Eco Lodge Ulvik kommune, Norway

4.0
7 reviews7

Are you a handy person, come volunteer with us in Norway then!

Connect with nature
5 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Practice English
3 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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What you offer

32h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get

1

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Support
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Availability

Feb
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Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

In both our, hotel and the Hardanger Basecamp, there is ongoing renovating and repairing. of rooms, yurts and public areas. The following skills and crafts are involved: carpentry, laying floor & wall tiles, plastering, mounting ceilings, electricity, placing wallpaper, painting. We would prefer a handyman who feels at home in most of these disciplines and has some experience. There is always someone in charge to instruct, brief, or teach

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Dutch
  • Between 27 and 55 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)
  • Mandatory volunteer introduction video

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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7 Reviews

4.0

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Eco Lodge

5.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

  • 5 Get in touch with nature
  • 3 Practicing English
  • 3 Meeting international travelers
  • 2 Developing environmental awareness
  • 1 Practicing Spanish
  • 1 Immersing in the local culture

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 1 3. Good health and well-being

Brazil

4

I worked at the Strandfjord hotel as a handyman. Every member of staff was so kind and welcoming. If you need help with a task, they'll be happy to show you how to do it. Everyone communicated in English. Accommodation and food were excellent. The village is wonderful and super quiet. It was a great work experience and it became even more because of the people who shared those moments with me. I hope one day to meet everyone again. There's much more to say about my experience in Ulvik, if you want to know, please msg me inbox. I will be grateful to help.

6 months ago

Mexico

4

The experience was good, Vera is very lovely, she always was worried about my well-being, Evelyn is extremely kind and sweet she was always preparing the most delicious food I have ever tried, so healthy, fresh and so much tasty 😋, this volunteering help me to practice my English a lot and make friends I met the most amazing people I am so happy for that, I learned a new skill (painting)so that is awesome, just adding a point of view is that 6 days a week are too much so if you want to explore Norway it's a bit complicated would be nice for volunteering just do 5 days a week

9 months ago

United States

5

This was a life changing experience for me. Would 100% recommend. I spent my first month at the Hardanger Basecamp in Osa. It is the most calming and incredible place I have ever been, its hard to describe really. In Osa I worked mainly with Robert and Vera. Robert is the Owner of the whole the host business and he will be hard on you but he will teach you more than you can possibly imagine and you will make you a better person. Vera was awesome and fun to talk to and is very understanding of the fact that your from a different place and culture. I would write more but I've reached the limit!

over 1 year ago

Mexico

4

The activities of the hotel, restaurant and the activity center are covered mostly by volunteers, that is why sometimes the environment is more tense and they expect you to work 'fast and effective' specially in Housekeeping. Angelo, the host of B-active, is really aware that you are a volunteer and is willing to explain, help and delegate activities :) What was promised is fulfilled, work, free time and meals, they lend you bicycles and kayaks to enjoy the surroundings. The views and connection that you can make with nature in this volunteering is amazing!

over 1 year ago

Spain

2

En general, no recomendaría la experiencia, al menos como tu primera en Worldpackers. Acabé abandonándola antes de tiempo, en parte fue error mío y en parte de los hosts. Ten en cuenta que serán 36h/sem, trabajo muy físico después del verano y el pueblo está aislado, son 3 cosas que sabía de antes pero hasta que no lo viví no vi mi error. Como errores de los hosts, las jornadas muchas veces excedían las 6h, no había buena comunicación y en ocasiones la relación con ellos se enturbió un poco. Puedes ir si lo tienes claro (pueblo bonito y + gente joven), pero ten en cuenta estos factores.

5 months ago

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Hosted by Robert

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2 published videos
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