Help out on a small island in the north of Norway




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  • Description


    We are Dag Ivar and Marion, who live on a small island in Vesteraalen i the northern part of Norway. In summer we have the midnightsun, where it never gets dark. In autumn and winter you can experience the northern lights besides a few hours of daylight. We have fantastic wild nature around us which gives you the opportunity for all kind of outdoor activities. Whether you like hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing, rowing, picking berries and mushrooms: it's all possible. Due to the silence, it's also a great place to think, meditate and slow down.
    We produce on our food in order to be mostly self supported. Besides growing potatoes, herbs and vegetables, we pick berries in order to make jams and juices, we bake our own bread. We go out to fish our own fish.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    - repair of buildings
    - gardening (vegetables)
    - making firewood. You must be able to operate a chainsaw safely and be able to be by your self in the woods.
    - painting

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will live on your own in a house that's over 200 years old and stands directly at the sea. The house is under slow reconstruction. It's cosy, simple and quiet: no television and a woodstove for heating. With the provided food you prepare your own meals. There is no electricity and no warm water, but there is a shower with cold water. Cooking is with gass.
    We prefer people who care about cleaning and keep the house in good condition.
    Our house is about 200 steps away.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We both have jobs that require time away from the island. The help we need you to be do will be discussed by a meet up from time to time. Some times we work together, but mostly you will work on your own. Because of this we prefer a person who is positive minded and have the mentality, responsibility and selfmotivation to live and work by yourself. Please note that this is a little place with no shops around and only a handfull of people. You need to be comfortable in your own company, we take only one workawayer at a time.

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    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.

  • 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?

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    Hours expected

    ca 25 hours a week

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