Come and help with our house, garden and dogs on the island Dønna on the beautiful coast of Helgeland, Norway

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  • Description


    I ( born in Hamburg ) and my husband ( Norwegian) live on the island Dønna on the beautiful coast of Helgeland in Northern Norway. We have 5 dogs ( Alaska Husky ) and a cat. As some of our dogs require fysical strength, we prefer a strong volunteer . Wi prefer german speaking volunteer.

    Ich (gebürtige Hamburgerin) und mein Mann (Norweger) wohnen auf der Insel Dønna an der wunderschönen Helgelandsküste in Nordnorwegen. Wir haben 5 Hunde (Alaska Husky) und eine Katze. Da einige unserer Hunde physische Stärke verlangen, bevorzugen wir einen starken Volunteer. Wir bevorzugen Volunteere, die deutsch sprechen.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers coming to us, can learn Norwegian and German language. We live on an island with a rich history. Our church is more than 800 years, with the largest mausoleum in Northern Europe. Here are several viking graves. This island has long traditions from export trade of fish, animal skins, traditions handcraft and duck down in exchange of import products from other European countries, far East and America. Fishing and fish farming are important activities for some of our inhabitants. Several authors are coming from Dønna too.

  • Help


    Help in the house and in the garden, painting or repairing, training of the dogs, feeding the animals.

    Gartenarbeit, Hausarbeit, Maler-, Reparaturarbeiten, Training der Hunde, Fütterung der Tiere

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    Norwegian bokmål: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    own room in the house

    eigenes Zimmer im Haus

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On the time off you can go sightseeing among our thousands of islands. We have bikes for biking around some of the islands. You can go watching historical places. You can go fishing in the lakes, climbing mountains or take photos of the rich numbers of animals, spesially birds (a lot of different seabirds and eagles).

    Es gibt mehrere Sehenswürdigkeiten auf der Insel. Ein Fahrrad steht für Ausflüge zur Verfügung. Angeln in Seen/Meer, Bergtouren und Fotografieren einer variierter Fauna (besonders Seevögel, Adler).

    Regelmessige Fährenverbindung von Sandnessjøen nach Dønna.
    Nächster Flughafen ist in Sandnessjøen.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 669831545559

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