Hello travelers, I hope you're all good!
We are looking for five colorful people who want to live and work on a tiny Island for three weeks in april!
There is a lot of wood and carpenter work that needs to be done, and I have no idea how to do it - yaiks! So if you are handy, pleeeeease write:-) We'll eat, laugh and talk in the big, old, white wooden house.
(Thank you for all the wonderful messages! I'm so sorry that I'm so slow getting back to everyone)
The tiny Island is a special place with a lot of history – it's been in the family for decades but nobody is living her permanently at the moment. Every spring and summer our family get together to breath life into the old buildings and gardens – by painting, building, weeding, planting, playing, eating.
You never know how the weather is going to be like in april, it might be sunny and wonderful or stormy and grey. Hopefully there are some green leaves peeking down at us from the trees - if not the island looks rather naked. But! The best thing about april is that there are lambs jumping around, exploring life:')
I'll be your host. My name is Anine, I'm 27 years old and I can't wait to meet you, feed you and make you feel welcome! I'm travelling as a workawayer myself actually, and I can't imagen a better way to meet the locals, learn about different cultures – and collect some valuable skills on the way.
I'm studying to become a gardener, and when I'm not a school I'm working at different farms in Norway. I want to learn more about permaculture and sustainable living, how to grow vegetables, so that one day I can live a self sufficient lifestyle. I've just dipped my toe in the huge permaculture-pool, so If you too are interested in those things, I would love to learn from you. We have two big gardens to experiment in.
(Here is a link to my workawayprofile if you feel like stalking:
A tiny Island with a big history:
Our great grandfather bought Flåvær in back 1938. In the glory days there were a lot of families making a living on the Island. My grandmother, who grew up here, has written a book about those colorful days. It's written in Norwegian, but if you are interested we can tell you a story or two.
Today you can visit the old post office, the old store and the tiny school. Everything is kept the way it was, so it's like traveling back in time, to the 40s. In the attic we've kept some of the clothes, shoes, hats and purses. It looks like a movie set, so for the last 15 years my brothers, my cousins, my friends and I have made movies during our summers here. We've been working on the last movie for five years, and we might have to do some reatakes this april. But don't you worry! We are not gonna force you to put on a dress and act.
On your free time:
The Island is very small, but you can still take some walks - see the sunset from a hill, think about life and watch the seagulls flying in the air, maybe bring a pole and catch some dinner! If it's raining; we have four livingrooms, so there is always a soft, comfortable chair to read a book or watch a movie.
The outdoor hot tub with saltwater is always a winner. It's a good place to seek coverage if you've tried to swim in our fresh, Norwegian ocean. What else to do on a tiny Island.. When we were kids we used to play a game called "the ultimate challenge" where we strapped my little brother to a pole, sat down and watched him escape. It could take an hour. In other words – the options are limited. But we fish, feed the sheep, eat together, play music and watch movies at night. Happy, simple life.
On your days off I'm happy to take you to the mainland and the small city of Fosnavåg. Here you'll find shops, cafes and the local cinema. If you are interested in wildlife and hiking there are some breathtaking mountains around, one of them is our famous bird-mountain "Runde." From Fosnavåg you could also catch busses to the beautiful city of Ålesund.
How to get here:
Belive it or not – there is an airport 40 minutes from the Island, with tiny planes flying in. But tickets can be expensive. The cheapest way to get her if you are flying to Oslo, might be to take a buss from the capital – all the way to Sunnmøre. Its about 7 hours, but kind of cozy. We will pick you up at the buss-stop.
(I'll give you all the details, so you won't get lost)
What else.. We don't have wifi but you can use your 4G, or we'll figure something out using my phone as a hotspot. (If you need to check someting, or tell your mum that you are not kidnapped by some weird island people)
There will be a lot of food. We have two kitchens, and we'll cook together at night!
Are you vegan? No problem.
Vegetarian? No problem.
Meet-eater? No problem.
Fish-eater? You will love it here.
Aide avec des éco-projets
Bricolage et projets de construction
You will learn about the Norwegian coast culture – and how the ocean plays the lead-role. Learn how to use a boat, how to catch fish and crabs. In the big, red boat house you can see the old equipment, old boats and fishing nets. We will tell you about the local history, and take you to the old lighthouse if you want:-)
Help with building
Help with painting - there is always a lot of paiting to be done!
Help with cleaning - We have to clean the outside of the house before we can paint it!
Help with wood-work
The house is huge with lots of colorful bedrooms, all with different names; the Colour-room, the Ella-room, the Apartment, the Jesus-room, the Wall and the Green screen room.
If we are many people working, you'll share your room with another Workawayer. If not – everything is possible. You can even sleep one night in each room if your adventurous. (And not afraid of ghosts)
We have a grandmother that is obsessed with everyone being warm and comfortable, so whatever happens you'll have plenty of blankets and home-knitted-socks on you.
For me it's a dream come true, being able to host people and give something back after being hostet by wonderful people on wonderful places all around the world.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Plus de 2
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week