March is getting close to and end and season has definite begun. We appreciate the peace here more than ever with invasion and a different Europe from just a few weeks ago,
Corona is still around in society without the same big impact in Norway as before. We're lucky to have many requests and prioritise those who are interested in longer stays.
The non profit campsite has a beautiful location by the Oslo fjord, approximately 1 hour on the bus from Oslo.
Being part of a non profit NGO I'm sorry to say there is no opportunities to give any payment.
It's about 13 acres large and has 500 meters shoreline, lots of fruit trees and other vegetation and a soccer field. It was originally built as a country side residence for a wealthy businessman from Oslo in 1887 and was founded as a campsite in 1941/42.
The help varies with the seasons and will consist of everything from gardening, painting indoors and outdoors, carpentry, tidying, organising, cleaning, generally maintenance and most important cooking for camps when they request food and cleaning (those are the main tasks - in the period March-October) :-)
In season there's mainly a schedule and routines to follow, though still with plenty of time to explore the nature around or visit Oslo. The help is partly independent (or with other helpers) off season and you make your own day. We usually make a list of work to be done, and you are sometimes free to pick out your preferences.
You are expected to keep all common areas clean and tidy to make the place be clean, tidy and welcoming for our guests, staff and other volunteers. It's important for everybody's well-being and to avoid small grudges about who's doing what. Maybe you find it off course, that's the way it should be, but over the years we've learnt that it needs to be emphasised:)
Apart from the regular tasks; cleaning, cooking and gardening -our wood buildings desperate needs some care and maintenance, are you a professional carpenter or master of masonry, I'll do my best to make space for you :-)
We are always looking for a carpenter that can do the job we don't know how to. There are lots of different buildings that need different care. This winter our main house has been restored back to it's original look by a professional company (loan funded), painting will be needed in the summer.
Are you planning for summer - fall, longer stays, get in touch.
Our municipality is building all their plans on the UN sustainability goals.
We have picked 5 where we believe we can follow up with small steps "everybody can do something". We host camps for all communities, strive for the best experience of those who stay with us, help to build friendship across borders, waste management and regular beach clean and more.
We've been part of a program to reduce food waste, we hope that our volunteers will be aware in their stay. Off course there will be info when arriving:-)
The rooms are very basic, but kitchen and the rest is spacious.
We have wi-fi for volunteers to use.
You are also welcome to use our bicycles, boats, canoes, sup and kayaks to check out our beautiful surroundings. A pair of old cross country skis for the winter experience, always a fun challenge for beginners:-)
You are expected to keep all common areas clean and tidy to make the place be clean, tidy and welcoming for our guests, staff and other volunteers.
We need you to take initiative, be self- propelled, have the basic skills and understanding of practical tasks, take pride in the help that you offer, and of course- friendly:-)
We are privileged to have many people who'd like to stay with us, long-term is preferred.
We're looking forward to hearing from you!
Marianna and husband, Uwe and Andrea and their 2 dogs in the high season with
2 dogs, a cat, 2 goats, 10 hens and a rooster🐥 :-)
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Small community by the Oslofjord with beautiful surroundings, both forest and sea.
Improving English as that is the common language for all volunteers:-)
We need people that can help independently as well as together with other helpers and are flexible in the hours of volunteering. Sometimes the task has to be done "immediately":-)
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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Tiny, cozy cabins or rooms with more or less beds only. Sharing showers and toilet with other volunteers and visitors. Seperate toilet and shower for volunteers only in our totally renovated kitchen (2015) .
There's wifi available. Bicycles to borrow.
We expect and need our volunteers to be clean and tidy. Most areas are common for guests and volunteers so it has to be presentable at all times:-)
The public transport to Oslo is by bus and not very often, visits to Oslo work best planned.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Most sizes can be parked, but the road getting here can be tricky for the less experienced driver:-)
More than two
25hrs per week for food and accomodation
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