Fancy spending some time in the beautiful Swedish wilderness, whilst getting the opportunity to learn about and live with us, our sled dogs and horses? Come and help us for a couple of weeks or longer set up our Swedish base camp!
After several years of traveling around Europe, especially Scandinavia, we have found a wonderful place located in the heart of Sweden, close to the higher mountains, for us and our animal tribe. As we think it is a sustainable project worth sharing, we are keen to welcome visitors willing to help us make this project come true and take care of our dogs, cat and horses.
What is required to come & share The Striders' life?
If this resonates with you:
Positive, flexible and open-minded, with a high interest for animals, nature and life in the Swedish countryside
Skills that would make a difference:
technical and practical building skills, carpentry, machinery
Knowledge of dogs and/or horses or keen to learn about caring and working with animals, especially dogs and horses
English required (working language on site) - even basic
Not afraid to work outdoors and live in the middle of nowhere!
Carpentering and building works (kennel, shelters, fences, etc). – top priority for spring-summer 2023!
Animal care and training (horses, sled dogs and THE cat). There is daily stables work as well as poop picking, cleaning, feeding, etc
Environmental projects (i.e. biomass recycling) on the site
And why not
Taking care of our pets if we have to go away for a day or two.
Anything related to house related work, like cooking, picking up groceries, etc if it something you enjoy.
What we offer
At our place, in exchange of your help, you can learn about dogs, horses, life in the heart of Sweden while enjoying life in a beautiful spot ideally located to go hiking, cycling, exploring the wilderness and Swedish nature.
Food and accommodation provided Access to water and electricity Shared bathroom, living room and kitchen. Large car park, ideal for #vanlife travelers
For digital nomads, good 4G connection - against a fee, we can share our Wifi connection (on our Swedish SIM card)
Our Animal Tribe
We have 11 Alaskan Huskies, all re-homed or adopted, a mascot dog Sparta, a witch cat Milwyn and a beautiful mare Ola. A horse companion for Ola will join the Team by summer 2023. We run an association for huskies and former sled dogs and regularly have new dogs coming and staying with us before they move to their new families.
You can bring your own animals - even a horse!, as long as they are nice and friendly - or handled appropriately. As a rule, dogs must be kept on the leash, but there will be fences to let them run free.
Let us know when you contact us if you have an animal, and some information about them.
Bring your own pet food :-)
What you commit to
Helping us 5 days a week, with flexible hours depending on the day/week program and priorities, the weather, etc. The weekly organisation is discussed and mutually agreed on
2 weeks stay - or longer (!)
It must be a win-win situation and an enriching, pleasant experience for all of us!
We are a very active couple in love with animals, nature, everything outdoor (except hunting), travels, and much more! After having helped and volunteered ourselves in different places, we want to offer the same opportunities that we had to travel and discover new things and places in exchange of a helping hand.
The house is located in the countryside, with good road access, about one hour from bigger towns, and 20 minutes from the local grocery shop.
Ideally situated for hiking, running, bird watching, fishing, cycling, daydreaming. We love the area because it is remote yet not that far from civilization! Nature is all around, there's a beautiful view, and we have a nice and friendly neighbour about 200m away.
Don’t rely on public transport to reach our place (!). Vilhemina Airport is about 1.5 hour away. Train station 1 hour. Picking-up upon agreement ;-)
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