Help our family with huskies near Alta, northern Norway




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  • Description


    We are a couple of Siv 48 and Ole 51 years who have 2 children of 13 and 16 years.

    What we work with on a daily basis: Ole works with the water supply to Alta city and is part of a watch scheme with this. Siv works with children and young people who have problems. we are also on assignment for the child welfare service

    We live in beautiful natural surroundings 15 minutes drive from Alta. We also have a large family in Alta visiting us. both children and adults. We have 24 Alaska husky 6 chickens and 2 cats. animals mean a lot to us. In the fall and winter much of the time goes to training and care of the dogs. We train our dogs for several races. We also use the dogs on trips to the mountains to enjoy nature

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    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

    Here with us you want to be part of the family. you want to eat meals and live with us and learn about Norwegian culture and traditions. You will learn about dog racing dog teams and our nature and nature experiences.

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  • Help


    We are looking for an adult who has experience from working life . The main tasks are dog care,socialization, some maintenance, feeding and cleaning in the kennel.

    The daily routines in the kennel are to see that each dog gets water, prepares food and cleaning in the kennel.
    In the summer we have the dogs loose in their own running yard so they can play and run freely.

    The dogs are strong but very kind and love people, you are guaranteed to love them all , The dogs all have their own personality , some are shy, some are tough and some just love to cuddle , just like us humans are no equal, so if you are a dog person this is the right place for you.

    **minimum stay is 1.5 to 2 months**

    **English skills must be good**

    **we recommend everyone over 30+ years to apply, but consider everyone**

    ** we do not have a vegetarian diet and use meat and fish in all meals**

    ** we only have space and work for one person**

    When winter comes in December, we need a person who can help with the training and care of the dogs , then our requirement is that you are in good physical and mental strength , to stand on the dog sled requires that you have strength and endurance

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent

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    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    Will be included in the family accommodation with a private room or in a private caravan outside the main house . both with internet .
    You want to share shared meals with your family and otherwise you have free access to food when you want something to eat
    You share living room bathroom with the rest of the family. You have free access whenever you wish

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Here you can go nice walks in nature beautiful surroundings, There are cinema, water park, library, shopping center and cafes in the city.

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    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.

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours/day, 5 days/week We are flexible with hours you also need to be flexible

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Host ref number: 818217192934