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Facts

Member since
2013
Desired time of stay
2-8 weeks
Visit
July-October
Checks mail
once a week
Location
Stokmarknes
Area in hectares
30 hectares
Animals
Sheep, Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Dogs, Cows
Languages
English, German, Norwegian
Diet
primarily own and local food

Contact

City
Stokmarknes
Zip
8450
Country
Norway

About

The small farm has in total 17 ha of cultivated land, forest and moorland and is located in the heart of the Lofoten-Vesterålen archipelago. While the farmstead and barn (Nøisomhed Gård) lies by the fjord in the village of Haukenes near Stokmarknes, the center of the municipality, most of the farmland lies at the foot of the mountain, 2 km away from the main road - a place called Langbakkan. This is an abandoned farm which should be rebuilt as a traditional and organic farm - a longtime project.

In addition to our own farmland we are leasing 11 ha of grassland/pasture on two neighboring farms in Haukenes and another 2 ha in Kjørstad next to the Eidsfjord on the other side of the mountains.

We are a young German family, have two children (born in 2013 and 2015) and living a quite normal life. We started the small-scale farm in 2011 and today we have about 80 sheep + ca. 100 lambs (Old Norwegian Sheep), two heifers, 35 chicken, ducks, geese and a dog and produce food for us and the animals, like hay, potatoes, barley and vegetables.

The village of Haukenes is a typical linear settlement along the county road 82 between Sortland (18 km) and Stokmarknes (8 km) and has around 40 inhabitants. With the road in front of the house, you will hear cars (apart from evening to morning) and it can be busy during the "rush-hour". But during the bright nights of the subarctic summer, you can enjoy the sound of nature and the midnight-sun :-). Langbakkan, where most of the traditional farm work is done, is not connected to the road and you can only get there by feet or tractor. Even if it is only 2 km away from Haukenes you can get the feeling of a remote place. The farm in Haukenes and the farm on Langbakkan are surrounded by endless nature, therefore it is very easy to escape from "artificial sensations" within a few minutes. You only have to open the backdoor, step into your boots and enjoy the great outdoors.

There is always a lot to do on the farm and the work can be physically demanding. We expect from you to work 6-8 hours a day and 5-6 days a week. On some days we work more than this, so you work less on another one.

Here is an overview of the main tasks during the season:

July: hay making, gardening/weeding

August: hay making, gardening/weeding, collecting wild berries, repairing and building

September: harvesting, sheep gathering, collecting wild berries and mushrooms, repairing and building

October:harvesting, sheep gathering, repairing and building

About

The small farm has in total 17 ha of cultivated land, forest and moorland and is located in the heart of the Lofoten-Vesterålen archipelago. While the farmstead and barn (Nøisomhed Gård) lies by the fjord in the village of Haukenes near Stokmarknes, the ce...

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Facts

Member since
2013
Desired time of stay
2-8 weeks
Visit
July-October
Checks mail
once a week
Location
Stokmarknes
Area in hectares
30 hectares
Animals
Sheep, Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Dogs, Cows
Languages
English, German, Norwegian
Diet
primarily own and local food

Contact

City
Stokmarknes
Zip
8450
Country
Norway

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