Enjoy the Swedish wildlife and help us with our huskies in Lysvik, Sweden




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    Hello everybody :-)

    Let us introduce ourselves.
    We are Erik and Linda. We have two daughters, almost 24 and 21 years old. Both flew out, although the oldest is living with us to the beginning of November.
    We are a Dutch family that moved to Sweden in 2005.
    We live in an old house in the forest with about 5.5 hectares of farmland and forest.
    The rest of the family consists of our almost grown up daughter’s, 21 Siberian huskies, 2 cats and 5 chickens, 1 rooster and 3 chicky’s.

    Linda works in the hospital as a cardiovascular assistant.
    Erik is a house man and takes care of the house, the garden, the shed and all our animals.

    The house is old and much needs to be refurbished and restored.
    It is heated by a wood stove. We take that wood from our own forest.
    The trees have to be saw, then split and piled up to dry.
    Here in Sweden it is also said that you get 3 times hot from burning on wood
    In addition, the dogs require their care every day,

    We have a large vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes.
    We love to grown our own food without pesticides.
    There is a lot of gardening work and in the autumn we harvest hay and all the vegetables and berry's.

    We also have work in the kennel. The dogs have to be fed, the kennels need daily maintenance and care and there is always things that need to be repaired, or to be replaced.
    The dogs themselves are fond of attention, cuddling and walking.
    And In the autumn, the training starts for the winter season with kick bike, bicycle and ATV.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet

  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    A number of (hopefully) fun weeks in which hard work also alternates with relaxation days in which you can undertake or see something in the neighborhood.
    Getting to know Sweden, their culture and habits and landscape.
    Experience the long light days and during the winter the short dark days and the northern lights
    Enjoying the Swedish wildlife and try to spot the moose, wolf, deer, beaver fox or lynx.
    Nice walks in nature, outdoor camping, picking berries, finding mushrooms.
    The lake is 3 km walk from our house where you can swim, also during winter, Linda is an experienced cold bath fan, so please join her if you dare :-)
    In the winter you can go skiing, cross country skiing, ice fishing, snow scooter etc.
    Work experience with sled dogs
    Experiencing what it is like to work outdoors in the countryside, in the summer or during the winter when there is snow and cold.

  • Ajuda


    We love cheerful, flexible positive and hard-working people. People who are not afraid to get tired and dirty and who love dogs and animals.
    You take care of the dogs, the kennel and have the possibility to join us with the dog training and taking care of the older dogs or puppies.
    During the winter we do sled tours with our dogs with tourists.
    You are not allowed to help us with the tourists. But you can stay at home and take care for the household and the dogs that are not working. And that are a lot.

    Being with us during wintertime can be challenging, because it can be freezing cold.
    We therefore need a flexible, hard working, positive minded, open and social volunteer, who loves to be outdoors a great part of the day.
    Further you help us as a handyman, carpenter, gardener, farmer, dog care taker, cook and house holding and in our forest to collect wood. If you have experience as a carpenter that’s a pre.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Holandês: Fluente
    Swedish: Fluente

  • Acomodação


    During summer you sleep in our old but heated caravan at about 30 meters from our house next to the chicken shed. During winter you borrow the room of our daughter.

    We provide you with real mostly biological food and (non alcoholic) drinks.
    Shower and toilet are in house and shared with us. In the caravan there is a toilet where you can only go for the small message, for the larger work we refer you to the old-fashioned "utedas" in the barn or inside the house.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    You can easily reach us by taking the airplane to Oslo Gardermoen, Stockholm or Gothenburg and from there the train.
    The train station is about 8 km away from us. Closest shop is also 8 km away.
    Most convenient, is to come with your own car.
    Then you can go wherever you want.

    The area is hilly and with a lot of forest. There are several lakes and small rivers.
    We ourselves live pretty basic. Rarely watch television because we are always working outdoors and with our dogs.

    We love to grow and prepare all our own food. So little junk food here :-) OK sometimes we sin and make french fries, pizza and good cake :-)
    We are not vegetarians but do eat little meat and fish.
    During the weekend we love to relax by a wood fire, with a nice glass of wine or beer. To talk about life, spirituality, how wonderful it is and why we are here! Or look at a good movie together.

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  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Lots of place to park your van.

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    Horas previstas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days/week

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Precisão do perfil: (5.0)

Intercâmbio cultural: (4.9)

Comunicação: (5.0)

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 136832867384