Share our happy lifestyle on a small idealistic hobby farm close to the Hardanger fjord, Norway



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    We need someone in august. Cooking, cleaning., helping with the horses.

    Welcome to our small farm in amazing surroundings - with BnB, garden
    and a few animals - two horses, two pigs, two rabbits, a cat, eleven chickens and bees.

    We who run this small and idealistic hobbyfarm is a married couple, Leif Kongestøl and Hulda Bohlin. Leif manages an instutution for health and care. He grew up on an island northwest of Bergen and took over his grandparents' farm in Ænes by the Hardanger fjord after living in Oslo and Bergen. Hulda is a Swedish painter and art tutor. For several years she had an art studio in Rosendal the nearest village, famous for the beautiful manor house The Barony Rosendal. Now she has her studio in the converted old barn at the farm.

    Gygratun is a meeting place close to animals and amazing nature. We wish the combination of creative and physical activities will give the visitors good experiences, positive energy and joy in life.

    Close to

    - Famous Trolltunga
    - Folgefonna National Park with a glacier
    - Many mountains and marked tracks
    - Barony Rosendal - 1665
    - Amazing Rosendal Alps
    - Bergen Airport - 2 hrs
    - Busstop 5 min. walk
    - Shore 5 min. walk

    The nature here is always fresh, wild and exiting - with a wonderland atmosphere.
    The wild woods are just some meters from the farm and there are several paths you can enjoy all year.
    The weather may changes often but in summer we also have long and sunny periods.

    The Ænes valley, just behind the farm, is a unique valley partially in the Folgefonn National Park with the glacier Folgefonna,
    high mountains, overwhelming views, waterfalls, rivers, beautiful woods and calm lakes.

    Gygrastolen, 1340 m.a.s.l., the spectacular mountain just beyond our farm, is an amazing hike with a great view of the fjords.
    It usually takes 7 hours upp and down.

    If you plan to do the Trolltunga hike (Trolls Tounge) be sure to have good equipment;
    windproof jacket, good clothes and hiking shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses.

    You can take the bus from Ænes to the parking at The Trolls Tounge with a change in Odda. You'll need the whole day for this hike.
    We'll can drive you to the glacier and some other nice places.

    You must be able to take responsiblity for the final cleaning of the guests rooms and guests laundry (mostly summerseason).

    To be accepted as a volunteer you must be:

    - tidy

    - able to understand and follow written instructions.

    - good in english.

    - practical and efficiant.

    - observant and considerate of the needs of the animals and the plants.

    - able to stay at least a month.

    - no smokers, no drugs

    - no vegans

    Citizens of EU should bring their current European Health Insurance Card.
    Citizens of other countries are responsible for their own arrangements.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can drive you to and from the Trolltunga (Trolls Tounge) parking and to the glacier.
    You will learn about animalcare, gardening, norwegian food and cultur.

  • Help


    In August we already have two helpers but we need one more who can exercise the horses. We also need help with cooking ( for the helpers and sometime us) and cleaning the kitchen. There will also be gardening or other farm- and housework. It's only helpers who has horseback riding skills and also can cook who may come.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Norwegian, Swedish, some Spanish

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own nice room in the mainhouse.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Here you can easily visit

    - Famous Trolltunga
    - Folgefonna National Park with a glacier
    - Many mountains and marked tracks
    - Barony Rosendal - 1665
    - Amazing Rosendal Alps
    - Bergen Airport - 2 hrs
    - Busstop 5 min. walk
    - Shore 5 min. walk

    If you wish you can do

    - Fishing
    - Kayakking
    - Horseback riding but only if you are good at it and are less than 60 kg.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    around 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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