Experience everyday life in the Norwegian countryside, Gausdal

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Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    I am a 31 years old woman, living on a miniature farm in Gausdal, Norway. My boyfriend 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 7 and 4. We also have a cat. I am the principal at a school near by, and i am engaged in local community matters. I am interested in eco-friendly living and local traditions, combined with beeing a contemporary woman. I am also fond of beeing outdore in the wilderness, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I 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.

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Norwegian, english,

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The traveller or travellers will be accomodated in a private room in our hous. The room has a comfortable doble sleeping sofa, a tv, a desk/table with chaires and a closet. Additional mattresses may be provided. 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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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 experience that Couples / friends are particularly happy to work with us!

    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 mainly have a vegetarian diet (we eat fish). The children eat meat, and this can therefore also be offered to our guests.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • 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

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




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