Seaside cottage, midnight sun, help with basic maintenance, beautiful scenery and views, Norway

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Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    AUGUST 2019 AND THE REST OF 2019 IS FULL

    Cosy small house/cottage in the countryside, by the sea, north of Norway, land of the midnight sun, 15 km from Bodø town center. Large lawn, nice terrace, garage - all in need of some painting and maintance. Beautifull walks in the mountains just behind or along the seaside

    I am the only one living here for the time beeing, with my two dogs. During busy working periods I would like help with housekeeping and maintance inside and outside and maybe some dog walking. Medium sized dogs, friendly but active. I am currently teaching at the university.

    The WW will share kitchen and bathroom with me. There are two spare bedrooms. If we get along well, the WW may use my "extra" car. You are not expected to cook but to enjoy your self.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Silent rertreat alike surrondings. Town near by if you want an urban escape. Experiencing the long summer nights and midnight sun in nothern Norway.
    I enjoy very much to learn about daily life and traditions in foreign contries. I also read a lot and like to discuss books, litterature, science and politics so I hope you share some of these interests.
    I hope to inspire you to like nature, easy living, camping, hiking and not to care so much about the weather.

  • Help

    Help

    I just want friendly, tidy, easy going persons with normal experience in housekeeping, dog walking, gardening and other basic maintanance jobs like painting. Maybe also some wood chopping for the fireplace. There will be no fixed work shedule so you will be free to decide when to do the work. I hope you can climb a ladder without getting dizzy,
    No smokers.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Norwegian, english, some german and some italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Bedroom on the first floor with one single bed and one small double bed. Suitable for a couple or good friends as the bedrom is rather small.
    In addition there is a large sleeping area in the "library" on the first floor, with two beds. Suitable for friends. The stairs to the first floor are rather steep and narrow.

    Share kitchen and bathroom with me. Large bathroom with tub and shower. Small kitchen with kitchen table just fine for three persons. You are free to cook your own meals. I do not have a fixed shedule for meals. The WW are not expected to cook meals for me but I hope we most days can share a meal or a glass of wine at the terrace. And have interesting conversations.

    Living room divided in two sections, two sofas and a dining area. There are a lot of wooden floors so you are expected to take your shoes off before entering (a norwegian custome)
    There is no TV in the house. There is WIFI available to a limited extent.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a bus connection to Bodø but the departures are not frequent. In Bodø there are a cinema, concert hall, aviation museum, lots of shops, pubs and restaurants.
    The penninsula Kjerringøy is 15 minutes and a ferry away with the traditional handelssted to be visited.
    The famous stream, Saltstrømmen, is 45 minutes away. Here the fishing opportunites are great.

    You can take the track just behind the house to go up the mountain or stroll along the seaside. There are several hiking routes to tops, easily reached in 2 hours walking and with spectacular view of the Lofoten islands.
    Fishing is free in the sea. There are a lot of hidden small beaches with white sand all around where you can camp. The most well known, Mjelle, beach is 10 minutes away. You may use my bikes to get around.

    I like my days to be peaceful and to spend as much time as possible outdoors. I do a lot of walks in the mountains with my dogs. I pick some berries in the autumn and also some mushrooms. I like to keep the garden and the outdoor surrondings tidy. In my house all though there are evidence of the presence of dogs everywhere. During the summer I like to invite friends for a barbeque or just some sncak in the garden. During some periods I have long working days and may be away from the house from 7.00 am to 9 pm.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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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