Volunteer with us on our farm in the beautiful Valdres, Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family that runs a farm in the beautiful Valdres. This is a medium sized farm located about 550 meters above sea level. We have a diversified livestock. Sheep are the main basis in animal husbandry. We have different sheep breed, as gammalnorsk spælsau (very old breed, all with horns and different colors), blackface and Norsk kvit sau. But we also have goats, chickens, ducks and rabbits and 2 dogs (one hunting dog and one herding dog), and a cat. We alse started with 4 beehives and producing honey! The farm is easily accessible by road, in between Fagernes, rural town in Valdres, and Beitostølen, one of the nation's leading tourist destinations.
    Age 20 and up. No vegetarians/vegans please. If you are a non-eu-citizen, you have to apply for visum according to norwegian rules.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    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

    We started with 4 beehives and producing honey! The farm is easily accessible by road, in between Fagernes, rural town in Valdres, and Beitostølen, one of the nation's leading tourist destinations.
    you will be served traditional Norwegian dishes as well as international classic dishes. During the summertime, june-aug, we live in the mountain at our summer-farm.

  • Help

    Help

    The work on the farm will be varied. Slightly depending on the season. Everything from forestry, animal passports, building, fencing, sheep shearing, lambing, maintenance, haymaking, harvesting etc.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

    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

    Accommodation

    You will be staying in an old small house, located on the farm. This is a timber building from around 1850. There are two beds. This is a cozy house with a lovely atmosphere. Wood stove and fireplace. Your own bath and toilet in the main house. You eat with us in the main house, you will be served traditional Norwegian dishes as well as international classic dishes. During the summertime, june-aug, we live in the mountain at our summer-farm. There will be possibility also for you to stay with us at the summer-farm for some days, if you like. At the summer-farm, we live the whole summer without electricity and internet. All the animals are with us in the mountain this time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    From Oslo to Valdres you arrive by bus. We pick you up at the bus station.
    In your free time, there are many possibilities for hiking in Jotunheimen ex Besseggen, skiing (cross-country and alpine), fishingopportunities 5 min away. In the autumn you can also join in groosehunting, as a spectator. We hunt with one of the dogs, "Birk", an hungarian vizla.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours/week

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