Engaging, positive, creative people to help with maintenance, creating a wintergarden in Grimo, Norway



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    Our beautiful farm is located on the one of the most famous fjords of Norway-Hardangerfjord. Even the most demanding explorers can please their needs here. Well known Trolltunga,Queensroute,Folgefonna(ice cap),Hardangervidda National Park…or you can simply be fascinated by the beauty of blooming apple orchard and cultural traditions. Area where we live is famous for its tasty cuisine, fishing and cider.


    My wife and me live on the fruit tree orchard, where we are growing organic plums&apples and the sweetest cherries on the fjord). We also have a vegetable garden where we grow our delicious food. Have two huge glasshouses where we have tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, flowers and experimenting with tropical plants! One of them is our 3-4 years old avocado tree,4 lemons tree and our “new born” mango) Unfortunately, none of them don’t have fruits yet, so if you feel confident about tropical tree they are asking for you to come ;)

    We had some chickens before too, but they weren’t too happy with their house,(we had to let them go) so if you know how to make our future chickens happy and make the house for them that would be great :) You are more then welcome. We don’t have animals on the farm except my mother’s cat.

    The dream about the farm is to become as sustainable as possible and feed our bodies with the soul food. It’s so important nowadays that we know where our food is coming from, specially when we know how big influence it has on our physical and mental health.


    Arnfinn: I have a dream of creating a place where people can reconnect to their inner voice. Which one of you might ask for ;) That’s the clue.. All of them.. It’s to start to listen, what do they have to say. Learn to have a conversation with one self. A constructive one :) There are so much information to absorb:what is a man/women, what is my purpose, what, why ect.. The best way to find it out is to ask one self, but in most cases there might be no answer, because we have listened to somebody body else instead of our inner. That might hurt…

    It have taken me a long time to understand and I am still on that journey.. What I would say - the most frustrating thing is that more I work with myself, more new doors I’m opening ,I’m finding sth new to work on. Sometimes I think: “YES, now I have found the solution!” After 3-6 month of deep work, there is a new layer to digest… I may laugh on it, I may cry, feel sad, irritated, and grateful at the end, because it gives me a feeling of a depth and having richer emotional life.

    There are many places to do retreats, why to make one more?

    What I have missed in all the retreats I have done is the integrity. When I was in India I understood what my teacher meant about that we store our traumas in our muscles. I had been meditating for a month and I was getting more and more tense to the point where I was so frustrated that I had to allow my body to guide me.. And I moved like a lizard or what to say until I found the position that I could stretch the muscle that was tense and then out of nowhere I burst into tears, anger and to release. What I want to say, with using my own experience - is that our body, mind, our hole being knows what it needs but we don’t listen sometimes..
    Maria: Beside my belief in my husband’s vision of creating a magic farm where people can reconnect to themselves I believe in our own strength and believe in science. Got inspired by body&mind connection, so decide to contribute myself to long term learning and researches on humanity, personal growth, and just simply making this world into the better place. I believe that every of us are like flowers…- they have their own unique beauty, smell, blooming time.. and we know that every plant need its nutrition. Currently I am learning, how I as a bodywork therapist can unveil my own and others full “blooming” potential..

    If you are enthusiastic about moving towards your goals, exciting about other people, like to work in team, would like to help to help us to create a magic farm you are more than welcome. We are looking for motivated people who are hard worker, of course, positive, compassionate, kind, creative and responsible. Together we can work and rest, dream and create, explore and enjoy.

    Looking forward to inspire and get inspired!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Be part of an exciting time for my wife and me. Creating a farm resort.
    Enjoy the majestic fjords and the silence that nature have to offer :) Experience how it is to be a farmer on the steep mountain side enjoying a spectacular view <3
    Lots of hiking possibilities. Tasty healthy homegrown food. You can also learn baking and make up your own receips..There are many opportunities for you to express yourself in hospitality or farming fileds.
    Inspire us with your passion, skill, ideas and even more.

    Excited to get to know you and share knowledge..

  • Help


    General task

    Januar – March : It is mostly time for pruning trees. It is an art in itself and takes time to learn, if you want to help out here, we prefer you to stay at least two month, since it takes long time learning. In March we also start preparing for planting season: cleaning up the glasshouses, planting seeds, planning vegetable garden.

    April : Picking branches from the pruning, fixing vegetable garden.

    May : Cutting grass, fixing around the farm, planting.

    June : Tourists season starts together with tinning plums, so mostly it’s here and there-everywhere) …a lot of tinning)

    July : Harvesting sweet cherries.Looking for a responsible person for a longer stay to help with running b&b:household,meeting guests,showing them the farm,preparing breakfasr using our own vegetables

    August : Starting with harvesting plums.

    September : Apple season:harvesting.

    October : Continue with apples:making juice and cider.

    November : Forest work: cutting down trees for both fire wood and material.

    Desember : Forest work,house renovation.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    You will have a private room

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in a fjord so there is many hiking possibilities with a breathtaking view. Can fish and swim in the fjord. There is two museums close by. Hardanger museum and Agatunet, Agatunet is a "klyngetun" and the oldest house is dated back to the 1200`s. we also have a stone ( Håhaugsteinen )that have carvings in it that can date back 3000 years. Amazing to think that it have been people living here so many years ago.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day. 5 days a week

View of the hiking of "Oksen"
The cabin over the main farm. The two cabins to the right is ours
View from the mountain were the cabin over the main farm.
View from the glasshouse
Welcome to the fjords of Norway - Home -
Winter style ;)
The second farm. Located in Kvanndal.

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