Experience the Midnight Sun in Swedish Lapland

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  • Description

    Description

    JUNE - OCTOBER 2020

    Myself and my husband Saul are from the UK. We are planning to develop our wilderness retreat / camp here in Swedish Lapland. Our guests will have use of of snow shoes, skis, ice fishing equipment and kayaks to explore the surrounding area during both winter & summer seasons.

    In the meantime we are preparing and renovating two small cabins, mostly landscaping and installing a new shower etc. during the SPRING/SUMMER MONTHS. My husband Saul will be alone during this period apart from the month of JUNE when I will join him for a 3 weeks.

    We are both 55yrs, easy to get along with and have a good sense of humour.


    If you want to know more about us, the location and how to get here, send us a message. Fell free o ask any questions.

    If you want to get away from it all and experience the wonderful flora and fauna of Swedish Lapland then this is that special destination.

    Look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best wishes, Saul & Lucy

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    No experience necessary, training will be provided. Building / Renovation. Gardening, general maintenance, painting and decorating.

    Bushcraft Skills and Artic Survival Skills can be learnt. Wild camping and fishing.

    English Spoken.

  • Help

    Help

    JUNE - OCTOBER 2020 Require help with clearing large garden area. Chopping logs for firewood. Painting outside of cabins. Building projects and general maintenance. In the meantime we are preparing and renovating two small cabins, mostly landscaping and installing a new shower etc. during the SPRING/SUMMER MONTHS. My husband Saul will be alone during this period apart from the month of JUNE when I will join him for a 3 weeks.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation consists of your own cosy timber frame cabin with comfortable double bed. There is a small seating area with facilities to make tea and coffee and a small fridge for snacks etc. A 20 Litre hot water urn is supplied to make hot drinks / soups etc. The composting toilet is situated outside and hot water can be supplied to shower in a shower tent outside. There is also an indoor toilet in the main cabin and make-shift shower as we will be installing a new one.
    We eat and prepare meals together in the main cabin.

    The cabins are situated in a wilderness area of Swedish Lapland surrounded by forest and lakes. Mouse and reindeer are a common everyday site. Fishing is plentiful.

    All fishing and outdoor equipment is supplied and if you wish to camp at a nearby lake at weekends you are free to do so.

    We provide breakfast, lunch and evening meals. Tea, coffee, juice and snacks are also provided in your own cabin.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are situated about 15 miles east of Harads in Norrbotten County, Sweden. The famous Tree Hotel is located at Harads and a small supermarket, hardware store, petrol station, Thai restaurant and coffee shop. We visit Harads about once a week or so for shopping.

    A bus or train travels to Kiruna from Harads / Boden and you could visit the ice hotel further north or take a trip south to the nearest town - Boden approximately 35 miles south east. The nearest Airport is at Lulea 65 miles south east from your homestay.

    There are many national parks to visit at weekends and you could also take a train from Boden to Abisko in the high mountains north.

    The homestay is situated approximately 25 miles south of the Arctic Circle and in the month of June you will experience 24hrs daylight and the midnight sun. The surrounding Flora and Forna is stunning. A real wilderness retreat.

    We will work approximately 4 to 5 Hours a day and eat breakfast, lunch and dinner together. We will also prepare meals together sometimes. We will take trips occasionally and you are welcome to come along and discover Swedish Lapland.

    We only have 3 neighbours nearby apart from when friends visit during the hunting season the homestay is very peaceful.

    We barbecue outside round a camp fire in the summer evenings and maybe go for a swim in the nearby lake. If you're looking for unique wilderness experience then this homestay could be for you.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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