Help build a self-sufficient community and get co-creative close to Ås, Norway

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  • Description

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    !!!!!
    Hurra! From July 15 the Norwegian borders are open again for tourists from most EU /EEA / Schengen countries,
    from august 20 supposedly also for non EU citizens
    check updates here:



    where they say a.o. :
    "What about tourists from outside the EU/EEA area?
    Norway earlier said that its travel restrictions would stay in place until August 20th, so it is possible that it might choose that date to allow entry to people from other countries. The European Union is also currently debating criteria through which to judge which countries' nationals can enter the EU, meaning this could well change sooner. "


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    Yoooo. I'm a 23 year old Danish guy, who lives in a cabin close to Ås, Norway. I study Environment and Development at the Norwegian University of Lifesciences, ecology and agriculture NMBU, but I'm tired of all the talking and lack of actions. Therefore I want to build a self-sufficient community. The idea is to have a food-forest, permacultural garden, biogas generator and water cleaning system. Also I want to build more cabins or Tipis or Yurts in the area. The place is located 5 km from Ås and our University where there is sauna and a vibrant student life. If you want to live a simple, sustainable and loving life then come by and share whatever skill you have to share.

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    Friends of mine (we have been working together since I moved here) in my immediate neighborhood (100 m) have another place, where you can work and eat and live: It is a non-profit initiative for spiritual sustainability and healing, they also offer hospitality in exchange for work - during winter especially graphic design and webdesign. They run a clinic for environmental medicine and spiritual healing, an alternative webshop and a spiritual-ecological adult education center and event organizer....and are passionate about the fusion of biodynamics and permaculture.
    During the summer months it is a very lively place, almost like a workcamp festival. The rest of the year a calm place in the woods, perfect for nature lovers and digitla nomads.
    In their “forest garden” (its really more a spot in the woods), all is small scale but with a big open heart and an enthusiasm for beauty and new solutions. And since we are expanding , we have a lot of building going on. During the last four years we have built a pond and a straw-bale cabin plus raised beds and chicken stable, wooden structures, experimental beehives and an amazing panoramic lakeview outdoor toilet - all with many helping hands from international volunteers. A geodome greenhouse is their next dream. You can learn from our special expertise with spiritual bee-keeping , detox and natural health research on light , building biology , spiritual matters and meditation, ecological-political activism ( - plus international projects within ecological farming).

    In a way, they would love to only work with bees and trees, compost and veggies – but in fact it is the office and the shop which generates the income to make the garden possible, and thus they also need urgent help with graphic design, development and maintenance of websites and webshop, promotion of events, finding pictures for the newsletter etc. regarding international course work about spiritual ecology, biographical healing and environmental medicine. For language learners, even reception and customer care can be an option (Norwegians tend to speak English well and mix it into their mothertongue; also, many of our clients speak German).

    Of course, you are welcome to participate in their courses in case they coincide with your stay: a.o. on tree care, biodynamics , spiritual ecology and natural beekeeping. -


    - WHAT IS NEEDED
    >> At any time:
    - Design work, Webdesign, Computer support, marketing through the web and social media, help with finding pictures and design elements for websites, facebook etc – a good playground for creative minds!
    - building, maintenance, repair
    - Skilled carpenters always welcome.

    General
    --- Working in small group of max 3,
    --- Housing in individual cabins

    > We need to count on your engagement and flexibility - due to work peaks, timelines and weather conditions – while you can count on us when it comes to learning resources and inspiring new concepts.
    ! Be aware that this is not a real farm. No big scale farmland with grains and the like. In a way we are all training for bigger projects to come (ecovillage spiritual farming community) - and in the meantime we are working as intensely as possible with the little exquisite gem of a garden-forest-lake-landscape.


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    specifically:
    • Graphic design and product development: Flower Essences.
    • Help with running Website development, wepshop and marketing for our courses etc.
    • General maintenance: fixing things in the house, carpentry, electro etc.
    • Help to build a seminar house, all wood log cabin type with many details of ecological building. (only summer months)
    • Help to build a (permaculture) visitors house and geodome greenhouse, wood gardening. (only summer months)



    Cabins in the garden, 5 to 40 meters away from the main house: Two log cabins, one strawbale cabin.
    The kitchen and the bathroom is shared for us all in the main house, besides there is an outdoor compost "panorama toilet" with scenic view of the lake ;)

    How will travellers benefit from a cultural exchange and what could they learn?
    You will see how it is possible to create the reality you wish to see and still be an integrated part of society. The university is filled with people from all over the world and so you have the opportunity to meet a wide diversity of life perspectives. you will certainly meet many new ideas and many languages...

    The cabin is 30 minutes bussride resp. 1 hour Hitchhike from Oslo. There is a big Jam session on a nearby farm once a month and always funny things happening at the university.

    Other things to do with your time off:
    swimming in the lake just beside our garden; canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, Nordic ski ....helping with beekeeping and participating in the courses and events of our friends in the neighborhood (only during certain times).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • 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

    You will see how it is possible to create the reality you wish to see and still be an integrated part of society. The university is filled with people from all over the world and so you have the opportunity to meet a wide diversity of life perspectives. you will certainly meet many new ideas and many languages...

  • Help

    Help

    • Beekeeping, harvesting honey
    • Graphic design and product development: Flower Essences.
    • Help with running Website development, wepshop and marketing for our courses etc.
    • General maintenance: fixing things in the house, carpentry, electro etc.
    • Help to build a seminar house, all wood log cabin type with many details of ecological building. (only summer months)
    • Help to build a (permaculture) visitors house and geodome greenhouse, wood gardening. (only summer months)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Danish: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent
    Russian: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Cabins in the garden, 5 to 40 meters away from the main house: Two log cabins, one strawbale cabin.
    The kitchen and the bathroom is shared for us all in the main house, besides there is an outdoor compost "panorama toilet" with scenic view of the lake ;)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The cabin is 1 hour Hitchhike from Oslo. There is a big Jam session on a nearby farm once a month and always funny things happening at the university.

    Other things to do with your time off:
    swimming in the lake just beside our garden; canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, Nordic ski ....helping with beekeeping and participating in the courses and events of our friends in the neighborhood (only during certain times).

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    internet, and from september: high speed fiberoptic internet.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    loads of space out here in the forest...

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    we have a dog , a cat, chickens, ducks, rabbits.... so any pet would have to adapt...

  • 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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