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Help me create at my little farm in Alsvag, Norway

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: No minimum

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  • Description

    Description

    I am Lucy, 45 years old. Educated in healthcare but left my Job to build a life that I could actually live in a way that makes me happy and grounded. Closer to myself and free from bad stress. In 2020 I bought a small farm in Vesterålen, northernnorway and one dream is to transform the barn into an art gallery. This may happen, and it may not…depending on what life gives me.
    Kunsthuset is a registered Company, but At the moment, buissness is nonprofit. And Will be for a few years, maybe always. I always offer free shelter for travellers passing by or wanting to Explore Øksnes. I also concider my farm to be a project with No ending... It Will go where ever the moment and the People leads it.

    The farm always need some overall looking after. Cutting grass, making firewood, small repairs, shoveling snow, harvesting berries, cleaning... And so on.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Working at my place will give you knowledge about northernnorwegian culture. Sometimes I can offer a roadtrip. Nature experiences will be present at all times, because of the location and wildlife in the area. I also like practicing norwegian with people by listening to their reading and talking. I have time to spend with readingexersices and I just love being read to :)

  • Help

    Help

    I first of all need helpers with wood working skills. Repairing buildings and making New buildings is my biggest challenge.

    If you don’t have theese skills, there might be some small tasks to do anyway, depending on the season.
    Feeding chicken and the cats, harvesting berries, mushrooms and bark, cutting grass, snow shoveling, making firewood, organizing, cleaning, making jam and juice,... Etc.
    Carpenters will always have a first priority when accepting requests :)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room with a view, inside my home or caravan outside the house. The caravan has no functional watersystem tho.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    My farm is located in Vesterålen in quite a rural area, but there is a bus stop Just by my driveway. 2 hours drive from Lofoten. Nearest towns are Sortland and Myre.
    NOTE that the farm is very calm and quiet. In the wintermonths also very dark. To stay here, you have to be able to cope with solitude.

  • 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

    Space for small campervan just outside the house. But I know about a couple of other spots in the area.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 2-4 hours a day, 3 days a week

Host ref number: 562117714952

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