Help out on our family farm situated in the beautiful Rondane Mountains, at the border of the national park, Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    It's weird times for everyone, maybe more so for us in the tourism business. But we like to look at the opportunities, and there is still a lot to do. We need a couple of strong backs to help with tidying up, removing junk and old stuff, fix some fences and finish up a cabin for rent. We only speak English other than Norwegian, so we prefer someone who speaks English well.

    We don't have animals anymore, so it's a good time to clear out stable and barn, and take down old broken fences.

    Some experience with carpenter tools and motorized tools is preferable. (Chainsaw and clearing saw).

    You will be "quarantined" for the first ten days, which basically just means you can't join us to go to the grocery store. We will send you confirmation on the working period so you can show it to any border patrol/customs you might run into.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    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

    Our farm has been in the family since before 1850, and is now owned and run by the 7th generation. We also have cabins and rooms for rent to tourists. The family consists of Ola (father), Einy (mother), Irja (2012) and Håkon (2014). Situated in the Rondane Mountains, at the border of the national park, we have some of the worlds finest nature and wildlife literally just outside the door.

    The diet is heavily meat-based. We hunt moose, beaver, roe deer and reindeer.

  • Help

    Help

    Powerwashing barn and stable.
    Removing and/or fixing old fences.
    Thatching.
    Remove old stuff laying around.
    Painting old rooms.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Your own room and bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you like hiking, fishing, or anything else related to nature, this is the place for you. We have cabins in the mountain you can use, and boats for fishing trips. The grocery store is a ten minute walk, but the nearest small town is 45 minutes by car. We're both hunters and sports shooters, and try to get out of the living room a much as possible. Not that we're any good at it (at least not Ola), but we're trying.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Rondane seen from the farm.
No, it's not a church. It's the "stabbur".
Rondane in the background.
Late night view of the lake.




















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