Besoin d'aide dans notre ferme de husky à Eiby/Alta, Finnmark en Norvège

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Roy and Maria and we live on a (husky) farm in Eiby, approximately 13 km from the senter of Alta. We currently share our farm with: 35 Alaska huskies, Idèfix - the terrier - and our chickens.

    We are looking for someone who can "pull their own weight", i.e. help out with the animals, fixing equipment and contributing to the household. In other words; cooking and cleaning is part of being part of the team during ALL seasons.

    During winter, work will consist of taking care of and cleaning the chicken-pen, de-frosting and cutting meat for feeding dogs, re-fill kibbles and water, grooming, make sure the dogs have straw in their houses, keeping equipment in order (i.e sleds, harnesses, dogbooties, ganglines etc.), helping out with planning and making dinner.

    During spring/summer/autumn, apart from taking care of the animals, the work will mainly consist of: removing old straw from the dogyard, making/repairing/washing and painting doghouses, gardening/lawn mowing, setting and harvesting potatoes, fencing, painting buildings, fix/improve trails and repair gear. Another important project consists of gathering and making firewood for the winter. Great exercise! In Norway we have a saying that the firewood heats us up several times: when we cut the timber down, when we gather and cut it into firewood, and finally - when we burn it!

    The autumn is also great in the Northern part of Norway. This is the time for wrapping up the projects of the summer and harvest from the nature; lingonberries, cloudberries and blueberries are abundant up here!

    If you are thinking of applying, we seek people who:
    -are over 25 years of age
    -like and have experience with animals, especially dogs
    -can see what needs to be done (like vacuming, start/empty the dishwasher, take out the trash…)
    -are in good health - mentally and physically
    -are practical and can fix things
    -can make a decent meal
    -can communicate, have a sense of humor and a good mood
    -are flexible
    -are hard working and able to function on their own as well as in a team
    -have a licence (it is not a must, but we recommend it)

    PLEASE NOTE - We only take in volunteers with sled dog-experience or carpentry-skills during winter season (October-April).

    If you have the skills it takes, you can also get to go out with the dogs. However, this is considered a bonus, and does not count as work. Furthermore you can not be allergic to animals or hay/straw. We do not accept smokers. Also we eat meat & seafood and so should you. Please do not send a request if you are a vegetarian og vegan. (Being a vegetarian/vegan this far north is a challenge in so many ways because of the long winter and poor choice of vegetables and fruits).

    Do you think you're a match for the team? Please give us a GOOD REASON why we should pick you out of the crowd! And how you see yourself CONTRIBUTE to our team. And who knows, maybe our paths will cross :)!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We are both educated people and our English-skills are good. In addition to being mushers, we like fishing (during winter and summer) and hunting (in the fall). We live nearby the beautiful Eiby-river and close to the Alta-river. The latter is considered the best salmon river in the world. We have a lot of stories to share!

    The nature around us is a great playground for both humans and animals! Alta is also the starting point for Offroad Finnmark (terrain cycling) in July and Finnmarksløpet (the biggest sleddog race in Europe, March). Alta has the midnight sun from the 20th of May until the 20th of July. Winter season normally starts late October and the record for starting the sled season from home is 25th of October, (though normal is around the 20th of November). The sled-season lasts until May. The dark season is from 20th of November until the 20th of January. During this time, the sun will not be visible in the horizon. But, the light is still beautiful! Also, Alta is the City of Northern lights!

    There's a posibillty the moose and/or fox will turn up on your doorstep one morning... The Rock Art of Alta is on UNESCO`s World Heritage-list and worth a visit. Did you know that Alta has the biggest canyon in Northern Europe? There's also the posibillity to experience Sami-culture, doudji and silver art nearby. We'll introduce you to Norwegian cousine and the nature of Finnmark! But the best part is spending time with the animals :)!

  • Aide

    Aide

    The dogs - daily routines includes: changing water, preparing food/feeding, playing and exercising. And last but not least -poop-scooping (actually a favourite-routine for many, probably because the dogs really appreciate it). We have a checklist where routines are specified.

    The chickens - daily routines includes: changing water, feeding, getting eggs and sometimes a bit of herding. Cleaning out the chicken pen is also necessary 2-3 times a week.

    In the house: planning / making dinner + keeping things neat and tidy!

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Norwegian: Courant
    Allemand: Débutant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    You will get your own room and privacy. There's a living room and a toilet for the volunteers situated with the bedrooms. It's all warm, neat and clean and we'd prefer that you keep it that way. Shower and washing-machine is available in the main-house. For now, we share a kitchen in the main-house, but one of the projects for spring / summer 2021, is to make a small kitchen.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Eiby is 13 km from Alta city. Alta is 35 minutes by airplane from Tromsø and approximately 2 hours from Oslo. (Norway is a LOOOOONG country). So the easiest way to get here is by air. Bus from Tromsø takes 7 hours. We'll pick you up at the airport/bus station. Nearest train station is Narvik or Kiruna (Sweden), so we don't reccomend that (check map...). Hitchiking is considered fairly safe in Norway, but it might take some time... Anyways - safe travels!

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    We have excellent Wi-Fi on and around the farm. But you'll have to settle for a couch or a table, because we don't have any work-desks.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We have nice accomodations, but if you prefer living in your campervan or motorhome, we can easily plug place you close to electricity and water. We have a lot of space!

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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