We are Gaby (55) and Rupert (56), from the Faroe Islands and from Germany but since thirty years based up in a hillside in Telemark where we live on the place we love beyond description: Our farm.
We are sharing this space with our son Estel (38) some goats, two horses, a cat, some chickens and all the people that keep on passing by. The farm is run 100 % organic and as natural as only possible, we mostly use our horse for working and produce vegetables, cheese, honey, herbs, pick berries, cut wood and more.
Our philosophy is to be as self sustainable as only possible. Since 2015 years we are hosting guests through bnb that would like to come and experience the life on the farm and this is now also a part of our daily routine, especially in the summer.
We are looking for people who are genuinely interested in organic farming that we can share our knowledge with. To really benefit from the stay we recommend that you stay minimum 3 weeks.
Working on a farm is often hard (muscle building and fun ) work and variable working hours. We expect our volunteers to actively engage themselves in the activities on the farm, just as we will actively involve you in the work and the family.
We expect volunteers to follow our rythm and to be avialable for working when its needed, and then naturally there will be moments in between where you are off. as well as Sundays.
The schedule of every day depends on what there is to do, but we normally we start the day around 7-8. We have several breaks during the day
When living with us we expect you to take part on the daily houshold as well like doing the dishes, cooking and cleaning.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
You can learn about organic farming in the Norwegian mountains. We grow our own vegetables, make cheese, harvest herbs, make hay, work with horses (and not with a tractor), bake bread, ferment.
The work we do depends on the season.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are looking for people that can help on the farm with the practical tasks on the farm, taking care of the animals and also in the household.
Typical work tasks will be taking care of the stable in the morning, making hay, taking care of the garden, working in the forest, chopping wood, cooking and cleaning.
For the summer you can sleep in one of our prairie wagons or in our guest room in the house if its available.
We are close to Hardangervidda Nationalpark and from the farm you can hike up to the mountains within a couple of hours where you find a wide network of trails. There's no busses leaving from the farm but if we go to the nearby Unesco site Rjukan you can join us.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week