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  • Description


    Hi there!

    If you are above 23 years old, serious, self-motivated and easy going, we can offer a great stay and accsess to some of the most beutiful nature in Scandinavia. We have Caribbean blue sea, white sand beaches, peaky mountains and plenty of hiking opportunities in wild nature, very close to home. At winter there are great opportunities to se the Northern lights and at summer we enjoy light nights, and bonfires with a midnight sun view.

    Please read the whole profile/listing before contacting us. We only concider personal applications, following the '' how to apply" instructions below.

    Basically you will be welcome to take part in our beutiful life up here. As a part of our household we expect you to help out in any daily choirs that needs to be done. Sometimes thats the only help we need. Other times we might have bigger deepcleaning/rennowation, gardening projects etc. The deal is easy: you help us in getting more sparetime. Hence we will have more time to show you around and teach you about the culture and ways of life up here. We love food and you'll get home cooked meals and an opportunity to learn about cooking, baking, foraging etc.

    Experince from running your own household, living as an independent adult and keeping a job is a must. You also need to be able to comunicate in english. Experience from cleaning jobs, painting, renovation and/or from gardening is a pluss. We are not very handy ourselves so we always like hosting someone who has practical knowledge/skills.

    The help needed is little and easy, but no matter how small or meaningless a task might seem, we want it to be done with commitment, thorughness and care. Most of the time the main tasks will be to help us keep the house nice and clean. At summer there is some gardening to do. We expect you to be self motivated, see what needs to be done when, and offer to help out by your own initiative. We are also open to suggestions on how we can improve our two homes. Please let us know how you think you can contribute.

    Prefereably you can stay between 3 weeks and two months. The first two weeks will always be a trial period to see if we are a good match.

    You shouldn't smoke, do drugs or have unhealthy drinking habits. We do our best trying to understand, be tolerant and respectful to all cultures, personalities, identities and ideologies. So we expect the same from you.

    We are hoping you will feel at home, and that this should be a reson to respect our daily routines and ways of doing things.

    We are Maggie and Magne, a couple in our ealry fourties. We both work full time jobs, and we have two homes to take care of. One in Bodø town, and one on beutiful Landegode Island. Maggie comutes between the two. You will most likely be based at Landegode, but sometimes we might ask you to come and help out in town.

    Sometimes we have a lot of family and friends visiting. From time to time, we also rent out a few guestrooms (either in Bodø or at Landegode). Not for profit, but to help us pay the mortgages. So you should know that our homes sometimes can be a bit crowded, while othe times, you'll have lots of time to yourself.

    As we are quit busy, but like things to be nice and neat around us, we simply need help taking care of our homes and gardens, so that we can get some more sparetime. We really like hosting- and the cultural exchange we gain from it. In other words: You help us out, and we get time to hang out, teach you about Norway and show you the region. You will be treated like family.

    Magne is from Bergen. He is a geographer/social scientist who now works as an senior advisor for a consulting agency. Previous he has been a consultant at the state reindeer-herding management in Nordland County. He has a lot of knowledge about the Sami-culture, norwegian beauracracy and politics.

    Maggie is a Swedish citicent who grew up in Northern Norway. She is a social worker/historian/social anthropologist and a cook. Since 2011 she has been working with youths at an activity center for people coping with psyciatric illness. In 2020 she also got a part-time job at the local grocery store at Landegode island . Sometimes she helps the local community organisation (on the Island) to rent out a guesthouse and host events. She has diverse knowedge about anthropology, natur, foraging, cooking, food-persevation and baking.

    We have also been a second home to our twin God-daughters aged 22. They stay in an other town, but is still part of our family.

    All of us love traveling and Magne and Maggie have some solid experiences from studying, living, volunteering and working abroad in in different countries.

    1. Confirm that you have read our whole profile
    2. Let us know when -and for how long you like to stay with us
    3. Write a bit about yourself and tell us if you have any special needs
    4. Tell us about your relevant experience and how you can contribute in our everyday life.
    5. Describe why you think we are a good match
    6. Let us know why you would like to stay at Landegode island. And if you are okey with somtimes staying by yourself at the island home.

    If we accept your application, the first two weeks will be considered a trial period, to see if we are a good match.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et construction
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    You will always be welcome to join us for activities. Such as hiking, kayaking, outdoor cooking, camping, small road trips, foraging, fishing, or going to concerts or restaurants. There is no allowance.

    We can teach you about Norwegian (and Sami) culture, politics and nature. If you wish Magdalena can teach you about foraging, food conservation, cooking and baking.

    We love to cook quality food with inspiration from all corners of the world. When we have time, we like spending time in nature. Depending on the season we do cook outs, picnics, hiking, swiming, kayaking, fishing or small roadtrips. At winter we like watching moovies, going to the indoor pool/spa or going out to eat at nice restaurants. On the island we have an old but functional bike that you can use as much as you like.

    All in all you will get to experience a piece of our life on the arctic circle and learn a lot about Norway.

    Both of our homes are located within Bodø Municipality, slightly north of the arctic circle. Summer temperatures are normally between 10-25 degrees celcius and at winter it is normally between -5 and +5 celcius. It rarly drops below 10 degrees and Norwegian homesare really warm and cozy.

  • Aide


    The help needed is esay: mostly keeping our homes nice and neat, cleaning, doing dishes changing bedsheets, doing loundry genearal mainteinance and gardening. We might also ask you to help out with small renovation projects such as painting etc. Plese let us know if there is somthing you are good at, and would like to help us with.

    You will be helping maximum 5 hours pr day, 5 days a week (normally less). We'll try to sit down together once per week or day by day and make a list of what should be doen when.
    Most of the time your schedule can be quite flexible, as long as you get the requested tasks done. Somtimes we will be working together with you, but when possible we prefer that you do your tasks while we are at work.

    Some days there are no tasks, and other days there is more. Sometimes we might need your help in town. In general the help needed can vary. It depends on what needs to be done when, what our current projects are, and what we see you fit to do.

    You will be expected to initiate and participate in daily household chores. When there are few other chores, you will be expected to do most of the daily housekeeping, such as making sure that everything is clean and neat, doing dishes, clearing drive in of snow/mowe the lawn, watering plants etc.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Débutant
    Italien: Débutant

  • Hébergement


    You'll get a small but comfy room at Landegode island, pluss free meals.

    You will mainly stay at our Landegode home. Sometimes by yourself. Magne mostly stays in town, while Maggie mostly spends Thursday-Saturday/sunday on the island.

    Landegode is a beutiful island only 25 minutes north of Bodø. It is accsessed by passengerboats 1-4 times per day, depending on which weekday it is. There are only 38 inhabitants on the island, mostly fishermen and their families. Our house is located in the peacefull and pleasant main village. The house has normal modern comfore, such as hot water and electricity. There are 6 cosy retrostyle bedrooms in the attic. Downstairs there is a comfy livingroom, a fully functional kitchen and a small shared bathrom with a bath tub. There is also a small garden, and a small patio. From time to time, our homes can be quite busy with family friends or guests. We also like to invite people over for dinner.

    Wether we hav guests or not, you will always be having your own private room (either on the island or in town). We will provide all meals (normal dietary).You will also be able to use all the common areas, but should keep in mind that some of our guests somtimes might have first priority.

    There is WiFi at the house but not enough for gaming, serie binging or uploading/downloading big files. Your phone might have 4G, but only if you are using the Telnor network. If you need a computer during your stay you should bring your own laptop.

    At weekdays in town, we normaly get up at around 7 in the morning, grab ourselves something quick for breakfast and go to work. In the afternoons we have dinner together at around 5-6. Normally we go to bed between 10 o'clock and midnight. At the island, life is a bit more chilled. Magdalena only works 2.5 to 5 hours per day. Typically breakfast will be around 10 and dinner anytime between 6-8.30. Both places we expect the house to be quiet betwen 10 and 10. No parties and no guests unless this has been agreed on in advance. No drugs and only moderate drinking at our homes.

    If there is not much work to do on the island, you can once in a while ask to join Magdalena and stay in town for a few days.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    This is a stunning beutiful island close to Bodø. There are not any facilities such as cafés, bars etc, but heaps of stunning beutifull wild nature! You can go on excursions and discover crazy rock formations, narrow passages, caves, quiet valleys, marshes or white coral beaches.

    We keep two kayaks here. If you have some experience and/or prove to be good at it, we might lend you one. There is also an old bike to use when ever you feel like it. The road stretches only 9 km. So walking or paddeling might be a better option. This is the perfect place if you enjoy life at a slow pace, and if you like to explore wild untouched nature. It is just as beautiful as Lofoten, but yet to be discovered by tourists. A lot of the time you will not meet a single soul on your hikes.

    There are no dangerous animals, but the terrain can be a bit tricky if you are not used to it. The weather can also change quickly. Obviously we will help you plan your excursions and make sure you feel safe, befor sending you off alone.

    A medium-sized Norwegian town, just above the artic-circle. This is where the Norwegian railroad ends, and you can also easily get here by plane or by boat. The town is surrounded by georgues natur like clear blue sea, white coral-beaches and peaky mountains. It is a great base for hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing, fishing, climbing or other outdoor activities.

    There are also a few nice cafees, bars and restaurants in town as well as some small galleries and a few museums. Bodø is also the best gateway to the famous Lofoten Islands, beutiful Kjerringøy, and the worlds fastest tide-water male-stream Saltstraumen. Svartisen glacier is only a few hours drive away. If you enjoy spending time in nature, you will definetly enjoy Bodø!

    Our Bodø-neighbourhood is a typical small-town suburb-looking residential area in the outskirts of the so called central area of Bodø. You'll be only 10-30 minutes (walkable distance) away from anything the town has to offer:

    Airport: 15minute walk

    Maskinisten (start point for different hike-routes including the easy accsessable Keiservarden, mountain-top with a 360 degree view): 40 min walk

    Bodøsjøen (outdoor museeum, path along the shore and a popular spot for picnics): 40 min walk

    The National Aviation Museeum: 15 min walk

    Nordlandsbadet & Spectrum Velvære, (waterworld and spa): 15 min walk

    Bustop with connection to almost anywhere: 7 min walk

    Supermarkets: 10 min walk

    City Nord shopping area: 20 min walk

    Town center ( trainstation, ferry terminal, boat harbour, busstation, tourist information, library etc): 20 min walk

  • 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

    Please ask about this if you wish to combine your stay with digital work.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Parking space outside our town home. No possibility to get a car to the island.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 3-5 hours a day, 4-5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 837889799678

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