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We're a young family living 50km north of Östersund, Jämtland. Julia is a Veterinary nurse and work at the animal hospital in Östersund while Bengt is a carpenter with his own company. In February - 19 our babygirl Signe was born and has since then been our center of attention ! 😁
We share our house with two dogs, a whippet named Húni and a drever named Leia. Julia also have 2 horses and 6 goats (that follow us on walks in the nature). 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..
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
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 not 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 free days, in between you should expect to be quite "stuck" in our area, but are free to come with us to town whenever we go.
We will pick you up at the airport/ trainstation upon arrival if you like :)
We welcome anyone who would like to help us out with some of the tasks we stand upon during each season.
For 2021 we will need help with painting, fencing, animal care and possible some buildingprojects. You will also learn about swedish farmlife/culture and maybe you're interested in following us out into the woods to help secure the well being of our wild (fourlegged) neighbors..?
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.
In your free time there's plenty of gorgeous places around and we'll be happy to share our golden spots with you!
Volunteers will have their own room in our house with a shared bathroom.
We will share some meals, but you might also have to cook something for yourselves sometimes - we'll make sure there is always supplies in the fridge 😉
We eat vegetarian food, some fish and wild meat from our area (Bengt is a hunter). We welcome all kind of food-choices as long as you respect ours :)
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 please.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours a day, 5 days a week