Board of directors and staff

Jandi Hallin


Initiator of the Non-Profit Association WWOOF Sweden 2004. Father of two children.

We keep bees, and hens, and live in a village called Uddebo where there is a focus on doing

things together such as growing vegetables. 

Also works as a handicraft teacher and practices Capoeira.

I’ve been WWOOFing most of my adult life both in Sweden and around Europe, Africa, North America, and Asia.


Lauren comes from the USA and moved to Sweden six years ago. She has a small farm where she grows a lot of food for the family, plus she has her own business and gives cooking lessons.

She is trained as a biologist and dietician and she loves meeting new WWOOFare.


Malin runs a biodynamic vegetable garden together with her husband. Apart from growing vegetables, she also ferments some of the vegetables.

She grew up in Germany, and lived in Scotland for a while, where she practiced self-sufficiency and learned about gardening. She then returned to her Swedish roots together with her family, got training i organic gardening, and started the garden in 2007.

Board member

Christina lives on an ecological horse farm where we take people for rides in the forest.

I have been working on a kibbutz in Israel and traveling to different countries for many years. 

Before I got pensioned I worked as a medical secretary and also in a Waldorf school.

Board member

Sylvia is living on a small property in a charming village in the beautiful countryside of Södermanland. She is now retired from my work at the Swedish Migration Board.

Former Board Member

Our beloved board member Stefan Hörberg sadly died from cancer on the 15 of May 2022, He lived close to Älmhult in the southwest of Småland on the beautiful farm Sagolika Höö. Jandi and Laura from the Swedish WWOOF association attended his funeral. The priest at the ceremony talked about his strong commitment to his farm and how he loved receiving WWOOFers from all over the world. He left us with a great loss. Stefan was a WWOOF hosts between 2013 and 2022.

He had loads of animals and grew vegetables and tried to harvest the things that grow on the island; apple raspberries, blackberries, and mushrooms. The farm consists of two larger islands in Lake Möckeln and has been owned by the family since 1845.

Stefan also worked as an It technician.

A link to his farm Fb page.

Why Sweden?

Why Sweden?

Today I was asked by a woman who was curious about Sweden in particular and she asked a question that made me start this article.

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