Experience life on a farm in Southern Norway in a village called Engesland in Aust Agder



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    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Outdoor painting, indoor painting, carpenting, bricklaying, cleaning, decorating, furniture painting, window cleaning, general cleaning. ( astrology? ), help with garden

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We have a separate house for workawayers, approximately 90 square metres which is situated 150 metres from our house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Our wifi is okay for zoom, but does not work well when very prompt responce is needed as it is satelite based.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 612543534523