Enjoy a stay at a cosy little sheep farm in the Norwegian forests - help with the animals and the bees



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We have a small, wonderful sheep farm in the mountains and deep, green woods of Norway.
    You will live with 100 sheep (during the winter, in the summer they are out in the foods), 3 wonderful, intelligent dogs (Marry, Frøya and Ruby) and us, Torfinn and Julianne. The farm seems to be isolated from the rest of the world, but by car do we reach in 40 min (20min next shop) the third biggest city in Norway (Torfinn drives there everyday to work).
    We, Torfinn and Julianne, have sheep since 20 years and we enjoy seeing the whole cycle of nature. This includes the sheep growing but also adjusting and enjoying the sessions of the year.
    In Spring when the snow melts we are getting lambs, releasing them over the amazing summer out in the green woods and in autumn going to fetch them from the woods with the dogs. In winter we work on the wool (making yarn and knitting) we harvested from the sheep and gather wood. During summer we also take care of several beehives and our small, fruitful little garden.
    We wish you to join us, have fun and do as you can and need. We have often many friends helping us, so we are used to live and share our space with other people and enjoy the exchange.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care

  • 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

    This is a exchange of life experience and knowledge in many levels! We are ourself very interested and curious people loving to learn everyday something new and at the same time we are glad to share all our skills we acquired in our life, tell you our life stories and listen to your. You will be able to learn a lot about the forest and small farm life. You will learn to take things slow and relax whenever you need.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    dependent on the month of ur stay we have quite diverse work to do! Certainly in center of our life is to enjoy what we do and be relaxed, so we take it as it comes (of course feeding the animals...will always be necessary :) )
    in spring: we need help to that our 100 sheep give birth to their babies (it is intense and beautiful to see so much live), after that we seed tomatos, potatos, carros, cabbage...all you wish and all that grows
    in summer: we take care of the bees, harvest the honey and work in the garden, enjoy the sun, the rivers and fjord
    in autumn: then we start harvesting hey for the winter time and gather the sheeps from the woods, so we walk for several hours and have fun listening to the bells.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    a room.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week, but we are very flexible and it is really up to you

Host ref number: 458194284614