Volunteer at the farm
Hello, and thanks for your interest in joining the team. Carpenters and professionals in animal-care are always welcome!
Life at the farm involves various tasks, which can be repetitive - but also fulfilling for the right person. Seeking motivated, positive and hard-working persons : it's not a 9 to 5 job but our lifestyle! It’s important that you are flexible, and so are we, as it is generally long days, with a rustic lifestyle.
Interested? We have space for 2 to 3 volunteers year round.
At the farm we are 4-5 two legged, and 35 - 40 well trained Alaskan huskies, sometimes a litter of young dogs in early education. We also have 2 cats, 15 chickens & pigs in the summer.
1. Maintenance : simple repairs in the dog-yard, building cages & dog-houses, mechanical, quad & sled fixing, snow plowing, fencing, painting, etc...
2. Cleaning & cooking : at the guest-house and the tiny-house between groups, preparing meals in large quantities for the expeditions, etc...
3. Animal-care : feeding & training from 15 August to 15 November.
Minimum stay : 2 months
Nationality : EU countries
Working language : English
Autonomous with laundry & cooking, self-starter
We offer room and board in your own cabin by the dog-yard, a lot of unforgettable experiences with our huskies, and an insight into the life in the North. We can offer a remuneration if you are educated in animal-care or carpentry.
There will be a 2 weeks trial period. Please recognise that the work on a farm can be hard, especially in November-January when the temperatures are below 15°. The animals have to be fed and the cleaning has to be done at fix time, irrelevant how the weather is.
Your CV and previous experiences
A few sentences about yourself, where you’re coming from, why to join our team?
Allergies or dietary restrictions
ABOUT US We are a small Norwegian - French family living beyond the polar circle, together with our 39 Alaskan huskies.
Espen is an experienced outdoor guide, 5 times finisher of Europe's longest sled dog race. He is also canoe instructor and has taken part in several monthly expeditions. Thanks to his knowledge of our region, it is a pleasure for him to explain about his home mountains. Espen's kids are 14 and 11, they live with us part time.
Delphine is a skipper passionate about the Arctic. She has explored the region by boat for the last 10 years, taking groups on expeditions through northern Norway and Spitzbergen. She used to live in Spitzbergen, where she still spends some summer months. Delphine and Espen have organised trips together for 5 years.
OUR ACTIVITY We offer outdoor adventures to our guests. Mainly with our dogs, but also sailing, canoeing, hiking, skiing... Our activities are very seasonal :
August - November : full time dog-training on kart and quad. Production of firewood. Prepping accommodations between bookings. Carpentry, painting & fencing. Picking and preparing berries, mushrooms, moose meat and pig meat.
December - January : co-guiding dogsledding trips, snow-plowing, guest-house host (cooking, cleaning).
February - April : assistant with logistics around long trips from the the farm. Possibility to join some expeditions as assistant guide and cook. We can be away for some weeks, so you shall be self-driven.
May - August : tidying after snow melting, firewood, carpentry, fencing, harvesting (birch bark), building and restoration of local/traditional cultural heritage, fixing and painting at the farm.
❄ GETTING THERE - AIRPORTS Bardufoss (BDU) is the closest airport, about 20 minutes from our farm, time table on www.sas.no from Oslo