I live on an Old farm next to the sea 10 min drive from Tromsø. Here I am growing ecological vegetables in a CSA community and also do maintenance on the property. Doing this are my main tasks summertime, beside some work assignments outside the farm. As your host I will look forward welcoming you on my farm and show you my favorite hiking spots in the area. I will also enjoy sharing meals with you and getting to know some more about you and your culture. I am a woman at 52 living with my daughter at 17. My son at 23 and my partner and boyfriend will also be visiting and staying with us some times. I have a cat and a dog, who also lives with us.
DIY and building projects
The community garden I am running is ecological and founded on permacultural thinking. Working in the CSA or my private garden, you will learn how to grow sustainable and ecologic.
My farmhouse is located beautiful next to the fjord and mountain. We can go hiking together or I can show you different routs you can do by yourself. We are only 10 km from Tromsø town, and you can borrow a bike and easy ride to town. Public transportation are also available. Tromsø has a great variety of different things to do. Since I am a "Tromsø girl", I will give recommendations, based on what you like to do.
I am a well organized woman and I plan our days to look more or less (Mon-Fri) like this:
- 0830 -0900 breakfast
- 0900-1100 foresting or gardening
- 1100-1200 lunch
-1200-1400 woodcutting or maintainence on the farm
-1400-1500 cleaning or tidy the house, maybe only every second day
Dinner we agree upon every day, depending of what you want to do or if we have plans together. I am quite experienced in the kitchen and if you like we can cook together and share tips and suggestions.
We make special agreements about weekends, depending on your preferences or what is on the agenda.
You will have your own bedroom with linen and towels in the house. You will share bathroom with the family and are free to use the house for relaxation. You will live with us as a family member. I will provide all meals when your stay at the farm. When you are out hiking or exploring on your own, you provide your meals by yourself.
For me working and relaxing are two sides of the same thing - the good life. So it is important that you are friendly, tidy and willing to put in a good effort of work. I live with this philosophy myself - and when the reward comes - in terms of a good break with some rich coffee and homemade rhubarbcake, life is good! I often lid up a bonfire at night, sometimes to cook on, other times just to enjoy life. I look forward sharing this good life at my little farm with you.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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