Help us with small-scale organic farming in Northwestern-Norway

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Norway

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    About us and the farm

    We are a couple in the early fourties, living on a small farm located in a scenery area with valleys, mountains and fjords in the nearby surroundings. The farm is located in a valley with steep fields of grassland used as forage and grazing areas for sheep, managed by using both traditional and modern farming methods. We live in an old house which is renovated in the last ten years, with a modern household. The house is surrounded by an ornamental and herb garden. We try to be self-sufficient in vegetables, eggs and some meat. We have regular work in additon to the the farm, so except from our holidays you could expect to work alone at daytime some days during the week. Which means you need to be able to work independent. We could, in busy periods, be slow answering, so don´t be afraid of nagging for an answer. We are open-minded and expect you to be gay friendly.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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 be abel to explore one of the most beauty places in Norway, with a wonderful nature and hiking abilities. We would offer you the opportunity to learn about Norwegian culture and language. We would share our experience how to run a small scale farm, and a mostly self-sifficient life, but without a romantic view of living.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    About the farm and what we are doing.

    We are developing an organic farm business. Few years ago we started with marked farming where people could subscribe for a weekly box of vegetables, this has become quite popular and we have an increasing number of subscribers. Plans for the season is to complete a visiting garden close to the greenhouse where bees and forest gardening are important components. If you are interested in permaculture design, forest garden and holistic management we appreciate your engagement. We of course welcome all types of people with interests in small-scale organic farming and horticulture.

    About the work and what kind of help we need

    First of all, we would especially appreciate people who want to help us in the spring time, with tasks in the greenhouse, preparing beds and planting vegetables. The work tasks follow the season, in April/May it is lambing and work in the greenhouse, in may/june it is preparing beds and planting vegetables, in july it is mostly hay-making, watering (if its not raining) and weeding, in july/august until end of season it is harvesting vegetables and honey. Regular work is to take care of animals, maintenance work, gardening, cooking and housework.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent

    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

    We offer good accommodation in our house, healthy food and a including environment. Drugs are banned, but we appreciate alcohol in god company with people and food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is plenty of places for hiking, kayaking, fishing and just to relax in beautiful nature.
    The farm is located in the western part of the country which means there is a humid climate, so raincoat is needed.
    The farm can be recached by public transport.

  • 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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Dog is okay, if you follow Norwegian rules according vaccines, treatment against parasites and so on.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-6 hours a day, 5 days a week




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