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Alvastien Telste
Alvastien Telste
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Klyvevegen 181, Steinstø, Hardanger, NO
00 47 976 55 391
Climate zone:
Cold Temperate

Alex Freilich Andrew McMillion Angelika Fijalkowska Bjornar Hvidsten Corey Schmidt Hallur Hróarsson Hege Iren Wiken John Lysfjord katarina stroemfeldt Lars Vassenden Mathieu Ouellet Mörður Gunnarsson Ottesen Nathan Campion Sascha Pollak Simão Pedro Ute Bohnsack Vaughn Cross Øyvind Holmstad
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Alvastien Telste

Project Type

Rural, Residential, Commercial, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Alvastien Telste is a centre for inspiration and learning about permaculture methods in the fjords of western Norway.

Project Description

We, Hege Iren Svendsen and Eirik Lillebøe Wiken bought a small, steap farm in western Norway in 2003, our background is selfsufficiency and natural farming, we started working more with permaculture after we took the course in 2007. 

We have two small kids and enjoy living and learning on this beautiful fertile spot on earth. 

We are building/restoring the houses on the farm - there are several houses(ruins) - about hundred years old, that we want to make them more practical, sustainable and connected to the land.

We live in a fjord in the beautiful Hardangerfjord. Our land begins with the sea and end up in the the top of the mountain(700meter). The woodland contains warm tree species like ash, elm, lime and wildfruits. The succession go likewise, from the fjord to the mountain, so its a fantastic study in microclimates. 

We are designing the farm, the garden, the houses and ourselves with permaculture.

Some of the new garden suplements is forestgardening and conserving some of the wild microclimas.. 



Upcoming courses!

We have now listed the spring courses and events in Alvastien on our site : www.alvastien.no. Read more on the full update!!

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