Fancy coming to explore Oslo and help out in the house of a creative and active family? Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello!

    NOTE ABOUT APRIL: for April (Easter time) we might need someone who can both drive (very safely), ski and cook / do hospitality as we might be going to a cultural cottage in a snowy place in Telemark for a few days :)

    The house is roughly 20 min from the city center of Oslo by tram. We have a large garden and spacious rooms, as well as a great view overlooking the Oslo fjord. It is a very safe area from which you can easily get to any part of town. Oslo is a lovely city with a lot of culture going on, and fun activities.

    We are a mother (aged 33), 3 kids (aged 13, 10 and 9), a cat and a kitten.

    We need babysitting, catsitting, driving / walking the kids to school / activities, help with homework, help in the house / chores, grocery shopping, and different other work (basically aupair work). I love when you can see what needs to be done, and do it! Like stocking up the fridge whenever basics are missing, and keeping it clean and tidy, and engaging the kids in organizing (like Mary Poppins!) :)

    We have hosted several workawayers now and we all enjoy it and learn a lot from it.

    My parents are my nearest neighbours and they can use some help too, with various tasks, and they are really nice people with whom you can have nice conversations. The kids sometimes need help with schoolwork etc. A big plus if you can teach my kids things, such as computer animation, art, science, mathematics, language or music! Looking forward to meeting you!

    THIS IS NOW SOLVED (but id still love to receive creative people such as film-makers!):
    "I am an artist and I have a music video that has been filmed on a green screen. During the filming we made a mistake and added black tracking marks, and these ones are now very difficult to remove. I'd be extremely happy to host someone who can help med with editing the music video, specifically remove the marks (I lack the knowledge myself) and also general editing (and maybe showing me how to do it too) :) If you come as a film-maker / editor this will be your main activity, and we can discuss the other activities and make sure we are both happy and that the work is pleasant and not overwhelming. If you do have these skills, please make it very clear in the title of your message and I will contact you."

    In general I like to host workawayers for 3 weeks, but we can discuss this too. I once hosted two workawayers who didn't know each other from before, and it was okay too. Combining people is nice!

    Note: I receive a lot of applications and I regret that I don't always manage to read through or respond.

    Also note: since I have kids I only accept applicants with good feedback left on their profile or who can supply proper reference letters.

    Also, feel free to check out my music as artist / producer PYSJ -ask me for the links or simply search it up in any music plattform :)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I'd be happy to make you Norwegian waffles with Norwegian brown cheese. I can try to help you get familiar with the culture and city, depending on my available time - I am a very busy person. I hope we can become friends :)

  • Help

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    Hello! The house is roughly 20 min from the city center of Oslo by tram. We have a large garden and spacious rooms, as well as a great view overlooking the Oslo fjord. It is a very safe area from which you can easily get to any part of town. Oslo is a lovely city with a lot of culture going on, and fun activities. We are a mother (aged 33), 3 kids (aged 13, soon 11 and 9) and a cat. We need babysitting, catsitting, help in the house, and different other work. The kids sometimes need help with schoolwork etc. A big plus if you can teach my kids things, such as computer animation, art, science, mathematics, language or music! Looking forward to meeting you!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Norwegian, English, a bit of Spanish, and French and I really want to learn Russian and Portuguese!

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have a cozy bedroom. I will let you know if I decide to host another workawayer at the same time and if it will be necessary to share rooms. In most cases you will have your own :) Please don't hesitate to inquire more about this. You will eat with us or from the food stored in the fridge, food room or freezer. Dinner together is the best, but sometimes we are all so busy that we just grab whatever leftovers are in the fridge! We love if you can cook big portions and that we eat together and leave the leftovers in the fridge for the busier days.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    check out Oslo Sommerpark, Vigelandsparken, Astrup Fearnly museum, SALT cultural arena and awesome sauna, Sørenga beach, Blå (club)... "Visit Oslo" is a very nice guide (free and online).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Usually 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week, but we can discuss this more in detail before you arrive.

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