Help create garden, child care and other home tasks near Finnskogen, Norway



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    My name is Magdalena and I'm a mom living in Flisa, a little village in Åsnes, Norway. Close to the Finnskogen. Here I live with my baby boy (1 year old) in the first floor of an old and big farmhouse.

    I'm a garden lover (with experience on permaculture), vegan, with a bachelor degree on nutrition. I also write a blog on my website.
    I might start working again with my catering services from home, but still unsure on what I'll be doing other than being a mom. My sons dad and I do not live together, but he is around a lot.

    there are two dogs in the property but not mine: Ian and Eldfi. I have one cat called Pauline who is a big beautiful Maine Coon.

    I'm not originally Norwegian, I was born and raised til I was 11 in the south of Patagonia, Argentina. If you wish to have Norwegian language exchange count me out because that's not my field of interest nor expertise.

    I will accept you only if you are genuinely interested in what I can offer you and the tasks that are being asked for.

    Right now there is not much of a garden, I haven't had much time to prepare for this summer, also it's been too cold outside in the spring, so anything we do in the garden now is ment to work for next season, basically mulching a lot (from September) If you are not familiar with this you will learn :) aside from that there will be quite a lot of babysitting and home chores like helping me with preparing food and cleaning, moving stuff, organizing...and so on.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I offer a flexible stay with good healthy food, loving animals and kids.

    From me you can learn about:
    Permaulture and gardening
    Veganism, plant based diet nutrition and cooking + baking
    Raw food and fermenting.
    Medicinal herbs

    We can also:
    Pick wild berries, flowers and herbs.
    Pick mushrooms.
    Visit other farms nearby.
    Visit our other farm with very Norwegian cabin in the woods.

  • Help


    I welcome anyone with any type of skill, everything from the artsy to the more practical. But what will help me the most is someone who can spend time with me sometimes and help me with the baby. Which is fairly easy, since he is a very happy and fun baby to be with (although now he is going through a bit of a separation anxiety thing). I say baby but he is more like a toddler, he walks and babbles a lot.

    People stying here should be open minded, solution orientated, and quite independent. In return I will offer you a private room and will provide some groceries as well (vegan) and a lot of free time for you to do whatever you want.

    Tasks may include:
    - Soil shoving, making fences and garden beds.
    - Cleaning and organising the barn
    - Building a garden compost bin.
    - Mowing the lawn.
    - Watching my baby while I'm doing something else,
    - Driving to the store, if you have a drivers licence.
    - General maintenance of the house
    - Painting walls and furniture
    - Help out in the kitchen.
    -preparing garden for the next season

    These are fairly easy tasks and of course if anyone feels for doing something else, ideas are welcome.

    Work 5 hours a day, 5 days a week and it's flexible when you want to use your hours, though im not keeping count, just as long as the job gets done.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Norwegian, English, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    I can accommodate up to 3 people and specilly small families to live with me. There is everything for babies and small children, beds, toys, clothes..etc..if we don't have it we can get it.

    I will offer you some plant based essential groceries (i.e: rolled oats, oat milk, some legumes, rice,, etc.) which you can use as you like. The rest you have to buy your self. We will probably have some meals together. You will be sharing kitchen with me so I would love it if you Don’t make anything with animal products.

    There's a pool in the property, a trampoline and bikes you can borrow.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In the summer and autumn there is of course the forests (Finnskogen) where one can pick mushrooms, edible flowers and plenty of berries!

    My sons dad also owns another farm far into the forest of Finnskogen, where we sometimes have events like festivals.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

First workawayers painting the living room :)
The mini garden
Thelma and Ask, Thelma doesn't live with us but she might be around
Having dinner with the workers
pool, trampoline, old storehouse, a lot of lawn
Planning the garden!
private room in loft apartment
mushroom and wild edible plant hunt
Wood carved mushroom
The lake nearby
festival in Finnskogen

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