We are 3 french, settled in finland since 2016. We have created our sled dog business since. Augustin and Laetitia have two young children. We have 34 primitive dogs, very affectionate dogs.
We live 300 km north of the polar circle in Finnish Lapland. We have a plot of 13 ha, with a pond. We live without running water or electricity (only summer solar panel and generator in winter). We have a well and our pond where we take our drinking water. We wash once a time by the hot water that each people prepare for themselves. We live in the woods, but we are 7 km from the city of Ivalo. We live in voluntary simplicity, as much as possible in harmony with nature. On our camp, we have two traditional yurts, a kota as well as work huts.
We like to work but also take time to enjoy every moment. Our dogs are our family for us and they are our priority.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
By coming to us, you will discover Lapland and the beauty of its nature, its absolute silence. You will discover our primitive dogs and their characters, discover the relationships we have with them and the happiness of working with them. You will discover an atypical way of life, allowing you to make a break or refocus on yourself. We speak french, and english (although our english needs to be improved).
We are looking for help for the summer and fall. First of all to help us take care of our dogs (exits, brushing, care ...). Then this summer, we have a cottage to build, new niches, a hut to store dog food, and a cabin for firewood. Disassemble and reassemble the traditional yurts ...
When you come, you will be staying either in a traditional Mongolian yurt or in a Finnish tipi. We have beds, but you must bring your sleeping bags. In the yurt there is a wood stove, which will work depending on the temperatures. The bathroom is the sauna, which we take 1 to 2 times a week. We have to cut wood and get water to prepare the sauna. We do not have running water.the dwellings are typical Nordic dwellings, and allow to be close to nature. There is no TV. But we are good internet. We have a little kitchen for volunteers oustide of yurt, near of habitation of Augustin and Laetitia
We are 7km from the city of Ivalo; we will let you have bikes available. In ivalo there are two supermarkets, a bank, a souvenir shop, a pharmacy, a cinema and 2 pubs. There is the museum of Inari 60 km from us, a museum explaining the nature of the Lapland and the culture of reindeer herders. There is also the lake inari, a jewel of lapland. South of our home, there is a ski resort with departures in the national parks, and a gold museum where you will be able to search for gold. Then it's the wild nature of Lapland
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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