Sætre, Norway

Patio on the backside

Patio on the backside

Garden by the front door with play castle

Garden by the front door with play castle

Patio on the backside Garden by the front door with play castle

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House in Sætre, Norway

We would like to exchange with everyone that will take good care of our house while exploring Norway, Oslo and it`s surroundings. We are open for suggestions. The only specific plans we have at this point is a wish to visit Berlin the week before Christmas 2018. Long weekends visits during autumn are we also interested in.

We have a two storey wooden house. The forest is just outside the door as our house is placed on the edge of a residential area. We have a garden with a play castle and a big trampoline for the children. The terrace is in the sun from early afternoon to it goes down. On the front side of the house you can enjoy your morning coffe in the early sun. In summertime we live close by the sea with all its opportunities. In the winter we have cross country ski trails 100 meters from our doorstep.
Our guests are welcome to use our high-speed internet, well-equipped kitchen, washing machine and tumble dryer. There are two bathrooms with showers, one with a jacuzzi.
In terms of beds, each of the children room have a bed that can be "pulled out" to be a double bed (with space for 2 persons), or the ekstra madrases can be put where ever our guest want to put them. The main bedroom has a double bed.
We have a Nissan Leaf, that is an electric care, that those we exchange with are welcome to use. The range is about 100 km in summertime. The range is less in winter because of increased resistance and use of heating/air conditioning. In other words, you can drive t/r Oslo in summertime if you drive "cheap". If you charge the car while sightseeing in Oslo, you will have noe problem getting back home. Toralf is very experienced using this car and he can help you with instructions
and tips about apps that will show you where you can park and charge etc.


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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 2 Exchanges made


  • medical doctor
  • paramedic/nurse

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange


  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television


  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 3


  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Iceland
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Florida, USA
  • Key West, FL 33040, USA
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Koster Islands, 452 04, Sweden

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Norsk

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Gardermoen (OSL) - 90 km

Saetre is a small village located in Hurum kommune (, Buskerud fylke. Saetre has a harbour, a few shops, a restaurant ( and a beach.
Oslo ( is about 40 min drive from our house with its many tourists attractions such as:
The Vigeland park
It is a lagre outdoor park with more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron. You can touch and climb on the sculptures if desired. Enternce is free, open all year, all day. There is a big playground for children to the left of the main gates facing Kirkeveien. There are big lawns to play or have a picnic in the summer and there is a public bath, Tøyenbadet, just beside the park with pools and slides. 
is a peninsula and a area in Oslo. There are several museums there:
-Norsk Folkemuseum; a large outdor museum of cultural history.
-The Vikingship museum; houses the Oseberg ship and the Gokstad ship dug out from burial mounds and several other extraordinary viking objects.
-The Fram museum; houses the ship Fram that Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen used on their polar expeditions. Roald Amundsen and his men were the first to reach the south pole 14.12.1911.
-The Kon-tiki museum Thor Heyerdal crossed the Pacific Ocean on a balsa raft in 1947 to investigate if it had been possible for the natives of Peru, the Inkas, to have reached the islands in the Pacific.
Bring your bathing suite and a towel if you go to Bygdøy, there are beaches where you can go swimming. 
In Oslo is also the the Holmenkollen ski jump, the opera, the historical museum, the national gallery, the Munch museum, and more....
Other nearby cities are Asker 22 km and Drammen 28 km.
There are several small charming places not far from hier that we can recomend a visit, examples:
Smal places by the fjord with idyllic atmosphere

We have to golf courses in a radius of 20 km. Kongsberg downhillsenter is 116 km away. If you would like to go hiking in the mountains we can help you to plan a hike.


  • medical doctor
  • paramedic/nurse


  • Boy - Age: 13
  • Girl - Age: 16


  • Dog