Come live with me and my 11 Siberian Huskies in Northern Norway

Country

Norway

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    20/10/2020

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi! :-) I live in the countryside in northern part of Norway - above the polar circle - together with my 11 lovely dogs of the species Siberian husky. I have a close relationship with my dogs and cuddling and playing in the dogyard is part of the daily routine. In addition to this I use the dogs for mushing and I participate in some competitions during Winter.
    I am preferably looking for people with experience with huskies (or other experience with dogs in packs), as being able to control the pack is an essential part of the work.

    Every morning (Monday to Friday) I go to work in the municipality (were I am occupied with different subjects such as climachanges and pollutions), so you must be able to work independently.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn a lot about dog behavior, dog breeding, dog nutrition, and last but not least dog racing. I have a great nature around me since I live in the countryside. You can pick berries and mushrooms in the fall, or catch fish in the water. On clear winter evenings you can often experience spectacular northern lights. You can also ski - and use a dog or two to pull you :)

  • Help

    Help

    I need help with daily care and feeding of my dogs. The dogs live outside in their kennels and here it must be kept clean. One must therefore daily pick feces out of the kennels + shovel some snow in Winter. In addition, I have a running yard where dogs can run free. Dogs love cuddles and attention from people and this will be an important part of everyday life.

    If you like to be with dogs then this is a nice job to have :)

    I train dogs to participate in dog sled races, and one can occasionally be involved in these training sessions.
    I have a retired dog and a dog who got an injured foot when he was young. These two dogs need walks. I live in the countryside and here is a panorama of different hiking trails - both in the woods and in the mountains, so it's great terrain to go hiking with the dogs.

    My job sometimes requires me to travel, and then I need someone who can take care of the dogs while I'm gone.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    My house consists of several bedrooms and a bathroom, a large kitchen, a large living room and laundry room. There is wardrobe or chest of drawers in the bedrooms. You will have access to the entire house and it will therefore be as a kind of family that lives together :)

    It is 8 km to the nearest trading place (Bjerkvik) from where I live. Here you will find several food stores, cafes, post office, playground, etc. From Bjerkvik you can take a bus to Narvik, a city about 14,000 inhabitants.

    I get up at 05:30 on weekdays. I eat breakfast before I leave. Therefore, you have to arrange breakfast for yourself when you get up - and later lunch (as I eat at work). You will find food in the kitchen - in the cupboard / fridge / freezer. We will have dinner together when I get home from work. If you like cooking, please feel free to cook dinner :)

  • 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

  • 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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