Learn about permaculture practices, helping at our artistic community farm in Søndre Land, Norway



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    We are a couple with an arts background wishing to establish an ideal studio space while also practicing permaculture to help us be responsible food producers/consumers. We would like to continue our vision for the surroundings to be transformed into a permaculture forest garden. In 2015 we built a greenhouse with a chicken coop from salvaged materials. We have had wonderful helpers during Summer and Autumn who helped us with our daily duties. These included picking berries and apples and preparing them as jams etc. The future Will see that we continue to build our farm into a resident place, which will require constant help with cleaning, planting, harvesting and overall maintenance of the farm. This is a place best suited to those who have respect for animals and people alike and enjoy the quiet an slow pace lifestyle in the country.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our farm is a place based on permacultural practices, which use nature as inspiration. Therefore those who have a special interest in this can learn from our practical experiences with hands on approach. Our diverse cultural and life experiences can give those who visit a richer perspective, not exclusively related to Norway.

  • Help


    As we are not a farm based on its economical output. We speed half of our time on other projects. This means that we cannot have hellers staying for longer periode than 10-14 days. We welcome new beginners and experienced helpers, who can do simple and repetetive chores such as picking blackcurrant and redcurrants and other berries. There are are small tasks such as grass clipping by hand, weeding and small daily mainatainces.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Currently, we have a room inside our house that is used for all visitors. In summer, we can set up an outdoor tent if required.
    We eat almost no meat or fish. We have lots of egg in our diet. We will make dinner and serve the food to our helpers. We eat dinner together but breakfast and lunch is self services.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This place s connected by buses to Oslo and nearby towns. It is known for its natural beauty of the main lake and many enjoy walks in the large areas of woodlands.

  • 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

  • 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

Host ref number: 677789225433