Become part of our hostel family here in beautiful Lofoten, Norway

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    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 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 family 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 (min. 4 weeks)
    - 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:
    - August, September, October, November (minimum 2 months)

    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 family :)
    Guri&Arne

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    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 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 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.

  • 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

    Help

    There will be a variety of tasks at our large property we would love your help with.

    We are going to build a veggie garden, a green house, maybe even a Sauna or an outhouse. In general our garden needs constant maintainance and if you have experience with gardening or building things, do let us know.

    We as well still renovate the house this year and if you are handy and maybe have some carpentry skills, that would be super helpful as well.

    We are trying to document our project with a camera and maybe you have done some similar video work before that could be helpful for us.

    We offer accommodation and food while you stay with us.
    When the Hostel business is up and running, we can as well offer jobs with payments. Please indicate if you want to apply for a regular position at our reception and we can let you know the positions available.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will share a room with a couple other people, men/women separated.
    The bathroom is shared by the crew, you will have a little gym space and an own loft room to hang and chill together.

    The food we cook is vegetarian or pescatarian. We don't eat or cook meat in the house. We cook our food together every evening if you are a good cook, do let us know ;)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are not open yet and still in the getting ready phase. The Corona situation is making our opening a bit more difficult and we are not sure at this stage when the opening will happen.
    When the travel ban is lifted, we are looking forward to hear from you again!

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours, 5 days a week

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