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Help us pack up and downsize in a small town called Gjøvik, Norway

  • Norway
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  • Last activity: 07/02/2023




  • Description


    Help needed during Easter holiday! We need someone coming and stay in our house, and take care of out cats. We live in a beutiful area, near to cross country ski-slopes, an one hour of drive from Hafjell, Norwegian Olymic ski-destination.
    Starts about 1.april - you may come earlier - and stay at least until 10.april.

    We are a Norwegian couple, living in a too big house after our children are establishet at their own. We are planning to move to a smaller house, and we need help to give the house we live in today "the final touch" before selling. This includes paining walls indoor and outdoor, some carpenting if you are able, or houshold to give us more time to do renovating ourselves.
    We live in a small town called Gjøvik, the town is located near the lake Mjøsa and we have all the Norwegian nature just outside the door. In Gjøvik you will find the university NTNU. If you like walking in the forest/mountains, it's a great opportunity joining the local DNT (Den norske turistforening) - lots of people going for hikes together. Crosscountry ski slopes starts just outside the door step.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Hopefully you will live as a part of our family. Our four kids have left the house, so we will be glad to have company in the daily life. If you want to learn Norwegian we will speak to you in our language, otherwise we speak pretty good English. We have two cats (Siberian), they are lovely.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    If you like painting walls - we really need you. And if you like cooking food, you can do housekeeping and I may paint :) from January 2023 we need help with indoor painting and maintenance, from may 2023 we will need help with outdoor painting.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    Swedish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I like to speak English to get better, and I will also like to help if someone will try to learn Norwegian

  • Accommodation


    We can offer two bedrooms and a separate/private bath-room, we can host friends travelling together. If you want you can eat your dinner together with us. Breakfast an lunch we usually eat at work. You may use our kitchen and prepare your own food, if that is preferable. You will have your own small fridge for personal food. Eating together with us includes the food, of course.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    People coming to our house will have free internet access.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have parking area for a motorhome, and electricity. We can NOT offer septic tank emptying.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 243784243246

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