Help our family renovate an old building in the middle of the wilderness, Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a young family of 4 who bought an old schoolbuilding in the middle of the Norwegian wilderness - or you could also say in the middle of no-where. If you are very fed up with having lots of people around you all the time, this is the place to go.

    He is working with tree felling, tree climbing, sales, production and field testing of military/outdoor products, has outdoor and hunting as hobbies.
    She is an ecologist and woodworker.

    Our situation has changed a little since we had a fire a while ago. Now our priority is to set up and rebuild the remaining house to live in. Which means there is a lot of constructing and building to be done, painting, maintanance. There are oppertunities to do forestry work, gardening... ... ...

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will have the oppertunity to stay in a open minded multicultural family home (she is german, he's Norwegian). Outdoor interest is a keyword here.
    You'll probably be bombed with lots of different music from Joacim.

  • Help

    Help

    Tidy up, cleaning, painting and carpentring and possibly some work in the forest.
    lots of manual labour.
    Usually we would say: varied types of help. We can find some tasks together that suits your skills and experience.
    But right now we really need people who know what they are doing, preferably a carpenter, joiner, at least handyman :-)

    We need a sitter and domestic help for our 2 girls (5,5 and 2,5). Someone who sees the work and takles it, since we will most likely both be working and the kindergarten is closed all July. Mother tongue German or Norwegian.

    Wir brauchen unbedingt fuer unsere 2 Mædchen (5,5 und 3) eine Kinderfau und Haushaltshilfe. Jemanden, der die Arbeit sieht und anpackt, da wir høchstwahrscheinlich beide arbeiten werden und der Kindergarten geschlossen ist. Muttersprache deutsch oder norwegisch. Ende Juli und August.

    Sorry folks but we do not have the money and possibility to have vegans or vegetarians. Or you guys build me that desperately longed for green house.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Norwegian, Swedish, English, German,

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In house. If you would like to sleep in a tent, we have the possibility to rent one to you including iso-mat.

    Allergic people be aware that the dog lives inside.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Situated by the biggest river in Norway (Glomma) in Østerdalen north of Elverum. Here are rich possibilities for fishing or river explorations (we have a kayakk). Plenty of forest and mountains if you are interested in hiking.
    The biggest outdoor climbing site in hedemark county is located right nearby within walking distance.
    The next town to the north is Koppang and to the south is Rena.
    You can get here with a train from Oslo within 2 1/2 hours. Or take the bus (that's way cheaper, about 2,5h).
    We have most equipment for outdoor stuff if you need to lend some.
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    Please understand that we want to talk to you first (f.e. Skype) before we give our final ok.
    If for some reason you decide not to come, please give us the heads up.

    FAQ:
    We have a washing machine you can use as well as a hair dryer etc.
    Temperature varies from -5 to 15/20 degrees Celsius, on occasions 30 in summer
    and avarage -20, up to -38 in winter
    You need good boots!
    Please do not use summer tires from September onward if you plan to stay during the winter

    Please have your insurances in order

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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








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