Come help me make the farm come back to life in Namdalseid, Norway

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Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    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!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    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!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    German: Beginner

    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

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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!

  • 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

    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.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have all the space needed to host your van!

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Would love to have another pet here, so feel free to bring yours!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 4/5 days a week

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