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Area (ha):
Persons: 2-3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 49772
Country: Norway

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Last Updated: September 27, 2017

Hei :)

We are fully booked and can't host until february 2018

WELCOME/ VELKOMMEN! especially if you feel called to learn how to build a timber frame.Bart has ongoing projects this autumn. so if you think you can manage lifting heavy logs, and want to learn how to work with an axe, and other traditional hand tools and powertools, then don´t hesitate to contact us. (take into account that this can be hard long days of physical labour, but you get a precious skill in return) we also prefer people that can stay over a longer period of time to see the whole process.

but if that doesn't´ts sound like your thing, then we also need help with firewood, taking care of the chickens, making flower beds, and of course some work with the vegetable garden. Cooking is also always appreciated.

Other tasks may be making wood plugs for timber-frames and other small woodwork jobs like tool handle making/repair etc... You can learn how to carve your own spoon..

You can also join Ida with soap making and packaging, selling on markets if you want.

We are Bart 28, Ida 26 and Johan 1. We have a homestead next to the forest and a lake in west coast Norway to which we recently moved about 1,5 years ago.

There will be different jobs that will be needed to be done every now and then such as helping Bart with timber frame building, going to work with him (as a traditional carpenter, working with logs and axes). So somebody with a special interest in or experience with wood work would be a perfect match for us :)

We also prefer people that can work a bit independent when we are busy with the baby or off to work. So a couple or friends that can work together and keep each other company would be great.

We have no fixed amount of hours and two days of. we are very flexible and the days can be chosen according to the weather. we also try to work some together with our helpers. But we prefer helpers that can endure a bit of hard work, as it can be physically heavy sometimes, for example digging or lifting logs with Bart.

We have a 12 month old baby so any helpers coming must like kids! :) He is used to and likes being around people, and we are always happy if you would like to look after him a bit now and then. He loves music, books, vacuum cleaning and being outdoors.

The area is stunning , and there are many activities you´re able to do around here if you´re an adventurous, outdoors type (like us ;). We live 2 minutes from a lake on which we have a rowing boat you´re able to use. There´s also a fjord 10 minutes to the south, where we also have a wooden rowing boat. The community we live in is pretty much surrounded by forests and big hills so plenty of chances for hiking! We can also guide you to what to experience in Norway in general as we have traveled quite a bit in the country.

Bart has experience as both helper and host so we will try and create the most welcoming atmosphere for you, as we ourselves would want it as helpers, and we like to have fun together with our helpers :) We are also social with the neighbour who is also a helpx host, and with Ida's family that live close by.

We have mainly a traditional diet. We eat ecological meat from local farms and fish caught from our friends and family, when given the chance, but mostly we try to eat our own veggies, and soon eggs. We are passionate about growing and preserving our own food as far as we can.

We have internet you can use, and yo will get your own room with view over the lake.

We will only consider helpers that have read the whole profile and have a special interest for our place and tasks and not just want a place to stay while making a holiday in Norway.

Oh, and it rains here. Make sure you have appropriate footwear and clothes. Last year it rained 270/365 days on west coast Norway. :)

Look forward to seeing you!

Bart, Ida
and tiny Johan

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