Be a part of an eco-art retreat center near Bunnefjorden in the inner Oslo Fjord, Norway

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: No minimum

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome to our Eco-Art Retreat centre, a gorgeous piece of land (4000 m2) on the lush and green Nesodden peninsula in the inner Oslo Fjord. Our sacred land is placed near Bunnefjorden, the body of water connecting the peninsula to the mainland. A steep foot trail leads directly down to the fjord where we have anchored our sailboat.

    My name is Stine. I'm a mom for Abbe (7), and Bror (6). I am also an artist, deep ecologist, yoga teacher, and a sociologist. I work as a serial entrepreneur; the founder of the eco - art Retreat centre and the co-founder of one of the leading eco-centric cultural events in Oslo, Motstrøms Deep Ecology Festival.

    We are in the very early stages of building a small-scale eco-art community, with opportunities for self-sufficiency in energy, water, and food. The place aims to inspire and promote deep ecological awareness through a living example of art, culture, and sustainable practices.

    Ann Elise, Vidar and their little son Forest (5) are living here in their tiny house. Julia is also living here together with us. From September, Charlotte is also joining us. All of us lives to reconnect with the more than human world. This is also the home for two cats and tree chickens, waiting for more chicken and a roaster to join us soon.

    At this early hour, we particularly invite one or two persons with carpenter skills, to help with some of the foundational work. Gardening skills are also welcome.

    At this earliest stage, we need help with these concrete chores:

    - build a wooden platform. The platform will be a stage for a small amphitheater set right into the hillside.
    - build an outdoor kitchen
    - build an outdoor bathroom
    -build a lounge
    -creating a roof for the chicken garden
    -Building a greenhouse with recycled windows
    -Change the roof and rebuild an old cabin with recycling materials.
    -Build compost toilets
    -Scraping and painting windows
    -Repair the fence
    -Put up a fence
    -Chopping and store wood for the winter
    -Building wood shelves
    -Cooking food
    -Gardening work
    -Decorate the area with Land-art
    -Decorate an outdoor fireplace with mosaics.

    In addition, we have begun looking into how to arrive inside the place's particular vegetation with care and skill, so as to transform what needs to be transformed and leave alone what needs to be left alone. Some patches have stands of mature trees, including oak, ash, pine, and spruce. There are a few fruit trees. There is a lawn. We endeavor the place to grow not only into a family home, but a crossroads for regenerative culture, rewinding and and retreats.

    If you are interested in co-creating in this emerging eco-art project, please take contact.

    We will be delighted to spend time together and to get to know you.

    Warmly,
    On the behalf of the friends here,

    Stine Rosén

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you love to be close to nature, this is for you. There are opportunities for sailing, hiking, kayaking, swimming, and fishing in the area. Oslo is a ferry ride away.

    If you are interested in co-creating in an emerging eco-art project, please take contact. Our family is multilingual, having our roots, in part, in Norway, Germany, Estonia and Sweden.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    At this early hour, we particularly invite one or two persons with carpenter skills, to help with some of the foundational work. Gardening skills are also welcome, though not quite as pressing. If you are interested in co-creating this emerging eco-art project, please take contact.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We'd love to learn your language!

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    At this early stage, guests can live in our 27-foot sailboat, which is a few minutes downhill from the property. Alternatively, guests can live directly on the property in a large and very cozy teepee.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are looking for mature and easy-going individuals who are resourceful, independent, love children and the more-than-human.

  • 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

    There are no facilities for digital-nomads on the land, not yet. A public library is 15 minutes away by car.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is space for a motorhome and/or a campervan.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Pets are welcome.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 895175377283

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