Volunteer in the Icelandic countryside -

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 5 in northern Iceland, but only 3 that live in the house. We live in a beautiful valley about 12 kilometres away from the town of Akureyri, which has about 18.000 inhabitants. Akureyri is the biggest city outside of the capital of Iceland, Reykjavík. The town has a lot to offer, like museums, movie theatres, bars, nightclubs, bowling alley, ice skating rink, swimming pools and more. There is a geothermal swimming pool about 3 kilometres from our house. We have a great view of the countryside from our house and there is a big garden with trees and a barbecue.

    We bought a big old 3 story house to renovate in the summer 2011. There is an apartment on the second floor where we live and there is a raw food and vegetarian/vegan restaurant on the ground floor but it's only open during the summer months. Kristín has learnt holistic medicine and does, courses on healthy cooking and private counselling. Grettir is a contractor for farmers where he works with heavy machines. NOTICE: We are not farmers and we do not have any animals now except two dogs and one cat.

    The summers in this area of Iceland can be really nice and the winters are beautiful. There is a lot of snow during the winter and there's a ski area in Akureyri. We also have snowmobiles and use them whenever we can during the wintermonths.

    Most of the work includes household chores, helping out in the restaurant during summers, and renovating both inside and outside.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practise
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for someone who can help clean the house inside and outside, do some gardening, painting and maintenance work. We also need someone to serve and help in the kitchen at the restaurant, which is a raw food/vegetarian restaurant, during the summers.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Icelandic, English and Danish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The volunteers would have their own room with a comfortable bed and covers. The room is equipped with clothes hangers, comfortable bed and a nightstand. Because of changed situation we can not promise a seperate bedroom, but we will try to have all the best facilities available for our people. The rooms are not in the same house as the restaurant. We have another house with an apartment that people share. We have a full time tenant there and he is in charge of that apartment.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We would like the volunteer to be a non smoker, reliable and honest.
    We prefer vegetarian food but we also use meat and fish occasionally.
    People with allergies, such as nuts, almonds, animal hairs and smokers are adviced to look for another accomodation.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    25 hours a week


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Scenery to the south.
This is Hrafnagilshverfi, a village 3 km away from our place. Swimming pool and the Christmas House are it's main attractions.
Host ref number: 816771862583

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