Live on a sheep farm near the city centre of Svolvær in Lofoten, Norway

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Norway

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  • Description

    Description

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

    We need help on the farm the whole year around at the moment. Things has changed in line with the pandemic situation. We like people to be serious about quarantine rules and will not accept people coming directly from abroad even if you don`t have to go into quarantina by rules from the government.
    We want stability and will not accept a stay for less than 6 - 8 weeks. In may and octobre when we need more hands we can accept stays down to 3 weeks.
    Thanks

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    See how our Norwegian hosehold works. As we like to consider the travelers as a part of our family we think that it is natural that they take part of our hosehold. The traveler almost have to be willing to be a part of our family.
    Experience one of the ways Norwegian sheepfarms are run.
    In periods there might be much work by your self so independency will be created in short time if you depended on others, but team work are often a reality as well.
    If they like they can learn norwegian language by dearing practicing the language. (But I think that suits german, dutch and so on speaking persons the most.)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help

    Help

    We will see you as a part of the Family.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Bedroom in the house next door.

  • 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

    • Can host families

  • 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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