Help our friendship organisation to look after historical buildings in Årdalstangen, Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    Hallo .
    We are winterclosed from 01.10.19 until may 20.
    We are 45min.from closest shops and senter with cafeteria
    and are a volunteer friendship organisation trying to take care of an old 9 blad upgoing saw from year 1620 and old buildings. Main house from 1862 which contains a museum and 3 bedrooms for overnight guests to rent . We also have a mill from 1900. Our place is located almost at the end of Sognefjorden (210 km long) outside of Årdalstangen. We can offer beautiful nature and tranquility for the mind at our remote location.

    Our main job now is to get the key (dock) in order so we can invite boats in (small motorboats etc. not large cruiseships). The last key was destroyed by hurricane Dagmar. In the old boathouse there are 3 bedrooms (2 double,1 family) and a nice caffeteria with waffel, homemade cakes, diff.beverage including beer and wine, and lunch or dinner (by apointment) available for visitors to enjoy. In addition to welcoming our guests, we need help taking care of the property and guiding guests around.

    You have to go through the worlds steepest tunnel to get here, 15-17 % at the steapest! The most beautiful nature is waiting for you and the drive down to the fjord is spectacular. It takes you about 40 min from Aardalstangen.

    For your benefit and ours we like you to stay a mimimum of 3-4 weeks. Hopefully you will be interested in learning about us and this beautiful pearl by the fjord. We all work for room and board, keep a nice kitchen, and enjoy each others company.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn about old culture in Norway compered with yours, stay in the most beutiful nature along the fjord with nice intresting people, and hopefully find a long time friendship. We are all volunteers here.

  • Help

    Help

    Housecleaning , guiding , keeping it nice and clean .

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English is a must request .

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Nice bedroom in main house with beutiful view over the fjord .WC Cosy familyroom with TV . Modern showers down in boathouse .(10meter from main house ) and you can swim in the fjord ,about 14'C .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Not much to do in free time besides hiking and fishing. In one hours drive you can enter the valley of Utladalen and then hike to Vetti and the beutiful waterfall Vettifossen, N. Europ's highest free fall waterfall at 273 m. Then go on to Jotunheimen with the highest moutains in Norway .
    Ofredal is a valley with only about 15 persons living all year. We only stay from easter until the snow comes, most of the time doing maintenance work. Official opening for the season is 20th of June. There are a lot of deer in the valley and also about 200 sheep (we dont have any). The 23rd of June Norway celebrates midsummer with music, dancing, and bonfire if the weather permits . We have our own car so we can pick you up and bring you to town .

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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



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