Help needed on old farm in the middle of nature - Ørnes, Norway

  • Norway
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  • Last activity: 28/01/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    The farm is located on an island close to Ørnes, just above the arctic circle, and about 120 km south of the city Bodø. On the island there are only 5 residents, and closest living neighbor is about 3,5 km away. But in the summertime, there are summer guests also in the closest houses, only few meters away.

    The farm is under construction and there is a lot of work left before I’m done. The main building is very old, and is under total reconstruction, so here is primitive living.

    I attend biodiversity on un-fertilized soil, and this is mostly done in the old fashion way. It is the season and the weather that determine most of the work done here.

    My animals are sheep (Spel), a herding dog (Working Kelpie), and a cat.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    You will see how it is to live on an old farm, and experience norwegian culture, more or less the old fashion way.

    I can help you learn Norwegian language at a beginner level. If you have Norwegian ancestors I do genealogy, so maybe I can help you find your roots.
    I also do different handcrafts, but genealogy and handcrafts is more work for wintertime.

    The best part is living in nature. We have the midnight sun in the summer, and northern lights in the winter.
    Here is nice to go fishing, and to go hiking in the mountains. If you want to go in the mountains off the island, you have to be experienced and not go all alone. If you want to go on a mountain trip, then I can try to help you find people you can go together with, or you can pay to go on a guided tour. There are several companies in the area who offer various guided tours.

  • Help

    Help

    Most of the work is typical farmwork. This year I need help with harvesting hay and other projects, like digging. I also plan to build a hugelbed and paint the mainhouse. If someone has carpenter experience, I need to build a henhouse. Can you fix tractors, I have an old Volvo that need fixing.
    I may even need help with kitchen duty.

    Be aware that we most of the time will be alone, and one must endure being away from "civilization" without getting "cabin fever". You have to be comfortable with your own company.

    Here we eat food based on the farm's resources, so both meat and fish are used. The farm is alcohol free.

    I want longterm stay only. 3 weeks or more. But can be flexibel if needed.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I can teach Norwegian at a beginning level.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I have a room with two beds on the second floor. I also have a lavvo (like a tipi, but the Scandinavian type). The lavvo has max room for 10 people, but for comfort, it is best with less people inside. I also have a couple of hammocks and a tent that can be used if anyone wants to try to sleep outside in nature.

    Note that because the house is under construction, everything here is primitive.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    MRSA (bacterium that is resistant to most antibiotics) is a major problem in many countries, but not here in Norway. We want to keep it this way, and therefore I need to ask all workers to send a recent negative test result showing that you dont carry any MRSA bacteria. The test is taken at a doctor's office. If you test positive on MRSA, then unfortunately you cannot stay on the farm.

    Weather here in the north of Norway can be all sorts. So you need clothes and shoes for cold, rain and warm weather, even in the summer.

    Remember to have a valid travel and health insurance.

  • 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

    Normally I have good wifi, but right Now I’m waiting for getting a new one.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    They have to park it at the mainland.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Has to be flexibel. But on average maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 766214932969

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