Help with sheep, in the springtime and to take care of the lambs in in Sollia, Norway

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Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    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!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 583173625812