Simone (1970) came to Eräkeskus in 2003 to live a dream, a life in nature, working with dogs and being self-employed. What started with 35 dogs long ago, is now a well running company with around 150 dogs, a team of 6 - 9 workers and happy clients in winter as well as in summer. She got infected by the Scandinavia-virus in 1978 and had her first contact with sleddogs in 1992.
Simone was working for many years in the tourism industry and studied animal psychology besides.
Today she is taking care of the administration, loves to work in the kennels, helps wherever help is needed and is out on tour with guests during several weeks in both seasons.
Caro (1984) was part of our team in summer 2018 for 3 1/2 months and again in winter 18/19 for 3 months. She was travelling all over Europe, hiking a lot, woofing on different farms in Norway and South-Finland and working in a hotel at the Baltic sea during the last 19 months. The idea of just taking a time-out from her normal job as physiotherapist in Germany, was soon changed to the idea of moving up here for long. So this idea comes true now, she joins our team as allrounder in January 20.
Once again I (2001) am in North Karelia and this is my third time here in Eräkeskus! The landscape, the people and especially the dogs have done it to me and have completely captivated me.
5 years ago my family visited this husky farm and was just as astonished.
So enthusiastic about the dogs that we got 2 (wannabe) huskies within a very short time, which give us a smile is face every day with their breed typical characteristics.
Whether cleaning, cuddling or training with the dogs, I am glad to be part of the team again and look forward to further great months with everything that may come.
"I am from Austria, from the area of beautiful Lake Constance. Always I (1991) wanted to join the life on a huskyfarm, that`s why I made my dream come true now. Starting at the beginning of April I am going to support the team of Eräkeskus Wilderness Lodge as an allrounder and I am glad to be here for the next months."
Moritz came as the first new team member after winter 2020/2021. First he was incorporated in the New kennel and fell in love with our cuddle-bear Marco quickly. Moritz is a trained electrician, some years ago he was with the armed forces from austria on deployments abroad. Starting in April he is going to support us for some months, maybe longer.
I am born in 1996 and live in Axams/Austria/Tyrol. My birthday gift from my family for my 18th birthday was a dogsled-ride and I got fascinated. One of my big dreams was always, to work with animals, especially dogs, and now finally this dream comes true. I was here in Eräkeskus in October 2020 for 3 weeks and loved the dogs, the people, nature so much, that I am back now, June 21, for longer., at least 6 months. I look very much forward to spend time with my favourite dog Yukon and have many unforegttable months here in Finland. Let the adventure begin!
I was still a kid when huskies already fascinated me (1997). I saw probably every film about sleddogs and races and even was seeing one race live as spectator in Werfenweng/Pongau.
I am not yet sure, where my future professional live will lead me to, meanwhile I fullfill one of my dreams to work now for half a year on a sledog-farm. Happy to be here, ready to learn everything about dogs and looking forward to my time here at Eräkesus from June to December 2021.