Note: At the moment we are especially welcoming a person/couple who can help us doing som cleaning inside, and maybe do some indoor painting projects.
I am a 34 years old woman, living on a old miniature farm in Gausdal, Norway. My husband lives 2 hours away, in Hønefoss, and we alternate between being in Gausdal and in Hønefoss on the weekends. Together, we have tree young boys at the age of 9 and 6. We also have two cats. I am the principal at a school near by, and i am engaged in local community matters. My husband work as an air trafficking controller. We are interested in eco-friendly living and local traditions, combined with beeing a contemporary, and sometimes quite busy, couple . We are huge fans of running (UltraRunning), beeing outdore in the wilderness, and spending time with family and friends. We also enjoyed long dinners and conversations.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
We live close to nature, in the heart of Norway. Here the travellers can find forests and mountains to explore. I can give a helping hand when comes to transport, and provide compani in tours of the scenery. My parents and grandparents live close bye, and the traveler are invitet to take part in our family activityes to experience traditional norwegian living. Travellers are also welcom to take part in learning traditional cooking and food handeling, harvesting from nature, as well as arts and crafts, during the periods when it is season for such.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
On my small holding there are allways a lot of small tasks to be dealt with, such as painting, fencing and gardening, in adition to giving a helping hand in normal houshold tasks. e.x. some cooking, babysitting for small periods, cleaning and so on. The house in Hønefoss also needs to be taken care of, and it will vary somewhat in where it is desirable for the workers to be.
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The traveller or travellers will be accomodated in a private room in our hous. The room has a comfortable bunk bed, a desk/table with chaires and storage for clothing. We vil share a bathroom and two toilets. My guests are welcome to act as a part of our family, and spend time in whole of our house. My guests are allso welcome to take part in all our meals, and all necessary food and drinks are included in the stay. The same applies to the house in Hønefoss
Near by we have:
- great hiking opportunities!
- The olympic city of Lillehammer (and some other cities, such as Hamar and Gjøvik).
- Local museums/sights such as Maihaugen () and Aulestad ()
- greate skiing opportunities in the winter, both cross country skiing and alpine.
Even though we do not live far from people, we do not live very central either. During the workweek we will be at work/school for about 6-8 hours a day. Please consider if you think you will get to be bored spending time on your own. If you find having time to read, think, go for a walk, enjoying your own company, talking to the cat, singing in the rain and listening to the silence to be a good thing, than I am the perfect host for you. And of cours, we do have some bus conection, and I can also drop you of somewhere before work if you like. And you can off course borrow my bike to get around. It can also be weekends where we are away so that guests will have to be alone at home. We have experienced that students and others who are dealing with other projects on the side (such as moviemaking or other time consuming hobbies) really enjoy long stays at our place.
Because we alternate between staying in Gausdal and in Hønefoss on the weekends, it is possible for our guests to join Hønefoss if they wish and it fits with our plans. It may also be that we want help for something in Hønefoss, and therefore may be asking if our guests can join there to work. Of course, we agree this in advance. In all cases, travel costs will not be incurred, and guests will have the opportunity to experience more aspects of our wonderful country.
We (adults) mainly have a vegan diet. The children eat everything, and this can therefore also be offered to our guests.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
The house has wifi connection, but it is a bit limited. The line can be a bit unstable when there are a lot of people in the house, but works mostly fine.
There is plenty of space around the house in Gausdal
Dogs can be accepted, but it is a prerequisite that they get along well with children and cats, that they can be close to sheep (summer time), that they are quiet indoors and can be alone in the owner's room if needed
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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