Gardening, painting, permaculture, cleaning, 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".
    One young male workawayer from Switzerland will stay for some time, and two others are leaving by the end of September, so I have one or two available places in the cabin for new workawayers.
    Next tasks: Cleaning, painting house outside, cutting grass and trees, helping with different small things, some renovation of a cabin and putting in a kitchen inside and shower outside.

    I have a simple cabin with space for three people. It has a bunk bed with double bed at the bottom and a single bed on top. There is a 19 year old guy from Argentina in the cabin now, very nice and kind. I live in a camper car and will be away part of the time for the next month, and could need some extra help, so if there is one or two extra people coming, that could be good. The guy from Argentina could also sleep in the garage if there are several people who want to stay in the cabin. There is water a in the cabin, and a little electricity. Composting toilet.

    Food: Sometimes I am at the house and we can eat together, other times I am away and there is basic ingredients to make food from. There is a fridge, freezer and oven in the garage, and a gas stove in the cabin for making food.

  • 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 from me..

  • Help


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

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Norwegian and English.

  • Accommodation


    In the summer, after the house renovation has finished: 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 with 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. Some wifi outside the cabin, maybe inside if you are lucky.

  • 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.

  • 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

With the first workawayers..
Couple that has been staying all of August and done a great job =)
Simple composting toilet if staying in the cabin

Host ref number: 674926335198