Come join us on a small farm by the beautiful Hardanger fjord - restoring an old orchard, and small construction projects. Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    Come join us on a small farm by the beautiful Hardanger fjord - restoring an old orchard, farm work and construction

    We are a an easy going, open minded family living on a small hobby farm on the west coast of Norway, surrounded by green fields, mountains and fjords. We bought the farm a couple of years ago, and have built a new house and are currently restoring the rest of the farm. In addition to our kids (5 and 9 years) we have 2 donkeys, 2 chickens, 2 rabbits, a cat, and a dog. We put great effort in the well-being of our animals. Our long term goal is an organic farm producing more than enough food. We are looking for people who can help us with physical farm work, gardening (orchard) and construction. Experience with different crafts is great, but we have a variety of work for the unskilled as well. We will give necessary training, but since we have full time jobs we are looking for people who can work independantly.

    Accomodation will be given in a big guest room (see picture) in our newly built house, and we have room for one or two people. We don't have regular wifi anymore, but generate free internet to guests from our phones, which works ok (as long as we are at home). For communication reasons we prefer English speaking people, and you should be comfortable with having kids around. Couples are welcome.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    -life on a small Norwegian farm
    -living close to animals: 2 donkeys, 2 rabbits , 2 hens, a dog, a cat and 2000 bees (not that close)
    -Lively discussions about architecture, organic farming and society in general.
    -Enjoying the relaxed life in a Norwegian village
    -Exposure to the Norwegian language.

  • Help

    Help

    -Simple construction of small, wooden farmhouse buildings.
    -Finishing the area around the house (making a small concrete wall and a stone path)
    -Fixing/putting up new fences for the donkeys.
    -Maintaining fruit trees (cutting branches, cutting down old trees)
    -Harvesting apples, pears and plums in the autumn
    -Cutting down small trees and bushes for opening up the landscape.
    -Making fire wood
    -Fixing/maintenance on simple farm machinery
    -General maintanance of the farm buildings
    -Removing old junk from our forest.
    -If interested, joining the creative processs of planning new buildings and organic farming in general.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A big guestroom in our house, with a double bed, couch and a spectacular view of the fjord landscape. We normally make traditional Norwegian and European dishes, but we don't eat a lot of meat. Although we enjoy all sorts of food, this is not our hobby. Vegetarians are welcome, and we will try to meet different peoples preferences.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is situated a 20 min. walk from the centre of the village, with a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants. The whole area is one of the most attractive landscapes on the west coast, and offers hiking routes in a national park, swimming, climbing, skiing, kayaking, fishing, glacier trips and more. Life in the area is hectic in the summer, with many tourists, concerts and things going on, and more calm the rest of the year. Our farm is located a 5 min. walk from the fjord and a 20 min. walk from a small historic castle with a surrounding park. There is a boat route going directly to and from Bergen every day.

  • 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

  • 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

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    Hours expected

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

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