Come and help out on our farm in Inari, Finnish Lapland

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Finland

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello,
    Next May we need help to clean the forest; cut brances and carry them and small trunks. On the yard there is raking leaves and reindeer feeding place, some garden works, maybe building too.

    If you are interested in northern nature, reindeer and working outdoors this place may be good for you.

    We are a couple living in north Finland. Our home is 350 km to the north of Arctic Circle, 18 km from Inari village. There is 20 km long lake Muddus just to the north of our house. It is a peaceful, beautiful lake and also good fishing lake. We have a farm which is mostly forest, swamps and small lakes. There is two hectares field to make hay for our tame reindeer. Our reindeer gives us self-sufficiency in meat and they are also pets for us.
    We have also activities for the tourists. Travellers can visit our home if they are interested about authentic, everyday life and sami culture. But we haven't tourists everyday and we don't need help with the tourists.

    Mainly we need help in forest works in spring time: we have too many small pines to cut and prune the branches and carry all near the road. . We don't expect you to work alone in the forest, we are working with you. You don't need earlier forest work experience. It is enough if you are used to work physically and you like it.
    We have a lot of fences because our reindeer are on the own land. It is big work to keep them in condition and that is done mostly in autumn.
    We have also many other tasks; wood chopping painting , building, demolition of old constructions and cleaning, garden works...
    There is also some daily work with reindeer if you like working with them.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Inari is appr. 700 prs. a famous sami village with remarkable sami museum Siida and sami cultural center. There is 2 shops, couple "pubs", several handicraft shops, library and a church. Around the year lot of tourist visits Inari. There isn't public transport from our farm to Inari village. We use to visit there couple of times a week by a car and you can come with us there. If you want to stay there a longer time then we can borrow you an electric bike! And near our farm many kind nature activities are possible: short hiking trip, fishing and nature photografering (often in night time in summer here is beatiful scenery over the lake).

  • Help

    Help

    We also have a number of small projects ongoing: reindeerfence repairing, demolition, house repairing, garden works... and old furnitures need maintenance if someone has carpentry skills.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You live in same house with us. Upstairs we have room for two or tree workawayers and own toilet downstairs. There is also cooking possibility if you want sometimes cook yourself. Other rooms you share with us. Traditional sauna is free to use.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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