Experience family farm life in Trondheim in the heart of Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Frøydis (37) and Louis (34), a french/norwegian couple who bought a farm in the Trondheim area, Norway, in 2017. We have goats, two cows, a horse, pigs, chickens, ducks, dogs and cats, and from June to November we make chees and other milk products as well.
    This year we startet a small production of vegetables and potatoes, for ourselves only.

    The farm has not been too well maintained the last years, and we are still working with the finish to make it nice and functional. For now there is much physical work to be done outside, besides washing cheese equipment, as well as some smaller jobs inside the house. If you don't have any skills in charpentry or using tools, you can make firewood, picking stones, or taking away weed from the garden amongst other things. These are also very necessary tasks.

    We have two daughters of 5 and 3 and a boy of 1 year old. The girls are going to the kindergarden 4 days a week, while the little brother stays home one more year. We therefor need help with child care, as well as general housekeeping. It is a big advantage if you speak norwegian or french!

    We are looking for people who would like to become a part of our family and our project as their own, who are caring, humble and openminded, able to see what needs to be done, able to find solutions to challenges and to work both in team and on their own.

    A farm requires hard work and much initiativ from everyone, so if you are the type who just like to play and cuttle with animals, this is not the place for you.

    Together we would like to create a good and welcoming place for people looking for work, a place to stay or just to visite :-)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are speaking norwegian, english, french and german. The daily life is consisting of work at the farm, with the possibility to learn all kinds of things concerning that.
    We are also a catholic family, and on a weekly basis we go to mass in the beautiful new Catholic cathedral in Trondheim or visit the monastries of Tautra and Munkeby. If you are not christian you are still very welcome to stay with us!
    Trondheim is a rich town when it comes to history and culture, and we can make arrangements for cheep tickets to concerts with the Trondheim Symphonic orhestra, as Frøydis has her permanent job there. In general we are a music loving family, who loves to sing and play music together. You can also learn about Norwegian food culture and handicrafts.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for experienced, hard working people to help with refitting the farm, animal care, general housekeeping and babysitting.

    Normally we ask of our workawayers to work Monday to Friday with the weekends off.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a big house, with two big guest rooms, and in the future we'll also have a guest house. We share meals, but it's possible to make agreements about selfservice for certain meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a bus going to Trondheim from our place. There are also other possibilities to get around, like to take the train or bus from the airport area.
    There are many historical sites to visit in the area, as well as the Selbu lake, the National park of Skarvan and Roltdalen, Stiklestad or Røros (which is on the unesco world heritage list).
    Possibilities to walk in the mountains, camping etc. Trondheim is also a reputated pilgrim place with many possibilities to walk on the numerous paths towards the Nidaros cathedral and pilgrim center.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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