We are an international Monastic community of Orthodox Christian Nuns, with roots in Greece. Our Sisters are from various countries (Greece, Norway, England, Russia, USA, and others). We are located on a farm in a mountain village near Valldal, with a view of the magnificient fjords. Our main occupation is keeping the daily and festal services of the Liturgical year, which encompasses ecclesiastical arts, Byzantine music, spiritual literature, and hymnography, but we spend time also cultivating the farm, especially for herbs, because we produce all-natural, handmade healing balms and soaps.
We are looking for help with manual labor on the farm, on which the Monastery is located. Specific projects for Spring/Summer 2022 include 1) cutting grass/weeding and planting flowers and herbs which attract bees (the month of May--this is especially manual labor, because the field is steep, and we cannot use machines there), vegetable gardens (weeding, planting, watering (May-September) 2) pruning and caring for the hazelnut and apple trees (May-September), collecting herbs, roots, berries, flowers, such as pine, dandelion, St. John's Wart, fir, juniper, wild blueberry, etc. (May-October), which we use in our handmade products, 3) cutting trees, cutting firewood (May-November). Guests are requested to participate in the program of the Monastery. If guests do not wish to attend Church services (every day 07.00 and 17.00), they are free at this time, but still they are requested to particpate in common meals "Trapeza" (every day 10.00 and 18.00). As long as we have resources available, every Trapeza provides a cooked food, salad, fruit, bread. In periods/on days of "fasting" prescribed by the Church (Great Lent, Wednesday, Friday, etc.), the cooked food does not contain meat, dairy, eggs, fish, oil. In periods/on days where all foods are allowed, the food may contain meat, dairy, etc. The hours between common meals are designated for work projects (10.30-16.30). The Sisters will accompany, demonstrate, and explain to workers the task at hand. Please be prepared to accept any of the above mentioned tasks, and to dress modestly. We accept couples, but men and women will sleep in separate rooms. Camping is allowed. No smoking on the grounds of the Sacred Monastery. Please expect to work in groups with Sisters, with other volunteers, and also alone.
Ajuda em projetos ambientais
Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
Ajuda em fazenda
Ajuda com computadores/internet
How to work with other people from various countries. Have an insight to daily Monastic life. Be able to develop their skills and knowledge in the framework of the tasks and activities described above.
Foraging, collecting wild berries, herbs, roots, nuts. Vegetable, herb, flower gardens. Permaculture farming. Weeding. Forestry work: cutting trees for firewood, forest mainentance. Fruit trees. Cutting grass on the mountainous farm. Fence-building, fence maintenance. Digging trenches for storm water drainage. DIY furniture restoration and painting.
A private bedroom, which may be shared with other workaways. A common bathroom. Camping is allowed.
Much sight-seeing, hiking, fishing, skii
Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
Este anfitrião pode fornecer espaço para vans.
Mais de 2
5 hours/day, 5 days/week
Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.
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