Help with our sustainability dream project on an island in Lofoten, Norway



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    We are glad you found our fantastic project! Our project is on an island in the heart of Lofoten and Vesterålen. This island is probably one of the most beautiful islands in the world surrounded by the highest peaks in Lofoten and an incredible archipelago. The island is a pretty small island but very diverse. It has a couple of small mountains and 4 sandy beaches and is very close to the famous Trollfjord. There has been an trademanspost at this island from the 1800s till the 1980s. Farming has also been an important part of island life here. We are three friends building this island project; Eivind Drivflaadt, Asbjørn Eggebø Næss and Sebastian Wahl. We are between 31 and 45 years old and each have an exciting story to tell. Our background is as filmmakers, chocolatiers, carpenters, eco farmers, pro skiers, founder of healthy fast food and adventure tourism.

    It will be mainly Eivind that will be hosting you. Sebastian will be here now and then and Asbjørn more rarely.

    We have now got a hold of this beautiful island and are bringing it alive again!

    This island was left and has been falling down since the early 80s. It is an unique coastal cultural heritage that we now are breathing life back into. We are building a destination centered around nature, food and farming, art and philosophy. This destination will be a like a nature school and act as a vehicle to actualize the UN sustainability goals.

    We are building this project mainly with materials that we can source on the island and reuse and recycle of old materials. Our goal is to develop this with a positive carbon footprint.

    The island will hopefully become a leading star within travel and sustainability in Norway, and a template of sustainable development for others to follow.

    If you are a naturelover you will want to stay here. This place is amazing for skiing, hiking, boating, fishing, contemplation, climbing, and anything else you want to do in this hidden world class gem. You are welcome to our personal and ambitious project.

    This summer we will have 5 to 10 volunteer spots available. This will hopefully make it a great fun, social and educational environment to be a part of.

    To make our life a little bit easier, please write us about yourself:

    - How long would you want to join us? We enjoy having people around for longer, so they become a local and bond with the island (1-3 months), however shorter stays for specific renovation projects are possible as well.
    - What draws you to our project and what would you be excited to help us with?
    - What is it that really makes you happy? (so we get to know you a bit)
    - Have you worked as volunteer before? What are your expectations?

    We are looking forward hearing from you and welcome you to this paradise island.

    Lofotregards Asbjørn, Eivind and Sebastian

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    The project will be a place to come if you want to experience the most beautiful nature and participate in a very exciting project that will be meaningful, educational and an adventure. The project is organized and build by people from all over Norway, Denmark and New Zealand. Lofoten is a paradise for outdoor activities and we have a sauna and hottub by the sea, small boats to go fishing in, SUPs and a canoe available for you. We aim high with this project so it is a benefit if you are ambitious in any field. Lofoten has a rich culture and has a variety of cozy cafes and galleries in addition to this amazing nature. If you come here you will learn a lot, challenge yourself and collaborate with great people and make some lasting friendships.

    We are making a documentary of this project that will be distributed internationally.

  • Help


    4 primary tasks

    1- Sustainable forestry, this includes the removal of introduced species of tree.
    Preparation of forest floor.
    Planting of native species.
    Preparation for sawmill.

    2- Demolition and restoration of the old building.
    Recycling materials and collecting out to site.

    Planning and construction of the organic regenerative agriculture.
    Construction of the frost proof sunken greenhouses.
    Fencing of the garden area.

    Cooking vegetarian and vegan food from scratch
    Sea weed harvesting, wild foraging and preserving food.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There are two options.
    1-We have large heated lavvu tents available, where volunteers can sleep, glamping/hostel style.
    2-Bunk bed hostel style accommodation will be available at the main building.
    or if you want privacy feel free to bring your own tent.

    Bedding and towels will be available for use.

    The volunteers will have 3 meals a day as well as snacks when they feel like it. Some volunteers are a part of the food prep and cooking, one of the hosts has a lot of experience with vegetarian and vegan cooking so there will be a weekly cooking day where the volunteers learn dishes that they can cook for the rest of the week. If the volunteers want fish they can catch it and cook the fish over the fire outside.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are fantastic hikes here. Lots of fish in the sea and in lakes. Fantastic oppurtunities for skiing, surfing and kiting/windsurfing. Lots of trails to downhill bike etc.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • 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

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