Most of this season disappeared, so our plans are reduced.
We still have a couple projects going: we are in the process of building a garden gate, and hope to set up a chicken yard and erect a greenhouse.
We have both great interest in our local folk music, and these traditions have a central place in our lives. Knut Arne teaches traditional folk dance and folk song. We both do crafts in our spare time: Olav is 63 years old, and does woodcarving, while Knut Arne is 62 years, and makes stained glass windows, in addition to making national costumes.
Olav is currently pursuing a BioChar / carbon capture scheme. Our goal is to promote carbon capture through new agricultural techniques. The business is time consuming, so we appreciate assistance
Where are we?
We have a smallholding in the district of Valdres, near the central mountains of southern Norway. Our farm lays a three hour drive north of Oslo, between two National Parks, and with a splendid view over the majestic Jotunheimen mountains. Valdres is well known for its culture. We have rich food and craft traditions, and also strong traditions in our folk music. Valdres has six of Norway’s remaining medieval wooden stave churches.
Our little farm is only eight minutes away from the Beitostølen ski resort. In the summertime our area is perfect for biking, hiking and canoeing. Being rural, we’re still not far away from pubs and restaurants. We hope you will join us hiking in the mountains.
We speak English and the Scandinavian languages. Our German is embarassing
In the evenings we both like a glass of beer or wine, and we would enjoy your company.
Summer is short in the mountains, so all work must be finished before the end of September.
• We will be building a small chicken yard 4 x 5 m,
• Erecting a greenhouse 2,5 x 6 m.
• Laying concrete brick pavement.
• - and there’s always some garden work to do.
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Hilfe mit Computer /Internet
A Workawayer with a genuine interest in culture will benift from a stay.
Cooking and basic housekeeping is a part of daily life. All must do their share, so you will be asked to help out in the kitchen and with housecleaning. Normally this is not considered helping time, but exceptions are made for extraordinary housekeeping or housecleaning.
Our house is small, so we have bought a used camping wagon with a good standard for your use. We will share bathroom. The rest of our home is at your disposition, but you also have the possibility of privacy and retreat in your wagon.
The wagon is fine for one person. Two friends or a couple should get along nicely.
We will provide all meals, but we do not have the capacity to provide separate food requirements such as Halal, Kosher, Vegan etc.
We also love our Mountains, we hope you will join us hiking in the mountains once a week.
We have reasonably good bus transportation nearby.
A bicycle will be at your disposition, and we also have a canoe that you may use.
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Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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