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I am Lucy, 42 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. The plan is to eventually use the little barn on the farm as an artgallery. I am an amateurartist and would like to show my own art as well as other Peoples art. Building the barn Into a gallery would therfore be the Main project on the farm for a few years.
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 also need some overall looking after. Cutting grass, making firewood, small repairs, shoveling snow, harvesting berries, cleaning... And so on.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Working at my place wil give you knowledge about northernnorwegian culture. I can offer a car for roadtrips in the Lofoten, Vesterålen, Senja area. Sometimes I can offer guided trips and nature experiences, depending on season, it can be boat trips, whalesafari, fishing trips, Mountain hiking, skiing... Etc.
I first of all need helpers with wood working skills. Repairing buildings and making New buildings is my bigggest challenge.
If you dont have theese skills, there Will always be work to do anyway, depending on the season.
Feeding chicken and the cat, harvesting berries, mushrooms and bark, cutting grass, snow shoveling, making firewood, organizing, cleaning, making jam and juice,... Etc.
Private room with a view, inside my home.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 3 days a week