Help us to transform our farm into a productive ecosystem in Oppland, Norway



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  • Description


    We are a family living in Oppland, Norway, near Norways biggest lake Mjosa. It is a scenic area with nice forests nearby that provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities.

    We are transforming our farm into a productive ecosystem that meets as much of our needs for food and energy as possible, at the same time as we are building fertility and biodiversity. We are inspired by ecology and permaculture and see nature as our greatest teacher.

    Kids live on site, and we are a busy family. We will be happy to show you around, introduce you to our farm and include you in our daily work. But we will also expect you to be able to work independantly, as we will be busy taking care of kids and tasks ourselves. So please consider if you have the determination and mindset needed for independant work.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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

    We live in a rural area, with plenty of opportunities for experiences in nature. I have finished a permaculture design certificate course, and use permaculture thinking in designing the farm.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    This year, we will be busy planting trees and bushes, tending a kitchen garden with vegetables, tending to our food forest of perennial vegetables and herbs, looking after our chickens, making firewood and wood chips and harvesting wild food. We will also tidy and clean up around the site, because it was left untended to for 50 years befare we came and needs our loving care.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will live in a small, cosy house on the farm, just a few metres away from the main house where we live. The standard in the house is basic. You will mostly cater for yourself with food we provide. We share breaks and tasks and meals when possible.
    There are two bedrooms in the house, and we accept up to four at a time, so you might be sharing a room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The forest, lake, river and scenic nature areas nearby.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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