Come and help us out around our home and garden while enjoying mountainous hikes around Løfallstrand, Norway

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Merethe, Christian and Selma (1 1/2 years). Merethe is a documentary director and Christian is a musician, mainly playing double bass. We live in a small village in the Hardanger fjord. It's 60 meters to the sea, and from our house you can go for a hike in the mountains in the area.

    Merethe is very interested in gardening and growing vegetables. We recently put up a big greenhouse and this spring Merethe is starting up with hydroponic tomatoes, cucumbers ++ in here. She also has a vegetable garden that she wants to continue to develope. Merethe is into fishing, hiking, foraging, cooking and learning about history. And of course film making.

    Christian is more of a "city" guy who is starting to like the quiet life by the fjord. He is crazy about music, karate, zen, Japanese culture and language, D&D, gaming and cooking.

    We now own two neighbouring houses, one of them we rent out on bnb. If you stay here outside the main summer season this house will be availbable for you to live in. It's a small and cosy house. If not you will be staying in our house. We have 4 bedrooms, and the house is spacious.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our place is located with beautiful mountains behind us and the fjord in front of us. There are so many possibilities when it comes to enjoying the nature, wether it's the sea or the mountains.
    We are both artists with many interests, and we would love to include you in these. So wether you are intersted in music or film making we can share our knowledge with you. You will also learn a lot about gardening and growing vegetables (if this is new to you). We both like to cook and maybe you will be inspired by our recipes from all over the world. We love to cook with vegetables, spices and herbs.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Help with vegetable garden in the spring, mostly canning and conserving in the autumn, development of a hydroponic system in our new greenhouse, do maintenance work and some small building projects. It would be fantastic to have someone who is practical and knows how to build, but this is not a demand. There will be a lot of work outside, and mainly with gardening.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Norwegian: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    English: Intermediate
    Japanese: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Christian wants to learn more japanese.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We now own two neighboring houses, one of them we rent out through short term rental site. If you stay here outside the main summer season this house will be available for you to live in. It's a small and cosy house. If not, you will be staying in our house. We have 4 bedrooms, and the house is spacious. You will arrange as you like with your meals, except dinner. This we make and eat together. In Norway it's most common to eat dinner around 16, so hopefully this works for you. I like to think that we are very flexible people. We make sure we also adapt to your needs and preferences.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will have a bicycle at your disposal. It's about 4 km to the center of Rosendal with shops, restaurant and two bars. There are busses going from us to Rosendal. There are also busses going in the other direction, towards Odda. Bergen is easy to travel to from Rosendal. Either by boat or bus.

  • 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

    Our internet should be fairly decent.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a big parking place where you can park your car. If you need electricity we can offer that.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 451647777359

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