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Hjelmås
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 247
Persons: 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 34737
Country: Norway

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Last Updated: February 18, 2017

We no longer accept helpers travelling by airplane. Flying is a major contributor to destroying our future, so we had to make this decision.

January: Making vegetable no dig beds.Continuing work on the New timber frame chicken house. Making timberframe for the boathouse. Foundation work on the humanure hacienda composting facility. Forestry work, cutting Down trees With axes. Transporting the trunks to the farm. Milling lumber into timbers. cutting and splitting firewood, compostwork. Cooking, cleaning and feeding the animals.

Type of work on the farm: Grindbygg building, GeoDome building,vegetable growing,Natural Beekeeping,green woodworking,Natural brushmaking,Fine woodworking, feeding the animals,Timber framing,fencemaking,terraforming to meet the climate change Challenge,cooking and cleaning.Natural soapmaking.Forestry work.Natural Building.Beehive building (Warre and horisontal topbar.Dry stonewalling.Spooncarving.Humanure composting.


We have different types of accomodation for helpers: single room, double room or a large 14pers tent in the summer. We also have a treetent for the more adventurous types. You will have 2 days off every week, depending on the work in progress. 3 meals a day and internet is available.

Haugane is situated North of the main city Bergen on the Westcoast of Norway. 40 min. drive by car, 1hr by bus. Situated on the South slope of a forrested hill means we get plenty of sun when it finally breakes through the clouds. We are about 50m above sealevel at the farmhouse, but the farm stretches from the fjord to freshwater lakes and all the way to the top of the nearest hill at 250m.We bought this farm 2 years ago, and are currently developing beds for all kinds of vegetables. We have chickens, but since we have a mostly vegetarian diet we do not plan to have a lot of animals.We are renovating and building New timber structures and naturalbuilding structures.

Currently occypying the farm is me Kjetil(50),Also my lovely girlfriend Hanne(48)is here some weekends and my kids now and then. In the not so distant future we hope to convert the farm into a permaculture ecovillage comprising 5+ families.At the present time we all have work outside the farm, which means that helpers need to be independent to a certain degree.

And we have bees :-)

Pics: Timber terraces, compost work, Kitchen garden gate, woodworkshop in progress, kithen garden, Napoleon and his mistress.

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