Help with dogs, repair, building and enjoy the wild life in Lapland, Sweden

  • Sweden
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  • Last activity: 02/02/2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    Hi! We, Ingrid and Thomas emigrated from Austria to Lapland in 2015. In 2019 we moved to our dream place. Here we now live with our 17 sled dogs - Scandinavian hounds - on a 1ha property in the middle of nature. Our dogs are our hobby, we have a racing team and a few backup "players". Our dogs are the most important thing and everyone who comes to us should love dogs! The longer you can stay the better. We prefer someone who, if mutually compatible, can stay for the entire summer season.

    Our residential area is very snow reliable. In winter you can go snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and, if you're lucky, see the Northern Lights here. In summer there are excursions into the forest to collect blueberries, cranberries and mushrooms. There are several lakes nearby where you can fish and paddle. Whoever comes here comes into the middle of nature, a paradise for nature lovers!

    In autumn and winter we need help with the dogs. That means feeding, training, repairing huts, shoveling snow out of the kennels, general snow removal. In summer and autumn, in addition to looking after the dogs, we need help with repairs, with building things, in the household and in the garden.

    We like to go into the forest that is around our house, have barbecues by the river, like to fish with our boat and do everything that can be done here in nature.

    We only have room for one person! Only women are welcome! There are no exceptions either. Applications in German are preferred. You cannot bring your own dogs.


    Hallo! Wir, Ingrid und Thomas sind 2015 von Österreich nach Lappland ausgewandert. 2019 sind wir an unseren Traumplatz übersiedelt. Hier leben wir nun mit unseren 17 Schlittenhunde - skandinavian hounds - auf einem 1ha großen Grundstück mitten in der Natur. Unsere Hunde sind unser Hobby, wir haben ein Rennteam und ein paar Ersatz"spieler". Unsere Hunde sind das wichtigste und Jede/r der/die zu uns kommt sollte Hunde lieben! Je länger du bleiben kannst umso besser. Wir bevorzugen jemanden, der falls es für beide Seiten passt, die gsamte Sommersaison bleiben kann.

    Unsere Wohngegend ist sehr schneesicher. Hier kann man im Winter wunderbar Schneeschuhwandern, Langlaufen, mit Glück auch Nordlichter sehen. Im Sommer bieten sich Ausflüge in den Wald zum Blaubeeren, Preiselbeeren und Pilze sammeln an. Ganz in der Nähe sind mehrere Seen wo man wunderbar fischen und paddeln kann . Wer hier her kommt, kommt mitten in die Natur, ein Paradies für Naturliebhaber!

    Im Herbst und Winter brauchen wir Hilfe mit den Hunden. Das heißt Füttern, trainieren, Hütten reparieren, Schnee aus den Zwingern schaufeln, allgemeine Schneeräumung. Im Sommer und Herbst brauchen wir neben der Hundeversorgung Hilfe bei Reparaturen, bei baudingen, im Haushalt und Garten.

    Wir gehen gerne in den Wald, der rund um unser Haus ist, grillen am Fluss, Fischen gerne mit unserem Boot und machen gerne alles was man hier in der Natur tun kann.

    Wir haben nur Platz für eine Person! Es sind auch ausschliesslich Frauen willkommen! Da gibt es auch keine Ausnahmen. Deutschsprachige Bewerbungen werden bevorzugt. Es können keine eigenen Hunde mit gebracht werden.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Quiet, switching off from the daily stress
    dealing with dogs,
    hiking in nature,
    paddling on the wonderful lakes in the area,
    paddling on the Vindeln river, one of the few rivers that are not dammed up from the origin to the mouth.
    Go fishing
    cook Swedish dishes

  • Help


    help by with the dogs
    repair things
    help with building
    help in the house
    help in the garden

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

    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.

  • Accommodation


    guest room
    Bathroom, toilet and kitchen are to be used with us.
    It is cooked once a day, otherwise there is enough in the fridge
    unlimited wifi

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    we live in the middle of the forest!
    you can borrow a bike from us to move, but there is not so much around espect nature. In winter you can borrow snowshoes
    how to come here: Flight to Arlanda / Stockholm and then either train to Lycksele or Umeå. Or flight to Umeå. From there by bus to Lycksele and than to Vormsele. From there you will be picked up by me ......

  • 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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 774399196678

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