Primitive living in the nature with us and our animals in Sollefteå, Sweden

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.
  2022 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello,
    We are Nayiem and Sophia, both 29 years old.
    We are originally from the Netherlands and we've been working as volunteers on a farm in Backsjön in early 2012.
    We've worked for 3 months and decided we should come back one day to start something in tourism.
    In 2019 we came back and moved in June 2020 to Backsjön to start our own glass igloo resort.

    Our project is still in development phase and we are **URGENTLY** looking for people to help and in return offer the same experience as what we had in 2012.

    We have 8 dogs and 4 chickens (soon 8 more chickens)
    Working with us is very diverse and every day is not the same.
    We enjoy freedom, peace and the wilderness.

    We would like to notify you, while this region offers a lot of freedom and peace. Working with us is not always fun.
    Since we are running multiple businesses, the work or stress amount can be disturbing for some people.
    Sometimes you will have to work alone, as we have those days that we are constantly busy with paperwork and computer work.
    There is also not a lot of luxury at the moment. Toilets are being built and only dry (outside) toilets are available.
    Which means you will have to go outside with -20 during the night if you want to go to the toilet.
    Cooking is mostly done from a stove and living here is very primitive.

    We are looking for fun, young and motivated people to help us on the park with all-round activities such as cleaning, building, painting and maintenance.

    We have 8 dogs, but there is not a lot to do with the dogs. We keep them as pets. Not as working dogs.

    Please remember, there is only a dry toilet at the moment which is outside.
    The living space for all of us is quite small and the internet/phone connection is really bad.. or sometimes there is no connection at all.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Certain construction skills would be nice, how to use a drill for example.
    Vision and healthy thinking is an absolute requirement, so is motivation.

    Please keep in mind that things can be stressful and slow.
    In return we will still do our best to make sure you feel home with us.
    Also, while we have 8 dogs.. we are not in to dogsledding. They are pets, not working dogs.
    There is also not a lot of work to be done with the dogs, but you are always allowed to brush or play with the dogs.
    Before we allow you to be alone with the dogs, we always check if there is a connection. The dogs mean everything to us and we try to be careful before introducing them to new people.

    Unfortunately, there is no disco or restaurants nearby, but we can always have our own party here with music and great food!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for a person that is willing to help us with daily tasks, which might be heavy work and stressful work.

    Quick notes:
    - We do smoke. Just so you know :)
    - We don't have a religion but we do not mind if you do!
    - Vegetarians are welcome, as long as there is no attempt to brainwash us. We simply eat meat.

    Possible tasks:
    - All-round help around the park and our house.
    - Maintenance
    - Painting
    - Building grillhuts, igloos etc
    - Cleaning
    - Cooking
    - Starting bonfires.
    - Enjoying the tasks with us

    Working hours:
    Very flexible. max 32 hours a week, including weekends.
    Depending on when we have guests, it might be possible that we will ask for your help during the weekends and that you will have more free time during the week.

    Working hours are not very strict. There is a lot of freedom and you are allowed to take a break whenever you want.
    Obviously, food and accommodation is free and our kitchen is your kitchen.
    Your monetary compensation will be 200 euro per month.

    We are looking for at least 2 people, that already know each other.
    You also don't mind sharing the caravan with the 2 of you.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Swedish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Caravan/motor-home with your own bedroom inside.
    There is no kitchen in the caravan. You are allowed to use ours, but we do prefer to eat all together.
    It's a nice caravan with a table and a fridge, but the living space might be small if you stay all day in the caravan.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a forest region. Unfortunately, the nearest "shopping center" is 25km away from here.

    However, the forest has a lot to offer during all seasons!
    You can go for hiking or fishing. Mushroom picking and blueberry picking.

    For digital nomads, we don't have the best internet speed but it's unlimited bandwith, about 15mbit speed but can sometimes drop down to 1mbit, there is electric in your room and also a TV. Don't be shy to spend your free-time at home if you want to. But be prepared, things can be really boring if you don't like to work and if you don't have any connection with the rest of the world using internet.

    The closest city is Sollefteå. During your off-days, we can arrange a ride to Sollefteå and pick you up later.
    If you prefer to go to a bigger city, there is a busstop in Sollefteå. Otherwise, Sophia goes shopping in Sollefteå at least once a week, you can join if you want.

    There are a few things that we like to know about you when you contact us!
    - Why do you want to come to Sweden and what attracts you the most?
    - What are your hobby's?
    - Favorite music (please name a few artists or groups)
    - Favorite food (name a few)
    - Favorite drink (name a few)
    - What do you love the most?
    - Is there something that you don't like?
    - Something else you would like to mention?

    Please make sure to let us know when you would like to come and for how long.
    We prefer to have people that are willing to stay longer than a month.

    Thank you for reading our profile. We hope to see you soon!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Digital nomads are more than welcome here!

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We live in a forest region where there is more than enough space. Feel free to park your campervan or motorhome here.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have 8 dogs living with us. You are free to take your dog with you as long as it can handle other dogs and has been vaccinated according to the Swedish rules. For other pets, please inform us first :) (No panda's)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Very flexible. max 32 hours a week, including weekends.

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