Hello. We are a family of 4 people
May-Helen (mother of the house)
Stein-Magne (father in the house)
Andrea (11 year old daughter)
Simon (son of 6 years)
We have 3 horses, some hens and a cat.
We live in northern Norway, north of the polar circle. We live in Nordreisa in a beautiful place in the countryside in a valley of beautiful nature. We live right next to Reisa National Park, which is famous for the wonderful Mollisfossen. We run a company that guides tourists by boat up the Reisa River to Reisa National Park. We live in a farm with sheep and in addition we have a stable with space for 5 horses (the race is called Lyngshest) and we have our own riding track.
We have nature right outside the house and mountains to go to. In the summer it is bright 24 hours a day (midnight sun), and in August it starts to get a little dark in the evenings. We are often on trips also tent trips, and like being a lot outside.
PLEASE READ OUR ENTIRE PROFILE BEFORE APPLYING. THERE ARE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR SENDING US AN APPLICATION IN OUR PROFILE BELOW.
We need a volunteer who is outgoing, positive and taking initiative. You must have experience with children. You must be able to activate children and set limits, but equally important to like being with children. We also need help with simple housework, cooking dinner, gardening, paint and feeding of animals. You must have driver license and sometimes drive to shop and pick up the children from school and activities. You must like to be out in nature, active, creative, social and good to communicate.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We live close to nature and use it a lot and you will learn our way of living. You will learn about how we operate agriculture and about the Norwegian horse race Lynghesten. You will learn how our everyday life is in every way, and about our culture, language and traditions. We live close to the Sami culture and have reindeer on the mountains where we live. If you're lucky, you'll see the northern lights as best seen from August when it's getting dark.
- Minimum age of 22
- One month minimum stay
- Driver’s License
- Likes children and has experience with children
- Fun and outgoing attitude
- In good physical shape
- Great communication skills
- Hardworking, responsible, and flexible with work
- You MUST be a self-starter. If there’s not something going on, it’s really nice to have someone that just starts cleaning or doing small tasks to help out.
Norwegian and English
You will live with us in a house with two small living rooms, kitchen, two toilets / showers and 5 bedrooms. We have a small TV lounge with access to many TV channels, and of course you can surf for free on our internet. We also have car and ATV that can be used as needed. If desired we have a caravan that can also be used / live in. Our food consists of bread, vegetables, fruits, pasta, potatoes, meat and fish and more made in many different ways.
Now you are free to travel to Tromsø (240 km), Alta (170 km), Nordkapp (439 km), Kautokeino (329 km). Or you can go to the nearest town of Storslett which is 40 km from here we live. Whether you like to go on a tent trip or stay in a cottage in the wilderness, we have many nice places for it. If you like fishing then we have many nice opportunities for that too. At Storslett we have cinema, theater, gym, sports hall, various shops and more.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5hours 5 days a week. We are flexible