Come and spend time living and working quietly, in a simple, eco-friendly way in a Norwegian forest in Hatlestrand, Norway



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  • Description


    I am a 62 year old retired female teacher living on a farm on the west coast of Norway. I rent out my land for horses. I have two cats and a little chicken coop. In the old days there were copper mines in the forrest. The ruins are still visible. I have an old wooden roing boat and there are good possibilities for fishing trout.

    My special interest is simple, slow, contemplative, eco-friendly living.

    The farm lies quite isolated, at the edge of a beautiful lake, in an old pine forrest. There are about 500 people in my community. We have two shops; a food store and a popular second hand shop. It takes 7 minutes to drive from my place to the centre of the town called Hatlestrand. A two hour bus ride will bring you to Bergen. The tickets are very affordable.

    I would like a couple to stay here with me. You will have a comfortable guest room with a small fire place and a tiny kitchen.The house has two bathrooms.

    In your working hours you will help clean the house, make dinner, maintain the road and fences, cut the grass, chopping down small trees and start making a fruit and vegetable garden. I will provide for your food. We will share dinner together. I can teach English if you wish so.

    This is the place if you like peace and quiet surrounded by forrest and water.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Peace and quiet in an old and beautiful Norwegian farm. As a retired teacher I can help improve English or Norwegian language. Fishing trout in the lake.

  • Help


    Help Make dinner, clean the house, maintain road and fences, cutting grass and start making a fruit and vegetable garden. Fishing in the lake and general maintenance

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian nynorsk: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I can offer teaching English and Norwegian.

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own guest room with a tiny kitchen and two comfortable sitting chairs. Free Wifi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Walking in the forrest, picking berries and mushrooms, swimming in the lake and roing. There is a two hour bus drive to Bergen.

  • 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

    I have good wifi you can use for free.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 655775129835