Ready for spring woodwork, building and maintenance on an old farm in beautiful surroundings. Oppland, Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    Ready for spring woodwork, building and maintainance on an old farm in beautiful Norwegian surroundings?
    "Special need for people with carpenting/building skills this summer."

    Hello travelers, and welcome to our farm. We are Konstanse 12th and Anne Helene 11th generation living here. Our family goes back a long time on the farm, so we are proud to keep it for the coming generations. The family used to be bigger, but most family members have work outside the farm or studying now. We commute work in the week/weekends.
    There is no longer a production of milk or meat on the farm, so we no longer live from the land, and the farm. But taking care of the property, is still a lot of work. We offer our «Green Care» services to a group of people with dementia two days a week, and holiday “breaks” for young people in the area. “Green care” refers to individually adapted and quality-assured welfare services on farms. The services shall stimulate coping skills, development and well-being. Because of this we also keep some different animals. We have to nurses/social workers that takes care of the old people. The workawayers is a positive supplement to the groups of old, and young people.
    We had people staying here through different exchange and volunteer programs, since 1994. We learned a lot form these experiences, and we speak English fluently. We have lots of experience in making the guests time with us as interesting and fun as possible.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As a workawayer with us, you will learn about norwegian coocking, and traditional celebrations. You will learn some handcraft, and how we use the mouintain in farming. We will do what we can to help you experience the local souroundings.

    If you come in the winter, we will teach you how to skii, and you are welcome to spend a Norwegian christmas with us.

    You will meet, and learn from other workawayers.

  • Help

    Help

    On a property like this there is a lot projects to keep the farm in a proper condition, and we are happy if you would lend us a helping hand, and share our experiences.
    In the winter we go to the forest to get some firewood for the next winter, witch we cut and chop in the spring.
    In the summer, we paint and maintain the houses. We have a big fruit- and berry garden. We try to pick and preserve it for the next winter.
    The small animals, also needs being attended to. We also have a horse.
    Living busy lives, and being outside on the property most of the time, we would love to have someone help us in the houses.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Norwegian, English, some Swedish and German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There are a few possibilities here:
    • A room in the hosts house, sharing the toilet with the family. The shower is located in another building.
    • A room in the second house, sharing the toilet with the family. The shower is located in another building.
    • A small, one room, traditional cabin with two beds, sharing the toilet with the family. The shower is located in another building. It is a very quiet and cosy cabin with a 'green' roof and it lies just a few meters from the main house. Perfect for nature lovers.

    There is a high probability that you have to share a room with another Workawayer. In all cases you are sharing household with the family.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Because rooms are sometimes for short periods used for B&B, it depends on the situation what possibilities are available, you might also have to change room during your stay.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Museums, skiing, dogsleding, shoping, hiking and many other things. We play a lot of games.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    In return for board and lodging we expect 25 hours per week (approx. 5 hours a day). We like to look at it in a flexible way, so if you want to make more hours one day and less the other, that's an option. Please keep in mind that this should be a win-win

WW's and some of the family, august 2016
WW's and some of the family, june 2016
WW's evening, when not playing ball outside, summer 2014.
The ideal summer for everyone - both on two and four legs ;-)
An overwiewpicture of the mouintainfarmarea
From the farm museum
The house for the older generation built in 1966. A new appartment is being built in the basement
The garden cabin
The mainhouse, thimber originally from 1666, with an appartment
an old house for foodstorage is now the farm museum
The farm from the air

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