Join our relaxed household and lend a hand in South Eastern part of Norway



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    I am Edwina, Dutch Liberian and my Husband is Trygve a Norwegian. He works in the IT sector and I am in humanitarian and renewable energy sector. We have a 12 year old daughter and we can say with pride that she is an intelligent, decent young lady that we are very proud of, we also have occasionally my dog that visits Bingley, he is a scottish collie ( lassie like). In August, we opened up a store that sells African arts and crafts from All over Africa in Norway, promoting African artists and their work, that is my hobby and one of my passions. We are totally down to earth, easy going and honest people. We love life, good company and making good memories, we would like to create some with you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    By staying with us, we don\'t only share and experience each others culture and experience but here at Mjøndalen, we are very welcoming, down to earth and friendly, one could learn and experience the Nordic culture and hospitality, experience first hand the breathe taking land marks of Norway, and see how people are in Norway. I am from Holland and Trygve is from Norway and together we have a fun relaxed happy home stemming from our various backgrounds. We also have kayaks and bikes that you can use during your stay with us and the lake is very close to us.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We have a lovely big house in the South Eastern part of Norway, close to Drammen, spectacular view, nature and loads to see and do near and around us. We need help with taking care of the house as well as general maintenance and helping out in the store, distribute fliers, man the store etc.. Some light gardening work like raking grass and helping us with picking of various berries that we grow ( only in the summer time the garden aspect). We have opened a store selling art and crafts from Africa and will need help with marketing online on social media and help around the store. Of course we will work along side you, just need the extra pair of hands or two and some company :) We\'re also very close to the forest, lake and loads of hiking trails and waterfalls.\n\nStore is now Open so will need help with the daily running of it as well as some local marketing.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Italian: Intermediate
    Norwegian: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    A Big house, we have a guest bedroom, and our guest are welcome to share our meal with us, I love to cook and there is always food around.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Please google these keyword for tourist information:\nvisitnorway the Drammen region eastern Norway\n\nAm an ex smoker but I don\'t have no problems with smokers. We have a wonderful garden with a great view over the valley to puff away :)

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 656688691517