Gardening, painting, permaculture, building on small scale in Kristiansand, Norway



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    Hello! I have a property 10 km outside Kristiansand with a house, some cabins and a big "garden".
    I have several workawayers here now, some are coming and some are leaving, but it would be good to have some extra people the next months.
    Next tasks: finish renovation of two cabins: fix kitchen, window, some painting, get lights, put up outside shower. Digging in the ground to make more more parking spaces. Moving/making firewood and burning branches. Maybe fix the garage when other things are done. Inside/outside jobs depend on the weather =)

    You will be staying either in a room in the house, or in one of the cabins that now has electricity.

    There is a fridge, freezer and oven in the garage, and a gas stove in the cabin for making food. When there are no guests in the house we use use the house.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Practical work, logical thinking.. If you do garden-things you can hopefully learn some permaculture-thinking from me..

  • Help


    Next: Finishing renovation inside, painting outside, cutting and burning bushes and trees outside, cleaning and helping with many small things.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Norwegian and English.

  • Accommodation


    Summer 2020: We will either renovate the garage so it is possible to stay there, or you will be staying in a simple cabin with gas or wood for heating and cooking. There will be water for washing and drinking. It has a bunk bed for two people at the bottom and one person at the top. The cabin has a glas roof, it can get hot during the day and cold during the night, and it is not high quality, but it works. There is a composting toilet, or shower and toilet can be used in the entrance area of the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In Kristiansand, there are many forests, never more than a short walk away. Near the town center are the areas Baneheia and Odderøya, perfect for walking recreation or winter activities at winter time.

    Swimming: Do not forget your swimwear, swimming possibilities are many, outdoors and indoors, in saltwater or freshwater, swimmingpools, beaches (among them the Town Beach and Hamresanden) and rocks.

    The beautiful archipelago off Kristiansand (Skjærgården) consists of amazing landscapes, a paradise of islands, skerries, and rocks. In the summer time, you can reach it by sight-seeing-boats from the town centre. The archipelago and the surrounding fjords is also a perfect setting for sailing and fishing

    Fishing: The are many possibilities. The sea is full of fish and is free. There are many good lakes in Baneheia, just a short walk from the town or if you fish in the rivers in the area, you must purchase a fishing license. The rivers are rich in fish like salmon and seatrout.

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    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

    Around 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Food is whatever is at discount at the store.
Couple that has been staying all of August and done a great job =)

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