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

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Norway

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Since 2015, we have had nearly 40 workawayers from 17 different countries from five continents. And we have made some amazing friends and had a lot of fun over the years. We no longer have sheep due to predators, and we no longer have horses due to lack of spare time. But we have a tight schedule, two kids, three dogs, sic hens and a rooster. Ola is studying at a school 1,5 hours away, and Einy is working 1 hour away in the other direction. There is always a puzzle putting together meals, folding clothes, walking dogs, picking up kids, fishing for food, hunting for food, working for food and submitting papers. And we have a kinda sorta plan for redoing the tv room, if that plan actually comes to life we might ask you to help out with some painting. So if you would like to help out with this in exchange for beautiful scenery, good company, strong coffee, borrowing a pair of skis, board game nights, and trying your hand at archery, shooting, knifemaking, hunting and fishing, send us a message.

    Wanted for January-February 2022, with possibility for longer stay.

    Personality will play a big part in this because of the kids, so we will reserve the right to turn away anyone without further explanation. Hope you will understand.

    We will not ask you to help with any of the business related to the farm.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • 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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Keeping the house clean, the dogs tired and the kids fed. So vaccuuming the house, yelling at Ola when he wears shoes inside, walking the dogs, and helping with shopping and cooking.

  • 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.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Your own room in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There will be downtime, and we will want to have the living room/tv room for ourselves sometimes. Bring a laptop (there's a TV with HDMI in your room) and some books.

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week






















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