All Year: April- September
Area (ha): 10
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 38040
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Last Updated: October 18, 2017
Gygratun is a small farm just by the Hardangerfjord,
close to Folgefonna National Park with the glacier.
Here are many mountains with marked tracks, such as the famous Trolltunga,
or just beyond our farm, the 1340 m high Gygrastol with an overwhelming view.
See; www//gygratun.no and FB; Gygratun
We need one person who has skills and experiences with carpentry, and someone for gardening and cleaning.
Working time is 5 hours a day. You will have free Saturday and Sunday.
In your free time you can, for example, do hikes, go kayaking or fishing,
use the wireless internet, play an instrument
paint and do stained glasswork.
We who run this farm are a married couple; Leif Kongestøl and Hulda Bohlin.
Leif manages an institute for health and care and Hulda is a painter and art tutor.
For several years she has had an art studio/gallery in Rosendal. See rosendalkunstverkstad.no
We keep some few animals.
It's only 7 min. to the bus stop. 40 min. drive to the parking from where you start the Trolltunga hike.
20 min. drive to the closest village, Rosendal, surrounded by beautiful high mountains
and with the wonderful Barony Rosendal from the 17th century, absolutely worth a visit.
To get to Bergen, a very nice town, it takes 3 hours on the bus, and to Bergen Airport it takes only 2 hours by boat.
From 15 May to 15 September you can hike to Trolltunga without a guide.
From the middle of October to April, it's usually not possible to do this hike.
If you plan to go to Trolltunga you can take the bus from Ænes to the parking at Trolltunga with a change in Odda.
You'll need to start very early in the morning for this hike. It's important to have good shoes and equipment.
Also sufficient knowledge about the risks.
However there are many other hikes to do and places to visit nearby for example;
-Many mountains with marked paths, such as Gygrastol, Melderskin, Malmangernuten, Kvanto, Ulvanoso.
-Beautiful valleys with rivers such as Ænesdalen, Sundal, Gjetingsdalen, Hilldal, Muradalen and Guddal.
-Waterfalls such as Furubergsfossen, Låtefossen and Vørings-fossen.
If you wish to be invited you have to be:
- good at speaking and understanding English
- able to clean after yourself
- orderly and practical
- able to adjust to farm life
- a good listener
- able to follow and learn instructions from lists
we have had some difficult experiences with helpers who have neglected
to read and follow the directions that we have made to avoid suffering for the animals.
and damaging tools, machines, items, furniture and so on.
- able to do animal care, projects and indoor chores correctly and efficiently
- not be argumentative about how things are done here, (we are open to good ideas though).
- able to work independently
- considerate of the animals
- able to entertain yourselves and not expect too long conversations with us.
You will, in the off season, live in a B&B flat downstairs in our house.
Since we in the evening need to relax from our works
but also from this social farm/workingplace and guesthouse,
we must kindly ask you not to be upstairs in our kitchen, tv- or livingroom befor 16.00 and after 21,
also in the weekends, unless special occasions.
Please read our profile carefully and this before contacting us:
You need to have travel and personal insurance. (A copy need to be sent to us before you arrive)
Hiking in the nature in Norway can be high risk activity so look carefully at your insurance.
Citizens of EU should bring their current European Health Insurance Card,
citizens of other countries are responsible for their own arrangements
(incl. appropriate visas and medical documentation).
All volunteers will be ID-checked on arrival.
References are welcome.
-No drugs and No smokers
-One week evaluation time
-Minimum age 23
-No vegans or vegetarians
-You need to be able to entertain yourself in your free time and take care of yourself.
We will only be social when we show how things shall be done, at dinner,
other times when you are invited in our home and some other ocations outdoor.
If you want to borrow one of our car some times, a copy of licence and passport
need to be sent to us before you arrive. You'll have to pay for the diesel you use.
Vehicles, electric tools and machines, can be dangerous if you do not deal with them properly.
Always ask for our permission.
Expensive damage to equipment may occur. You must be prepared to pay for uncareful use of our things.
It is you who is responsible for asking about everything you can not.
Question five times better than none at all if you are unsure. So ask one more time if you didn’t get it
and don’t hesitate to ask again so you understand.
Any one who we invite, will receive more information about what you can expect, our expectations, routines,
a presentation of us, our vision and mission,
and what to keep in mind while taking care of animals, house rules and so on.
Best regards, Hulda and Leif