Help with our sustainability dream project on an island in Lofoten, Norway



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    We are glad you found our fantastic project! Our project is on an island in the heart of Lofoten and Vesterålen. This island is probably one of the most beautiful islands in the world surrounded by the highest peaks in Lofoten and an incredible archipelago. The island is a pretty small island but very diverse. It has a couple of small mountains and 4 sandy beaches and is very close to the famous Trollfjord. There has been an trademanspost at this island from the 1800s till the 1980s. Farming has also been an important part of island life here. We are three friends building this island project; Eivind Drivflaadt, Asbjørn Eggebø Næss and Sebastian Wahl. We are between 31 and 45 years old and each have an exciting story to tell. Our background is as filmmakers, chocolatiers, carpenters, eco farmers, pro skiers, founder of healthy fast food and adventure tourism.

    It will be mainly Eivind that will be hosting you. Sebastian will be here now and then and Asbjørn more rarely.

    We have now got a hold of this beautiful island and are bringing it alive again!

    This island was left and has been falling down since the early 80s. It is an unique coastal cultural heritage that we now are breathing life back into. We are building a destination centered around nature, food and farming, art and philosophy. This destination will be a like a nature school and act as a vehicle to actualize the UN sustainability goals.

    We are building this project mainly with materials that we can source on the island and reuse and recycle of old materials. Our goal is to develop this with a positive carbon footprint.

    The island will hopefully become a leading star within travel and sustainability in Norway, and a template of sustainable development for others to follow.

    If you are a naturelover you will want to stay here. This place is amazing for skiing, hiking, boating, fishing, contemplation, climbing, and anything else you want to do in this hidden world class gem. You are welcome to our personal and ambitious project.

    We also have a beautiful 45 feet old wooden boat that always needs a lot of love, so we are specially looking for people who knows woodwork/carpentry and/or mechanical skills.

    This summer we will have 5 to 10 volunteer spots available. This will hopefully make it a great fun, social and educational environment to be a part of.

    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 (1-3 months), however shorter stays for specific renovation projects are possible as well.
    - 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?

    We are looking forward hearing from you and welcome you to this paradise island.

    Lofotregards Asbjørn, Eivind and Sebastian

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    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

    The project will be a place to come if you want to experience the most beautiful nature and participate in a very exciting project that will be meaningful, educational and an adventure. The project is a paradise for outdoor activities and we have a hottub by the sea, small boats to go fishing in and a kayak available for you. We aim high with this project so it is a benefit if you are ambitious in any field. If you come here you will learn a lot, challenge yourself and collaborate with great people and make some lasting friendships.

    We are making a documentary of this project that will be distributed internationally.

  • Aide


    5 primary tasks

    1- Woodwork skills for rebuilding the old house, new buildings and fixing our fantastic 45 foot wooden boat.

    2- Sustainable forestry, this includes the removal of introduced species of tree.
    Preparation of forest floor.
    Preparation for sawmill.

    3- Demolition and restoration of the old building.
    Recycling materials and collecting out to site.

    Planning and construction of the organic regenerative agriculture.
    Construction of the frost proof sunken greenhouses.
    Fencing of the garden area.

    Cooking mostly vegetarian and vegan food from scratch
    Sea weed harvesting, wild foraging and preserving food.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Norwegian: Courant

  • Hébergement


    There are two options.
    1-We have large heated lavvu tent available, where volunteers can sleep, glamping/hostel style.
    2-Bunk bed hostel style accommodation will be available at the main building.
    or if you want privacy feel free to bring your own tent.

    Bedding and towels will be available for use.

    The food is made by the islanders. If the volunteers want fish they can catch it and cook the fish over the fire outside.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    There are fantastic hikes here. Lots of fish in the sea and in lakes. Fantastic oppurtunities for skiing, surfing and kiting/windsurfing. Lots of trails to downhill bike etc.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

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  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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