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If you like nature and animals, but wish to keep some contact with the civilisation this will be perfect for you.
We are two friends living in Narvik (northern Norway) about 45 min drive from eachother. We both love and have animals. Me: an adopted blind dog and five rescued guinea pigs. Bente (my friend) two dogs and some wild moose :-).
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
It is mainly up to you :-) I am used to people from various backgrounds and cultures as i was active hosting travellers (couchsurfing) and travelled quite a bit myself. You can learn norwegian if you wish and I can happily share with you my experience with moving to and living in Norway, as well as my travel stories, if you are interested. Bente is also very interesting to talk to as well as having great interest in other cultures.
There is an abundance of opportunities for hiking, skiing and fishing right outside the door.
I need mainly help with the piggies, as I am allergic to their fur, and some cooking. In winter, I would ask you to move the snow, if it is necessary and in summer to mow the lawn (once a month). When I am travelling I would like you to take care of the house and animals (including the dog), so you need to be an animal lover.
Bente needs help mainly in the not-winter period - different tasks on her property.
You don't need any special skills but a big heart for the animals and people around you.
English, Norwegian, Polish
I am living in the town close to everything, but still in a very quiet area, close to the shore. You will have your own bedroom and share the rest of the house with me.
Bente lives outside Narvik in the mountains, at the end of a valey called Råndalen. Very beautiful place 45 min drive from Narvik. When you wish to stay some days in the woods with Bente, you will have your own room and bathroom. We will provide you with transport.
I have great experience as a couchsurfing host, so I am used to metting new people and having them in my house.
When I came two Norway I was staying 1,5 years with a Norwegian family as aupair, so I also know it from that side.
I would like you to stay at least three months, but if it works for both of us you can stay as long if you wish.
If you are two that want to travel together, probably we can arrange for that.
No smoking at home.
Just ask if you have any questions.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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