Permaculture project at the Trondheimfjord in Middle Norway

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Norway

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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    I live in a rural area in middle Norway with nice view over the Trondheimsfjord. My project is to transform the area around my house (2000sqm) in a permaculture garden. In 2016 I learned about permaculture and did the PDC. I live in a nice house together with 2 cats. It is very quiet. Beside the permaculture project I am a gynecologist/obstetrician, specialised in fetal medicine and working at the universityhospital in Trondheim. I am interested in nature, botanic, to grow plants, to understand the organism humic soil. I would like to be self-sustaining to live from the crops I am growing in my garden and can collect from the forest. In 2018 I started to learn about bees and plan to start with the first beehive in spring 2019. In 2019 I will get chickens to help me in the garden (eating weeds, snails, ...) and give me eggs and dung. Last not least, I`m a german, in 1999 I moved to Norway; german people can write the application in german :-).

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about permaculture principles. Doing permaculture in practice. I want to learn to be more social and live together with people :-)

  • Help

    Help

    I need help to: plant small shrubs, collecting seaweed for mulching/manure, make frames for beds, mulching around trees and shrubs, prepare the beds for planting/sowing, plant small plants in pots, prepare beds for special plants. Big project in 2018 to build a geodesic dome to use as a greenhouse (this is done :-). 2019 bigger projects: build a fence (living fence from willow sprouts) around the vegetable garden; build a house/fence for the chickens; plant a hedge as a wind shield.
    I expect interest in organic farming, it would be nice with a little experience in how to handle plants. You must like cats.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, norwegian, english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I offer bedrooms in my house. Join my bathroom and kitchen. I do not buy meat. Vegetarian meals + fish.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Værnes airport (TRD) is 45 minutes by car or train (Åsen train station). Trondheim is 80 km south from my place, I am working there and can shuttle people to and from the trainstation, airport and Trondheim on my way to work or way home. The next trainstation is Åsen and there is a special transport arrangement from the commune: a taxi that you have to order (I have to do this for you the day before) will pick you up at the train station and bring you directly to my house and the other way around. It is cheap (40-60kr). Frosta is a peninsula in the Trondheimsfjorden and nice for hiking, bicycle tour, kayaking, fishing, Viking culture, bird sanctuary on Tautra, monastery ruins on Tautra, etc.

    Possible dates to stay in april 2019: no. In may: 30.04.-06-05. / 15.-20.5. / 22.-27.5. / In june: 29.5.-3.6. / 5.-11.6. / 13.-17.6. / 19.-24.6. / 26.6.-1.7. / july is not planned yet :-)
    I prefer short stay because I am not at home every day. Wednesday evening arrival and manday morning departure.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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


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