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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 70
Persons: 2-3 except winter
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 2138
Country: Norway

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Last Updated: January 13, 2019

Arstun farm is locatedby a beautiful lake and nature reserve. It is half hour drive from Oslo.

We have been running this farm since 1997. 70ha farm includes 50 ha forest and 15 ha rented cultivated land. Farm is old and we try to make it attractive and clean. Farms main income comes from selling organic vegetables and maintaining 18 bee hives . We have 3 outdoor organic vegetable gardens and a 120 sq meter green house. We get delicious organic vegetables almost all the year through. As we mentioned we also have some hens and 18 ducks .

Generally through out the year according to time availability and interests we work with food processing , painting houses, cutting firewood, and extract bee honey and maintain 18 bee hives . We sell products in a small farm shop in the summer time. We are looking for a couple who like organic gardenning , beekeeping and other related activities. Students are also invited.

We provide seminars according to your requests on Ecological farming, self psychology on life quality, meditation, various ideas on healthy simple lifestyle and yoga.

We normally work in the week days and weekend normally feed the animals for about half hour and you are free for doing some thing nice in the nature in your free time.

For lodging we have 2 winter insulated warm one room cabins with internet with seperateshower bathroom for yourself, We also rarely use our 2 camping vagons and we also have a 12m long camping bus with electricity internet , toilets, shower and kitchen and two bed rooms . This bus we use for summer holiday for travel around Norway for two weeks. Rest of the time this bus is used for woofers accomadation. Apart from these wwoofers have their own summer kitchen although we eat share some meals when we have time together . We also have a 40 sq meter two roomed forest cottage in our dense farm forest which isabout 5 minutes biking from the farm. This cottage has two bed rooms living room and a kitchen and has a tree house also. We use gas and firewood in this cottage. Ideal to get away from busy stressful life to experince experince lots of energy in the wilderness with good vibrations from the nature to calm you down .

Regarding clothing and equipments in the farm , you can borrowworking clothes farm boots and some necessary gear for outdoor activities if necessary.

During your leasure time in the week end or after work in the week days you can have walks in theforest, canoe tours, cycling, sailing, bathing in the lake camping in the forest visit oslo half hour from the farm, reading internet fishing joining sailing in the sea,sauna ,music- gitar, organ playing etc. In the winter, skating, skieng is also possible.

We would like to host 2 -4 helpers at a time with a duration 2-4 weeks. Some helpers stayed more than one year also. The farm is normally closed in the winter approximately from November 30th to May 1st. Very specific occations we accomadate people for special projects during the winter.

e wish the wwofers would have a pleasent time here while learning gardenning and beekeeping and use those skills in their future back home for a sustainable simple lifestyle. We would be happy to invite you to join us.

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