> We would need someone right now until mid of December / requests for next year can be send after Christmas <
We are Nici, Chris and little Zoe. We are or actually have been traveller and used to go on adventures with workaway the way you may do now. For almost 2 years we went to Sweden, Norway, Canada and the western parts of the USA. Travelling has shown us ways of thinking different, of being open for everything new. Hitchhiking was for us the best way of traveling, because you get in contact with the local people first hand and make experiences in a different country on the go. Since we want to start something here, we have to kinda slow down travelling drastically, but that won`t stop us from meeting new people..
We made lots of experiences with workaway ourself. Now knowing what can go wrong and how to prevent getting into problems, we will give our best to make you feel comfortable while you stay with us.
Help with Computers/ Internet
Nici really loves cooking and could show you what cooking is actually all about.
I love fishing and as you probably know, Sweden is one of the best places on Earth for fishing, therefore I will show you how to catch fish or certain techniques and can tell you anything about it if you want to.
We have a few different bicycles at home with which you could go and explore the surrounding area on your own or with one of us.
There are big animals in the forests around us which we would of course like to show you. There`s almost a guaranty that you will get to see moose (in winter much better than in summer)
If you are interested in our nature, we will make you understand it better and show you our nature which is just outside the door.
We have a nice little place in the forest close to the village with sauna which is for everyone`s use. Right after you have been in the sauna you can cool down in the creek/pond just outside of it.
Getting to know a winter in swedish lapland is probably a bigger thing. It`s quite a difference to what winter is like in for example central Europe or alike. To go out in the forest you either need to walk along some scooter tracks or need to use snow shoes, we do have lots of snow. The ice on the river or lakes gets thick enough you could actually drive a car on there. Since you need to clean the ice from the amounts of snow first, we never got to do that. To go fishing you will need to use a snowmobile or again, a pair of snow shoes. The winter is not as dark and depressive as most people believe. Even at the darkest time you have about 6-8h of light, depending on the weather. If you have clear sky it usually gets cold quickly. Temperatures around 20 below zero is the standard, but it can get cold as - 40 too. No clouds during the nights bring you to the joy of seeing a shining bright and clear sky full of stars.
If you do come in the wintertime (or between Sep-Apr)... you will depending on the weather probably get to see Northern Lights. We still see it as the most fascinating happening we got on earth. If you want, one of us is always up for
a Photo-session in the middle of the night ;) .
Also in the wintertime, you will definitely meet Reindeers around here.
If you are a outdoor loving human being and want to experience
the real winter... We know how to build igloos
If you are unsure about us being a host for you, don`t hesitate to ask us any question you like.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are right now looking for someone interested in photography AND filming including video editing/cutting. There are different ideas of video projects circling around in our heads and we would like to get help with that from someone experienced. Are you the one we are looking for? When working at the computer doing video cutting - time can fly so it's hard to say how many hours to expect. We simply hope we manage to get one or two videos put together in the time you are here (thought that also depends on the time you come to our place).
If you are into outdoors and nature in general, this is a big plus. Speaking proper English is a must. German or swedish a plus.
Your sleeping place is a room in our house with two single beds or if you push them together, you can also have one big sized bed. We will share our meals as often as we can, it can happen that you would need to prepare yourself a meal if we have no time for it. We do not like to through food away, though it happens sometimes. Is there food left in the fridge from the day before, we all eat it up before we cook some new dish. Please respect it.
You are welcome to prepare your favourite meal for us or if you like cooking in general, feel free to do so. :)
In your time off you can go for hikes nearby, go fishing in the river or in different lakes, borrow a bicycle, Kanu or Kayak and go on some exploring tour. If you like the outdoors, there's plenty to do.
Whenever possible for us, we like to join you on your trips if you want to. You can also go and relax in the local sauna we have just outside of the village.
If you want to see what the small towns around us look like, we can go there too.
If you do not eat meat or if you`re eating only vegan, we can not provide you much food for your meals.
We do not drink alcohol ourself but we`re not against it. If you do want to drink some beer or others we would recommend you to do so in a bar or restaurant in the towns nearby.
We don`t want you to smoke inside of the house, if you are a smoker and need your cigarette the best would be to always go for a little walk. PLEASE - take something with you to put your cigarette leftovers in, so you can put it into the garbage at home!
The closest grocery store is about 25 min (by car) away from us which has not the biggest selection, but all you need to survive. There`s a town about 35 min from here where you can find some stores and restaurants.
We have a bus coming through Björksele for a few times a day, but we can also come and pick you up at some place if it`s not to far away.
There is a Dog living with us. You need to be able to get along with her. Always super excited about new people coming into our house. She gets used to you after two days usually.
For some reason, we had the happening, that we had workawayers staying with us, who have been helping us a lot with the work around here, but didn´t want to or just couldn`t socialize. If you are a person who is very quiet and who doesn`t want to talk to other people in general, we would like you to ask some other host for a stay. If you decide to stay with us, we do want to get to know you, we do want to have fun times with you and we of course want to be able to talk to you about anything. Workaway is for us about getting to know other people and other cultures, so you need to be open in some way. We like to have conversations about life and your dreams. We don`t want to sit at the table with you and have a one way conversation. We ran into that situation with two different workawayers we hosted, which was new to us. We felt not comfortable in that situation and don`t want it again.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
There's more than enough space if you live in your own camper and only need a place for it.
Depending on the tasks we ask you to help a maximum of 4 hours a day for 5 days a week