Come and help our family at our 17-hectare property and with our sled dogs and animals in Ängesträsk, Sweden

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  • Letzte Aktivität: 14 Juli 2024

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  2024 

 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 1 Monat oder mehr

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    We need help to care for our dogs and our homestead!

    That means you'll be helping out with everything from picking up dog poop to picking weeds from the potato land.

    We're a couple with 28 Alaskan huskies and a 17-hectare (42-acre) homestead.

    We dream of becoming as self-sustainable as possible. By growing, foraging, and hunting for our own food we can reduce our trips to the grocery store as much as possible. So far at our homestead, we have a thriving vegetable garden, we make our own jam and juice from foraged berries, fish and hunt, and raise goats.

    We live our life based on the seasons, meaning that come wintertime 100% of the work is with the dogs. We are training almost all year round, but in the winter it's all sled dogs all the time!

    It's a simple lifestyle, but you don't get anything for free. The satisfaction of putting in the work needed to get food on the table is amazing.

    We love being outdoors and being a part of the natural world around us.
    Playing with our dogs or just sitting by the fire are a couple of the things we really enjoy. We spend a lot of time with our dogs and they mean the world to us. We have a stable kennel with young and old dogs that love running.

    We also have a young baby! His name is Josef and he is very sweet. We do not expect our workawayers to take care of our child, but we want people to be aware that there is a baby in the house.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Gartenarbeiten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Hausarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Experience what it really means to live a lifestyle in the Arctic with sled dogs and a budding homestead. Learn what it means to care for a large number of dogs, and enjoy a life spent outside. We like to bake our own bread, cook our meals from scratch, and do crafts!
    If you have craft skills that you would like to share with us or want to learn how to do a specific craft let us know! We have a fully functioning workshop with a lot of different tools that you would be able to use.

    If you are interested in working as a dog mushing guide in the future, we can help you learn the necessary skills to make you a better candidate.

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    Depending on the time of year, our needs will be different. Because of that, I have broken down the help we'll need depending on the season. However, some things are always done regardless of the time of year. Those things include feeding the dogs and cleaning poop, looking after the goats and cats, and helping with cooking. We all take part in these chores, so you will not be left to do everything every single day. In your free time, you can explore the area, do projects in the workshop, or work on crafts you might be interested in.

    Summer: During the summer, we aren't training the dogs in pulling, but we training their social interactions. We spend time with the dogs playing lose in our free run area so the dogs can get their energy out and socialize. They love to play, chase each other, and get cuddles from us. We also may need to spend time brushing the dogs to help the get the last of the winter fur out. By this of the year our garden is thriving, and needs tending to daily with watering and the occasional weeding. We also spend this time of year catching up on projects and repairs. Ideally, our volunteers are relatively skilled with tools and basic construction.

    Autumn: This is arguably our busiest time of year as we do a lot of preparation for the winter season during this time. -Fall training begins at this time. A team of dogs is hooked up in front of our quad and the team pulls us on the dry land. Over the autumn period, the kilometers are slowly built up. Because of the birth of our son, we will need a lot of help with this job. We intend to teach our volunteers how to train, so they can ideally drive their own team. (This will be dependent on their skills and confidence level). We also spend a lot of time harvesting the garden and foraging in the forest. We also make jam and juice for the winter season.

    Winter/Spring: This season is all dogs all the time. Our days are spent out with the dogs and our evenings are spent relaxing by the fire. You will learn to drive a team of dogs and help us train our dogs. We also have to do a lot of snow shoveling, trail maintenance, as well and exploring new trails. We also do a lot of baking in the wintertime, particularly bread and sweets. We can help train those of you who have an interest in becoming a dog mushing guide in the future. We can be your first learning experience when it comes to work with sled dogs.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend
    Swedish: Fließend

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    The accommodation provided is a cabin on our property close to the house. It doesn't have water, but electricity. We have a toilet and shower in the house. We can provide Wifi. Meals will be eaten together, and we will share the responsibility of cooking and cleaning.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    During your time off you will be able to walk our dogs and explore nature. If you're an artist of any sort we have a wide array of tools on hand for different projects you might want to do.
    We will be able to provide pick up and drop off to the local airport/train station.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    We have fiber in the main house, and data driven wifi in the guest cabin where our volunteers will be staying. Both options work very well.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    We can provide space for a campervan during the summer and autumn months, but we will need to charge for the extra electricity usage while you're here.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

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    Arbeitszeiten

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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