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Enjoy Norwegian life with our family in Fosen, Norway

  • Norway
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  • Last activity: 24/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are a family of four, Hanna, Roger and our two children Ronja (11) and Embla (7). We don't smoke, don't drink (much) and don't party, but we love to travel, local food, nature and people. With us lives four cats. We have hens, a small vegetable field, a small herb garden and fruit trees. We try to be a little self sufficient (not too easy in Norway) and live simple, down to earth and environment friendly. We love having visitors!

    This is typical Norwegian countryside, with farms and fresh air and nature. Sometimes the tractors drive by at night, and two days a year it smells of cow dung. mostly its veeeery quiet and nice.

    Somebody is usually at home and ready to chat over a cup of tea/coffee, or drive to the sea for fishing, walk in the woods to pick mushrooms and berries.

    We usually eat dinner at 4-5 ish, and some vegetarian, much fish, some meat, and sometimes a little wild meat. A lot of it is organic, and some of it is self grown, gathered or bred. We are flexible when it comes to diet, most diets are no problem. :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • 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

    Enjoy wild Norwegian nature, with fishing trips, hiking, climbing. We have bikes you can loan, and fishing rods. Sometimes even a boat. We like to show people our neighborhood. We have tents and maps and stuff if you like to camp out in the mountains. There are buses and boats going to Trondheim city if you like to sightsee, and we pick you up and deliver you at the bus/boat/mountain/fjord if we don't go with you.

    Things we can do (in the right season) so you can learn if you like:
    Pick herbs and mushrooms
    Repairing, mending and sowing of clothing
    Canning and other types of preserving of food
    Knitting (including the use of knitting machine)

    We'll happily talk about organic farming or Norwegian history and culture if that's more of your liking.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    The two main thing to do here is speaking/playing/hanging out with our kids and cleaning. If you don't like kids this probably isn't the place for you... We would like our kids to learn English and different cultures.

    You are of course welcome to contribute in other ways too, if there are things you enjoy. Cooking, farming, gardening, building, painting or other. I'm a lousy work leader with anxiety, so it's a big bonus if you're able at taking initiative yourself.

    We are really flexible with working time, so there will be loads of free time to do whatever you prefer.

    If you're handy then that kind of skills are nice too!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Norwegian: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    English: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Our children needs help to practice English, and I (Hanna) Would like to learn Spanish.

  • Accommodation


    We have a tiny (!) guestroom with a bunk bed so 2-3 people kan sleep there. Its not big. Really. Shared bathroom and welcome to use rest of the house.

    The house is dirty and messy.
    We have hens, so you can hear faint noises of them waking up in the morning.

    Just to clarify;
    1: This is not Trondheim. Its about an hour with bus from the city.
    2: We have kids, they make noise and run around

  • 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

    There is a tiny desk in the guest room and tables in the Livingroom. Feel free to work as you like, we are flexible with time. Our internet connection is at the moment slow and unstable I'm afraid.

  • 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

    Any pet that can live without harming children or cats are welcome. Maybe not elephants, due to space tough...

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 331327811793

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