Experience traditional Norwegian life up in the mountains and help around the farm in Slidre, Norway



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a couple in the 50s and 60s working full-time both at the farm and our other jobs in the municipality. As our daughters are also working full-time over the summer, we could use some help around the farm as this is high season for most of the practical work. We have also started building a new cabin, that we would love to finish as soon as we can. We are friendly and open-minded people who speak english well. We have 5 horses that we train for competitions, 3 dogs and a cat. Since we are quite busy we appreciate workawayers that can activate themselves in their free time, but we are, of course always available.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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

    You will learn a general farming tasks done in Norwegian ways. You will have to be close to the horses and dogs, and learn how to handle them.
    The life up in the mountains is heavily traditions-based. It evolved in the old days where the farmers moved all of their animals up to higher land to grass and harvest enough hay to last for a year.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We need help with general farmwork. This includes general maintenance outside, putting up fences, training horses and keeping the stable tidy, walking dogs, harvest hay in august, chopping wood, help finishing the new cabin that is being built.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will get your own, newly built room in the guesthouse, which is connected to the barn. The work takes place in the mountains, but is only a ten minute drive from the main road and stores down in the valley. Therefore transportation won't be a problem. The toilet facilities are simple, as in not a water closet, put an old fashion outside-toilet built in a separate room. There is no electricity, put possible charging spots by solar panels.

    It is also possible to stay in our daughters veteran camper van, as she is working in Cape Town over the summer.
    On weekends you can rest this if you want to go for fishing trips in the Norwegian mountains.

    We will provide breakfast, lunch dinner and evening food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area is perfect for hiking in the mountains, riding bicycles along the mountains roads and fishing in the many mountain lakes.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 733767578765