Come help create an off-grid retreat at an old farm in Telemark, Norway



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Beautiful, rustic, old farm in Telemark, Norway. Come help with building an off- grid retreat! Building projects, DIY, landskaping, ecological farming, architecture, design etc. My vision for this place is to create a space for hosting workshops, yoga/meditation retreats, a meeting place for people from all over the world, who enjoy simple living in nature. The farm was left more than 50 years ago and it needs working hands and lot's of love. I am Karoline, 39 years old, architect and traveler by heart. I have experience as a workawayer myself from different places around the world. Now I am looking for people who want to help create a community at this wonderful spot on eart:)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    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 be surrounded by nature, good hiking possibilities, peaceful environment and living of the grid. We will share experience, knowlegde, ideas and lifestyle. I will start building/re-building small cabins, and would like to involve the volunters in the whole creative prosess.
    As I travel a lot for work, you will sometimes be able to stay at the land on your own. Important that you also enjoy your own company. If you are a digital nomad, you can use the local coffee bar for working on your computer (in need of high speed internet). I also have a house near the seaside where we can stay and work together when in need of modern facilities.

  • Help


    I am looking for help with general development, building projects and gardening/farming. Skills in construction, manual work, permaculture/ ecological farming will be needed at this stage of the project.
    Perfect for a couple, one person, or two friends who can work independently.
    Long term stay is preferable, short time is also possible.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian bokmål: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    German: Beginner

    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


    I can offer you a small cabin or tipitent. You are also welcome to bring your own tent or campervan. (I have a campervan myself which can be used for cold nights) Compost toilet and outdoor shower. Cooking and heating by wood or gas. Generator and a small solar panel for electricity. Water from the well is run by generator.
    The facilities are natural and basic, so it is important that you enjoy this way of living!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is located 5 km from the nearest village where you will find all the basic facilities, shops and cafees. I can provide you with bikes.
    Good bus connections to Oslo/Bergen and other cities/villages nearby.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    The land is situated on a hillside. From november to march you need a four weel drive to be able to access.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • 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

Host ref number: 794275583411