Help build a self-sufficient community and go out of your comfort zone close to Ås, Norway

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    Yoooo. I'm a 23 year old Danish guy, who lives in a cabin close to Ås, Norway. I study Environment and Development at NMBU, but I'm tired of all the talking and lack of actions. Therefore I want to build a self-sufficient community. The idea is to have a food-forest, permacultural garden, biogas generator and water cleaning system. Also I want to build more cabins or Tipis or Yurts in the area. The cabin has a fire oven and we have dry firewood for the winter. It has 2 bedrooms, a living room and a great lake view. Two of my friends Bjørnar and Ole are living in the cabin with me. We are dumpsterdiving the majority of the food and thereby living without money. The cabin is located 5 km from Ås and our University where there is sauna and shower. We either row to school in a canoo, bike, walk, hitchhike or ski. Yeeeah a lot of opportunities. If you want to live a simple, sustainable and loving life without money then come by the cabin and share whatever skill you have to share.

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    Friends of mine in my immediate neighborhood (100 m) have another place where you could work (and eat and live): It is a non-profit initiative for spiritual sustainability and healing, they also offer hospitality in exchange for work - during winter especially graphic design and webdesign. They run a clinic for environmental medicine and spiritual healing, an alternative webshop and a spiritual-ecological adult education center and event organizer....and are passionate about the fusion of biodynamics and permaculture.
    During the summer months it is a very lively place, almost like a workcamp festival. The rest of the year a calm place in the woods, perfect for nature lovers and digitla nomads.
    In their “forest garden” (its really more a spot in the woods), all is small scale but with a big open heart and an enthusiasm for beauty and new solutions. And since we are expanding , we have a lot of building going on. During the last four years we have built a pond and a straw-bale cabin plus raised beds and chicken stable, wooden structures, experimental beehives and an amazing panoramic lakeview outdoor toilet - all with many helping hands from international volunteers. A geodome greenhouse is their next dream. You can learn from our special expertise with spiritual bee-keeping , detox and natural health research on light , building biology , spiritual matters and meditation, ecological-political activism ( - plus international projects within ecological farming).

    In a way, they would love to only work with bees and trees, compost and veggies – but in fact it is the office and the shop which generates the income to make the garden possible, and thus they also need urgent help with graphic design, development and maintenance of websites and webshop, promotion of events, finding pictures for the newsletter etc. regarding international course work about spiritual ecology, biographical healing and environmental medicine. For language learners, even reception and customer care can be an option (Norwegians tend to speak English well and mix it into their mothertongue; also, many of our clients speak German).

    Of course, you are welcome to participate in their courses in case they coincide with your stay: a.o. on tree care, biodynamics , spiritual ecology and natural beekeeping. -


    - WHAT IS NEEDED in MY FRIENDS`PLACE (we have been working together since I moved here):

    >> At any time:
    - Design work, Webdesign, Computer support, marketing through the web and social media, help with finding pictures and design elements for websites, facebook etc – a good playground for creative minds!
    - building, maintenance, repair
    - Skilled carpenters always welcome.

    General
    --- Working in small group of max 3,
    --- Housing in individual cabins

    > They need to count on your engagement and flexibility - due to work peaks, timelines and weather conditions – while you can count on us when it comes to learning resources and inspiring new concepts.
    ! Be aware that this is not a real farm. No big scale farmland with grains and the like. In a way we are all training for bigger projects to come (ecovillage spiritual farming community) - and in the meantime we are working as intensely as possible with the little exquisite gem of a garden-forest-lake-landscape.



    This is not a place for people who does not wish to leave their comfort zone. If you want to challenge the perspective you have on life and are willing to live without electricity and running water this is the place for you. I am just happy to share the cabin with other adventurous people.
    So the help I need is basically any project you want to help out with. This is a free space to create. If you want to build a sauna we can figure that out. If you want to cook food that is appreciated. If you want to write poems that is cool as well. I have no expectations.

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    specifically for the friends` place:
    • Graphic design and product development: Flower Essences.
    • Help with running Website development, wepshop and marketing for our courses etc.
    • General maintenance: fixing things in the house, carpentry, electro etc.
    • Help to build a seminar house, all wood log cabin type with many details of ecological building. (only summer months)
    • Help to build a (permaculture) visitors house and geodome greenhouse, wood gardening. (only summer months)

    Type of accommodation
    On a mattress in a house with a good winter sleeping bag. We have a gas stove to cook and a fire oven to keep warm.

    We are dumpsterdiving food, but I do not have the opportunity to cook for you every day. So you should cook for yourself and be flexible in terms of what you eat.

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    a little different in the friends` place:
    Cabins in the garden, 5 to 40 meters away from the main house: Two log cabins, one strawbale cabin.
    The kitchen and the bathroom is shared for us all in the main house, besides there is an outdoor compost "panorama toilet" with scenic view of the lake ;)

    How will travellers benefit from a cultural exchange and what could they learn?
    You will see how it is possible to create the reality you wish to see and still be an integrated part of society. The university is filled with people from all over the world and so you have the opportunity to meet a wide diversity of life perspectives. In the cabin Bjørnar is from the south of Norway and a part of a choir with interesting stories to share. I'm from Copenhagen and have been on some adventures around the world, among other things biked from Copenhagen to north of Norway, so I can recommend a lot of amazing places in Norway.
    Also in our friends` place you will certainly meet many new ideas and many languages...

    The cabin is 1 hour Hitchhike from Oslo. There is a big Jam session on a nearby farm once a month and always funny things happening at the university.

    Other things to do with your time off:
    swimming in the lake just beside our garden; canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, Nordic ski ....helping with beekeeping and participating in the courses and events of our friends in the neighborhood (only during certain times).

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Gartenarbeit
    Bauarbeiten
    Kinderbetreuung
    Altenpflege
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Kochen/einkaufen
    Landarbeit
    Sonstige Arbeiten
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Hausarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Karitative Arbeiten
    Sprachen praktizieren
    Hilfe bei Kunstprojekten
    Hilfe mit Computer / Internet
    Unterrichten

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

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    You will see how it is possible to create the reality you wish to see and still be an integrated part of society. The university is filled with people from all over the world and so you have the opportunity to meet a wide diversity of life perspectives. In the cabin Bjørnar is from the south of Norway and a part of a choir with interesting stories to share. I'm from Copenhagen and have been on some adventures around the world, among other things biked from Copenhagen to north of Norway, so I can recommend a lot of amazing places in Norway.
    Also in our friends` place you will certainly meet many new ideas and many languages...

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    This is not a place for people who does not wish to leave their comfort zone. If you want to challenge the perspective you have on life and are willing to live without electricity and running water this is the place for you. I am just happy to share the cabin with other adventurous people.
    So the help I need is basically any project you want to help out with. This is a free space to create. If you want to build a sauna we can figure that out. If you want to cook food that is appreciated. If you want to write poems that is cool as well. I have no expectations.

    ----
    specifically for the friends` place:
    • Graphic design and product development: Flower Essences.
    • Help with running Website development, wepshop and marketing for our courses etc.
    • General maintenance: fixing things in the house, carpentry, electro etc.
    • Help to build a seminar house, all wood log cabin type with many details of ecological building. (only summer months)
    • Help to build a (permaculture) visitors house and geodome greenhouse, wood gardening. (only summer months)

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen

    English, Norwegian, German, Polish, Danish, (My friends also French, Italian, Russian)

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    On a mattress in a house with a good winter sleeping bag. We have a gas stove to cook and a fire oven to keep warm.

    We are dumpsterdiving food, but I do not have the opportunity to cook for you every day. So you should cook for yourself and be flexible in terms of what you eat.

    -----
    a little different in the friends` place:
    Cabins in the garden, 5 to 40 meters away from the main house: Two log cabins, one strawbale cabin.
    The kitchen and the bathroom is shared for us all in the main house, besides there is an outdoor compost "panorama toilet" with scenic view of the lake ;)

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    The cabin is 1 hour Hitchhike from Oslo. There is a big Jam session on a nearby farm once a month and always funny things happening at the university.

    Other things to do with your time off:
    swimming in the lake just beside our garden; canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, Nordic ski ....helping with beekeeping and participating in the courses and events of our friends in the neighborhood (only during certain times).

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

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    • Wir sind Raucher

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Arbeitszeiten

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

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