Homestead start up in the Arctic (a volunteer project in Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช)

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Take care of the animals and guide the children, or bake and sell coffee. Everyone is welcome!โค๏ธ

Volunteers wanted at Hemmanet Nydala โ€“ In the north, an old homestead is opening up to anyone who wants to experience the old-culture facilities and meet farm animals. You will have the opportunity to live in the city with remarkable closeness to nature and learn about our old ways while giving us the valuable help we need.

What type of host are you? ๐Ÿก
  • Organization/NGO

What are you looking for help with?
  • Animal keeping ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿด
  • Building ๐Ÿ› 
  • Charity Work/Fundraising ๐Ÿ’ฐ
  • Cleaning ๐Ÿงน
  • Farming/Gardening ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ„
  • General Help ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ
  • Marketing ๐Ÿ“ˆ
What’s the mission of your community? ๐ŸŽฏ

As we are a nonprofit organization, we need volunteers to get started. Our mission is to make it possible for everyone to meet farm animals and to experience the old facilities from the early 1800, for free.

Volunteers with disabilities โ™ฟ

Volunteers with disabilities are welcome โ™ฟ โœ…

We would like to welcome anyone to our homestead, so if you are disabled you can provide valuable knowledge by volunteering with us, and we will try to accommodate you. But there are restrictions we can’t change, such as for example limitations for wheelchairs or lack of knowledge of sign language. But please, reach out to us, and we’ll see if we can work around your disability.

How many volunteers could you host? ๐ŸŽŽ

More than two –ย If 3 friends agree, you can all stay there together, otherwise, we can only accept 2 volunteers living together, but with separate beds. There is free internet, and all the furniture, appliances and utensils you need to live comfortably. The condo contract will be renewed every fortnight.

When would you need volunteers? ๐Ÿ“…
  • Anytime between Aug 7 – Sep 30
How many hours of help per day? โฑ
  • 4-5 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week? ๐ŸŒ’
  • 5 days per week – 2 days off
Note about the volunteer work and other expectations ๐Ÿ“

We need help taking care of the guests, the animals, the facilities and the surroundings.

  • The animals need food and care in the morning and in the evening, and someone to make sure they are alright during the day.
  • The cafรฉ is open 4-6 hours/day, 3-5 days/week where we bake traditional bread, serve and clean.
  • Families will be visiting, and until the petting zoo can open, other kids activities will be arranged.

Everyone at the homestead works together and we divide tasks depending on what needs to be done, the time available, our skills and interests.

Are accommodation and food included? ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿœ

Yes, we offer food and accommodation

What type of accommodation can you provide? ๐Ÿ•

One small condo with 2 beds (one double), a kitchen and a bathroom with a shower will be available.

Diet – nutrition information ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅค

We cook the food on the homestead or you prepare your own meals at home with groceries provided. We can accommodate any diet but might need help with shopping and cooking depending on requirements.

Fees transparency ๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ”

No fees, everything is provided.

VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters? ๐Ÿ›‚

No! we cannot help with Visa/invitation letters – similar requests will be ignored. โŒ

Volunteers’ benefits ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…

You will have the possibility to live in a very beautiful area and work with a bunch of joyful people in an extraordinary environment. You will have the possibility to influence what tasks are assigned to you, what hours you work and meet a lot of local people and tourist. You will have insurance, free food and comfortable accommodations. A bicycle is available to borrow for free to take you around the whole city using the many nice bicycle routes. But maybe best of all is our vast nature close by, where you can experience peace and maybe get a glimpse of the northern lights.

What to do in your free time ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿฆ’

The area is perfect for excursions and around the lake is a nine-kilometre-long walking and cycling path that is excellent for jogging and bike rides around to barbecue places that are provided with firewood. In the forests around the lake, there is a multitude of trails that are also good for trail running or mountain biking. Where we are, you will find the lake’s largest sandy beach where people build sand castles, play beach tennis and dive from the pier.
Thereโ€™s a high-altitude course in the middle of the treetops open every day until the last day of August, and on the other side of the lake is a large adventure playground, with high climbing nets, trampolines, skateboarding, maze, cable car and water play. There is also an outdoor gym to use for free.

Close by is an 800-meter-long forest trail. Along the path, there are eleven challenges of varying character and degrees of difficulty. Here you will find, among other things, an eight-meter-long crypt tunnel and a vine that you can swing between platforms with.

A short walk away is the city’s largest outdoor pool, with water slides, water canals, whirlpools, hot tubs and trampolines

Two beach volleyball courts and a bike park and a pump track are open and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for free. The two tracks are suitable for several different means of transport but are extra good for MTB and BMX bikes.
Around the lake, there are several piers and other good places for fishing. Fishing is free, but fishing licenses must be redeemed.

There is also the cityโ€™s entertainment with events, concerts, bars, clubs, cafes, restaurants, and shopping. You can also go hiking, paddling, and visit museums and other cultural arrangements for free.

Language ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

English

Geography ๐ŸŒณ

We are located in the Arctic, which means warm short and sunny summers with lots of vegetation and animals, and cold, dark winters with lots of snow. The contrasts between seasons are very noticeable and each one has its charm. During the fall the trees will be very colourful, the cold will approach and lighting candles at night is a cosy tradition.

How to get to your site โœˆ ๐Ÿ—บ

By air, bus, train or ferry โ€“ there are many ways of travelling to us. Visit https://visitumea.se/en/travel-to-umea to learn more and we will guide you on how to get to the condo or homestead where we will meet.

Is there internet access? ๐ŸŒ

Yes, sadly…


CONTACT DETAILS ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“ง


To volunteer at Hemmanet Nydala homestead and cultural association send a short introduction message to:

voluntouring.freelist@gmail.comย or leave your e-mail in the comment to receive the contact details of the association. Thanks


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2 thoughts on “Homestead start up in the Arctic (a volunteer project in Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช)

  1. Hey, i’m an enthusiastic, solar, italian girl who loves physics, sports, music, books, adventures… I want a life in close contact with nature. I would love to stay some weeks with you!! I wanna learn so many things, go away from there and discover new places

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