Flørli – Season’s Preparations


Dates

February to middle of June 2017, then September as well

See who’s coming!

Click here to join!

In short:
2 volunteers at a time;
5 days on, 2 free days;
building and maintenance;

hostel and café work as needed;

 

The car-free 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 2011, Flørli has been given a great facelift thanks to the help of volunteers that have joined through this site. The historic power station has been taken out of use in 1999 and all employees living in the village left. During more then 10 years, there was no maintenance and the buildings were in a state of disrepair. Flørli was a ghost village. Now this process has been reversed. Flørli is a living community again!

Maintenance of an entire village with many buildings and a large landscape park is a demanding task though: we’re halfway through, but not yet there! That’s why your help is still needed to get the season started and also to wrap up for the season in september. In 2017 we will: create more bedrooms, paint walls and doors inside the historic hostel, paint the outside of the historic hostel, cut vegetation and regrowth in the entire village, replace furniture in the rental apartments, install new equipment in the café kitchen – and much more!

So I’m looking for handy people to come and help out for any length of time. You’ll have your own room in my house or a room in the nearby school house – it’s cosy and right by the fjord. I’m an easy-going, uncomplicated person to work with. Speak german, french, spanish, dutch. I’ll try to schedule two volunteers simultaneously, so that we get a nice little team. You can read more about Flørli in the website florli.no.

Hope to see you here!