Help out on a small scale potato farm, just below the arctic circle in Skonseng, Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 4, Ivar and Wirat in mid 40's, Jonas 5 yo, and Aria 12 yo. Grandparents living next door. Both parents have jobs outside the farm, but the potato production is our lifestyle.

    The farm is located just below the arctic circle, at the base of Saltfjellet/Svartisen National Park.
    Growing potatoes on about 10 hectares.
    Though it is a conventional farm, we focus on environmental sustainability, and use modern technology to minimize consumption of herbicides and fertilizers.

    We are interested in hosting 1-2 workawayers for most of the summer season. From may through august, the workload is limited, and we offer accomodation and meals in exchange for some help around the house, gardening, easy maintenance.

    During harvest, usually 2nd and 3rd week of September, it can be pretty intense, as we have limited time to secure the harvest before winter and frost. During this period we offer wages for working full days as crew on the harvester, and sorting and packing potatoes in our warehouse. Anyone with tractor driving experience would also be hihgly apprecieated. During these weeks, we also need more help, so anything from 3-6 people would be possible to accomodate.

    We are friendly, sociable people, and hope to make new friends, as well as getting help on the farm, through the workaway experience!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Farmstay

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As well as taking part in small scale local farming, you will be part of a social family, in a very beautiful part of Norway. During harvest season, we pay wages according to norwegian regulations for seasonal work.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    From May through August, you will be expected to help out with random tasks around the farm. Anything from normal housework and gardening, to smaller refurbishing projects, maintenance and cleaning buildings and equipment. Tasks related to the agricultural production will depend on the weather, but might include to help out with irrigation systems,
    crop registration, manual weed control, etc. Some of the tasks might be physically challenging, so we incourage people with good health to apply!

    During harvest, usually September, work is mainly sorting and packing potatoes, both in the field and inside warehouse.
    If anyone with tractor driving or fork lift skills should apply, it would be a great advantage.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, Norwegian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    8 hours per day

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