Help us on our farm in Telemark, Norway

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Norway

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    17/10/2021

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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

    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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    For the summer you can sleep in one of our prairie wagons or in our guest room in the house if its available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week




Host ref number: 378127671937