Hi! I am a 42 year old woman living on a small farm in the mountains in Valdres in Norway. I live alone, but have a good network of permaculture friends here! I grow vegetables, berry bushes and I am working on establishing my forest garden. Spring 2020 I will finish my PDC and build a combined hen house and green house! I also do a lot of restauration of the buildings (but you don't have to contribute in that). Also a lot of trees will be planted this year (in a "dugnad"-so not by you;), hopefully some apple trees too:). The place has its own woods and some grasland. Also a pond - thinking of raising fish. I have my own well for water and my own sewage, only the electricity is not off-grid. Lately I installed a bathroom with shower, luxury;) You will be staying in the main house (from 1920, 60 m2) in your own room. I'm looking for someone who has a big interest in permaculture and food forests! But if building and construction is your thing, there's the hen house and also a guesthouse and a big green house of old windows planned.
The work will mainly be with plants or a combination if you wish; establishing, watering, mulching, harvesting. Designwork if you wish to contribute in that. And with the chickens, and the whole ecosystem around water (collecting), energy (green houses and tunnels), compost (like bokashi), soil (like biochar). I try to eat mainly plantbased (no fanatic), but do eat eggs;) maybe you have some good recipies to share? I try to conserve what I produce in summer, and also make waterkefir, kombucha, yoghurt.
Here you can come close to nature and away from everyday life. This is a quiet place. There is no wifi, only 4G. If you are interested in yoga, that's possible to include in the day:) One of my hobbies is folkdancing, so if you are interested to try, you are more than welcome to come along! In your free time there is much to discover here, mountains, tracks and lakes. My garden is snail-free, but you might see a moose or deer:) I speak norwegian, english, spanish and german. I'd like to welcome you in may, june, july or august! All the best, Mari
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Here you can learn about permaculture, establishing green houses (I have plans on 3 different types), food forests in the mountains, water management, soil and compost management (bokashi, chickenmanure, mulching and biochar) - how to live the slow life;)
The help will mainly be with plants, establishing, watering, mulching, harvesting. Some designing if you wish to contribute in that. And with the chickens (feeding, collecting eggs), and the whole ecosystem around water (collecting), energy (green houses and tunnels), compost (like bokashi), soil (like biochar). Household chores we will share.
This host offers a language exchange
I am norwegian, and have worked as a teacher in english, german, norwegian and spanish:)
Your own small cozy bedroom on the 2. floor. Shared livingroom, kitchen and bathroom (which is also a green house;) on the 1.floor. The house is small, but very charming, everything has been restored to its old glory;) there are 2 woodburning stoves here, but I use electric heaters also. In summer it is usually very warm!
For breakfast, and lunch you can choose if you want to eat together or not, dinners we can alternate in making and washing up (there is no dishwasher here!) Or if you prefer either cooking or washing up, we just arrange what suits you best.
It is possible to come with a friend or partner also, but the bedroom is small:)
There are some buses that go past. I have an electric bike you can borrow and I also have a car to pick you up and drive you around.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Please visit my facebookpage Engo Skoghage
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Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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