Come and help with some building projects around our small farm in Inderøy, Norway

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    We would like to welcome you to our small farm located in the forest in the heart of Norway. The history of our farm goes back to the 15th century. Most of its history it has been run as a cotter´s farm. We who live here now are Geir Arne, Ane, Yalmar (the dog) and Laffen (the cat). We also have frequent visits from local wildlife such as deer, moose, squirrels and a varied population of wild birds. Venåsen is situated on the Inderøy peninsula with a mix of farmland, forest and lakes and the sea is never far away. 

    Our goal is to live sustainably off our farm and surrounding nature. We work towards self-sustainability and get a lot of joy through acquiring different knowledge, skills and practises to achieve this. Our projects also aim to connect people to nature in a deeper sense and create understanding of our role in the ecosystems. 

    We have a kitchen garden and a greenhouse were we grow organic vegetables. We have built a combined greenhouse and hen house using mostly salvaged and second hand materials. We believe in repurposing, mending and building things for ourselves. 

    We forage wild plants, seaweed and mushrooms for restaurants, breweries and distilleries, and we use a lot of wild foraged ingredients in our own food. We want you to come and experience foraging. We will teach you about the plants you will forage and how to do it sustainably and safely. We also hold courses in foraging wild plants and how to cook with them. In addition to foraging and courses we also offer eco-friendly accomodation in our forest camp were we rent out big canvas tents.

    We want you to experience the Norwegian countryside and nature while you are visiting, and we are happy to give you a lot of suggestions for hikes and things to do. We also have a kayak and a motor boat that we like to go fishing from. 

    We love animals and nature, and these are the top priority in our home, oh yes, and home brewed beer :) 

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    We enjoy making new aqcuaitances, cultural exchange and also exchanging experience and knowledge with others.

  • Help

    Help

    In 2021 we will continue to work on our projects and take our self-sufficient lifestyle further. We will be building a platform and putting up the second of two tents we will rent out. We will also build a "bathhouse": a small house with a shower and toilet for our guests. We will be doing a lot of work in the greenhouse and garden, sowing, preparing the ground for plants and finishing our wattle fence among a lot of other things. We also have our foraging activities starting up in february, with seaweed being some of the first things to forage. A lot of our focus will be on developing products with wild foraged ingredients. We also will have to forage and preserve fodder for the animals. For our new website and social media platforms we will be working on text, photos, design and marketing.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Separate basement apartment with own kitchen and bathroom. Room for two persons. No smoking in home.
    We are flexible when it comes to cooking and meal sharing, but it would probably be the best match for us if you have some experience/ interest in cooking as we expect everyone to join in cooking meals and cleaning up. We can agree on whether we cook together, take turns or cook separately. The meals we do not cook together you can cook in the kitchen of your apartment. All basic ingredients are provided, most of them organic. We eat vegetables, egg, fish and meat, but also eat a lot of vegetarian and vegan dishes. We eat local products from fishers (when we can't catch anything ourselves), farmers or hunters we know.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We want you to experience the Norwegian countryside and nature while you are visiting, and we are happy to give you a lot of suggestions for hikes and things to do. We also have a kayak and a motor boat that we like to go fishing from.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • 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

Host ref number: 519198748268