Hi! We are a family of five; Ann (35), Jon (35), Vik (13), Tidemann (5) and Olava (1). We run an organic CSA (community supported agriculture) on our farm and grow over 30 different types of vegetables and berries. In addition to that, we have animals such as sheep, pigs (season), chickens, peacocks and a cat. We are looking for social and independent voulenteers that can help us out on the farm.
The work will consist of daily routines with tending the animals (feeding, watering, picking eggs), but also related to the CSA, such as working with plants, packing vegetables for sale, general maintenance on the farm, painting, keeping the farm neat and in order. Also sometimes fencing, carpentry, and other needed activities.
Sometimes we need to work when there is no kindergarden, and with a little one running around, we can need some help attending her. We can always adjust the work to the person voulenteering and the persons skills and qualities. You dont have to be physically strong, though there is some physical work, but nothing more than what a normal person can do. We always have different projects going on and try to develop the farm further. Therefore helping with constructing buildings and carpenting skills is much wanted but not necessary.
You will stay in a nice and neat housewagon with kitchen facilities, electricity and shower. There is also a TV with possibilities to watch films and wifi. There is an outdoor toilet outside the wagon, and also a toilet in the barn. There is possibility to wash clothes in our house.
We both have jobs outside the farm, 2-3 days a week we will not be at the farm. We are therefore looking for independent people, who are both social, but also who are able to work on their own with given instructions.
You are welcome to loan our bikes, although they are a little scrappy, they can get you from A to B. Sometimes if you need a hike we can drive you to places. We will provide all the groceries needed and you can prepare your own meals in the wagon.
We are a very laidback and social family, although sometimes as we have so many people coming in and out on our farm on a daily basis, we sometimes need to be just our little family. But feel free to use our garden and grill, and we are very happy to share meals with you whenever we are making a barbecue outside, which is quite often.
Looking forward to meet you!
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
We can have conversations in different languages. It is also a great opportunity to learn more about farming with vegetables and animals in an organic way.
We can adjust the work to the person, but the day to day job is mainly tending animals (pigs, sheep, chicken), and working with vegetables (weeding, planting, harvesting).
A small cabin/housewagon with a doublebed and kitchen with all necessary utensils to make own food. We provide you with the food needed. You need to be independent and prepared to do most of your own cooking yourself. But we can cook together and share meals occasionally. There is bathroom in the cabin with shower, and an outdoor toilet. Washing machine is possible to use in house.
The farm is located near to the forest with great hiking possibilities, and 5 minutes drive to several beaches. Its close to other cities, and only 50 minutes from Oslo. The Train and bus station to other cities are nearby.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
The visitors will have their own wagon with wifi
A lot of space. We live on a farm
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week