I am a retired busines developer, and Norma is retired sivil servant. We enjoy travelling, and are exited to try out this community, highly recommended to us by friends, that has been members for some years. Since we both are retired, we can travel any time of year.
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Civil Service Professionals,
Sivil servant / Business developer (Retired)
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Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
Simultaneous Home Exchange
Smoking Not Allowed
Use of Personal Car is necessary
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Description of the home we are offering for exchange
Our home away from home! Situated in Hovden village 211 km north of Kristiansand - on top of Setesdal. You can get here by bus from Kristiansand, or by your own or rented car. The nearest airport will be Kjevik in Kristiansand, where there also is a ferryterminal with ferrys to Hirtshals in Denmark and Eemshaven in Holland.
The cabin is a "double cabin" and has two floors: Groud floor has livingroom, kitchen, bathroom, wardrobe and storage room. 1. floor has three bedrooms, bathroom and relax area. Two bedrooms have one double bed each, and the third room has one bunkbed with double bed and a single bed on top + one single bed. In total, we can bed 8 people. 109 m2.
The neighborhood is quiet and family friendly, safe for children to play outside.
The senter of Hovden is a short walk way. If you take a shortcut, it is about 500 m walk. In the senter you find shops, restaurants/bars, liquor shop, swimmingpool, touristinformation, Art gallery
House - 2 or more floors/ Second home
Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area
Our neigbourhood is quiet and family friendly.
Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home
From the cabin, there is a short walk to the Hovden senter with shops, cafes and restaurants. In the winter, you can put on your cross country skis just outside. Alpine center is some 600 meter walk, so I recomend to use car. There are numerous hiking alternatives - meny acsessible from the cabin
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Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules
Welcome to our cabin.
We respectfully request that you treat the cabin and equipment carefully as it is your own cabin, just as we will treat and respect your home. The cabin is smoke-free, so if you must smoke, it is done outdoors.
There is parking for one car at the south end of the cabin, and one at the front door. Possible charge of electric car is done at one of the charging stations in the center. If it is snowing while you are here, the road and the courtyard will be plowed. Make sure the work is not obstructed. Snow shovel can be found inside the cabinet by the entrance.
You need to bring your own bed linen and towels.
Use of Personal Car
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