Fisherman's homestead outside Bergen, Norway

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Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is Adrian
    I have always felt at home by the ocean. I also have a genuine interest for being outside working with Nature, so I decided to develop my own homestead by the sea

    My vision was to create a both traditional and creative workplace for myself and people around

    I work in the forests around Bergen as an arborist
    Beside of this, my desire is to live a traditional way of life based on harvesting from Nature
    Just like our forefathers did

    The homestead is situated by the westernmost mainlandpoint in Norway.
    We are close to the open ocean, but still protected by the surrounding islands.

    The west coast of Norway consist of hundreds of islands, many of them are connected with bridges

    The situation makes it a good base for using the resources from the coast and Islands
    We mostly catch our food from the sea by fishing and freediving

    I believe many good people are travelling to explore the world
    By welcoming you we can exchange our knowledge and cultures, making our lives richer!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    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

    The projects are varied, and maybe you can learn new things while staying at the farm.
    If you have a certain skill, creativity or good ideas, it will be well appreciated!

  • Help

    Help

    On the farm I have earlier been farming free-range Mangalitza pigs for making charcuterie.
    Now I spend my time at sea fishing, in the forest or on building projects around the farm.
    There´s a lot of varied tasks, for example:
    Fishing, preparing nets and fishing equipment, general maintenance, gardening, forestry work, painting, concrete work, cooking and housekeeping. Many of these tasks demands that you can help independently, and understands the certain responsibility to it.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will accomodate in a traditional old Norwegian house.
    All guests will be supplied with their own bed, with clean bedding and linen.
    There are bicycles you can borrow for exploring the surroundings.
    Good food is important, so we prioritize time to prepare healthy food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transport:
    The farm is situated north of Bergen, the second largest city in Norway.
    Expressboat from Bergen to Vardetangen (the westernmost mainlandpoint) is 1 hour. The trip itself is an experience.

    Distance to the city of Bergen is about 70 kilometres - 1 hour by car
    It is easy reachable by bus from Bergen City.
    The city of Bergen is surrounded by mountains, and has many beautiful hikes which is worth to see.
    There is also things to explore around in the local community, for example short hikes, hidden beaches, cafe, pub, an old guesthouse, small shopping center and library.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is plenty of space to park a campervan

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (max 25 hours/week)

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