Family life and midnight in Swedish Lapland!

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi!
    We are a family of four, living in Lapland, in the north of Sweden. We have a girl, 5 years old and a son, 2,5 years old.

    We need help with normal household chores, such as clearing up, cleaning, shopping, and some cooking.

    You may also enjoy experiencing our local midsummer salubrations, which is a big public holiday in Sweden, when we will have a family party in our garden and house.

    You are welcome any time from now.

    We hope to give you an experience of Swedish Lapland - the nature, our food, culture, our everyday life - and the midnight sun!
    Both me (the mum) and my husband are working. Both our kids go to the nursery 2-5 days per week.

    We live in a small town of Jokkmokk (2500 inhabitants), where the kids' nursery and my job is. My husband works away 1-2 weeks non-stop at a time in another town, and is then off work 1-2 weeks in beteeen.

    We sometimes stay long weekends in our holiday house, which is located in a very small remote mountain village (15 inhabitants), about 1,5 hours from the nearest small town.

    We live close to nature and love being outside when we can, for example taking walks, or at winter going cross country skiing, making short snowmobile trips and cook over the fire.

    We love company and enjoy sharing our easy going life style - which can of course also be hectic at times sice we have small kids, work and will be moving at the same time :-) We love food and cook healthy and eat locally sourced moose, reindeer and fish, and vegetables with it.

    In your spare time, you have plenty of opportunities to explore the beautiful forests and mountains around us (walking in summertime, and cross-country skiing in wintertime). Since the kids are with me and my husband all the time we will not always be able to join you on your explorations. But we can promise you that we will be there to assist you in every way we can.

    The experience is suited if you can recognize yourself as a person who:
    -Enjoy your own company and doing things on your own from time to time.
    But still sociable.
    -Appreachiate nature life and wilderness.
    -Don't need city pulse to get your heart beat going.
    -Know how to clean.
    -Know how to cook basic dishes.
    -It is a plus have some experience of small children.
    -Used to the noise from small Children ;-)

    If you are this person please apply now!

    4-6 weeks is a good length to stay but shorter or longer is also possible.

    Welcome!
    Maya & Perra

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Help

    Help

    General household work. Joining as an extra hand and company in our daily life.

    The daily help we need might include:
    Cooking one meal of two.
    Washing up afterwards.
    Clearing up and cleaning up the house,
    Shop food.
    Do the laundry.

    It is a plus if you have experience in taking care of kids, are self-going/motivated and like nature in remote areas.

    Be our company in our daily life, doing small walks, meeting friends etc.

    Some days there will be more to do and some less!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Swedish, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    When we stay in Jokkmokk, you will have your own room and internet access, and share the rest with us.

    In the mountain village, we have a large house with plenty of space, with forest surrounding the house, and rivers and mountain trails nearby. You will have your own room with internet access, and share the rest with us.

    Note: As you stay in our house with us, it is an advantage if you are used to, or don't mind, the 'buzz' of having children around most of the time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    - One week evaluation time.

    - Non smokers only.

    -Not suitable for vegetarians.

    -Driving licence is beneficial.

    - Minimum age 18 years.


    You must be happy to entertain yourself on your spare time. If you like hiking, we can lend you outdoor equipment/skis etc if you would like going on your own adventures.

    -You must be happy being on your own at times as we only host one volunteer at the time.

  • 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?

    One

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you are interested, you may:
    -Improve your level of Swedish, or learn some Swedish words. Hanging out with kids is a good way to practise! Our five year old is talkative ańd a good "teacher".
    -Learn about and experience nature and (outdoor) life in Lapland. Taste our nice food! You may also learn some about the sami culture, since this area has a relatively large sami population.
    -Be part of a Swedish family's life for a while, and get to know our beautiful area!

  • ...

    Hours expected

    max 25 hours per week

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