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Help us with reindeers in Ivalo, Finland

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  • Last activity: 19 Feb 2024



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  • Description


    We live in Finland, in the most northern Lapland. We live in the middle of the Sami culture in a tiny village of mainly young reindeer herders. We have a farm with reindeer and horses, also dogs, and could use some help with the animals.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Help around the house
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Sami people are a small group of original people in the North. We have our own language and rich culture with for example special handicraft and knowhow about reindeer, about how to live in the hard climate. Spending some weeks or months in our village would teach you some of these skills. Sami language you will hear around you every day.

  • Help


    Wintertime we have lots of work with the reindeer. That is why we could use some extra help with our horses and with the reindeer, too. Feeding the horses, cleaning the stable, taking the horses out and back in the stable. Horse back riding is possible. The reindeer work is done together with us and other reindeer owners.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Finnish: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    It is always interesting to get to know people from other cultures and learn at least little their language. In Kaamasmukka you learn to know more about Sami people’s culture and language. Maybe you are ready to tell more about yours!

  • Accommodation


    We have two empty bedrooms in our home now.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your time off you can go hiking or skiing to the friendly mountain nearby.

  • 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

    We have Wi-Fi with fast connection and a peaceful room for you.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    3-5 hours per day

Host ref number: 895127317622

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