Family of 6 in Northern Norway would love to get some help on our farm.

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    We have room now if anyone like to take a hike to nothern Norway :-)

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    We are a family of 6. Pål 41, Karen 33, Kaja 10, Mathilde 9, Olivia 5 and Andrea 18 months.
    We bought our farm in July 2017 and we now have 90 pigs 100 sheeps with about 150 lambs. Here is also a horse, some heens, and four rabbits. The farm is located in Mevik, in Gildeskål about 100 kilometers south of Bodø. This is in the north of Norway, abowe the arctic circle.

    Our location is by the sea, and we have our own beach, We also have a little fling of an river with trout and salmon coming up. On the mountain we have a cabin own with our neigbouhrs. About half an hour drive from the house we have another small cabin located on an mountian, by a small lake. This is all by it selve, 45 minutes walk to the cabin neigbouhr.

    If you have a driving licence you can borrow one of our cars to go exploring for instance Saltstraumen, one of the world largest seawaters streams/tides, Svartisen, Norways second biggest clasier. And much more.

    When we bought the farm it hasn`t been used since 1986. How ever the buildings are in good contitions but a little outdatet. The barn was built for cows so we have some work making it afficient for sheeps. Our pigs live outside all year around.

    We need help with all kinds of stuff for instanse; feeding the animals, putting up fences, clearing old land back to use, witch includes cutting down trees, plowing and so on. I april/may the lambs will be born. Then we work 24/7. In september/october the sheeps need to be collected in the mountians and taken down to the farm. Then we need to cut the wool of them. Other things can be painting, carpentering, fixing old farm equipment and more. If you care to help a little in the house and learn our children about where you come from, language and stuff like this it would be great. We are also trying to fix a fishingboat buildt during ww2 Pål would really like to have a helping hand with this.

    Who are looking for:
    Since we are all new to this we think it is hard to know exactly who we are looking for. We hope to get in contact with different kinds of people. But it is important that those who come to us speaks good english, love kids and are sosial. And non smoker :-)

    If you have a licence to drive the tractors it would be great both for you and us. We do not think you need a lot of farm experience but with good physical health and solution minded head you will get a nice stay with us in our farm.

    Our house is 300 scuare meters in total and we have to rooms on the top floor avaliable for thoose who wants to stay with us. We can not offer a private bathroom, but the house has one bathroom with toilet, one second toilet on the ground floor. If you get really fed up living inside with us, we also have a 9 meters caravan outside the house. We used this for vacations before we become farmers :-) (it is a lmc munsterland favorit from 2005 if you want to google it)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you have a driving licence you can borrow one of our cars to go exploring for instance Saltstraumen, one of the world largest seawaters streams/tides, Svartisen, Norways second biggest clasier. And much more. If you don`t want to og alone we og with you.

    We can og to the cabins, go Fishing, hiking the mountian tops. In the Winter we drive to snowmobile, crosscountry skiing and slalom. The kids also go iceskating when the ice is secure enough.

    Here is also the Northern light and midnight sun.

    Many photograpers comes to this area.

    There is probably much more that we are not thinking about. We have to update this later.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help with all kinds of stuff, for instanse; feeding the animals, putting up fences, clearing old land back to use, witch includes cutting down trees, plowing and so on. I april/may the lambs will be born. Then we work 24/7. In september/october the sheeps need to be collected in the mountians and taken down to the farm. Then we need to cut the wool of them. Other things can be painting, carpentering, fixing old farm equipment and more.

    If you care to help a little in the house and learn our children about where you come from, language and stuff like this it would be great.
    We are also trying to fix a fishingboat buildt during ww2. Pål would really like to have a helping hand with this.

    We are not expecting anyone to fill all our needs of help.


    We do not know what we should Write in the work hour section, since we haven`t tried this before. Some days we only have a coulpe of hours work and other days we could be working all day long. How ever we are not looking for a slave. We try this out beacause we read about it on Facebook and people there was very pleased with meeting new people and have someone to work together with. Both the grown ups in our family has been in the cisv as teenagers an loved the consept.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Norwegian and english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our house is 300 scuare meters in total and we have to rooms on the top floor avaliable for thoose who wants to stay with us. We can not offer a private bathroom, but the house has one bathroom with toilet, one second toilet on the ground floor and one extra shower in the laundryroom. If you get really fed up living inside with us, we also have a 9 meters caravan outside the house. We used this for vacations before we become farmers :-) (it is a lmc munsterland favorit from 2005 if you want to google it) But we hope you rather live inside, at least most of the time.

    We do have wireless internet, and the mobile phone connection it good.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you come to us you most likely comes to the city Bodø. There will we pick you up.

    If you go on youtube and search for words like; Glomfjellet, Gildeskål, Saltstraumen, Svartisen you will find films from our area.

    This World famous toilet is located 3 minutes from the farm.

  • 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

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week







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