Working & Adventure in the polar cycle at the end of the world in northern Norway



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    I bought an old house in April 2016 in northern Norway (Mehamn) I have put lots of work already into the house and plan to move into the house this month (March 2017). However, there is still lots of work to be done on the second floor and outside. I am looking for a person or two who like to help me with one or the other work.
    Volunteering can be arranged very flexibly. An important aspect for me would be not to work and be all the time alone. Working together is more fun and in the best case, both can learn from each other about work skills but also about life. Based on my experience each meeting normally turns out to be a win-win situation in one or the other way.
    I am from the northern part of Germany and was living and working for 18 years in Russia before I came in May 2014 to Norway. I am working here so on a project in the King Crab area.

    P.s.: I moved into the house in April 2017. Now I am working on the second floor and as soon the weather will allow again outside work is required to finalize the garden.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I do offer food and living (one small guest room), ready to help you with travelling to me, pick you up e.g. from Kirkenes or Lakselv, possibly share of car, showing you around and helping you with some trips. You will help me with one or other work. This can be arrange flexible to fit work and leisure in a pleasant way.

  • Help


    I purchased an old house and I am building it up. Tasks to be done is setting up the garden with ways and stone walls, fence, planting and setting up a small building to store wood. Also collect and cut wood for next winter, painting work in and outside of the house and lots of work with wood. Floor, roof, shelves, furniture, etc. at least some basic experience with wood work would be helpful and appreciated.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Guest room with one bed for one person or space for caravan. In this case also two persons are possible. Currently it would be better to host only one person. As soon the weather will warm up and the level of convenience can be discussed, also a second person might be possible.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Mehamn and the area around do allow - depending on the season - skiing, walking, picking berries, mushrooms, biking, watching seabirds and of course fishing.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 515466553635