Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"
If someone lends you their hytte
They may ask you to
Take care of the garden, cut the lane, clear the leaves, cut wood, paint, etc.
While in many places around the world such contribution could come naturally from those
borrowing the hytte
To thank their host
To show appreciation
To show gratitude
In Norway, it may well be stated as a condition to get access to the property
This is not rude – it is Norwegian
Norwegians are polite
They are direct and pragmatic
They are making sure you do not feel like you owe them something for using their hytte
You won’t because you will have
Taken care of the garden, cut the lane, cleared the leaves, cut wood, painted, etc.
TIPS: Norwegians like things to be equal and in equilibrium
Friends often pay independently
Or if someone contributes in a friendships
Such as the example above
Equilibrium will be quickly re-established
Like this no one feel like they owe something to someone
Read more: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"
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