Reconnect with your inner nature and help on our farm/stable near Tromsø, Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small family of four (Hanne, Olai, Tevje Vinjar and me Morten) owning and running a farm/stable in Skulsfjord outside of Tromsø. Hanne is finishing her phd as we speak, Tevje Vinjar is 9 years old and curious about the world, Olai is 16 months old and is tasting his way through the world and Im and organizational psychologist running my own company besides the stable/farm. We bought the farm 2017 and are about to start builing our new house at the land. We have an old and cosy farmhouse which has a lot of guests through rental sites and where our helpers live. The stable has space for 20 horses and offer part- and fullpension services to the owners. The farm also produce hay. The stable has an indoor ridingarena. Here’s always a lot of projects going on. Renovation of the farmbuildings, handeling the horses and stableservices, producing hay, preparing the farmhouse and taking care for all our guests. You never have to sit still unless you want to. Skulsfjord is a lovely village 25 min outside of Tromsø. We have some breathtaking surrondings and its the perfect place for enjoying activities outdoors in nature.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a good possibility to disconnect from everyday stress - and reconnect with your inner nature. By staying at our farm you’ll get an autentic insight into the northern way of living. We live a life close to - and in pact with - nature. So even if our days consists of a lot of «doing» - its first and foremost a life where you get to be a natural human-«being». Every day out here by the open arctic ocean will offers you a life-enhancing-multisensoric-bombardement ;)

    You'll get to meet and befriend a lot of interesting people while staying here. Both locals who spend time at the stable with their lovely horses and interesting globetrotters from all around the world who finds their way here.

    If you are interested in learning more about horses and handeling horses you’ll be able to learn from one of the best in the game. Celina Harich, who is one of my co-workers at the stable, is a reknown horsetrainer and therapeut. You’ll have the possibility to learn from working alongside her or by being one of her internships. Look her up at if this sounds interesting.

    If you enjoy your days here - and we see that its a mutual interest and benefit - making this a more fixed and paid workdeal is a realistic possibility.

    And if you have any ideas or entrepeneurprojects that you think might make the world an even better place - Im allways open for listening, supporting and pulling strings to make good things happen ;)

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    The most important thing to thrive here is to be proactive positive, smiling and to enjoy being outdoors with horses and people. You dont need to be experienced or have an formal education as long as you are motivated, willing and capable at learning. I had never worked with horses or driven a tractor before buying this place - its been learning by doing (thou I have good support and advice from experienced and skilles helpers) from day one.

    Appropriate training and support will be given so that you’ll also learn what you need to thrive here with us. If you have any practical skills that will of course come in handy. The work that you’ll be helping out with consists mainly of (but is not restricted to);
    - Helping with the stablework on a daily basis. Feeding the horses, bringing them back and forth from the stablebox to the paddock, mucking, preparert food and so on.
    - Preparing the farmhouse for guests. Housekeeping and preparering the rooms
    - Helping out with general maintanance at the farm. Painting, simple carpenting and keep the place tidy and organized
    - Being «an extra muscel» when we produce hay
    - If you know how to - or is willing to learn to - drive a tractor you can help out with removing snow, preparering the ridingarenas, transport haybales and help out with the production of hay
    - If you know how to drive a excavator you can help out with renovering the hayfields and the ridingarenas

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Norwegian and english. My co-worker Celina speaks german.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You are more than welcome to live in our cosy farmhouse. The house has four newly renovated bedrooms (with 11 brand new beds alltogether). You’ll get one of the rooms all by yourself. The rest of the house is shared with both the other guests and the horseowners and farmworkers. The house is fully equipped with most of what you need (fridge, cookingstove, laundrymachine, pots and pans and what-not). No TV or Internet thou (its a place to disconnect from that sort of life and reconnect with yourself and your surrondings;). Just bring some clothes and food and walk straight in and make yourself at home ;)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Skulsfjord is the perfect place for hiking and being outdoors in nature. Here are stunning viewpoints in the surronding mountains and great fishingpossibilities in our bays, fjords, lakes and rivers (the main river which is home for both salmon and trout runs straight through our property). Every now and then we have visiting orcas and humpbackwhales that you’ll be able to see through the kotchenwindow if your lucky. The bus stops 25 m from the farmhouse. Its three departures a day towards Tromsø in weekdays. None in weekends. But here’s allways some horseowners going back and forth to the city so you’ll easily catch a ride if you ask around. As part of our team you’ll be part of our local fb-page for the stable which makes it easier to organize transportation.

  • 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

    Not fixed as every day is different

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