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We are a small family. Jarl, Maria and Erling (10 years) + our cat Zicco.
We live in a tiny farm, in a small island named Bolsøya just outside of Molde in the north westcoast of Norway. We have a goal of being self sufficient, ecological and live our lives in harmony with nature, and we have many creative plans and dreams about how to develope the property/our lifes to work towards an even more selfsuffisient and balanced lifestyle. Jarl is working as a part-time teacher, Maria runs a yoga studio in Molde. Erling goes to school at the island.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsFarmstay helpCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
We will gladly share our passion for being selfsufficient in an ecological way. And would love to discuss more ways of how to improve saving the planet. Jarl will share his passion for woodcraft , and Maria for the work in the greenhouse and yoga. Our small paradise is Norway in it´s pure beauty, peacefulness and calmness. We are close to the nature, the woods and the sea, with a beautiful view to the mountains. Private and relaxing.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We need help for mostly outdoor projects. Gardening/harvesting, and general maintenance. Small building projects.
Building a fence, building a terrace/sauna, help with renovating a sailboat.
Preparing the seeds and soil in the springtime. Harvesting in the fall.
We are also planning to build a terrace by the sea, just 200 m from the house. This area needs to be prepared and cleaned for vegetation before building.
Make a new path way with flat stones by the entrance. Rebuild a stone fence by the house.
There is always something to do.
Private annex in the barn, bedroom with a beautiful terrace and view to the sea. WiFi.
Private toilet, shower. The bed is 150 cm wide, great for a couple.
Kitchen is shared with us in the main house.
Both our house and the annex are small unities, for ”small” people. If you are big/tall there is a good chance that you will knock your head in this old house, originally from 1884. Low ceilings and short doors. Just sayin´.
We usually have three meals during the day.
There is possible to make your own tea/coffee in the annex, if wanted.
Work 4-5 hour a day – 5 days a week - free bed and basic Food (we share on cooking).
What else ...
Even though we do not live far from people, we do not live very central either. Please consider if you think you will get to be bored spending time on your own. If you find having time to read, think, go for a walk, enjoying your own company, talking to the hens, singing in the rain and listening to the silence to be a good thing
We will of course pick you up at the airport, and can recommend to you many places worth seeing in the area. Many nice walkes just outside from the house, we have a beautiful beach just 300 m from the house. Great hikes in the mountains around Molde.
There are also buses between Molde and Bolsøya, a 15 min walk to the bus stop from our house.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
Space for parking camper vans
We have parking space for caravans
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week