Last Activity: 19/06/2013
I am a 54 year old female artist living in a big house in western Norway.
I work as an artist like a "bricoleur", I like to put things together from what is available. I make installations from thousands of little things. I have an atists grand from the government. I want to make my house into a creative place for people to stay for shorter or longer terms, like an artists residency/bed &breakfast. I also want to use the cafe for small events, local artists etc. Time will show.
I live alone, I am divorced and have grownup children, a boy and a girl, and two beautiful grandchildren. They live in Bergen, one hour by train/car from here. They visit me and help me when they can.
The village I am living in is small, but beautiful, by a water and surrounded by mountains. It is 20 km to Voss, the skisenter. The nature around here is beautiful withe great paths for mountain hiking in summer/autumn. In the winter it is lots of skiing possibilities. It is not far to the fjords either.
I like to get to know people, I am open minded and creative. I also like to cook, and to be cooked for...
I need to make money in summer, so I will let rooms, I might need some help with that too. Some painting etc. I will find different work that that the visitor can do.We opened the cafe this summer and we are doing very well!
My fantastic workawayers make it possible to make my dream become reality!
We make great dinners on Saturdays and Sundays. We make the best organic, fairtrade coffe with our Elektra super duper espressomaskin!
If you are several friends traveling together I might offer you mattresses to
share one room for a few days, if you pass by...
I will love to get company in between , it is boring to be so much by myself...
Type of workHelp with Computers / internet,
Helping with Tourists,
Help in the house,
Cooking / shopping,
Further there are two more rooms in each floor that I will use as storeplace, atelier etc...
It is lots of space here and it would be nice to have a "handyman/woman" to help me with different work in the house. Painting inside/outside. It would be lovely to have joiner or someone with knowledge about carpentering or/ and masonry...
I want to make the rooms for rent like artistic rooms, so if you are creative/artistic it would be great! We can make new furnitures from old ones, paint, decorate etc...
I think it will be good if you stay for more than just a few days!
What else ...
I can also offer backpackers cheap accommodation if I have free rooms at the moment, and you help me a bit.. Maybe sing/play an instrument in the cafe?
(I have a super italian coffee-machine ;-)
The village I live in is really small! Just one street and very few people!
My artworksThese are examples of my artworks. It is installations made of thousands of small items that most people throw away... I make different "madalas" or symbols that just lay on the floor for a certain time. I want to say something about the beauty of everything and the crazy consumer policy... Click to enlarge
Feedback left about host
They arranged loads of stuff for me, painted, cooked, served and cleaned... I give my best recommendation for these 3 polite and friedly americans! Welcome back anytime!
by Hung-Yu [27/09/2012]:for host
So full of knowledge, strength, skills, enthusiasm and love.
I am so happy and grateful about meeting you and receiving so much. Thanks!
by Natalie [01/08/2012]:for host
by Willow [22/09/2011]:for host
Thanks Mona, it was a pleasure getting to know you! Willow.
by Gwenola [02/09/2011]:for host
A friendly atmosphere, doing painting, cleaning, picking mushrooms, cooking... I really enjoyed my stay with Mona who is a lovely woman, I liked this little village near the moutains and the Balkan Music Festival too :o)
I really wanted to stay longer (I stay only 5 days, so short
by Molly [17/08/2011]:for host
I give Joe my best recommendation!
by Kateřina [03/07/2011]:for host
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