Help on a 100 year old school renovation project set in a stunning location on the shores of one of Norway's largest lakes



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    Our names are Johannes and Anita.we are from Iceland and Portugal respectively and our dog Skugi which means shadow in Icelandic.We are renovating a 100 year old school on the shores of one of Norway's largest lakes and we live near the town's of Dokka and Hov which is surrounded by stunning forests of pine and ash.We are a few hours away from the skiing areas and lillehammer which hosted the winter olympics .We live and eat well and are well travelled people who enjoy our lifes.You will have your own massive room with views of the lake and will be able to explore Norway and it's beautiful nature.We have access to horse riding for experienced riders and there is plenty of outdoor things to keep yourself busy with.We get as much of our food locally and also go out on trips to local cabins fishing etc.There is a range of work needed to be completed and we strongly believe in a work and enjoyment balance.If you would like to research the area just type Dokka norway which is in a nature reserve or Randsførd Norway which is the lake.

    Please feel free to ask any questions will be happy to answer and chat.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Johannes is an experienced engineer.Anne is an artist and we all enjoy cooking and make our own bread and source local food as much as possible.we are worldly and alternative people and love the outdoors.we have access to cabins in the mountains and love exploring.we have a boat and love fishing.

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    There is a whole range of tasks to be completed as it's a restoration project on a 100 year old school.the work is rewarding and is set in stunning scenery were all the seasons are magic to experience.we live an awesome life and you will too balanced.

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  • Accommodation


    Huge 10 Mtr by 7mtr room fully fitted with views of the lake and surrounding valley.the room has lots of windows as it used to be a will have your own wood burner to keep warm.the kitchen is upstairs and we have showers and toilets up stairs and downstairs.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Swim,enjoy life experiences,trekking,fishing,exploring,back to nature,traditional,old school,learning,teaching,building,restoring,adventure,skiing,lillehamer,growing,cooking,experience,learning from each other,baking,

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    • 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

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    Hours expected

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

This is how the skool looks after the help from Dean ,Suzi,and Vera . Super super thanks
Skugi which means shadow in icelandic he is an extremely friendly and loving dog
Hand carved beams to replace old beams on roof repair
Picnic on the mountain
Picnic spot on top of the local mountain
The local harbour where the village keeps there boats.the lake freezes over in the winter
This is the view of the old school
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