Family-owned bookstore and coffee shop. Very busy during the tourist season.
NEXT VOLUNTEERS SEASON IN SPRING 2015
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Looking for someone to help with archiving old books into an online account, along with some maintenance work and assistance in the bookstore itself.
This is a great opportunity to make a working holiday with a local family-owned business, while getting to explore south Iceland!
English and Icelandic.
We live in a three-story house in the center of town on Main Street. Each floor has one guestroom and a bathroom.
There is also a public swimming pool with hot pots two blocks away, and volunteers can use it free of charge.
We have tried this working holiday program before with great results:
"I stayed for about 4 weeks, which says something in itself."
- Jules Gay, Scotland.
"Staying was the ultimate Icelandic experience! Icelandic books, music, films, food, going to the swimming pool, going to a local festival..."
- Ilka-Johanna, Germany.
Overwhelming experience ! Such an amazing generous family in a magic unique country. It was an honor for me to help in that lovely bookstore for 6 weeks: lots of interesting old books and stories and waffles. Everything was extremely fair, relaxed, nice - much more what I received that what I gave. I'm so grateful for the rare opportunity to get into that culture in an authentic way. Thank you so much Bjarni + Elìn & co. ! See you soon.
Sara - Italy
This Workaway was the best thing ever. The work was enjoyable, and Bjarni and Elin are really lovely and have a nice bookshop and house. They also make good waffles. I learnt a lot about Icelandic folklore, and we got to do fun extra stuff. Selfoss is great, as it has both a waterslide and a cave. Bjarni and Elin cook great food, and also speak great English. I would say that my holiday here was like Disneyland just with more sheeps' heads.
"I struggle to put together the words to describe the experience i had, the food i tasted and the knowledge i gained while staying ..."
Nate Davis, USA.
Absolutely magical! One of the most generous and kind families I have met, and a truly stunning country. I felt so at home there and Bjarni and Elin made me feel like one of the family from the beginning. I feel so honored to have spent an amazing summer with them in Selfoss, learning about Icelandic Folklore, bathing in hot springs and adventures in the midnight sun. I can't thank you all enough for the kindness you showed me, and I hope it will be sooner rather than later that our paths cross again!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
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