Help us to transform our home into a yoga centre in Reine on the island of Moskenes, Norway

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  • Description

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    CARPENTRY SKILLS NEEDED
    We are working on the last leg of renovations in the house and preparing for guests. If you're looking for a great place in Norway and are strong in the following skills please send us a message:

    Carpentry
    Electrical
    Plumbing

    Welcome!

    My name is Runhild and I live with my son Sverre in Reine. We are working on transforming our new home into a yoga centre and temporary home for adventurous spirits.

    This place used to be the town hall of the beautiful little town of Reine in Moskenes, one of the south islands of Lofoten. It is located next to the bus stop and ferry to Vinstad and Kjerkfjord. It is 5 km from the ferry connecting Moskenes with Bodø. It is also right next to the local café, restaurant and convenience store, as well as kayaking and diving centres. It is on the doorstep of many great day hikes, museums and the most spectacular scenery in Lofoten.

    The house is a three-storey building with 10 bedrooms. The ground floor is currently in the process of being transformed into a yoga studio. At the moment the house has a working toilet and the shower is in the cellar. The kitchen is fully equipped with a beautiful view overlooking the fjords. There is also a common lounge with an open fireplace.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Help

    Help

    Our vision for the summer is to make our home a working hive to complete the yoga studio by November. The tasks that need most attention are as follows:

    Finishing the yoga studio
    o Installing and painting the ceiling
    o Fixing the windows
    o Installing a door

    Setting up the bathroom
    o Building a shower
    o Building a sink
    o Plumbing

    Fixing the veranda
    Rendering the outside brick work
    Gardening

    If you don’t feel so hands-on you are also welcome to help with cooking and looking after Sverre. Having a driving licence will be useful, but not essential for our future volunteers.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Nowegian and English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The house has 10 bedrooms equipped with beds and linen. Depending on the number of volunteers it is possible to have individual space.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Helping out a few hours each day still gives you plenty of time to explore the natural beauty of Lofoten.

    Our home is vegetarian- friendly and welcomes openhearted and caring people.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    We have had amazing helpers from all over the world. As part of your stay here I am happy to give Kundalini yoga and meditation classes, as well as mala making workshops.

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Photos

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By the small boat harbor, great place to start a kayaktrip in to the Reinefjorden, visiting the beautiful beach Bunes or Horseide of the Moskenes island.
A family of five orcas having a great meal in the cold arctic waters :-) Last year there vere a lot of orcas visiting Reine, also this year we have had at great visit all ready.
The view from the small veranda of the kitchen in the 3.floor. The name of the mountain is Olstind. As you can se the stockfish still hanging for the dehydration, the air is fresh, clear but have this smell of fish.
The view from the veranda of the 2.floor. ..This will be one of the jobs I need help with, fiksing the floor (the roof of the entrance) because it has a small leak. When we fix it, it will be a great place to have a barbeque or just enjoying the sun and nature.
The Yoga room ..we will be fixing the walls, sanding the beautiful floor and build a new sealing. I hope to also get a door (there use to be a door there before) out to the garden, and to make a fireplace (where the old one was) So I need someone with good carpenterskills, but also strong hands and the skill of painting.
If there is any wish, I can of course have a house yoga class. And you can learn to make a mala. I am educated a kundalini yoga teacher.
The livingroom in the 1.floor has a fireplace. The best place to stay if the weather do not invite you to a hike, diving, paddeling or any other sightseeing :-) If you play a music instrument we would love to make a summeband. I have a gitar in the house.
The sky is changing all the time - in the winter you got all the colors and in the summertime sun always shine 24h, or giving you beautiful moments of the weather.
There are beautiful beaches on the Moskenes island. Here you see me in the beach of Bunes. You can take the ferry, (ca 50 meter from my house) and a short and easy hike of 30-40 minutes to get there. The water is cold and clear, and an you can se om the picture - delicious seaweed is groving every where! (Here you see fresh Nori and the green Virgin necklace). I am a kayak instructur, but I have not had so much time paddeling lately. May be if anyone could look after my son, I could take you on a guided tour.
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