Discover transformational Arctic nature and pitch in at my tiny, regenerative homestead in Kvænangen, Northern Norway

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  • Activité récente: 24 mai 2023



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  • Description


    I'm Louise, originally Danish, but moved to Northern Norway in 2014, and settled on an old tiny homestead in 2020. I live alone with my pets.

    The assistance and cultural exchange of workaway'ers has a positive impact on my everyday life in these otherwise remote, but spectacular natural surroundings.

    I'm living very remotely by the Kvænangsfjord in Coastal Northern Norway, bordering the wilderness of a Kvænangen Valley, and the immense Finnmark Plateau. My tiny homestead has a very small field of 2000 m2., which I'm planning to slowly transform into a regenerative food garden, mostly built up as a perennial food forrest. These years I'm in the slow process of building Hügel beds.
    I don't have production animals, but the household includes an old pet dog and two cats.

    I have a background in the health professions, but now work hybrid as a freelance experience design consultant, and assistant professor at the Arctic University of Norway. I teach nature-based tourism, innovation and experience production.

    The property is made up of an old WW2 restoration house, in which I have a private quarter on the ground floor. The upper floor contains three small guest rooms, which I occasionally rent out, or use to host workaway'ers.
    The shared facilities are both bathroom, kitchen and livingroom on the ground floor.
    I have a little, primitive guest cabin nearby, which I also rent out occasionally.

    The property additionally comprises a tiny boathouse by the beach, and an old barn in the garden, which I'm using for storage and different activities.

    Beach, forrest and mountain are all directly accessible from the front door without even having to leave the property. I have several bonfire campsites around the close vicinity of the established building structures, but also have single trails leading to different scenic spots in the wild...

    Though I can't offer wifi, mobile net accessibility is surprisingly good, but you'll have to use your own connection.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Here, you'll enevitably be enriched on ALL THINGS ARCTIC NATURE.
    First and foremost, you'll get a chance to stay in a place with no noise and no light pollution, where the arctic nature is all around you...

    Wilderness is really accessible just a couple of steps away: Pine forrests, deciduous birch and aspen forrests, mountains, rivers and fiords... The house is very remotely situated in a "corner" of the finest arctic coastal nature, at the bottom of a fiord, near the protected national parks of Kvænangen and Reisadalen.
    It's perfect for contemplation, adventure and exploration tourism, nature based experiences.

    Bathing or fishing in the fiord is 1 minute away from the doorstep, as is a hiking or skiing trip in the mountain in the backyard, which will eventually lead you to the continental climate Finnmark vidda.

    NB: Bring your own equipment for leisure time (eg. skis, snowshoes, hiking gear, tent, fishing rod etc).
    I lend out bicycles, tents and other touring equipment., if you help maintaining them.

    I'll be happy to help you prepare for the creation of your own personal, unforgettable nature experiences.

  • Aide


    I host workaway'ers because I occasionally need help with the work that requires more than one person.

    My needs for help are mostly firewood, as my stove is my primary source of heat.
    Sometimes I welcome pet-sitting, as I need to leave for a couple of days (or even weeks) at a time.

    Work tasks are very seasonally defined...
    In summer, plants, fences and garden work is relevant. Gathering sea weed from the beach is a perpetual task, for soil improvement in the field...picking berries or grassmowing when that's in season...

    In winter, snow mowing and wood work are the main chores I need help with. Or the odd painting job inside...

    All year you're expected to participate in the cleaning of our shared spaces, and to maintain your own guest room, especially cleaning after yourself so that I can host new (workaway) guests in the room after your use and departure.

    I'm on a very limited budget and on a special diet myself.
    Therefore, I can't include meals, so I ask a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 hours' volunteering pr. day in exchange for the room (which I otherwise rent out to supplement my very limited income).
    I'm flexible on the work schedule, so you can choose to put in more hours on certain days in order to have whole day(s) free time afterwards...Weekends are free of work after 15 hours volunteering during the week.

    I'm sorry, but unfortunately I can't host workaway'ers with reduced mobility, since the property is not adapted, and guest rooms are located on the loft, above a steep staircase.

  • Langues parlées

    Danish: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Norwegian: Courant
    Français: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement


    Interior is held more or less in simple, traditional 1950-standard.
    Shared kitchen ammenities: Refrigerator, freezer, oven/stove, toaster, water cooker.
    Waste recycling system and compost system.
    Nearest conveinience store is 18 km from the property (!), and with no public transportation, you have to plan shopping. I can make weekly shopping tours for your conveinience, if needed. I do not lend out car for solo trips (insurance issue).

    NO TV ---- NO INTERNET.... but an assorted selection of books, and loads of arctic nature.
    *No smoking inside buildings.

    *Two CATS and a DOG access most of property (except guest rooms, unless you invite the cats). Special curfew rules apply for pets in winter season, due to wild life predators roaming the property (lynx, fox and sea eagles).

    In WINTER season from october to may you must bring very warm winter clothes, and expect plenty of snow, thus reduced accesibility in mountains without skis or snowshoes. Normal temperature in winter is around zero to minus 15 degrees celcius, but bear in mind it's coastal climate, which can result in cold winds.

    in SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN, temperatures are more like subcontinental climate, and last year we had several weeks in juli with temperatures between 25 and 32 degrees celcius, but the more normal temperatures range from 8-20 degrees in summer, from may to october. It feels warmer due to dry air. Bring clothes for quick weather shifts at all times, since the arctic can offer extreme changes within a short time spand.
    ... Bring mosquito repellant in summer, if you're prone to be their primary food source...

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    PLEASE NOTE: OCCATIONALLY VERY EXTENDED response rate may occur due to not being online on a regular basis.
    Nearest airports are Sørkjosen, Alta and Tromsø.
    Nearest public transportation stop for bus #150 between Alta and Tromsø is 18 km. from my house (pick up available upon agreement)

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    I can host digital nomads, but can offer no digital solutions. I have no wifi, but you can buy sim cards in Norway for web access.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    I can host workawayers arriving in your own campervans, one at a time and only for a limited duration. Camper van will have it's on designated space in a pocket by the driveway, near the guest cabin.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    I can host well trained, non-aggressive pets upon prior agreement (since I have pets myself). Due to wildlife and neighbours, I do not accept unleashed, escapist pets with hunting and roaming instincts ;-)

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Appr. 2-3 hours' work per day's stay (15 hours a week)

N° de référence hôte : 387989152962

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