Help us focus on rewilding and biodiversity on our small farm project near Oslo, Norway

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  • Last activity: 17 Jun 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Farm- This is a new project on a very old farm. We are talking about a pioneering project! The focus is rewilding and biodiversity. While we are also wanting to grow our own food, the well-being of the forest and other wild and domestic creatures is also super important. You can look us up on or on Instagram and Facebook.

    The activities vary a lot! We are looking after the woolly pigs and horses, making fences and compost, planting trees and wooding, harvesting herbs berries and vegetables. We are making a walled garden, a forest garden with ‘fedges’, a mix of a hedge and a fence, and we are organically restoring the house and barn. But everything we produce is for our own use.

    We are looking our for people with experience with horses.

    This year we have a range of courses which include herbal walks, organic building, storytelling in nature, seed sharing, carbon capture in regenerative agriculture and introduction to Permaculture. There is no income coming from these courses - just to cover the costs. If you come to live on the farm you are welcome to join the courses. We would like you to be a creative part of the development of the farm.

    No-one has been living full time on this farm for 50 years, so things are very basic. The buildings are 200 years old and very cute and old-fashioned. There is electricity and internet but heating is by wood stoves and cooking on gas. There is an outside toilet and the water comes from the well still no washing machine.

    Since we are a sustainability project we prefer if people travel overland where possible. We are looking at the corona situation and up-dating according to the local health advice.

    Local area: We are 10 minutes drive from the station and the shop, which is 1 hour from Oslo. It’s a very friendly neighbourhood with quite a lot of artists, and people pop by for a chat which is not so usual in Norway!

    Accommodation: You will have your own bedroom and we will share kitchen and food-making. I work as The Natural Storyteller, so some of the time I will be away during the day and you will need to be able to manage your own time. I have three grown up children who work with herbs, theatre and sustainable transport. They will be visiting with their children, and there will be plenty of social interaction which you are free to join if you wish. There is a group of people who are supporting the farm who will also be living here and helping at times.

    We also invite groups like Extinction Rebellion, the Permaculture organisation and some other spiritual groups to come and use the farm as inspiration and a place to work.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    You will learn about Norwegian culture and sustainable farming. You will also learn about storytelling, biodiversity and rewilding. Maybe also about climate activism if that interests you. There are a lot of people popping in with different skills and interests!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We have a great variety of tasks and what projects you are involved with will depend partly on your own skills and what you are interested in.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I love languages and work with multi-language storytelling as a way of learning

  • Accommodation


    You may have your own room, sometimes we share - check the website for pictures, we share cooking. There is an outside toilet and shower! This may change this year to inside shower, depending on how far we get...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Train is 7 km from us, can pick up from the station and from there its 1 hour to Oslo. Lots of great farms and permaculture stuff in the area, plus historic things, good swimming and friendly neighbours. We have a good contact in Oslo if you want to stay there for some days.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Around 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 325292372167

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