Come to the Arctic of Norway and my 100 year old house



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  • Description


    Tromsø is a miniature metropole above the Arctic Circle, and the largest city of Northern Norway, with more than 70.000 inhabitants. It has the worlds Northernmost University, it has spectacular nature, vibrant cultural happenings, fresh air and friendly people.

    I am a woman of 49 years, living with my two dogs. I have a daughter of 18 years, who wants her independence, so she lives at her own place, 3 km away. We see each other very often though.

    I work at a Hotel, and I like music, movies, art, history, dogs, wildlife, and simply just getting to know people.

    I think that strangers are just friends that we have yet to meet. And I hope to meet some new friends this way.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I have been working within tourism for many years, and have good knowledge about what to do, and where to go in the Tromsø area. The Northern Lights are already active, and there are MANY things to experience and see, especially if you like wildlife and/or photography (just ask if you need more info on activities and adventures).

    Tromso has a great music and cultural scene, and the local Tromso people are well known for being friendly towards visitors from around the world.

  • Help


    UPDATE; For the time being, I'm not in need of any help. This may change when spring and summer (2018) is coming. I may then be needing av workawayer with skills of carpenting, brick laying, gardening and general maintenance. I will update my profile when I know more.

    I need someone HANDY (carpenter and painter skills), to help me with repairs on the house.
    This could be a couple or two (even three) friends. The important thing is that you have some experience with painting, and that you know how to use basic tools.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate
    Italian: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own private appartment. This is the place that I need help fixing. The floor is brand new, but I need help with the walls and the ceiling. The kitchen and bathroom are both fully functional for you to use, but they also need a little fixing and some new paint. You'll have free access to wifi and tv channels.

    As long as you're here working, you will have free lodging and electricity. You'll have free use of the bath and kitchen, and you can use the washing machine for laundry when you need to.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I live in the immediate proximity to "everything", so any bus you'd like to take - to anywhere - is 2-3 minutes walk away from my house. I also have 2 bicycle(s) that you can borrow - to get to know the Tromso area hands on.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 129798418912