Family vegetable garden and DIY projects in Sykkylven, Norway



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  • Description


    We are a family of two adults - Julie(51) and Sigurd(49), and our two children Per Ivar (14) and Shasmina(11).

    We are living at the old sheriffs farm that originates back to the late 16th century.

    We have a large garden with trees, flowers and vegetables that needs a little help in the maintenance. All the buildings on the farm are old, and constantly needs work done. We are also doing some rentals and beer brewing courses. However the volunteers will not be asked to participate in anything relating to our business.

    Other than that, Julie is a skilled Yoga teacher, she is running her own alternative medicine clinic, practicing massage, reflexology, healing and biomedicine and more. Sigurd is a skilled craftsman, a trained NLP-coach and handyman that is capable of doing most things when its comes to construction and maintenance.

    If you are not currently staying in Norway, you will need to have a Covid-19 vaccination pass that is valid in Norway to be allowed to enter our country.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have many hobbies and talents that our guests can benefit from. We are both fluent in English, Julie would love to learn some more spanish, Sigurd have basic knowledge in German, and we can teach you Norwegian. Our kids are very happy to practice their english skills with you.

    Here you can learn about establishing a sustainable vegetable garden, brewing historical and modern beers, carpentry, working in the woods, general gardening and much more.

    We hope that you are interested and keen on sharing your home countrys food tradition and experiencing and learing about ours. We are very fond of using local produce in our cooking.

    We will be more than happy to take you hiking in the woods or mountains, showing you around in our surrounding area and bring you to see the beautiful Art Noveau-town of Ålesund and all its attractions and the surrounding islands.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are living at an old farm with buildings from the 19th century, There is always a wall to paint, boards to change, a garden that needs some weeding or something else to keep yourself occupied :)

    This summers main project is building an underground food storage cellar with a vaulted ceiling. Workawayers with masonry or concrete work knowledge will be very much appreciated!

    We are also looking for people who know how to use a chainsaw - we need more firewood for the winters to come.

    We are expecting you to be an independent worker, not needing constant supervision. Hopefully you are capable of seeing what needs to be done and can make your own decisions to keep yourself busy..

    We are running a business around rentals. However the volunteers will not be asked to participate in anything relating to that.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are very interested in both teaching Norwegian and learning new languages

  • Accommodation


    We have a newly renovated guestroom in the house with its own bathroom. The room has a king size bed, a clothes cabinet, a dinner table with chairs and a desk. You will share the kitchen with us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our farm is located in a rural area in Sykkylven, less than 1 hour away from Ålesund. We have a boat in the lake, two kayaks and bikes available for you.

    Sykkylven has a furniture museum, a natural historical museum, and large outdoor public pool, a small collection of restaurants and a large selection of mountain hikes for all levels of experience. In the fall, you can go mushroom hunting, berry picking or just on a hike enjoying the magnificent colors of nature. There are many tourist attractions in the surrounding towns and cities (including Ålesund, Geiranger, Trollstigen and the Atlantic Road). Feel free to ask if you have any specific interests or hobbies! :)

  • 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

    We have a good high-speed internet connection, and can provide a workingspace for our guests if needed

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have several locations around the farm where campervans or motorhomes can be parked.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 413966265374