Help revitalize small post-WW2 farmhouse in the middle of the arctic nature of Northern Norway.

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  • Description

    Description

    I'm a 45 year old woman from Denmark.
    Having lived in Northern Norway for the past 6 years, I just bought and am currently reviving a small-scale farm and farm activities in an eco-oriented perspective, while periods of the year offering simple living retreats and sensory education courses to professional and individual customers, who seek a more sustainable life balance, whether in work settings or privately.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    It is a tranquil post WW2 farmhouse, built in 1952 by local resettlers who returned from the south of Norway, after the majority of the population in Northern Norway had been forecefully and dramatically evacuated by the nazis as war was coming to an end, and their war strategy outlined fierce bombing and burndown of all settlements north of Tromsø.

    The local familiy's home was (re)built with support from the Marshall help, and is now remotely situated in a sunny corner of the finest arctic nature, near the protected national parks of Kvænangen and Reisadalen, and close to fiord and rivers.
    Bathing or fishing in the fiord is 1 minute away from the doorstep, as is a hiking or skiing trip in the mountain in the backyard, which will eventually lead you to the Finnmark vidda. There are plenty of polar wilderness and wildlife experiences to find within the 370 acre property itself (only last week I saw a family of two European Lynx right outside the kitchen window) all around the year.

    Forrests, mountains and fiords... and a chance to be off grid with pristine presence and sensory awareness, for a moment in time and space. Here, you can find peace, compassion and a holistic life balance approach with a sustainability perspective on all life dimensions...

    Bring your own fishing rod if you want to fish, and ski for skiing etc.

  • Help

    Help

    WINTER:
    Cutting wood in the forrest
    Restoring living quarters and creative spaces for arts and crafts activities

    SUMMER:
    Gardening (vegetables)
    Building sensory garden and campfire sites, co creating co-living spaces...
    Building henhouse,
    Building Orangerie,
    Fence area for animals
    Preparing bee cubes...

    ...Whatever skill or super power you have, and whatever your bliss... it may very well come in handy, and be much appreciated....

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Danish (native), Norwegian, English, Spanish, French, German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I have a total of two guest rooms, each with two single beds.
    Shared toilet and shower facilities.
    Shared kitchen and livingroom. No TV and no internet, but an assorted selection of books, and the northern lights above your head, since there are also no street lights.
    No smoking inside buildings.
    Two cats access all of property except guest rooms.

    FOOD is not automatically included in your stay, but when I cook, I will make sure to cook for guests too. You are always welcome to use the kitchen for cooking your prefered dishes.
    Nearest conveinience store is 18 km from the property, and with no public transportation, you have to plan shopping. I have one private car, and make weekly shopping tours for your conveinience, if needed.
    Freezer- and refrigerator shelves are offered.

    ACCESS to big barn with spaces for creative expressions, relaxation, contemplation and so on... Nature all around... space inside and out...

    WEATHER CONDITIONS:
    In WINTER season from october to may you must bring very warm winter clothes, and expect plenty of snow, thus reduced accesibility in mountains without skis or snowshoes. Normal temperature in winter is around zero to minus 15 degrees celcius, but bear in mind it's coastal climate, which can result in cold winds.

    in SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN, temperatures are more like subcontinental climate, and last year we had several weeks in juli with temperatures between 25 and 32 degrees celcius, but the more normal temperatures range from 8-20 degrees in summer, from may to october. Bring clothes for quick weather shifts at all times, since the arctic can offer extreme changes within a short time spand.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    PLEASE NOTE: Extended response rate may occur due to not being online on a regular basis.

    Hardly any public transportation near the house, which is part of the rural charm.
    65 km from Sørkjosen Airport, and 120 km from Alta Airport.
    270 km north of Tromsø, 330 km south of North Cape....
    14 km from E6... a tiny step off the main road, maybe a huge step into yourself...

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Appr. 3-5 hours' work per day's stay

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