My name is Ole. I and my family have a mountain farm in Norway, and we would love for someone, couple or singles, brave enough to live and work with us for some weeks. :)
Our family consists of me, my parents, my sister and her 2 sons (and Shana the cat).
Our farm is in beautiful Gudbrandsdalen, north of Lillehammer. Our plan is to redo the mountain farm from mid-June until mid-july. As of now, we don't have any animals other than Shana and pet fishes.
We would love someone who would love to live in a 1600 old timber cabin in one of the worlds northern summer farm cabins. You'll experience loads of gorgeous nature, together with carpentry work like ripping out hundred-year-old flooring, making new concrete flooring and building new wooden walls. The tasks at an old farm can be pretty much everything, hehe.
We live a quiet family life, and love to play some cards or to watch a movie. My dad plays the accordion, and they love to dance traditional Norwegian dances. Ask them to learn you one or two. ;)
We have had over a 100 working guests through a period of 20 years, and love meeting new people from different cultures, so don't be afraid. We can handle most people, hehe.
We hope to hear from you, and we'll be happy to answer questions you may have about us and our farm. :)
Ole & the family
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We will show you some Norwegian traditions and culture through serving you traditional dishes. :). We'll happily try to learn you some Norwegian as well!
Hopefully you'll grow as a person with loades of new experiences here with us :)
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We'd love some help with the daily tasks, like carpentry, painting, making fences and so on. :)
In summer we plan to change the flooring on some of the houses and it would be amazing to get a helping hand with that.
We have different kinds of accomodations depending on how many visitors we have with us at the moment. You'll either have your own cabin or maybe even a camping wagon if that suits you better :)
This is in the "fairytale valley" where you can explore the nature with hikes to the mountains, fishing, tenting, swimming in the lakes and everything else nature here can bring you. You can also just relax home with us and play some card games or watch TV. :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have 4G internet with unlimited usage :)
On the mountain cabin we have loooades of place, so don't worry. Evenn electricity :)
Most animals are welcome. Dogs must be on a leash :)
More than two
5 hours maximum 5 days a week