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Persons: 4-8
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 7506
Country: Norway

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Last Updated: May 21, 2020

Interested in self-sufficiency? Want to help build a community? Love the sea? Come to our farm and become part of our collective!

***We will soon start booking next spring and summer's places!!

Involving people from all over the globe, we hope to eventually form a community present both on land and at sea that will cooperate with eco-villages, sharing the bliss of sustainable living and traveling through organic farming and sailing —connecting places and people across the oceans.

Having finished the building of our boat and back from our first sea-trial trip, we are now based on an organic apple farm 40 minutes south of Oslo, 20 minutes from the boat, where we are focusing on bee-keeping as we intend to build up on honey production and queen-breeding this next summer.

We can host from 4 to 8 volunteers, kids and pets welcomed as well! Experience, though appreciated, is not required as long as there is will to learn.

In coming here you may be asked to do anything from harvesting, ploughing and pruning, to jam making, roof building, digging, painting and even barley grinding for the morning porridge. It is also guaranteed that you will be asked to cook —we are usually very grateful towards food, so don’t feel pressured if you are not very skilled. It's always interesting to exchange and get to learn new recipes :)

We usually ask for a minimum commitment of thirty days, with a weeklong trial period, and the expected schedule goes from Monday to Friday, with approximately 6 hours of work a day. Please, do understand that long-term volunteers will have more chances of participating on more elaborated skill-learning activities, such as queen-breeding or workshop machinery using, than short-termers.

We will, in any case, value highly the drive to contribute and help out wherever it's needed! Our hopes are for the farm to flourish into a place where food, thoughts, plans, adventures, and —of course— boats, can grow ;)

If you are interested into helping us, contact us to get the application form. We will send it to you so you can apply!

reviews (5)
Helper: Jeremy Mannas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 5, 2012
Great experience. Be part of something unique! I have just spent 1 month here... view complete review

Helper: Krys C Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: January 23, 2012
Staying with the crew marked my first experience with a volunteer work exc... view complete review

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Helper: Meagan Wyzenbeek Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: September 29, 2011
I happily stumbled upon Zeyang and his farm on my trek from Oslo to Trondheim... view complete review

Helper: Mark and Robert Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: May 25, 2011
I spent about 2 weeks at the farm with Johnny and Kat in May 2011. It is a gr... view complete review

Helper: Carlos Junquera Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: April 23, 2011
I was in this place for 3 weeks in march 2011. I had a really greatefull expe... view complete review

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