Join us on our family farm in south west of Norway

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Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    Please read updated restrictions regarding covid 19 vaccine certificate for travellers to Norway before sending request.

    Please have a look at our calendar for availibility and read our profile description before sending us a request.

    We are a family of six. Mother (Torill), father (Jone) and 4 children; 8,10, 16 and 17 years old). We live in the southwest part of Norway, 20 km away from the coast line.

    We live on a farm with cattles, sheeps, sometimes pigs out in the Woods, some hens, dogs and cats. Our cattles and their calfs is out all summer season eating grass. Early summer we drive the sheeps up to the mountains where they can eat fresh grass every day together with many thousands other sheeps. Sometimes during the summer we are taking our part as shepherd.

    We also produce vegetables for the local CSA. CSA mean Community-supported agriculture. This is an alternative, locally based economic model of agriculture and food distribution. A CSA also refers to a particular network, or association of individuals, who have pledged to support one or more local farms, with growers and consumers sharing the risks and benefits of food production. CSA members, or subscribers, pay at the onset of the growing season for a share of the anticipated harvest; once harvesting begins, they periodically receive shares of produce. (copied from Wikipedia)

    When we need some time off durng the the summer, we like to have a bath or paddle tour in one of the lakes in the area. We also like to take a short or long walking hike, or go by boat on the fjord fishing or catching crabs. Our family are active in the local scout group. The nice evenings during the summer, we love to relax around a campfire :)

    We experience it to be very nice when the workawayers are integrated as a part of the family, and we will do our best to make that happen. We will velcome visitors who wil appreciate that, and at the same time will do their best to interact and offer their help in all the activities of the daily life of a active family.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Experience and get a taste of Norwegian culture and nature, as well as the Norwegian way of life. Beautiful landscapes and views. Stay close to the fjords of Norway, espesially the beaches along coastline named Jæren and the fjord Lysefjorden and nature around is worth to explore. Lots of hiking posibilities due to the good work done by The Norwegian Trekking Association. They operate self service cabins and mark routes across the mountains nearby.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We will always try to arrange for a little variation in the farm chores.

    In the spring there are many different tasks to be involved in. Sowing of vegetables, planting, feeding and cleaning at animals on the farm, calves and lambs are born, cleaning in livestock rooms, etc.

    In the middle of summer, the main job is to keep the weed under control. All animals are outside grazing during summer and there is not much work related to the animal at this time. Because of that it is a bit difficult to find tasks for variety. In summer time, harvesting of vegetables begins. And this can be a big task.

    In the autumn, harvesting has become one main task. Late in autumn, there is a lot of work to clean soil covers and remowe production leftowers from the wegetabile fields. This is also the time when the animals must be brought home from pasture.

    A couple times during the year we have to manually dig out the dirt from the sheep's house to get it clean.

    Please have a look into our feedbacks to get a good impressium af the life together with us.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Two vounteers will share bedroom in our living house. Living room, bathroom, kitchen and washing machine sharing with the rest of the family.

    Meals:
    We normally have three meals during the day together with the volunters. We eat meat and wegetables. Even as we are producing meat, we have lots of good experiences to host persons that don't eat meat. If you are vegetarian, you are welcome to send us request.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In Norway we practice quite strict precautions not spreading antibiotic resistant bacterias, MRSA bakteria. We want to be as sure as possible that we dont get the MRSA bacteria. We need to ask all workawayers to send us a up to date test result showing you dont carry any MRSA bacteria. It is not possible to bring own animals for your stay at us.

    The area provides excellent opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking , kayaking and cycling.
    Most activities in nature in Norway is free, but travelling and living in Norway is expensive.
    There are good public transportation in the area.

    We dont smoke inside houses at our farm and we dont drink wine to the meals. Please accept our way of life.

    Please let us understand you have read all our profile when sending us inquiry. What in our profile gets your attention? What do you think about the working tasks mentioned in our profile? It is very important for us to come well along with the workawayers and to be together as a team. Please tell us about how you are used to participate in daily family life. We can alternatively agree for a skype or a phone meeting before making any agreements.

    Compared to many other places in the world, the norwegian west coast can be really rainy and cold during all the summer. Maybe temperatures between 10 and 14 degreeds celsius all July! Some visitors find it quite hard to stay for a long time with a lot of rain. What do you think about working outside in the rain day after day?

    Remember to sign up for a travel and health insurance. You never know what can happen.

  • 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

    Welcome also for you with own campervan or motorhome.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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