Enjoy a summer with good organic food and meaningfull farming in beautiful Norway



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  • Description


    We are a family of 5, running an organic family farm not far from Norway biggest lake, Mjosa. We grow strawberries, raspberries, and vegetables. We hold a small flock of sheep, some free range chickens, a cat and a dog. In addition we have a small factory that produces organic jams. Now we are also planning a small eco village, and an eco hotel.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Small scale farming and production. Permaculture inspired production of fruit and berries close to the arctic circkle. Norwegian cooking and farm history. Experience the unike Norwegian egalitarian society. Live in a family with a broad range of interests and activity. In addition to running a farm we are engaged in swimming, local teater, soccer, gymnastics, music (kids). Local politics for the Greens, building an eco-village, cutting plastic in grocery stores, an import business for small scale producers (adults).

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  • Help


    Running a farm with a large variety of products, and with several old buildings means we never run out of work. Are you a handyman/ women who would like to do some carpenting or painting in the sun? Do you like gardening, and would like to learn about growing fruit and vegetables inspired by permaculture methods? Maybe you love to cook, would like to indulge in our vegetable garden, and help with the cooking for the family? Do you have experience from an ego village, and would like to share your ideas? Maybe you are an architect who would like to bring us some ideas on the outlines of our eco village? Picking berries, weeding, planting, looking after our animals, will also be appreciated.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    There is a small apartment in the main building, with bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. Sheets and washing machine is provided. Eggs, coffee, bread and spread is in your kitchen, so you can organize your own breakfast. Lunch and dinner is served in the big kitchen. The guests will be asked to help with the cooking and washing up. It is also important for us that you take part in the dinner conversations, are sociable and interested.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On the farm there is a lovely garden and a small forest. The nearest town is Hamar, 4 km on bike or bus. Here you can also swim in the lake, visit a pub or a cafe and enjoy one of our many festivals during summer. The train to Oslo leaves once an hour (takes 1 hour 30 minutes), and to Trondheim (6 hours) 4 times a day.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 198415927298