Update: Due to the Corona virus situation, we will be careful when hosting
We're a family of 3, but acrually at the moment we are a family of 5... living on a small organic farm in Norway. We have a lot of projects going on here (restoring the house, building up an organic garden, tending to our chickens and cats, etc.), and would love some help this summer - or any time, really! We offer a free place to stay and 3 meals a day if you're willing to help out with the daily workload and chores around here, in addition to the various projects that come up.
Our main projects this summer will be building an apartment as an addition to the house and planning the garden plus seeding, planting and maintaining the garden. We need people that can use a saw, hammer and nails and also are handy in other building skills.
To be in our family can lead to everything, from normal house chores when you live in a family to things that suddenly pop up.
By the way, it's not too early to contact us regarding next year :)
We had some experience now, telling us that workawayers from outside the Schengen area need to have a working holiday visa in order to be permitted to do workaway in Norway. To work with children and other care professions you need a certificate of criminal record, and you still have to take this document to the Norwegian police to see if they can fix a Norwegian one for you.
And last, but not least: When we have agreed to you coming here, it's a good idea to send us a copy of your working holiday visa. We are required to check it...
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
We can teach you about Norway, our history, language, and culture. We can teach you about growing organic food in Norway, as well as living a frugal life in one of the world's most expensive countries.
Caring for animals
Tidying up the place, inside and outside; making routines that will be easy to follow
Norwegian, English, limited Spanish, limited French, limited German
We can offer a bedroom in the house, as well as tents or sleeping arrangements in the barn, depending on how many visitors we get. We will provide bedding, tents, and anything else needed for your accommodations.
We will provide three free meals every day - however, we may occasionally ask you to help out with cooking. We will provide the necessary groceries, unless there's something specific you wish to buy for yourself.
You will also have access to fridge/freezer 24/7, in case you wish to store your own food or cook for yourself outside of the communal meals.
We live only a short distance from Oslo, the capital of Norway. There, you can find a lot of bars, restaurants, shopping, and various tourist attractions. There aren't a lot of buses here, but we're willing to help with driving, or let you borrow bicycles. If you prove yourself trustworthy and a decent driver, there's also a possibility that we may let you borrow a car.
There will also be many opportunities to go for trips in the beautiful area we live in :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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