We are a couple (age 59 and 65) living in a farm. My husband works in Oslo within management and I am looking for a job at the moment. We have higher education and urban background. We have two children who live and work in Oslo. We are international and speak english, french, norwegian as well as turkish and german.
We will have cozy dinners (resturant quality according to our last workawayers) and coffee breaks together with freshly baked cakes in order to secure the socialization, team spirit, have fun and cultural exchange. For the other meals, we will keep your fridge stocked. We eat mediterranean and norwegian food.
We speak english or norwegian depending on which language you would like to improve/learn. If you are planning to move to Norway, we will be helping you with CV, applications etc.
The farm is situated close to Oslo (1 hr by train or car) and close to the forest and small lakes with possibility for fishing, swimming. It is very peaceful and the nature is amazing. We are both triple vaccinated and offer our workawayers individual apartments or rooms with private bathroom, kitchen and respect all COVID-rules.
We dont run a business in the farm, we have just enjoyed living here. We have an old in-door cat and no farm animals. We have a greenhouse and grow some vegetables. However, we have facilities for horseriding and some various buildings (guesthouse, storage, stables etc) and 37.000 sqm land. We live by the forest with nice walking opportunities. There is an excellent train connection to Oslo and we drive you to/from station when needed.
We have been trying to sell our farm and didn't meet the right buyers yet who has a vision for the place that have a lot of possibilities. We will try again and try to make a good presentation. Last summer we had a professional crew and some wonderful workawayers who did a major renovation of the farm. Workawayers helped us with painting, outdoor areas, gardening, and small repairs, but we still need to do more (a couple of buildings in need of some repair and exterior painting and we need to do in-door painting and some repairs.
We will also need help with exterior painting and renovating a small house by the lake Mjøsa with a stunning view of the lake and a wonderful beach 3 min from the house. The place is 1,5 hrs drive from the farm and it may be that one can stay there alone and/or with one of us for a week. We have bit of a job to tame the wild growth of the 2500 sqsqm land there with fruits trees and berries. A major task will be emptying the house for old furniture etc that we have stored there, so decluttering is a major thing/skill. This will also result in moving things from the lake house to our farm. We will use many things we move for decorating the various rooms in the farm; needless to say after proper cleaning and small interior painting where needed first.
Probably we will start with these activities already in spring April/May and continue through summer until the end of August. That is why it is interesting to have one workawayer in the spring and several during the summer. Minimum length desired is 3 weeks.
We need help from May until September. If you are a handy-/woman/man (carpentry and painting), but also can do cleaning, moving things and enjoy peace and quiet in great nature but also like to socialize with other workawayers and do cultural exchange, this is the place for you. It is also nice if you join the cooking activities, but not a must.
In summer, when we have holidays, we like to have a structured day like starting work at 7 in the morning and have a long good coffee break around 10, work a bit more and later split for lunch and have free afternoons so we work together and have fun together as a team. In the spring months and later in summer when we go back to our fulltime jobs, it will be more up to you with the tasks at hand to structure your day. It is also possible to work longer days in the week and have oval weekends as agreed together so that you can travel a bit.
Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
Ajuda a cuidar da casa
Travellers can benefit from learning some norwegian and norwegian culture. They can get help to seek permanent jobs in Oslo, consider this as a way of starting a new life in Norway.
We need help with
painting buildings outside and inside
decluttering and moving furniture and boxes
taking down trees, clearing wild grown vegetation
Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
We can teach you Norwegian and/or improve your English.
Private apartment, with sleeping room, hall, living room, bathroom with WC, kitchen
Hadeland is considered Toscana of the North with beautiful nature, small lakes, art museums. Being close to Oslo, it gives ample opportunity to visit Oslo by train or car.
Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
No problem parking on the property and using shower/WC in the main house.
We have an in-house cat and it is not used to other pets, but, you will have a seperate apt. As long as your pet is not in a habit of scratching furniture and walls, it is OK.
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Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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