I am 36 years old woman living in the north part of Finland 43 kilometres from Rovaniemi city with my fiance and our 67 alaskanhuskies. We live in the quiet area surrounded by nature. The only sounds are our dogs howling few times a day. Besides the dogs we also have a few chickens. We have a business activity but not home and workawayers are not going to be helping with that. Only helping at home Feeding the dogs, cleaning the fences and playing with the puppies and doing some house tasks.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesDIY and building projectsAnimal CareCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
You will learn about Finnish culture, nature, sleddogs and northern lifestyle.
Playing with the puppies, training/free running the young dogs, morning drinks/feeding the dogs, cleaning the dog fences/yard, house heating, some cleaning and cooking, snow work. Please be prepared that the winters here are snowy and cold, might be -30 so you need to bring warm clothes.
We will prefer workawayers who have experience with dogs.
During the summer time we have lots of building projects like fixing/doing new dog fences, doghouses, indoor fences, summer kitchen etc.
Also you will need to have a driver's license.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
We provide a private room, internet access, shared living room, kitchen, toilet, bathroom and sauna. Food included. We also have a caravan in the dog yard which can house 1-2 ppl if you prefer some privacy.
What else ...
We live 43km from the Rovaniemi city centre and the closest grocery shop, post office and restaurant/bar is 27km away. At the winter time we go to the city centre 3-6 times a week. Summer times at least twice a week. We have ski's, snow shoes and kicks sled you can borrow. And snowmobile and atv you can borrow if you have driver's license and experience of driving them before. And ofcrs you can also drive dogsled.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
We have a wifi connection available
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week