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Dogsitting in the forest and explore Oslo, Norway

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  • Last activity: 6 Jun 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    I need help in exersizing / training my little puppy, an english bulldog named Olga, and also some help around the house when I have had my coming knee joint replacement surgery,I need help from middle of March.

    I have had some major changes in my life recently. I retired from work in december but are still working extra shifts when needed. My precious 4-legged friend Piraten, french bulldog died under tragic sircumstanses,in middle of January- so now I am waiting for a new 4-legged friend, the english bulldog puppy. She will arrive her on March 14 in the age of 8 weeks. I will have a knee-joint replacement surgery, hopefully during spring, and then I will also need practical help in the house for the first weeks after surgery.

    I live in the forest in Oslo, I am renting a small bacement apartment in the house you can see on one of my pictures. Tha apartment is only 40 square meter, but has two separate bedrooms- so you will have your own room.
    Its located at SKAR in Maridalen valley- its appr. 17 km from city center- there is public transport ( bus stop 1 minute from the house), but it operates only once an hour ( twice during rush hour morning and after noon ) but not late evenings ( last bus from city center is at 9.30 pm).
    Its very peaceful sorroundings with hiking possibilities just outside the door.

    I mainly offer short term stays , appr. 2 weeks, but when I will have my surgery I would like to offer 4 weeks.

    I am a social worker by profession and worked as a night staff in a fasility for drug addicts and also had a part time job as a child welfare emergency councellor. I also do volounter work for the church city mission.

    I know my country fairly well as I have been living here and there- and can give you good advise for further travels in Norway.

    I am nice when I am nice but I have a "dark" side that is not so nice- hopefully you will not discover it :-)


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am a social worker since more than 30 years. I like the philosophical angle to life wisdom, and can give you plenty :-). I have travelled and lived many places in Norway also in the far north, and can give you helpful information if you want to discover more of Norway than Oslo

    AS a native Osloboer, I can give you useful information about this and that.

  • Help


    Puppy training/ exersizing, help around the house after my surgery

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own small bedroom and share the tiny livingroom/kitchen and bathroom with me. I have a washing machine in the bathroom, but no drier and since it is basement apartment the laundry takes some time to dry.

    I do have Wifi, and TV with just 3 norwegian channels and Netflix.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    My location is perfect if you like peaceful surroundings and lot of hiking possibilities in the recreational forest known as NORDMARKA.

    There you find pure nature,, silence, lakes ans streams,wildlife, in winter you are likely to see elks and or deers.

    Even located in the forest its possible to go downtown Oslo with public transport- but not late nights. The travel to city center takes appr. 47 minutes

    I am a mix between very private and very socialable- I do need me privat " sphere" but can also be quite inclusive. When I make dinner I will probaly invite you to eat with me- and if you want to make dinner and invite me that is also nice.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    appr. 3, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 834182155862

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