English family living in Southern Lappland. We have 1 teen just finishing Highschool, Luke 19 August 2020.
We have had wonderful workaways for the last 5 years but now need more specific jobs listed below.
We bought our old heritage house built end of 19th century.
Can offer a nice quiet village, nice scenery and if want to you can discover discover further interesting places in the north of Sweden plus other routes to Norway and Finland. The Village has an Ice-Hockey stadium, a local centre for swimming, bowling, cinema, library and local places of interest. If you come in winter, then sports include skiing,snow mobiles, ice-fishing, etc.
We have an apartment in the house that can be used as accommodation for a couple, two friends sharing, etc.
Presently being renovated and skills below are wanted.
End of 2018/19, We needed help with interior design, plumbing ,electrical, painting ,building skill are important for completing renovation project this year. Professionals welcome.
Also my wife would like to develop garden and develop an area for tourist who come to the cafe. Part of cafe atmosphere is music, so any musicians come and play for us all summer.
2020 We are in process of moving, so welcome anyone willing to pack, throw away and handy with woodwork.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
They will experience life in a small yet busy town with the added bonus of being able to communicate if they speak english. The cafe will offer meeting people from all parts of Europe(Germany Switzerland, and more) To join in the cultural events of the season when they come, Mid-Summer as an example.
See our family and organisation.
We would appreciate help with painting work and outside work. We would also appreciate language help in cafe - if volunteers can speak and understand Swedish that would help especially Victoria who runs the cafe at certain times of the year but for her it is more important that you enjoy baking and are full of ideas how to make the cafe more interesting. If you are musical that would be a wonderful bonus as customers love to hear live music and the cafe can organise music events. Victoria sings and plays the guitar so come and join in!!!
We have a small apartment and rooms up in the main living area.
You would ofcourse be welcome to join with family for dinner,TV and other facilities in main living area. But you can self-cater with food provided if you want to
Would be advantage if can drive our car.
We are generally lay-back family but enjoy music with Christian and Irish/Scottish roots. We do have a group called McRoar, led by Victoria who is the singer and acoustic guitar, Rory 19 in January plays violin and mandolin, Markus 18 (Swedish friend from Vilhelmina) plays wind-instruments. Rory and Markus study 3 hours away but finish schooling June 2015. The band now not operating as Rory studying in Uk and Markus studying in Orebro, both in music degrees. Victoria though still playing in local Church.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours - max 25 hours