Experience life on a horse farm in Northern Sweden

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  • Description

    Description

    We now take on applications for summer 2015.
    This year the main tasks are; planting forestplant in the woods in June and harvesting hey in July. There can be some painting and weeding job also and other tasks.

    Hi! We are Arne & Desiree and Arnold, who now is 5 years old. We are a Swedish family and are running a horse farm and also keep some country animals located in the country side. We run a small trail ridning (all year) and riding camp (summer) business with the horses. The farm is beautifully situated on the shore of our small private lake surrounded by large pine forests. We have 11 horses, 2 sheeps, a bunch of chicken, angora rabbits, 2 family dogs, 1 cat.

    On the farm we have a small garden for growing vegetables. All our cooking is made on a wood fired stove in our large country kitchen!

    We are both hardworkers. The life on the farm entails a lot of work everyday. Whilst Arne's main focus on the farm is taking care of the horses and buildings, Desirées main work is to take care of the child, cooking food, traditional household work. She also takes care of the vegetable garden and the small animals.

    Our son is with us during the whole day (no kindergarden). He is following us during the daily cores on the farm either helping out or playing. As we have kids it is important that you are interested in children, that you are interested in communicating and playing with children.

    We have both lived in Australia for six years. Arne has also been travelling a lot around Asia, Europe and South America. We are both open minded and finding interest in meeting new people, sharing experiences and stories.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Help

    Help

    Main project tasks is; planting forestplants wood, harvesting hey, painting buildings, weeding, watering vegetable garden.

    We might also need help with tasks such as; giving food and water to the animals, cleaning out manure, cooking food, chopping wood for the woodheated stove, play with the 5-year old when needed etc.

    FOR US TO BE INTERESTED IN YOU COMING TO US, YOU NEED TO BE PHYSICAL FIT AND HAVE SOME UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT MEANS TO WORK ON A FARM! WE WANT YOU TO HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE FROM THIS KIND OF WORK OR SIMILAR WORK!

    YOU NEED TO BE A QUICK LEARNER AND BE ABLE TO TAKE ON TASKS GIVEN TO YOU, FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS AS WELL AS BEING FLEXIBLE AND SELFGOING!

    THE FARM WORK AND THE FAMILY LIFE RUNS TOGETHER; IT IS A LIFESTYLE!

    WE DO NOT TAKE VOLUNTEERS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Swedish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    As our helper you would live either in our house in a separate room or in the caravan. You will eat meals with the family.

    Internet access is limited. There is no wifi connection.

    During the free time you can enjoy the wild nature; take a horse ride by your own, go hiking in the beautiful natural reserves, swim in lakes in summertime, go out on lake with old boat, fishing etc. We regularly visit the town.

    Nearby is several smaller towns, whitewaterrafting company, and several natural attractions.

    If you enjoy hard work, animals, outdoor activites and children this might be the place for you.

    Send us some information on who you are, your experience on hard work, what you expect from the work experience and what dates you are interested in coming.

    Kindly regards
    Arne and Desirée

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    ca 4-5 h per day

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