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My name is Leif Henry. I am a quiet and calm man aged 60, I am divorced and live alone on the farm. It is an old farm and it needs maintenance and repairs. Since I am mostly alone here, help is needed from time to time. Behoved is both outside and inside. Cutting grass, making firewood, Maintenance and repair of tools and machines, shoveling snow, cleaning. And things like that.
My next project is to prepare and plant vegetables. I have a goal of being able to grow my own vegetables without using pesticides. These are things that I hope to get done at the beginning of May.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral MaintenanceHelp with Computers/ Internet
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Helping at my place will give you knowledge about northern norwegian culture. Sometimes I can offer trips and nature experiences, depending on season, it can be boat trips, fishing trips, Mountain hiking, skiing... Etc. Of the sights in Grovfjorden, one can mention the House in the Sea, which is an old school building that is today mainly used for cafe operation and rental for various events. It is not open every day, but the locals try to stay open on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the year,We also have a power plant museum about 5 km from where I live
. We have many marked hiking trails in the local area and a trip on the "Krigstien" can be especially exciting. There are on display copies of fex a cannon and one which the occupiers also set up trenches used to stop the allies' attempt to recapture Grovfjord, after it had fallen. The information is in several languages and there is also additional information on the qr code that can be scanned, this is also in several languages. When it comes to the paths in the area, these are often named after who used or found the best route from one place to another, this is also the sign. Grovfjorden is a fjord which is open all year round, but where the inner part of the fjord is iced over in winter. It is a good fishing fjord that can be fished both from land and by boat. There is also a private man who has collected objects and tools from ancient times and this may also be worth a visit.
Food: participate in cooking for lunch, dinner and evening. Make suggestions for what we can make. Breakfast is made by each of us, as it is likely that we wake up at different times, if you get up at the same time, it is nice to eat this meal. My next project is to prepare and plant vegetables. I have a goal of being able to grow my own vegetables without using pesticides. These are things that I hope to get done at the beginning of May.
This host offers a language exchange
I can help you learn Norwegian
The person who comes here to work will have a bedroom with a double bed on the 2nd floor, there is also a living room with sofa and table on the 2nd floor that can be used. It is of course also possible to use the living room which is on the 1st floort. The bathroom is on the first floor and is used by everyone in the house. The kitchen is on the 1st floor.
What else ...
To get to Grovfjord, you can of course drive here if you have a car, otherwise there is an airport at Evenes. You can also take a train to Narvik from youre plase. Public transport options to and from Grovfjord are poor, but there is a bus to Grovfjord Monday to Friday. Unfortunately, I don't have a car on the farm.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
I have mobile broadband on the farm, it is not very fast but works ok for surfing.
Space for parking camper vans
I have plenty of space on the farm
Can possibly accept pets
Cat and dog
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week