Explore the Swedish countryside and wildlife in Jämtland, Sweden

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  • Description

    Description

    We're a young family living 45km north of Östersund, Jämtland. Julia is a Veterinary nurse/teacher while Bengt is a carpenter with his own company. We have two daugthers born -19 and -21.
    We share our house with two dogs and a cat. Julia also have 2 horses and 5 goats. Bengts family have dairycows , some sheep, and chickens close by.

    Besides our fourlegged friends on the farm there is plenty of wild animals living around here.. such as mooses, reindeers, deer, lynx, mountain hare etc.. Bengt regulary provide them with salt/minerals during the year.

    We are all a bunch of nature/animallovers here as you can tell! We also try to be as self sufficient as we can, growing much of our own plants etc..

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will have a great opportunity to learn about swedish farmlife, maybe even some basic swedish? And explore the area!

    Julia has been travelling as a volunteer through WA for many years before and we see this as an opportunity to continue learning from other people/culture around the world, now that we can't travel so much ourselves anymore.

    There are bikes available on the farm, and you can go to Östersund through public transport (a few times a day) on your off-days, in between you should expect to be quite "stuck" in our area, but are free to come with us to the grocery store etc whenever we go.
    We will pick you up at the airport/ trainstation upon arrival if you need us to .

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    For 2022 we need help with painting, fencing, animal care, gardening and possible some buildingprojects. For most projects it's beneficial if you are 2 people working together, because of that our ideal volunteers would be cuples/friends travelling together. If you have with experience with horses that is also a bonus.

    You will also learn about swedish farmlife/culture.
    We'll try to find tasks you feel comfortable with, but expect a willingness to try new things and help out as well as you can. You should expect to be outside a lot, your hands will get dirty and your soul hopefully happy here 😃

    In your free time there's plenty of nice places around and we'll be happy to share our golden spots with you!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers will have their own room/bathroom + space with own entrance in our house.

    We will provide food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We eat vegetarian food, fish and wild meat from our area (Bengt is a hunter). Most dairy products, like milk and eggs, are from our village.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Examples of things you can do around here: Explore the nearby forests, mountains and lakes (plenty of nice tracks!). Fish/hunt, depending on season. Check out local waterfalls or maybe the ancient rockcarvings made 5000 years ago!
    Try out some outdoor sports such as downhill rafting, mountainbiking, windsurfing etc, the popular town Åre is 50km away..

    Or just hang out at the farm enjoying the simple things in life.

    Obs! No smoking on our farm/area!

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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