Become part of our Hostel family, here in beautiful Lofoten!




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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    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 the plan is to be open by February 2020. We 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, 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 FURU family and at the same time adventure around Lofoten maybe we will soon see you up here north of the arctic circle!


    We experience a lot of messages from you, which is amazing. Unfortunately we won't be able to answer all your messages (hence the poor response rate). This is not because we don't want to write you back but just because it would take too much time away from our actual work. I hope you understand ;)

    If you want to help make our life a little bit easier, please write more than a standardized text and indicate the following in your message:

    In what period can you come stay with us. Are you looking for short-term or long-term?
    Why Lofoten and why interested in our project?
    Please write in a short paragraph what makes you you. What is it that really makes you happy?

    Special skills or backgrounds. Especially interesting for us are the following:
    - general carpentry / woodwork
    - gardening / landscape architecture
    - marketing / photo & videography / photo editing
    - kitchen / cooking
    - reception / hotel or hostel operations
    - guiding licenses (surf, kayak, ski touring etc.)


    For September and October, we are looking for help renovating and gardening, as well as some Marketing and admin support. We won't have much to do in November but if you are around, please let us know and we might have something for you. December will be closed but from mid January we are back for getting the Hostel ready for the opening in February. February to April is the winter season and we are open to talk about short (min. 2 weeks) and long term stays (3month). We can't plan further than the winter season, and if you already are looking for Summer 2020 work, please come back to us in the beginning of next year ;)

    If you love life, the outdoors, are enthusiastic about learning new skills and getting your hands dirty (and be creative), 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 FURU family :)

    P.S.: you can follow our progress on FURUhostel.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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 hostel is located in the middle of Lofoten, just next to E10, the only highway 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 work, there will be heaps of time for you to adventure around the islands.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    The building is in a great condition but needs lots of love when it comes to the general cosmetics of the place. We are doing most of the work ourselves and the renovations are slowly coming to an end.

    We have a big plot of land and the exterior work will be ongoing and gardening is a constant fun challenge.

    The decoration and artsy phase in the house will come next and we will need support in the next weeks.

    We as well need help with our marketing efforts and if you have skills with photo- or videography that would be great. This is as well an on-going project.

    For the time when we will be open, we will need support at the reception, cleaning, cooking and general hosting.

    During the renovation period we offer accommodation and food. As soon as we will open our Hostel business, we can discuss payments after we generated enough income. This will happen case by case and depends on skills and length of stay. If you plan to make Lofoten your home, we are both happy to support you to make that dream happen.

  • Accommodation


    Good standard rooms with shared bathrooms and a big industrial kitchen for us to cook together.

    Currently everyone has a private dorm or double room. This will continue when we are open. However if the Hostel is fully booked we hope you understand that we will only have one room for women and one for men and you might have to share a room for a certain time.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 961146477938