The small old farm is sited along Atna river in beautiful Sollia close to Rondane mountains (you can actually see part of Rondane from the farm). John Furuseth has long term experience with sheeps and border collies. You will live in your own circus wagon and help out with feeding and caring for the sheep and the two dogs. Your help will be needed for 2 - 3 hours daily. The life style is basic. The tasks require straight forward practical thinking and some physical strength. If you like silence, being much on your own surrounded by beautiful norwegian nature this is a great place for you. The sheep are living outdoors the whole winter. Your work will mostly be outside. Experience a true norwegian winter with dry snow, northern lights, cross country skiiing and hiking options on this authentic old farm!
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You will experience a true norwegian winter with an earthbound lifestyle close to nature and animals on an old farm. You will be learning about sheep farming, about different kinds of sheep. John has life long experperience with breeding and keeping old sheep races can be kept outdoors all year long. You will learn all details about keeping sheep and surviving on a small and authentic farm with wilderness as your closest neighbor. You will also learn about outdoor life in a small village in the norwegian mountains far away from towns and traffic.
You will help out with feeding and caring for the sheep and the two dogs. Your help will be needed for 2 - 3 hours daily. The tasks require straight forward practical thinking and sometimes some physical strength.
You can choose if you want to live in an circus wagon or in a camping wagon. The circus wagon has electricity, a fire stove, a bed, a table, a fridge. Probably the circus wagon will be the best living solution for the winter.
Helpers can go cross country skiing and hiking in the mountains. A bicycle will be provided. The local shop and buss stop is sited 7 km from the sheep farm.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week