We are two men living on the countryside just outside Oslo, the capital of Norway. Here we live together with our three dogs (one German Shepard and two Saarloos Wolfhond), a cat and two pigeons. Beside regular house keeping and maintenance, our main activities at home is connected to our collection of rare and uncommon plants and training dogs.
Our home is located about 25 minutes from Oslo and 40 minutes from Oslo airport, Gardermoen. We are close to the largest fresh water delta in northern Europe, with an amazing number of bird and fish species.
Our home has a great location close to the airport and city life, at the same time we are at the countryside with a spectacular wildlife and view over the delta.
At the present we are about to reconstruct the garden and upgrade the house. We will also change our 10.500 m2 property into a private botanical collection, and at the same time we will build up a small nursery for rare and uncommon hardy plants.
We can provide bicycles, and often we have a spare car for shorter trips (maximum 10 km from our place, or longer by agreement) For the use of the car you only cover for fuel and road tolls.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
At our place you can learn about traditional food and cooking as well as Norwegian traditions and language. As we live in a nature reserve it is possible to learn about conservation of wetlands in Norway. Oslo can provide access to a wide range of cultural arrangements and exhibitions.
Here are always a lot of tasks to solve, so we can find proper things to do for anyone. First of all we need help for construction of the garden/forrest area, plant production and care, carpentry, housekeeping, animal care and general maintenance.
NOTE that we both have daytime jobs outside the home, so we depend on that you can work independently (or you might have working hours in the afternoon/evening).
You can not be allergic to dogs/cats.
Norwegian, Swedish, English
You will have your private room outside the main house (good standard), but with full access to the facilities in the main house. The private room has wifi, hot/cold water, sleeping sofa, tv and microwave. Kitchen, shower and toilet is in the main house.
In case there are more people visiting us at the same time, we can also offer to stay in the guest room in the main house.
Smoking only allowed outdoors.
To get here you can come by car, train or bus. With some planning we will normally be able to pick you up at the train station. There are easy access to Oslo by public transport (bus and/or train).
The train from Oslo airport Gardermoen stops at Lillestrøm station about 15 drive from our place.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week