Live on a sheep farm near the citycentre of Svolvær in Lofoten

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Norway

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  • Description

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    Family of 6. Live on a farm with sheeps near the towncentre of Svolvær in Lofoten.

    We got three main seasons where we spechially needs help.
    1)
    In May we have the lambingseason and are looking for some one that can help out in that hectik season. The sheeps needs to be watched day and night. In that month we work with night shifts. The work will contain assisting the sheeps deliver their lambs, make sure that the bottle lambs stays healthy and give medicine to sic animals if needed.
    We prefere workawayers to stay at least 4 -6 weeks from late april to early june when the lambingseason goes on. But we have also had workawayers down to thtee weeks in May.
    2)
    Summer season whith maintainance, and up coming things.
    3)
    Autumn means mountain hiking. From mid August we start chasing the sheeps down from the mountains and back home. At this time of year we're looking for well fit people with mountain experience and/ or are experienced doing sports and activities! The season may continue until the last sheep is home. And hopefully that is before the end of Octobre.

    We are looking for mature persons who understands that the food doesn`t prepeare it selves, the dishes doesn`t wash them selves understands that ant that the barthroom needs to be cleaned once in a while and that even you are on a farm you dont step into the house with dirty boots and clothes.
    We hope that this doesn`t scare you from applying but that you would like to help with the chores in the house.

    We've one son and three daughters age 15, 13, 12 and 8. We are open and young minded. We both work outside the farm wich means that you have to be independant and self going.

    Our farm is situated in beautiful Lofoten about 5 km from Svolvær. There are good oppertunities to go hiking and do outdor activities from here.

    We breed sheeps for food consumption. We eat meat-, fish-, milk-, and so on produkts. We prefer people who do the same.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Help

    Help

    We will see you as a part of the Family.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Norwegian Danish English basic German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Caravan just outside the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Svolvær is the administrative centre of Vågan Municipality (9,200 inhabitants) in Nordland County, Norway. It is located on the island of Austvågøya in the Lofoten archipelago. It is an ideal starting point for adventures around the islands. It is one of the mildest places in the north where you can experience the Northern Lights.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hrs

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