We are a small, social, lively, active, hard working family in a villa, little hobby farm in central Norway. 45 minutes from Oslo
Right now, because of the Corona virus, we can only have limited of visiters, that allready are in Norway. You must be healthy without any sympthoms, and like to be a lot outdore doing gardening and painting :)
I`m Linda a young Norwegian busy bee girl born in 74 with a lifetime experience and big love of horses and countryside living. I work in a small company and store/webshop selling horse Equipment. My babygirl Olavia (born november 2016) is the princess of the house. We love to have people in our big house and are sosial with all our guests! The house has a guest part with three bedrooms thats used for long term rent (and sometimes bnb and workaway). At the farm its 2 sportsponyes Samara and her daughter Sarossa, Mia and Siri the cats and some Harley Davidson motorbikes. We always have som main projects and is in a prosess with organising every place on the farm.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Live Norwegian small society countryside neighborhood life
Stay in a wooden house from 1910
Relaxing time in a hammock in our beautifull garden
Being around and learning about horse and get closeup contact with this animal
Be close to one of Norways biggest horse arenas Drammen ridesenter
Be close to a lot of facilities for summer and winter activities and city tours
Stay in central east Norway
We need handy help for house painting innside and outside, organising tools etc, general maintains, carpentry work, wood work, gardening, house cleaning, animal care, good ideas, sosial activities, a little bit of babysitting, etc..... :)
Late August / September we need help to maintain and pick (and eat..) fruit from our 100 organic plum trees!
Good basic english is important (we talk English/norwegian at home).
We need visitors that has experience in practical tasks, are physically strong, energetic, active, is sosial, love children, animals and nature!
Horse lovers and experienced riders are specialy welcome! Our horses is a part of our Family.
Sosial cultural exchange and sharing experiences is a big part of our hosting.
If you contact us, please briefly (please make it short) tell us about:
Why you want to come, when from and how long you want to stay. What practical experience you have , If you have experience with horses (what Level), children and workaway.
Unfortunately we can not take guests with dogs.
I do not give riding lessons for new riders. I can teach good horsemanship, how to understand horses, behavior, sensitivity, contact and care. Riding is just for experienced riders max 60kg. We have one 50% arabic horse born in 1999 that need a bit extra care and love. She gladly join in on slow trips when she wants. For those who like to jog, she is a good and realy cool exercise buddy. Olavia is also riding her. We also have her daughter, a sensitive mare with a big warm heart, beautiful inside and outside hobby horse. Our horses are not in superfit or in competitions (need help to exercise them more). But they are very social and friendly, they always talk to us when we walk out the door. Linda got the old ones mam in 1985 (the grandma).
We eat normal healthy food (are not vegetarian), but can find it interesting if there are guests who love to cook vegan. We share on cooking. We are not big spenders, try to care for the invironment, like second hand stuff and use what we have.
Travelers that need short stays (from one night) are also welcome.
Even when we are fully booked we always have space in the garden for volunteers with a caravan or tent!
Privat cozy room in our wooden house (basic, not fancy, shared when couple acount) with bathroom shared with other guets. Or tent or hammock in our beautiful garden :)
Lier is known as the Norwegian apple and horse valley, and are famous for farms that is making fruits and vegetables. Its a beautiful green countryside oasis central in Norway only 45 minute (car) from downtown Oslo (Train/bus 1,5 hour), and 25 minutes (car) from Drammen city (bus 40 minutes).
Walking trails in Norwegian woods
Horsebackriding (our ponies is only for experienced riders max 60 kg), riding school 5-15 minutes from the house, and big horse arenas in the neighborhood.
Professional golf arenas 10 minutes from the house
Nice roads for cycling and exercising
Good arenas for cross country skiing in wintertime
Fishing, chilling, city shopping
Swimming in the fjords (Drammensfjorden or Holsfjorden/Tyrifjorden) or in small lakes in the woods
Buss to Drammen, Lierbyen and Sylling evenly, right next to the hous (connection to trains for the hole country)
Possible to rent Harley Davidsons (for experienced biker)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Good internet connectio (wireless and/or cabel). Possible to get space in my 40 square meter home office, or in the living room. Quiet surroundings, good concentration
Possible to get electrisity
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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