm in October and November. There is a lot to do and time is short as the sun goes down early (like the opposite of our midnight sun).
At the same time there is an abundance of organic vegetables to learn how to prepare and you can really learn to live in a way that is better for the invidivual and the planet.

Portugal

I had a great experience even though the work was hard for me it was also an opportunity of self development regarding my will power. I deffinitely recommend this place however keep in mind that it is real farm work and not everyone is cut out for that. Karin and Anders are incredible people with great knowledge to share and very understanding and reasonable with some of the limitations that I found in my self through the experience. It was great and I came out of there as a better person!

12 months ago

Karin replied

I really appreciate this review because of the realistic message it gives to applicants. Farm work varies a lot because the weather changes all the time especially in the autumn when we harvest. One day you can be harvesting in cool weather and beautiful sunshine and then it can rain and the next day you have mud and a grey day.
We do everything we can to make helpers comfortable and they contribute flexibility, consistancy and willingness to help and share. For the right person it is a healthy enviornment where you can learn a lot while enjoying the nature.

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About Ramsjögård

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This is a real vegetable farm. We live close to nature and follow the seasons. We have taught many people self -sustainability for many years. We grow an abundance of vegetables and teach people how to live off of them. We are also very well situated near two cities (one the capital) and yet only accept people who are sincerely interested in the environment. Thus they meet like-minded people and often make friends here. Together we have c...

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