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Come join us helping to restore our old brickmill and gardens surrounded by beautiful wilderness in Ridabu, Norway

  • Norway
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  • Last activity: 21 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are a family ( Sylvia 37, Morten 37, Louis 2 and a baby coming in February)who bought and restored and old brickmill some years ago. We moved in 1 1/2 ago but there is still a lot of work to do inside and outside the house. The mill is 3 floors and there are still one floor and some rooms thats need to be cleaned and/ore fixed with different kind og masonery ore carpenting. Mortens education is within restauring old houses so you will have all the guidance you can hope for:) The land around the house needs gardening, making a henhouse, cleaning, making fences and different kind of landscaping with stone, plants ... The house is warmed up with stoves and wood so we always need a hand to make wood for the next season.
    Sylvia works as a costume designer , textile artist and scenograf who works from home and can offer different working tasks within the ongoing projects.
    In our dailylife household we are also happy to have help with childcare, dogwalking, cooking, cleaning ...

    We speak fluid norwegian, english and french.
    At the moment we have one dog and a cat, and are planning to get some chickens this spring.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a social family with all our family living nearby and we will of course invite you to join us in our social activities, witch in periods are every day! Sometimes we also might want to do activities with you, as hiking, visiting some locals attractions, going out with the boat ...

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    - Fixing and preparing our old woodboat for the season
    - Making wood for next winter
    -Fixing and making fences
    -Preparing a henhouse
    -Picking berrys in the forest/mountain
    -Making food

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I can speak Norwegian, english and french and would be happy to exchange languages:)

  • Accommodation


    We have a own guestroom with a dubble bed and extra beds in other none used rooms. You are of course free to use our bathroom kitchen and we will invite you to have all your meals with us. If you have any special needs, diets or allergies regarding food let us know and we will hopefully find a solution.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a river next to the house on the property, here you can fish or borrow our canoo if there is enough water.
    There are several natural hiking tracks in the area wich is known for a rich birdlife. You can go biking and visit a ecological farm café nearby or just have a look at the rural surroundings. in the winter you can go skiing on the fields if there is enough snow.
    About 20 kilometers from our house there is great possibilities for skiing, hiking, fishing in the nature in the wilderness of Hedmarksvidda.
    Hamar city with cinema, cafés, shopping ,theatres and museums is 6 km away and here is great bus connextions 2 km from our house
    3 km from the house starts Norways biggest lake, Mjøsa, with great possibilities for fishing, canoing, and this is where our boat is in the summertime.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have good wireless internet!

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a lot of space outdoor to park whatever you want to travel with and can povide you with electricity:)

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Animals are welcome

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 689881954296

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