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Bo, Vesteralen
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 2 - 4
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 14923
Country: Norway

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Last Updated: November 10, 2019

Volunteering on a lighthouse island in the Norwegian sea: IF YOU ARE AN EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN WE NEED YOUR HELP URGENTLY :-)

This lighthouse is located on a small island in the Norwegian sea in the arctic part of Norway. The lighthouse premises are the only buildings on the island. This is a non-profit organization in the process of turning the lighthouse into a special guest place. We are off grid and self sufficient with water, energy & boat transport.

Elena is the lighthouse owner and the only person living here year round. She has been receiving volunteers for several years to help her out with various projects. The last years it has been quite busy around here, but now she needs fewer volunteers and there are no guests.

Volunteers coming here need to be interested in a self sustainable life at the edge of the ordinary comfort zone. I'm looking for responsible persons who are strong & handy. Heavy garden work is on the list with digging & weeding. Experience from stonework is relevant. So is carpentry. EXPERIENCE WITH BOAT DRIVING OR SAILING IS AN ADVANTAGE.

Life here is physically quite demanding, so we do need persons who are fit and enjoy an active life. Coming here it is also necessary that you respect the physical facilities made available to you and do your daily and weekly share of cleaning - for respect of yourself, the house and the others.

Please write to us and describe any experience you may have relating to the tasks mentioned above. Also inform about the period you are available. Please DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY OF THE MENTIONED SKILLS that we are looking for. We are currently busy and unfortunately don't have time to respond to not-relevant offers.

Depending on how long you are staying we do apply a TRIAL PERIOD of 2 weeks or 1 month, for every volunteer coming to the island. This will allow both parties to end the cooperation if things do not work out as desired.

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Coming here it is also necessary that you respect the physical facilities made available to you and do your daily and weekly share of cleaning - for respect of yourself, the house and the others.

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Our volunteers share a small house by the sea which used to be a boathouse. It has a nice living room, a small bathroom and a kitchenette on the ground floor; the first floor is sectioned into 4 separate sleeping spaces.
We normally share warm lunch together in the lighthouse keepers' house; breakfast is made in the boathouse and dinner is also made in the boathouse.

Our food is home-made and sound, often vegetarian, but we do use local and fresh fish quite often, sometimes also meat. We always make our own bread & jam.

Due to our off grid location in the Arctic and our daily routines WE CANNOT ACCEPT VOLUNTEERS WITH SPECIAL DIETRY REQUIREMENTS (i.e. vegans, different allergies & intolerance, etc).

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When applying please consider the travel expenses before contacting us! The cheapest way to come here is normally with plane from Oslo (Gardermoen) to Harstad/Narvik (Evenes). Check out the website for Norwegian or SAS.
On an ordinary week day the airport shuttle bus to Sortland town is coordinating with flights if you're not arriving too late. Then bus from Sortland to Steine in Bø where you're picked up by boat. The absolute best is to start early from Oslo, otherwise you'll arrive too late to reach the poor bus connections!
ALSO: REMEMBER TO SIGN UP FOR A TRAVEL & HEALTH INSURANCE. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT CAN HAPPEN!

reviews (2)
Helper: Josef Alber Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: August 23, 2016
I realy enjoyed my stay at Litleoya, had lots of fun, I stayed from March to ... view complete review

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From: Finland Date: October 29, 2015
I visited Littøy Fyr for nearly 7 weeks on August- September. It was high sea... view complete review

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