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Assist us with reindeer herding and experience Swedish culture, in Jokkmokk, North Sweden

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  • Last activity: 01/02/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family with 3 children, living in Jokkmokk, in the north of Sweden. We have had very nice experience with our earlier workawayers and want to host more nice people. In exchange we want you to do some housework and cooking and give a helping hand during our stay in the mountains during the calfmarking season in july.

    We have a house in a small town with 2500 citizens. We live close to the nature and love being outside when we can, for example taking walks, go for skiing, snowmobile, bringing a picknic or cooking over the fire. You will follow us to the reindeers when we are on a trip up in the mountains. We also travel, occasionally, to Rensjön, Sweden where we have a house, and will need help to travel with the whole family or only with mom and the children. Food and stay will be arranged for you also when we go somewhere.

    We love company and enjoy sharing our life style, showing the surroundings and getting an intercultural exchange.
    We like to cook healthy and eat locally sourced reindeer, fish, berry and vegetables with it. We appreciate if you can cook or bake for us and with us - we love trying new tastes!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will stay in a sami family and ecperience reindeerhearding culture.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We will be travelling up to the mountains and the mother need help during the calfmarking, especcially with care of the youngest daughter 20 month old, we want you to help us with daily routines in the morning and during the day, cooking etc.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We speak lulesami, northern sami and swedish in our home, we are interrested in learning new languages!

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will get your own bedroom in our house. During the stay in the mountains we stay together in a lavvu/ tent. You need to like outdoor activities and adventures to stay with us!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your spare time, you have plenty of opportunities to explore the nature around us. There are a few trails in the nearest surroundings that you can hike or ski along. It is also relatively close to some real wilderness areas. We can lend you hiking gear (tent, sleeping bag, cooking utilities, rucksack etc.). It is easy going for skiing directly from our house; we have nice prepared snowmobile trails just in front of the hose. We have nice skiing-conditions.

    Due to our work with the reindeer, we live in the mountains for a couple of weeks during summer and you will be able to follow us on these adventures and give a helping hand with the kids.

    Since we live in a small town, far from the city pulse, this experience will be perfect if you like wild life and being outdoors.

    We speak mainly lule and northern saami language at home but we also mix swedish quite much. We speak relatively fluent english. The oldest boys are quite good in english, and learning!

  • 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?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours per day

Host ref number: 691839828186

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