Ecological mountain farm amidst wilderness with a herd of 9 natural kept barefooted horses close to Rondane Nasjonalpark, Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    This Norwegian ecological mountain farm from 1860 located very remote is welcoming volunteers to take part in our life. A visual artist and her herd of 9 natural kept icelandic (+ 1 arab ) horses offer opportunities for a reliable animal loving help. You will experience an alternative way of keeping and handling horses. The horses are part of the family and are not used for work or riding. They are allowed to be horses and to live a free spirited and herd based life. We are only eating vegan, and we are practizising yoga and meditation on a regular basis. The farm has no tractor or car, mostly we do things by hand. This farm has a truly authentic norwegian atmosphere and magic. We also go on regular hikes with the free running herd of our 9 selfconfident horses. We spend time by campfires on beautiful spots baking bannocks and we enjoy cooking lovely vegan food in the old farmhouse. Tina is a visual artist and the farm has its own art gallery. You will find an inspiring relational work of art here, and you can become part of it. Life is basic and physical, and the horses teach us how to be present in nature together with them! But beware: the work is physical and sometimes pretty hard as we do not have any machines. Everything is down to earth and involves handwork of our human body. We preere people who have some experience with using tools such as a saw, a drill, a jog saw and a hammer - and who won a practical sense. Most of the work is done outside. It involves also preparing our cottages for visitors and preparing vegan food. Just now Tina needs immeditate help with taking care of her horses and collecting herbs as she has an art deadline in the end of July. If you could come and volunteer for 10 days from the 20 to the 20 of july 2019 that would be so great!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will experience a different life style and alternative respectful horse handling. They will learn about visual art, and experience how it is to own and take care of 9 horses in a natural way who live outdoors in a herd and with as much freedom as possible. We speak german, norwegian and english.

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteers are expected to take part in this living art project with a whole hearted attitude. We are looking for people with an self sufficient practical handy experience, and with carpenting skills.

    The farm is situated remote in wilderness, close to Rondane Nationalpark. During wintertime fewer visitors are coming to the farm. You need to be able to enjoy your own company together with the horses in nature.

    Tina is a visual artist and sometimes she has to travel for mounting exhibitions, or for teaching. Apart from helping with feeding and caring he horses you are expected to engage in practical projects such as carpenting and farming. Work is part of life here. You are welcome participate in the daily yoga and meditation sessions. Vegan cooking and eating are part of this lifestyle.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, Norwegian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A cottage or a monglian Yurt (Geer) with a wooden floor, a fire stove and a wonderful natural surrounding. But beware - we only have an outdoor toilet and sometimes it may be cold and chilly as we live in the norwegian mountains!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transport to the farm is only possible with public transport - during summer the easiest way is to take a buss over the Venabygdsfjellet to Atnbrua, and walk the last 5 km alongside the river. Take contact with Tina for finding the best route for your travel. And mind : we live in nature, and the life is close to the earth up here. It may be cold, there is only an outdoor toilet, you will experience how it is to live close to nature, with less comfort than you may be used with!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours, 5 days a week




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