English speaker to join us in Sollerön, Sweden

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi!

    We live in a beautiful little village called Gesunda, just on the mainland across from the island Sollerön. We have lovely views from the property. Gesundaberget can be seen from the front of the house and lake Siljan from the back. In the summer many people walk to the top just to see the views. It is possible to walk to the top during most of the year. Also on Gesundaberget you can visit Santa in one of his many homes, Tomteland. Lake Siljan is one of the largest lakes in Sweden and is popular for swimming, fishing and boating. The whole area is known for its beauty, handicrafts and history. Nearby there are Viking graves, art museums, geological sites, craft shops, forests and more. People travel from all over the world to spend their summer holidays here.

    As we are both working in a city a bit far from here we will only be home approximately two weekends per month and are looking for someone who can stay for at least one month, preferably longer. We need someone who can take care of the house, garden and animals while we are away. The children (16 and 19) are still living in the house but are struggling to take care of everything themselves.

    Please note that we are NOT accepting male travellers at the moment. Being fluent in English is a must.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There are many sites around here of historical and geological interest. There is also the possibility of learning about the Swedish ecosystem, wildlife and nature. Obviously you can learn a lot about rabbits. We grow some fruit and vegetables too - all organic. As we will not be home so much we will not be able to interact so much with you.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help approximately (and not more than) 3 hours per day, 5 days a week. We need help with looking after the rabbits and cats, general maintenance and housekeeping, sometimes with different types of projects. In the summer we need help with mowing the lawn and weeding and in the winter snow clearing. In the late summer and autumn help with harvesting berries, fruit and vegetables is also welcome.

    As we are not home we are unable to provide any food hence less working hours.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent
    Punjabi (Eastern): Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    Urdu: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Own bedroom with bunk bed (bed clothes, linnen and towels will be provided) in the small house in the garden (härbret). There is a radiator and an open fireplace in härbret. There is electricity and WiFi but no running water in there. There is one bathroom/toilet (shower, no tub) in the house which is shared by the whole family. There is also an outhouse toilet for everyone to use.

    Couples and children are welcome. It may be a bit crowded for more than two people but if you are travelling with children we can try to work something out like a mattress on the floor.

    Smoking is not allowed, so non-smokers only please.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transport around here is limited. There are busses about once every hour. Fewer at weekends. The nearest shop is 6 km away and the nearest shopping centre 17 km away. It is a very rural and quiet place.
    Our nearest train station is Mora and we can collect you from there.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 586459791727

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