We are a family of 4, Olav 53, Anette 44, Nicoline 9 and Helje 6. We live on a farm in Southern Norway in a village called Engesland. Olav work as a professor in mathematics, Anette stays at home studying, and the girls go to school and nursery. The farm is situated in peaceful surroundings, and the nature around it is very nice, see . There is, eg., a big lake for fishing and swimming almost completely to yourself, nice walks and a rich bird life. There is one hour drive to Kristiansand, Arendal, Grimstad which all are nice towns with all you need, and 30 minutes to a village, Evje, with most things you need. There is little public transport (one bus to Kristiansand in the morning at 7 am weekdays, one back at 1:30 pm weekdays), but possibility to have a lift with us. There is a small shop for supplies in the village, 5 km away from the farm.
We offer various working tasks, all from housekeeping to carpenting and forest chores.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We will include you in some of our meals, both traditional Norwegian cooking, and welcome cooking from workawayers' countries. We can also give advice on things to do.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Outdoor painting, indoor painting, carpenting, bricklaying, cleaning, decorating, furniture painting, window cleaning, general cleaning. ( astrology? ), help with garden
We have a separate house for workawayers, approximately 90 square metres which is situated 150 metres from our house.
If you love peace and quiet you'll love it here.
There are some sport activities on in the village, once or twice a week. Things such as concerts does happen occassionaly, but not in walking distance and not on a regular basis. But in the towns there is plenty of cafes, shopping and cultural events going on.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Our wifi is okay for zoom, but does not work well when very prompt responce is needed as it is satelite based.
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week