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Join us on our permaculture homestead near Oslo, Norway

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  • Last activity: 22 May 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    Our family moved to a small farm in Nesodden, a beautiful peninsula near Oslo, in June 2023. At the moment we are two ambitious adults caring for one persevering toddler, a looney dog, three pretty-much-self-sufficient goats, 9 egg-laying hens, three skeptical peacocks, and two at-odds roosters.

    *We are currently (spring and summer 2024) prioritizing Workawayers who have relevant experience, be it in gardening, permaculture, regenerative and/or biodynamic agriculture, carpentry, fencing, animal care or any skills that can help us improve the barn and henhouse, as well as prepare the land for the appropriate season. For people without relevant experience, we require stays of three weeks or more. Since we all share the same living space, we are prioritizing solo travelers.

    Our vegetable garden and greenhouse produce a variety of delicious fruits and veggies, and the surrounding oak tree forest provide for a truly unique and unforgettable experience. We are looking for help from people with previous experience in all aspects of our daily chores. In exchange, we offer a comfortable stay in the main house, three meals a day, and access to all the lush nature around it.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    While we are learning as we go, and we'd rather host people who have previous experience running a farm/gardening/growing their own produce, we can offer travelers a glimpse into the ins and outs of life on a farm, from taking care of the chickens, peacocks, goats and dog, to planting or harvesting herbs, vegetables and fruits from the garden, to cooking and composting.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We would like you to partake in the daily tasks involved in running our very first farm (the vegetable garden, the goats, the chickens, the rooster and the peacocks, and the land and house in general). This place has been run as a permaculture farm and we'd like to continue that mission. Whatever the land gives us will be consumed by us (we offer accommodation and three meals daily. Breakfast and lunch are usually self-serve). Neither our produce nor the animals are for profit. We are mainly looking for people who are interested in permaculture, sustainability, animal welfare and collaboration so that we can work and learn together on this journey of running our first farm. We will sometimes work together, but ideally you’ll be happy working on your own. Most of our social windows are limited to meal times (especially dinner), which we truly enjoy.

    We will give preference to individuals with relevant experience because in some cases, we don't know what we're doing :-o Please state your skillset in your intro message :)

    Our most immediate needs as of May 2024 are:

    - Weeding
    - Raking
    - Planting
    - Helping us develop a more efficient compost system
    - Cleaning the hen houses and the barn

    Regular tasks:

    In the garden
    Spring: Planting seeds and plants, weeding
    Summer: Weeding, watering and harvesting
    Autumn: Weeding and preparing hügel beds for next season. Harvesting, raking leaf and collecting materials for mulch, compost and lasagna beds, making new raised beds. Collecting animal manure and placing it in the veggie garden.
    All seasons: maintenance of the cultivated areas – weeding and mulching, cutting and raking grass, watering when necessary.

    For the animals
    Picking eggs from both hen houses daily
    Clean the hen nooks if needed
    Make sure all animals have enough to eat and fresh water
    Tucking in the winged gang every night and letting them out in the morning

    For all stays, we would like to have a 1 week trial, then extend if both parts are happy. So far, we haven't had stays shorter than two weeks :)

    It is ideal for us that you can participate in preparing meals/help cleaning the kitchen daily.

    What you can expect workawaying on our farm:

    - 5 hours of help per day, 5 days a week.
    - We start and end the day together at 8am.
    - 3 meals per day - Breakfast, lunch and dinner (if you know you need more than this you provide it yourself).
    - Everybody is helping with the daily chores (setting the table, helping with the food, cleaning of the table and making the dishes after eating, emptying the dishwasher, help keeping the place clean and tidy). This is a part of daily community life and it is not counted towards the 5 hours of help per day.
    - Cooking might be one of the tasks for the day.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Norwegian bokmål: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Italian: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room with private or shared bathroom inside the home, depending on the number of guests.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Travelers can explore the beautiful Nesodden peninsula, which has pristine beaches and endless hiking trails. We live very close to "Nesoddparken," a cultural centre with many artistic activities all round the year, including a café every Sunday. The surroundings all over Nesodden are beautiful, close to the sea with many different types of beaches. The closest bus stop is a two-minute walk from our home, which takes you straight to the ferry that goes to Oslo. It takes about 45 minutes to reach the center of Oslo, where you can immerse yourself in Norwegian culture.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have the fastest wifi connection available in the area, and our home is the perfect place to find focus and inspiration when honing in on a project :)

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have parking space on site but no garage (no roof).

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 875929276257

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