We are Liv (37), Thomas (42) and Odin (newborn).
We live on a small, 300 years old farm in south east Norway outside Rena village by the Glomma river. The farm has been more or less in-active for more than 40 years and we are now working to reestablish it as an active self sustained farm, based on regenerative permaculture practices and principals. Our project is to become fully self sustained and to live a life in co-creation with nature. Today we have some pigs, sheep and lambs, hens and chickens and 2 dogs. We are also expecting to have some bee hives this summer. Thomas work full time on the farm and Liv will have maternity leave this year from her outdoor guide job and stay full time at the farm.
This season (2018), we will be focusing on these projects: putting up fences, building a root cellar, finishing a log cabin, making gates in the fences, start the building of a forest garden and of course farming our vegetable field. All this in addition to the daily and seasonal routines on a farm like caring for the animals, securing winter feed, kitchen work, maintenance, construction work and much more.
Cooking / shopping
Establishing and running a lo-tech, self sustained farm involves a wide variety of tasks. We need someone who are versatile and can take part in many types of tasks, like setting up fences, tending to plants and soil, building, picking berries and mushrooms, caring for animals, harvesting vegetables, conservation of the produce. Independently or together with us. Previous skills are not necessary but useful.
This is a good way to learn practical skills and harvest experience in organic/regenerative agriculture and sustainable living. Back to basic in a moderne world and find out wether this is a lifestyle for you. We gladly share our knowledge and experience but also look very much forward to learning from your knowledge, ideas and experiences
English, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish
You will stay in a log cabin from about 1850 with basic standards and outdoor toilet. Shower is in the main house.
We will eat most meals together but you can also make meals in your cabin. Much of the food is produced on the farm or harvested in the outdoors.
On your time off you can go fishing for grayling, trout, pike, whitefish or perch in the Glomma river just next to the farm for free. We have camping equipment and equipment for hiking, biking and canoeing for you to use.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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