Stay in the peaceful countryside just outside Oslo, Norway

  • Norway
  • Favourited 276 times
  • Last activity: 31/12/2022



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are two men living on the countryside just outside Oslo, the capital of Norway. Here we live together with our two dogs (Saarloos Wolfhond) and some pigeons.

    We are first of all looking for some practical help for some indoor and outdoor tasks. Our main focus at the moment are connected to painting, gardening and ordinary housework. Therefor we are looking persons that:

    - Have practical skills/experience (constructions, painting, gardening)
    - Have physical strength to work with tasks as mentioned above
    - Are able to solve problems and work independently
    - Know how to carry out ordinary housework tasks

    For the moment there are plenty of tasks to be solved both in- and outdoors. We are renovating some parts of the house and we are about to construct a new garden.

    Our home has a great location rather close to city life, at the same time we are at the countryside with a spectacular wildlife and view over the delta with an amazing number of bird and fish species. The house is located about 25 minutes from Oslo and 40 minutes from Oslo airport, Gardermoen.

    I addition we have just bought a house at the countryside in northern part of Denmark, where we also could need some helping hands.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    At our place you can learn about traditional food and cooking as well as Norwegian traditions and language. As we live in a nature reserve it is possible to learn about of wetland flora and fauna. Oslo can provide access to a wide range of cultural arrangements and exhibitions.

  • Help


    Here are always a lot of tasks to solve. First of all we need help for construction and the gardening. This could include; plant production and care, renovation, carpentry, painting and general maintenance.

    NOTE that we both have daytime jobs outside the home, so we depend on that you can work independently.

    You can not be allergic to dogs - or to scared of them ;)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    Danish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You will have your private room outside or inside the main house, with full access to the facilities in the main house. Your private room has WiFi, bed or sleeping sofa and TV (the room outside the main house also have cold/hot water - shower and toilet is in the main house)

    Smoking only allowed outdoors.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    To get here you can come by car, train or bus. With some planning we will normally be able to pick you up at the train station. There are easy access to Oslo by public transport (bus and/or train).

    The train from Oslo airport Gardermoen stops at Lillestrøm station about 15 drive from our place.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 867551191896

Feedback (5)



These are extra optional ratings when members leave feedback. The average rating left for each option is displayed.

Accuracy of profile: (4.8)

Cultural exchange: (5.0)

Communication: (5.0)

Help alongside us with a variety of gardening, animal and restoration projects in Kongsvinger, Norway
Come and help out an Italian family in Ilseng, Norway