Help with a variety of tasks on our small organic farm outside Rena village, Norway

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    02/03/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Liv (40), Thomas (45) and Odin (3 years old).
    We live on a small, 300 years old farm in south east Norway outside Rena village by the Glomma river. The farm has been more or less in-active for more than 40 years and we have now been working about 3 years to reestablish it as an active self sustained farm, based on regenerative permaculture practices and principals. Our project is to become fully self sustained and to live a life in co-creation with nature. Today we have some pigs, sheep and lambs, hens and chickens. We have also got some bee hives summer 2020. Thomas work full time on the farm. Liv run our outdoor guide company but are home most of the time becouse of the restrictions coused by Covid-19.

    This season (2021), we will be focusing on these projects:
    * Establishing a market garden style production system in our vegetable field
    * Continue working on a forest garden and of course farming our vegetable field.
    * Different construction work

    All this in addition to the daily and seasonal routines on a farm like caring for the animals, securing winter feed, kitchen work, maintenance, construction work and much more.
    Your main tasks will be to establish and maintain the vegetable field and caring for the animals. Thomas will mainly be focusing on other daily and seasonal tasks and different construction projects and you will be asked to help on these.

    We manly looking for workawayers that would like a long stay. Preferably from April-May to September-October.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    This is a good way to learn practical skills and harvest experience in organic/regenerative agriculture and sustainable living. Back to basic in a moderne world and find out wether this is a lifestyle for you. We gladly share our knowledge and experience but also look very much forward to learning from your knowledge, ideas and experiences.

  • Help

    Help

    Establishing and running a lo-tech, self sustained farm involves a wide variety of tasks. We need someone who are versatile and practical, like physical work and can take part in many types of tasks, like tending to plants and soil, construction work, picking berries and mushrooms, caring for animals, harvesting vegetables, conservation of the produce. Independently or together with us. Previous skills are preferable.
    A long stay will give you a great variation of tasks to learn and do.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation on the farm:

    * Cosy log cabin on the farm finished in 2020. With solar electrisity and an comfy outdoor toilet and shower.
    * Cosy log cabin on the farm from about 1850 with basic standards and outdoor toilet. Shower is shared with the other log cabin.
    * An old cosy timber house from about 1850 with running water, a kitchen and a bathroom. The house is about 6 kilometers away from the farm. If you have your own car you can use it or we will have a car available to travel to and from the farm. The house is Livs mothers holiday home and she has the first priority to use it. When she is using it you will stay in one of the cabins on the farm.

    There are no wifi in the cabins for your information.

    Meals:
    Much of the food is produced on the farm or harvested in the outdoors.
    You will eat breakfast in your cabin. Lunch we eat together on the farm. Dinners will be eaten together on the farm or you will make it in your cabin.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your time off you can go fishing for grayling, trout, pike, whitefish or perch in the Glomma river just next to the farm for free. We have camping equipment and equipment for hiking, biking and canoeing for you to use.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have good space for workawayers travelling in campervans.

  • 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

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