Traditional boat workshop on the fjord harbor in Lavik, Norway

  • Norway
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  • Last activity: 01/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    I am in accounting. Me and my wife took over the farm in 2010 after her father. He was the boat builder. My learning curve have been steep, still going. But I am determined to make this place great. I want to make this place self sufficent so it will be easier for the next generation to run it. I want to combine the old culture with the future. I.E: The old wood boat workshop is exactly the same, but the second floor is now a brand new vaccation home.

    We do not need any help concerning tourists, only the private part.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Farmstay help
    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

    They will live in this historic place. They might experience our old wood boat workshop, and fish in the Sognefjord. You can practice your norwegian. You can learn how to fish, and eat, in this 1400 meter deep fjord. You will see how the old wood boat workshop works. You can look for local berries in our mountains.

  • Help


    We are trying too cultivate the landscape on our farm. We have no animals. We are creating a place by the fjord for tourists, without destroing the unice culture. This place uset to be the main harbor for the area 100 years ago. We try to keep the 62 year woodboat factory intact. We have occacionally courses on how to fix traditional boats. I need to develop this place. We need to clear the woods, and make small wood to burs. We need to buildt new sights i the landscape. We need to repair everything regarding the harbor and we need to take care of the old traditional wooden boats. We alså need to make the general area look nice. We need to fix the old gardens with the flowers and the fruit trees.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    Danish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    Need to learn more german. Happy to teachyou norwegian.

  • Accommodation


    For now a very nice glamping tent. Equipment for cooking included. Nearby toilets and shower. Off seson our vacation home is available. Luxury aparment with everything included.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Two hours with car or boat to Bergen. One hour to Førde. Fishing in Sognefjord, great hiking area.

  • 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

    I have an full office I work from at home. When I am not there I am happy to share.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    No limits on sice of your van. More than 18 meters, contact me.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 538678388114



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