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we are a family on a sheep farm in eastern Norway, close to the Swedish border. As we live in a designated area for wolf, bear,lynx and wolverine, there is a bit effort to co-exist and safeguarding sheeps behind fences on the fields close to house. We have also contributed to field research by having researcher visit from countries were preservation of wolf areas have emerged. Beside sheeps there is also chickens (fresh breakfast eggs) , dog, cat and a parrot here.
In this area there is possible with hiking in the deep "finnish" forest and bicycle on endless gravel roads. We also live a few meters from a lake where you can fish and swim. We also have a sauna by the lake.
Accommodation is in a off-grid timber "lake cabin". Access to all other facilities about 200 meters away in main-house when at home.
We love to have wwoof guests, but seems alot of people has attended workaway. We enjoy learning from each other, culture exchange, and fulfil some shared goals in daily-life as a nice experience.
Preferably one workawayer in wintertime, or one or two workawayer summertime, that are interested in farm-life, nature and having a nice and meaningful time with ability to complete projects is wanted. Will it be you?
A few expectations:
- all volunteers must know English on an intermediate or above level.
-Interest in farmlife/nature/wildlife is mandatory for a farmstay.
-use of house, cabin and stuff in a tidy and careful way.
-we go sleep relatively early, and wake up relatively early.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
You would learn farming culture and a Norwegian way of living an in an area full of nature and fresh air :)
The projects are many, but revolves around farm life and maintance. We adapt to skills. Sometimes 4 hands, instead of two is enough, but everything from helping with firewood for winter, fencing, stone clearing, mechanics, DIY projects, designing the look of rooms, clean/tidy, organize, build, paint, help with fields, make a man cave garage, landscaping, sauna, kitchen garden, cooking, pick berries, fishing etc etc.
The projects follow seasons and weather-conditions. Spring, summer and autumn is the busiest and is in essence about preparing for winter. (Winter is coming!)
Norwegian, English and a bit german
In a timber Lake-cabin. All other facilities in main-house.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week