Come, live and enjoy the beautiful Norwegian farm life. I am 35 years old and just moved back to Norway after living in the US for the past 6 years. The farm is my family farm where I grew up, and it has been in my family for over 300 years. This is the perfect place to go fishing in the lakes, the rivers, and the ocean, hunting moose, deer, and birds in the fall, and enjoying the snow and skiing in winter. In the spring and summer, it's all about the flowers and the vegetables that can be grown to be as self-sufficient as possible.
This farm is situated in the middle of Norway, about 2h drive north of the regional capital, Trondheim, in the village of Namdalseid. The farm is beautifully set in a valley overlooking a small river and with beautiful views of the mountains and the sunset. I live here with my Norfolk Terrier dog, Liam, and about 15 egglaying chickens. And we would love your company and help!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Learning about old Norwegian traditions, and reviving the survival skills needed to sustain a farm, with making and preparing food, maintaining the buildings, and taking care of the animals.
I am fluent in Norwegian and English.
Your help with everyday life on the farm is very much appreciated. This would include taking care of the animals, gardening, carpentry, painting and also some clearing out stuff from the main house and barn and making the farm better. I also have a cabin in the mountains about 30min away from the house that needs general upkeep.
The farm and stay here is ideal for a single individual, a couple or a group of friends who like to take time out from the stress of a city to enjoy the Summer / Fall in the rural farmlands of Norway.
There are a vast number of tasks that CAN be done, so the stay will very much be adapted to your skills, wants and where you want to gain more experience. The following is a list of specific items that can be part of your stay with me:
Building and developing the chicken coop.
Building, developing, and maintaining the vegetable garden,
Developing and maintaining the fruit trees and making jams and sauces.
Renovating a bedroom with painting, building, furnishing, wallpapering etc.
Fishing in the ocean, rivers, and lakes. Net fishing, pole fishing and boat fishing possible.
Picking wild berries. Raspberries and cloudberries are abundant.
Picking mushrooms, I am an avid forager and have been a mushroom specialist for years.
My dog, Liam, is a show dog, and you can help train him and make him show-ready.
I love to cook and try new recipes, so if you are into cooking you will find the old cookbooks from my great-grandmother enthralling.
There is no need for any particular skills prior to coming. All you need is your smile and good mood :-)
Though, if you do have a specific skill, that will for sure be put to use, if you want to!
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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You will have your own private room in the main house, you can choose from one of the 8 bedrooms in the house. There are three bathrooms and an additional toilet on the first floor. We will make communal meals together if you want. You can also use the kitchen to make your own food. High-speed wifi is available throughout the house.
You will have access to the forest and mountains and the lake cabin not too far away from the farm. Nature is right around the corner!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
You can totally stay on the farm and be a digital nomad. We have high-speed fiber connection and wifi throughout the house. I am also myself working online doing training workshops for entrepreneurs, and would love to collaborate on projects I am working on as well.
We have all the space needed to host your van!
Would love to have another pet here, so feel free to bring yours!
More than two
4 hours a day, 4/5 days a week
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