A helping hand in Jokkmokk, Swedish Lapland



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    We are a family living a couple of km outside Jokkmokk at the Luleå River. We have 3 kids and some chickens.
    The kids are Vidar 8, Clava 6 and Alve 5 years old. The nature is all around us, the riverbed is just 60m from the main building. The forest starts 100 m from the house. Our interest are outdoor activities, at least it was before the kids... We have lot of machinery and equipment and projects in and outside the house. Therefore we should need some help. Of course we have a genuine interest of meeting new people.

    Helping out with general household chores. Joining as an extra hand and company in our daily life.
    You need to have experience in taking care of kids, be self-going/motivated and like nature in remote areas.

    The daily help we need might include:
    Washing up afterwards.
    Watch and participate in our kids play inside or outside.
    Clearing up and cleaning up the house.
    Maybe working on a specific project.

    Be our company in our daily life, doing small walks, meeting friends etc.

    Some days there will be more to do and some less!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can share our knowledge about swedish, northland and sami culture. Jokkmokk is a multi-cultural society and attracts a lot of different people. The locals is in general open minded and easy to speak with. When you are of work you have Europe's last wilderness at your hands. Just go out experience! In the summertime there is midnight sun and you will likely to stay up all night long. In the wintertime you have the immense polar darkness with the sky beautifully decorated with stars as you never seen them before. Some cold nights you will see the Aurora Borealis witch are the best nature "movie" you can see.
    There are trails and tracks for skiing,snowmobile,hiking or mountain biking.

    Cold weather clothes are needed, normal winter temperatures are -10 to - 25 degrees Celsius but can drop a few day to -40.

  • Help


    -One week evaluation time.

    - Non smokers only.

    -You have to know how to cook.

    -Driving licence is beneficial.

    - Minimum age 18 years.

    -You need to be independent and actively seeking opportunities to see where the help needs to be done.

    We can lend you outdoor equipment/skis etc if you like going on your own adventures.

    -You must be happy being on your own at times as we only host one volunteer at the time.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Swedish, English and some german

  • Accommodation


    Main building 7 rooms, kitchen, 2 toilets, laundry, garage 220m2 Guest house 80m2.
    You have a room in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Jokkmokk is a small town with about 3000 inhibitants. In summer you can experience that the sun never sets and in midwinter the opposite way. Jokkmokk attracts a lot of tourist in especially summertime and therefore you can expect a lot of things to do during your time off.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 (max 25 hours per week)

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