Come and help with building projects, gardening, firewood in Swedish wilderness in Svenstavik, Sweden

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  • Description

    Description

    Our family lives at the feet of the Oviken mountains in the Swedish region of Jämtland.
    In this unique fascinating nature we have built our own wooden house and spend the most time of the year.

    Our family consists of 2 adults and 2 younger children. We are originally coming from Germany and speak therefore German, Swedish and English.

    Spring time starts after easter and is ongoing until end of may. The peak summer period is especially in the months of july and august. Then autumn is starting early in the North of Sweden. First snow is expected to come in October, latest in November.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteering at our lodge enables you to get in close touch with unspoiled nature. It will give you plenty of opportunities to enjoy calmness around the lodge, to slow down yourself during daily work. During main seasons we always meet a lot of different personalities staying here and making holidays. It is interesting to serve the different needs of people and communicate with them.

  • Help

    Help

    During spring and summertime there used to be a lot of different tasks at our guard and we therefore welcome helping hands. By working with our family you will get to learn about our business within tourism, get in touch with the exclusive wilderness of Northern Sweden, get a lot of insights in practical work and see clear results of your work.

    Here follows some description of work that we might need help with during year 2019. Details to be discussed with volunteer according to skills.

    MAY - JUNE: gardening chores (grass preparing and cutting, cleaning from old leaves and stones), piling up firewood on pallets (no cutting, many help needed), general maintenance work on building and infrastructure before summer season (e.g. window cleaning, houses cleaning).
    We got approved some funds for a project to build 3 hiking trails nearby. To help with fixing planks on the ground can be a potential area of work for volunteers.

    JULY - AUGUST: general maintenance projects on the houses. If you like cooking we really appreciate help for one warm meal for our small family. If skills are adequate, you can also help with further wood construction and of course more help with the firewood.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Depending on disposability: own guest room in owners lodge or comfortable loghome with own facilities or simpler mountain hut nearby (no water, no electricity) or modern camping caravan. We offer wifi access (volume limited, no flat).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are especially looking for volunteers with a lot of practical skills and self-thinking. Reliability, task-orientation and showing authority in regards handling with dogs are main criterias.

    The lodge is situated far away from neighbours (10km) and shopping possibilities (40km). The potential workawayer needs to be able to enjoy this unique and calm location. Due to this unique position we have a lots of possibilities for those who like trekking, fishing and being out in the nature. Driving licence and own car for volunteers freetime is advantage but not needed depending on your activities during freetime. We can pick you up at the nearest airport in Östersund (OSD), train station in Östersund or bus stop in Myrviken/Svenstavik.

    We prefer volunteers with no own animals, non-smokers, non-special-diets because this makes living-together much easier.
    We also prefer volunteers speaking German as this is our language at our place.

    Looking forward to meet you! Welcome to Sweden!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 4-5 days a week

We are building everything by our own
Building project new landing stage
Swedish mountain "fjäll" at its best!
Rental cottage at our lodge
Plenty of reindeers nearby summertime
Discover old-growth forest on a hike
Different mountainbike-trails nearby
Welcome to our family!
Construction of hiking trail surface over moisty area.
Hiking trail on Galberget, 2 km from the lodge
Help needed for piling up firewood
Smaller rental cottage inside
One of our rental loghomes







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