Volunteer

 

It is both expensive and time consuming to run and maintain a property like Sigridsminde and we can always use an extra pair of hands during the busy part of the year! If visiting our farm, working outdoors and sharing your skills is something you may be interested in we would love to hear from you...

 

Where are you? Ærø island in the South of Denmark. We have lots of space for you to put up a tent at our camp site and you are welcome to use our bonfire to cook breakfast and dinner.

How long can I stay? We offer volunteer stays of 2-7 days, depending on how we get along :-)

How many people? We have plenty of space but prefer to keep things simple. Both singles, couples, and friends are welcome. Shoot us an email and we'll figure it out.

What kind of work is involved? We require a minimum of 3 hours of work per day, but you are welcome to do more. Normal tasks include caring for our cut flowers and the garden, harvesting and preserving products from the veggie garden and orchard, weeding the courtyard, feeding and taking care of the animals, maintenance of the property's exterior as well as specific new projects. We won't ask you to do anything we wouldn't do ourselves, but we do expect a positive attitude, a love for nature and wildlife, and an interest in organic farming and animal welfare. 

Lunch is on us every day during your stay. 

Do I need to have any special skills? It is helpful if you have some experience or at least a serious interest in gardening, crafts, carpentry or building, but it is in no way required. If you love to get your hands dirty and spending time outdoors that is all you need :-)

What are the facilities? You are of course welcome to use our guest bathroom in the house and tap water.

 

Current and upcoming projects for 2018:

  • Building an oak porch (spring)
  • Expanding the cut flower garden with more raised no-dig beds (all year)
  • Pressing apple juice (October)
  • Making firewood for winter storage (all year)
  • Painting entire exterior of the main house and stable (April)
  • Building a huge bug hotel for the woodland garden (May)
  • Preparing and establishing a wildflower meadow (March)
  • Building bird nest houses for the woodland garden (all year)
  • Laying cobblestone path along the whole southside of the main house (Feb-March)

If this sounds like your idea of the perfect travel and learning experience shoot us an email at info@camillajorvad.com