Experience active outdoor family life while helping out in our beautiful mountain house in Norway



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Family of 3 from France (46, 44 and 8), driving a guesthouse in the middle of nowhere in Norway. The place is beautiful and quiet, we have sled dogs and fishermen visiting in summer, the farm is an old timber building surrounded by other wood building and beautiful nature. Mountains and lakes in the area, 30 huskies, one cat, some chicken and one rabbit, a little garden and a lot of new ideas !
    Stephanie has travelled and volunteered before and is interested in other cultures, meeting new people and sharing experiences. Like cooking and hiking but has to do the administrative job which takes way too much time.
    Jean Philippe is a dog driver and flyfishing guide. In a former life he was a mechanic but on the farm he had to learn a lot of other skills and would be very thankfull to get some help with the maintenance.
    Our girl goes to school, like swimming, dog driving, judo, fotball, piano, is lovely and has lot of fantasy.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can give you the opportunity to experience both French and Norwegian culture. We've been living in the farm for 10 years and we can introduce you to what we have learned about our region and the local culture. We're close to Roros, known for its mine and old buildings and differents national parcs like Forrollhogna, Femundmarka, Dovre, Rondane… Trondheim is 2 1/2 hours away by car.

  • Help


    At the moment we need help with choping/transport of firewood, painting the house and for some carpentry work. We although need help with the website. You will have to help with the housework which is not included in the working hours. You should have experience and not be afraid of hard work. You have to be independant as you will have to work alone. If you want you can help to take care of the animals. The dogs are very kind and friendly.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own room, free access to Internet (not during your working hours) and outdoor material to use during your free time (canoe, bicycle, skis etc). Crosscountry skiing from the house in wintertime, lakes at 500m in summertime. Possibilities for fishing, hiking… Don't expect to shower every day. We try to live as simple as possible. No luxury and respect for nature.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The railway station in Tolga is 15km away, same for the shop and services.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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