Looking for dedicated farm volunteers/apprentices for regenerative family farm in the Lofoten area, Norway




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  • Beschreibung


    Regenerative farm producing pastured beef and eggs, with strong focus on soil health. We are inspired by the work of Joel Salatin, Allan Savory and Greg Judy amongst others, and use Holistic Management as our decision making framework.

    Looking to develop our property further with a market garden operation and pastured pigs, in addition to the restoration of two farm homes that can become full-fledged homesteads. Work on community building is a part of our holistic context, and in our neighborhood there are plenty of opportunities for the resourceful budding farmer.

    Our farm is in Lødingen Vestbygd, a rural area in Northern Norway with about 300 inhabitants. Our farm is about 100 acres total, with a 1/4th of that cultivated for grazing.

    To work with us you must have a strong interest in farming, and an understanding of what work on a farm means. We will only consider stays of a certain duration - short stays of some few weeks are mostly not interesting. Level of experience, age and such are not important, given the right fundamental attitude. If you need to be online all the time, this opportunity is probably not a good fit.

    From us you can learn a lot about rigging your life for an alternative lifestyle outside of the rat race, how to make decisions and learn from real trial and error. As we are still in our early days farming, the learning opportunity here lies more in learning with us, than from us, though we can lead the way in various practical farm work.

    We are Elisabeth and Andreas, and three children - a foster child (14), our son (2) and a newborn baby.

    As of november 2020 we need help specifically with housekeeping (cooking and baking, childcare, reparations and maintenance, cleaning and laundry).

    In your request, please be sure to address the points made in this profile, and specifically what makes you interested in our offer. Requests that don't meet this requirement have a low chance indeed of being accepted.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Babysitten und Kinderbetreuung
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    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

    Northern Norway provides a pretty unique framework, not only with spectacular nature, but an open and welcoming population. With us you'll be part of our lifestyle, but also have the choice to get to know the local community and get involved. We personally enjoy literature, music, art, craft, chess, good food and drink, and pretty much anything else that's interesting.

  • Arbeit


    What we need help with depends on the season. There is animal moving, fencing, maintenance, forest help, housekeeping and many other things - life on a farm isn't always easy to predict. We appreciate clear thinkers and communicators, good cooks and practical skills. A driver's license is a must, and so is a strong command of English or a Scandinavian language. Please indicate specifically in your request whether you fulfil these criteria.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    English: Fließend
    Norwegian: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    Your own room in a separate house from ours. There is no wifi available in the house of lodging, and we don't care much for people hanging about our house just to be online/lost in a screen. If this is a priority for you, this is not the right place. However, there is internet access available for all necessary purposes.

    We provide linen and other common amenities. We expect tidy and organized people with good social intuition - having lived with others before may be useful.

    Foodwise we are adventurous omnivores. We can not accomodate any alternative diet to our own - in order to stay with us you can't be picky or have special requirements of any sort. We share some meals, though volunteers will mostly cook for themselves/participate in batch cooking.

    Please take special care to show that you have understood this point before initiating a stay with us.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    In your time off you may enjoy nature that is just outside your door, participate in social events or various activities in the community or perhaps borrow a book from our library that does contain some interesting titles. Please be proactive in this department, and don't expect to be entertained - we will include you as much as we can, but also have more than enough with managing the farm, family and business.

  • 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

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Platz für Wohnmobile.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Dieser Gastgeber ist bereit, Reisende mit Haustieren bei sich aufzunehmen.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 277888894226