Stay on a farm just below the arctic circle in Skonseng, Norway

  • Norwegen
  • Bisher 581 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 29.01.2023

Verfügbarkeit

  2023 

 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 1 Woche

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    Update Winter 2022/2023:
    The workaway experience at our place, is mainly focused on a building project. We are building a house to have more space for accomodation. The house is constructed from second hand housing modules, and we have tried to reuse as much as possible, without compromising living standards and comfort.
    Parts of the house (bedrooms, living area) is almost complete, but we still have a lot of work on bathrooms and kitchen, as well as the outside of the house. For this reason, people with carpentry skills will have a great advantage, if you send us your application!! For this winter, especially someone with skills in tiling, would be greatly appreciated!! Also be prepared that working on the outside of a house close to the arctic circle in winter time, can be "chilly", but we have warm clothes that you can borrow!

    We also expect the Workawayers to take part in general household chores. We have quite a busy everyday schedule, with full jobs outside the farm, and children who need driving to different activities several days a week, so we are always falling behind on stuff that needs to be done. We appreciate very much those who are "self propelled", and simply just helps out where it's needed, without necessairily being given detailed instructions on every little task. This mainly concerns simple tasks, such as keeping the house clean, taking out the trash, etc.,

    General information:
    We are a family of 4, Ivar and Wirat in mid 40's, Jonas 8 yo, and Aria 15 yo. Grandparents living next door. Both parents have jobs outside the farm, so having help from workawayers is greatly appreciated. With two (soon three) houses on the farm, and a big garden, we basically never run out of stuff that should be taken care of, but time is always limited!

    The farm is located just below the arctic circle, at the base of Saltfjellet/Svartisen National Park, growing potatoes on about 10 hectares. Our family has been running the farm since around 1760, and we are proud to still be developing land for sustainable production of food.
    Though it is a conventional farm, we focus on environmental sustainability, and use modern technology to minimize consumption of herbicides and fertilizers. The production is relatively mechanized, and done with machines which require special certification, so workawayer participation in this production is limited to observation. But there are plenty of other stuff that needs doing!

    We are friendly, sociable people, and hope to make new friends, as well as getting help on the property, through the workaway experience! Aria sometimes needs to be dragged out of her room, but when you succeed, she loves to play cards, and is very social. Jonas is usually shy for about 5 minutes, but when he has warmed up, he loves to play. Any effort to get both of them away from phone, television, playstation, etc., for a while, is greatly appreciated!

    Worth to mention, since many workawayers have special dietary information, is that we are not vegetarians. Hunting and fishing has been part of the lifestyle on the farm since our forfathers made the first fields, and we are still self supplied with moosemeat from the wilderness, which we are happy to serve to our guests.

    The potato production is basically a business of it's own, and for the work intensive periods around harvest time, we hire seasonal workers outside the Workaway system for this. However, if you write "potato lover" in the headline, we will know that you actually read our profile, before applying. ;)

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Gartenarbeiten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Hausarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele
    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Geschlechtergleichstellung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    When you stay at our farm, you will be a member of our family, and take part in our way of living. Although the tasks given are not directly related to potato production, you are welcome to tag along as a learning experience of how we produce potatoes in an arctic climate. If you are in a process of getting language training, we could be helpful both with Norwegian and English.

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    You will be expected to help out with random tasks around the property. Anything from normal housework and gardening, to smaller refurbishing projects, maintenance and cleaning. Also at times, we have bigger building projects, so carpentry skills can be greatly appreciated.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Norwegian: Fließend
    Deutsch: Gute Kenntnisse
    Französisch: Grundkenntnisse

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    Having worked abroad for many years, Ivar has an above average command of the English language, and can be a good conversationalist, in order to improve your own skills. However, he could use some more practice in German and French!

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    You will be staying in a modern caravan, just next to our house. Access to bathroom and kitchen (and mostly everything else) inside the house. During the coming months, we plan to set up a new building, to accomodate workawayers, maybe you will take part in building this?!

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    At the base of Saltfjellet/Svartisen National Park, you have a perfect starting point for hikes in the mountains. The nearby Svartisen Glacier is another popular sight. The farm is located kind of in the wilderness, so if you like to stay close to nature, it's a perfect spot. There is a river running through our valley, and we have both a canoe and a river kayak available, and there are very nice opportunities for fishing. Should you be here during winter, it is usually rich in snow, and mountains around the farm are popular among skiers. Up to more than 1000 altimeters of downhill, after climbing to the top can take the breath out of anyone!

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Also possible to hook up to electricity from several outlets around the farmhouses.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Arbeitszeiten

    Up to 25 hours per week.

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 118836939414

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