Come to our farm and become part of our sailing collective in Norway

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Want to help build a community? Love the sea? After finishing the building of our boat and our first sea-trial trip, we are presently based on an organic apple farm 40 minutes south of Oslo, where we are focusing on beekeeping as we intend to build up on honey production and queen-breeding this next summer.

    We are a community-based project born over 10 years ago. Involving people from all over the globe, we hope to eventually form a community present both on land and at sea, that will cooperate with eco-villages, sharing the bliss of sustainable living and traveling through organic farming and sailing —connecting places and people across the oceans.

    If you have any knowledge or interest in permaculture, self-sufficiency, alternative living, etc., don't hesitate to contact us and share your ideas. Our hopes are for the farm to flourish into a place where food, thoughts, plans, adventures, and —of course— boats, can grow ;)

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    To join us, contact us to get the application form. We will send it to you so you can apply!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can host from 4 to 8 volunteers, kids and pets welcomed as well!

    Please, do understand that long-term volunteers will have more chances of participating on more elaborated skill-learning activities, such as queen-breeding or machinery using, than short-termers.

    Farming
    Beekeeping
    Machining
    Welding
    Casting
    Sailing

  • Help

    Help

    Experience, though appreciated depending on the tasks, is not required as long as there is a strong will to learn.
    We usually ask for a minimum commitment of 30 days, with a weeklong trial period, and the expected schedule goes from Monday to Friday, with approximately 5 hours of work a day.

    In coming here you may be asked to do anything from harvesting, ploughing and pruning, to jam making, roof building, digging, painting and even grinding barley for the morning porridge. It is also guaranteed that you will be asked to cook (mainly vegetarian diet) for the community —we are generally very grateful towards food, so don’t feel pressured if you are not very skilled. It's always interesting to exchange and get to learn new recipes!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Shared accommodation in the form of bunkbed rooms. Male and female gender separation (under request).
    Free kitchen access (you are expected to clean after yourself).
    Shower and toilet separated facilities.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Life in the farm distances very much from urban life and workawayers usually become the main source of social interaction, so be ready for a multi-cultural environment rather than a local immersion. When not working, there are forests to explore, and we have skis, tents and bikes available for those who want to go adventuring, as well as some diving equipment for the underwater life passionates.
    Bus transport is available to reach the nearest town and train connection.

  • 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

    Max 5 hours, 5 days a week




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