My name is Hanna and I live with my dog Bassi on a large farm in northern Sweden in a town called Luleå. Right now it's midnight sun in Luleå and it's bright 24 hours a day. A unique experience for many.
I work with art and culture and bought this farm to live close to nature. The farm is beautifully situated by the water and is surrounded by woodland and meadows. I own quite a lot of land and the previous owner has not done anything on the farm for many years. Therefore, there is a lot to be done and I can not handle everything myself.
Personally, I love to travel and meet new people. Therefore, I thought I would open up my house and welcome you who would be interested in coming here. I will of course show you Luleå and make sure that we take part in various activities if you like. Otherwise this place is great for just relaxing and reading a book. If you like art, culture, political and social issues, we will probably have much to talk about.
I eat vegetarian food myself, but if you want to try out local food like moose or reindeer then I can fix it. Since the farm is 20 minutes by car from town, it is good if you have a driver's license, then I can organize so you can have your own car when you stay here. There are also buses to central Luleå, but they are not going that often.
I will be happy to give you a guided tour around Luleå and to make sure you will meet new people. Luleå and Norrbotten are a friendly place, the people are really hospitable. I think that you will appreciate the culture and food and the light in the summer. I will be happy to help you with suggestions to different places and local attractions.
I need help with cutting trees and chopping wood, clearing brushwood, painting houses etc. Very physical work.
I also need help to build a porch if you are good at carpentry.
There is also the possibility to help with roofing and working inside the big house thats going to be completely renovated.
We can talk about what you would be interested in helping with. I will of course help you the days / evenings I can, when I am not at work.
Swedish and English
I have two houses. The large house is currently empty because it is being renovated. Therefore I live in the smaller house which is about 50 square meters. There is a bathroom and a bedroom and one open space with a kitchen and living room. If you are two persons coming together I will organize my accommodation in another house. If you are only one person coming, and if you wish company, we could share the house. Otherwise, I will arrange my own accommodation. The house is completely renovated and everything is new. There is access to TV and wifi.
I can offer you a quiet place to work physically, but also close to beach, sea and nature or city life. 10 minutes from my house is Gammelstad. UNESCO added Gammelstad church town to their world heritage list in 1996 - motivated by its outstanding universal value and its relevance to all mankind.
Luleå is a city on the coast of northern Sweden, and the capital of Norrbotten County, the northernmost county in Sweden. Luleå has about 75,000 inhabitants.
Luleå has a subarctic climate which borders on a continental climate with short, mild to warm summers and long, cold, snowy winters. But due to the Gulf Stream Luleå has a warmer climate than other cities on the same latitude and even some that are further south in Canada, Alaska, Northeast China, and Siberia. During the summer in June and July the temperature in Luleå can some days rise to around +30 degrees Celsius. Summers are very bright with marginal twillight being the only exception during the summer solstice.
The Luleå archipelago is a group of Swedish islands in the north part of the Bay of Bothnia. They lie offshore from the city of Luleå and the mouth of the Lule River. A few of the islands have small permanent populations, but most are used only for recreation in the summer months. They are icebound during the winter. There are more than 1,312 islands in the Luleå archipelago if small or very small rocky islets are included. There are tour boats going to some of the islands if you would like to visist them.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week