Join us on our little farm by the big sea in Lofoten, Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    Update 2021: we are only looking to host someone with fencing and woodwork-skills and/or someone for helping out with our 17month old son, about 4-5 hours daytime. We are hoping to host volunteers that is eager to play with him (giving his mom a chance to get things done around the house and garden) He is running around-very funny guy-- likes music/dancing/books/climbing/cars/building towers.. as 1 year old kids does. Most of all he loves to play outside and beeing with animals.

    (Bought an old farm in lofoten islands (north of norway) and live with the contrasts winter/summer in a village not too far from the citycenter Svolvær.
    we are now making this place into how we dream of living: a good home, the house to be open for good people coming to stay, the farmbuilding for studio/workshops and to keep turkies/ducs/goats/pigs/horses/.. are working on a garden and planting the area with more trees, perennial flowers, vegetable, berries and herbs)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    This area is known for the northern lights and has people from all over the world visiting wintertime, summertime it's “the place” to watch the evening and midnight sun. the sun in summer can be seen from our house all 24 hours. all year round the nature will 'take your breath away' or maybe 'let you breathe more easily'.
    making varied wonderful nutritious food is essential every day- as is great music, espresso and teas, fireplaces and bonfires, hikes in the mountains- or just calm along the sea, some good wine/beer, being useful, playing with our kids and also a good night sleep.

  • Help

    Help

    Looking for 1, maybe 2 persons for an initial period of a couple of weeks. alot more tasks available if it works out. We can host robust, warmhearted and hard working people who are keen to help. it usually works out fine with a "learning by doing" prosess, but carpenters/bricklayers are always wanted- variety of projects underway and in the planning stages.

    The barn needs love and work. Now we are about half way through renovating the house. There's so much to do.. . Work can include carpenting tasks/woodwork, gardening, laying new paths, cooking/cleaning, painting, helping with our two little sons, helping out generally and also do artsy stuff like mosaics and sculpture, or making whatever you get inspired to contribute with

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    Slovenian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    a room of your own. some nights should be spent outside just for the beauty of it-under the big sky, by a fire.
    People i dont know stop by regularly to ask if they could please be allowed to put up a tent for some nights- as they ofcourse are welcomed to do- they find this place special, maybe because of the horisont and shoreline and the light

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    one thing: don't mind if you smoke
    another thing: would love to try learn skills volunteers bring- also such as languages, arts and all crafts, tango or actually every known dance, knowledge in nature, food and cooking....

  • 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

    Not the best connection,,

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    flexible workhours- max 5days a week

moon june this year, view direction south taken from one bedroom
wonderful workawayers "at work"
summer nighttime
facing south, photo of the barn taken from the shore
august, turns darker evenings, but not dark
facing North, gaukvaeroy and the lighthouse on litloya in vesteraalen
my favorite visitors the swollows- they nest in the barn. thankfully they have returned (every springtime for the years we have stayed) inspite of cats with a joy of "playing" with theese feathered friends
Winter blue









Host ref number: 619234454318