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

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Norway

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hallo .
    We are a non profit friendship organisation were all of us work for room and board . So if you are interesed in historic places and old cuture you will love it here.
    The road down is winterclosed . We try to open around 20.05
    We are 45min.from closest shops and senter with cafeteria and trying to take care of our historic place o 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.
    . In the old boathouse there are 3 bedrooms (2 double,1 family) and a nice caffeteria with mostly serving coffie and waffel l(unch 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, keeping a nice main house , and enjoy each others company.
    It is a pluss if you speak/understand norwegian . Becouse of the covid 19 we will have mostly norwegian guests and to give good service in our beutyful spesial place you will have to tell/ now some of the long history . 👍🤗 .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    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

    Languages spoken
    Norwegian: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    Becouse of this covid 19 times we can only seek for help living i Norway .. In this beutyful landscap we prefer that you speak some norwegian and is villing to learn more 🤗.😁

  • 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

    • Can host families

  • 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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