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Hostel Help

Flørli has a summer-open café in the historic hydropower station and a hostel in the houses of the village. Flørli is a rapidly growing tourist destination, but visitor numbers vary a lot. There may be little to do on rainy days and suddenly be bustling when groups arrive or the locals have a weekend off. We’re therefore understaffed during peak hours and need extra hands to take the brunt of the rushes. Then there is the hostel with many guests checking in and out every day and all the work that entails. So it is nice to have some extra hands and to service our guests with a happy, coordinated team.

Your tasks will include: helping out in the café; cleaning the hostel houses; minor repairs and maintenance; mowing the lawn; picking berries and cherries; collecting garbage; doing the laundry; assisting guests with kayakrental; firing the woodfired hottub.

This task is sure to get your blood rushing – it’s often high-paced and fun! You’ll meet and greet many of our guests. Hostel cleaning is also part of your tasks – you’ll take down used bed-sheets, clean the houses, put flowers on the tables and prepare for the next guests to find their rooms well-tended and cosy. As you generally won’t be working more than 6 hour days, there is time to sleep in and chill out parts of the afternoon. Hostel helpers are needed from the beginning of june until the end of august. We only host one hostel helper at a time, so you are likely to be the only volunteer with us.

In short:

hostel aid, cleaning 50%;
café help 50%;
june, july and august;
sociable and service-oriented;
busy and buzzing!

Do more?

Want to be your own bar-master in one of Norway’s most exotic pubs? Most evenings in july and on weekends, you can be in charge of the School-Pub. Send us a message if you’d like this! Check it out!

Flørli Season’s Preparations

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 2020 we will: make a new hiking path, construct a spectacular viewing platform on top of the stairs, build an outside patio to the School Pub, paint the café floor, make another bedroom in Flørli Historic Hostel, build a tiny-house in the mountains above Flørli – and much more!

So we’re looking for handy people to come and help out. If you’re not so handy, that’s fine too! This work is done in winter and in the pre-season until the end of may. Then again in September when we wrap up for the season.

In short:

up to 2 volunteers at a time;
building and maintenance;
leisurely pace, we assist you;
hostel and café work as needed;
january to may and in september;

Flørli Media Geek

You can help promote the roadless hamlet of Flørli in the inner Lysefjord – because it is a unique historic location which can be a hub for nature-based tourism in the Lysefjord. It is a challenge to get people to stay, as there is no road access. It is not the kind of place you simply stumble upon: you have to want to be here. Therefore, good marketing is king!

Do you have a keen eye for quality photography? Are you good editing videos? We need good photos for next year’s marketing, a short welcome video for the website and one or two product videos for activities as well as 360 virtual panoramas. We also need a graphic designer for some publishing work, textile and souvenir design. Think you can do this somewhat professionally? Then we’d love for you to come and help!

In short:

just a couple of volunteers needed;
minimum age 20 years;
no minimum stay;
graphic designer; photographer;
help in international visibility