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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 opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsBabysitting and creative playGeneral MaintenanceCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseLanguage practiceArt Projects
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
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
- 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
This host offers a language exchange
I can speak Norwegian, english and french and would be happy to exchange languages:)
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 ...
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
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
We have good wireless internet!
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
Animals are welcome
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week