minimum age 18 years;
hostel aid, cleaning, café help;
5 days on, 2 free days;
busy and buzzing!
The roadless hamlet of Flørli in the inner Lysefjord is an increasingly popular tourist attraction. It is serviced by four daily ferries. People come here to visit the historic hydropower hall with its exhibitions and to walk the 4444 stairs along the water pipes right to the top of the mountain – the longest wooden stairway in the world.
Since 2012, I, Hessel Haker and Oscar “the cook” Zaalmink run the café in the hydropower hall, the four rental apartments and Flørli Historic Hostel – it’s our third year! Still a very new challenge and we’re full of ideas and energy to make it happen!
The café serves simple food to guests, but there is also some warm meals to be had. Then there is the accommodation with many guests checking in and out every day with all the work that entails. So it is nice to have some extra hands and to service our guests with a happy, coordinated team. Will you help us a week or two this summer?!
Your tasks will include: helping out in the café; cleaning apartments; minor repairs and maintenance; mowing the lawn; picking blueberries; collecting garbage up the 4444 stairs; doing the laundry. I hope you can work dedicatedly and effectively when there are things to be done, but there will also be time to hang out with a good book and wait for the action to happen 🙂
You’ll be staying in your own room in my house or in the school house – both are cosy and small with a view of the fjord. We’re easy-going and kind hosts :-). Most evenings, we eat together and spend a jolly good time. I try to fill the calendar so that at all times there will be at least two volunteers and you won’t be alone. You’ll have two free days per week that you can enjoy in the mountains above Flørli, doing kayaking or hike Kjerag and Preikestolen. Accommodation and food are included but you’ll have to pay travel expenses to other places in the fjord yourself as well as for your travel to and from Flørli.