Help out on a small island in the north of Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Dag Ivar and Marion, who live on a small island in Vesteraalen i the northern part of Norway. In summer we have the midnightsun, where it never gets dark. In autumn and winter you can experience the northern lights besides a few hours of daylight. We have fantastic wild nature around us which gives you the opportunity for all kind of outdoor activities. Whether you like hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing, rowing, picking berries and mushrooms: it's all possaible. We can provide you with a lot of needed equipment. Due to the silence, it's also a great place to think, meditate and slow down.
    We produce on our food in order to be mostly self supported. Besides growing potatoes, herbs and vegetables, we pick berries in order to make jams and juices, we bake our own bread. In addition we have a few sheep of an old norwegian race and go out to fish our own fish.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Animal care

  • Help

    Help

    - repair of buildings, boats and fences
    - building a wood-fired stone oven outside the house
    - gardening (vegetables)
    - home-slaughter of sheep and reinsdeer (sept/oct)
    - making hay
    - cutting firewood
    - painting

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    norwegian, english, german

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will live on your own in a house that's over 200 years oldand stands directly at the sea. The house is under slow reconstruction. It's cosy, simple and quiet: no television and a woodstove to fire with. With the provided food you prepare your own meals.
    We prefer people who care about cleaning and keep the house in good condition.
    Our house is about 200 steps away.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We both have jobs that require time away from the island. The help we need you to be do will be discussed by a meet up from time to time. Some times we work together, but mostly you will work on your own. Because of this we prefer a person who is positive minded and have the mentality, responsibility and selfmotivation to live and work by yourself. Please note that this is a little place with no shops around and only a handfull of people. You need to be comfortable in your own company, we take only one workawayer at a time.

  • 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?

    One

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    Volunteering hours expected

    ca 25 hours a week

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