Stay with our family at our farm by the sea in Grimstad, Norway



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  • Description


    We are Eva and Per Christian, 44 and 42years old, with a 8 year old boy and twin girls 5 years old that runs a farm on the south coast of Norway. We cultivate some land and forest and have 8 cows and 4 calfs. we also have some "blue fields" in the fjord where we cultivate blue-muscles and oysters.

    The farm is located by the sea in on the south coast between Lillesand and Grimstad. We have our own small beach and pier. The area is the best site for enjoying the nature. Fishing with a rod and nets can be your everyday activity. Here you also have the possibilities for watersport like kayaking, sailing and waterskiing. Kayaks, bikes and motorboat will be at your disposal, and you can borrow an electric car when needed. There is also nice bicycle routes and hiking trails in the area. If you want to learn Norwegian, we have had many guest who has stayed and improved a lot by talking with us and the kids.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will experience healthy and active Norwegian lifestyle; quiet place, physical work, fresh seafood, outdoor work, fast boats, slow kayaks, beautiful sunsets at the beach, all types of weather, hunting and fishing. You will learn a lot about life in the sea and how to prepare good seafood; fish, crabs, shell and seaweed. You will learn something about how to make a living at a farm in Norway and all the small and big tasks to be done in a place like this....
    If you want to learn Norwegian, we'll be happy to help you :) -and we assure you that our kids will help you a lot too :)
    You will never have two days the same when staying with us ;)

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    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    We are searching for someone to help us in the house at the farm; with kids, cooking, cleaning and in the garden.
    When the kids come home from school, we need someone to keep them company until we finish for the day, play with them and prepare dinner for the family that we can eat together around 16.30.

    Beside that main task; we have a variety of smaller task at our place that we would be happy to get a helping hand with if you are not into cooking or children care; we have various projects around the house; small buildings/fixing tasks, painting, fence repairing etc.
    Photos: Are you a good photographer? show us our place through your lens and help us with visibility on the web!.

    Note: You will not be asked to help us in our daily oyster-picking and packing business, as we have Norwegian employees for this.

    We would like to host a person or a couple that can stay for a month or two ;)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate
    Italian: Beginner

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

  • Accommodation


    The guests will stay in a guest room in our house with own bathroom, OR in their own, authentic old house at the farm (5m from the mainhouse) that has a a living room with kitchen, bathroom and wc in the ground floor, and has a large bedroom on the 1st floor with 4 beds. This depends on who we are hosting at the moment.
    You will have free Internet connection in the house.
    We expect visitors to help in the kitchen. Some meals are prepared together, and some on your own. Our food is basic and healthy. Seafood, deer and elk is often on the menu, and we expect visitors to adjust to our standards if living in the family ;)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have bikes and kayaks for your disposal to explore the fjord and the area around. You can borrow an electric car if needed to go to the nearest towns. A bus is going to Oslo from Grimstad every 2 hour. (4 hour ride) if you want to see the capital of Norway in the weekend.
    And there is many other options;)

  • 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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