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Hi there! Thanks for being interested in our project!
We are two friends with the dream of creating a place where outdoor-minded travelers can come together and experience island life above the Artic Circle in northern Norway. We bought an old elderly home from the 50's beginning of 2019 and have the ambition to create Norway's coolest Hostel and for that, we need your help!
Guri is 28 years old from the Westcoast in Norway and Arne 34, half German/Finnish. We both travelled a lot around the world, and love creating new connections. We spend most of our times outdoors, if that is surfing, climbing, hiking, kayaking...you name it. The hostel is our dream project and all our hard earned money is going into this.
If you want to be part of the hostel crew and at the same time adventure around Lofoten, maybe we will soon see you up here north of the arctic circle!
To make our life a little bit easier, please write us about yourself:
- How long would you want to join us? We enjoy having people around for longer, so they become a local and bond with the island (1-3 months), however shorter stays for specific projects are possible as well.
- What draws you to our project and what would you be excited to help us with?
- What is it that really makes you happy? (so we get to know you a bit)
- Have you worked as volunteer before? What are your expectations?
Currently we are looking for helpers in the following months:
- September, October (gardening, painting, building)
- November maybe
- From Februaryto April for the winter season
If you love life, the outdoors, are enthusiastic about hostel life and getting your hands dirty, please write us. We look for positive people that are energetic, smiling and excited to whatever comes our ways.
We are looking forward hearing from you and welcome you to the islands.
Stay safe out there and spread some positive vibes :)
P.S.: we love spontanous visits and if you are close by and ready to help, chances are high that we can use your help :)
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
If you haven’t been in Lofoten yet, it’s this magical place above the arctic circle, in Northern Norway. The nature here is amazing and perfect for hiking, surfing, skiing, climbing, kayaking and much more. Further, the people are friendly and easy to get along with.
The longer you stay, the more of a local islander you become. It's not uncommon that people get stuck and never leave the islands. :)
The fun you have will depend on how you integrate to island life. The more open you are to make new friends, the more fun you will have :) There are some amazing people around us but it's up to you get out there and join our cool community of islanders :)
The hostel is located in the middle of Lofoten, just next to E10, the only street that goes through whole Lofoten. There are several buses passing every day. So, within the same day, you can get so many activities in and we of course want you to get the most out of this cool experience and besides the help, there will be heaps of time for you to adventure around the islands.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
There will be a variety of tasks at our large house and property we would love your help with.
As it's a big house with many people from all around the world coming and going, we really need help with making the place cosy and clean :) If you are a person that has a smile on when doing housekeeping and enjoys the feeling to make a place ready for others to enjoy it, let us know :)
If you are great in making breakfast and love food in general, that's amazing as well!
Our garden needs constant maintenance and if you have experience with gardening or building small things outside, that be super cool. It's an old house and things needs to be fixed all the time :) So if you are handy and maybe have some carpentry skills, that would be super helpful.
If you have some videography skills, that be a cool project to get into as well.
We offer accommodation and food while you stay with us.
When the Hostel is up and running, we can as well offer jobs with payments. Please indicate if you want to apply for a regular position.
You will get your own dorm room. At times you need to share a room with one more person if the house gets full for a while. (men/women separated)
The food we cook is vegetarian or pescatarian. We don't eat or cook meat in the hostel.
At this stage you will cook your own food together with the others. We will make sure that the food pantry is always full ;)
The Corona situation is making our operations a bit more difficult and we are not sure at this stage how the next months will be. We currently only allow workaways from Scandinavia. For the winter season, we can as well host people from other countries.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours, 5 days a week or 3 days 8h, 4 days off
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