A group of creative people for our non-profit cooperative in Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland

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Iceland

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a non-profit cooperative founded in 2011. We are a group of people who bought a run-down fish factory situated in the small village of Stöðvarfjörður on the East coast of Iceland. We have been renovating it and building up multiple facilities and workshops during the past few years and now we run an artist residency program, an concert program in our concert hall as well as having fully equipped wood workshop, metal workshop, ceramic workshop kitchen and print facility. We have a professional recording studio currently in the making. Our aim is to demonstrate how creative endeavors can build up a society in a sustainable way, and to provide a facility for artistic creation in the East.

    The Factory is an huge project and even though we have gone a long way there are still many things to do and we can always use an extra hand :) The core team of the Factory is Una, Vinny and Rósa.

    We are currently seeking helpers for carpentry and construction work on a recording studio and general maintenance of the building. There is plenty of stuff to do and we need people who can work independently, are good craftspeople who know how to use woodworking tools (table saw, thickness planer and etc. are a huge plus) and all general power tools. Experience of carpentry is important, - plumbing, cabinet making, electricity, concrete work and all general construction work are very much appreciated.... So if you are a "Jack of all Trades" you might have found your place in the world. It is also very good to have an international driving license.

    We kindly ask volunteers to consider that we are only looking for people who have some of the skills and experience mention here above.

    We are looking for people who can stay for 1-2 months at the time, from 1st of June - 31st of July and then again from 1st - 31st of October.

    For your efforts we will provide you with housing, food and good company and we hope to see you happy around :)

    All the best
    The Team
    Una, Vinny and Rósa

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    General Maintenance
    Art project

  • Help

    Help

    We are currently seeking helpers for carpentry and construction tasks on our Recording Studio and other tasks around the Centre.

    There is plenty of stuff to do and we need people who can work independently, are good craftspeople who know how to use woodworking tools (table saw, thickness planer and etc. are a huge plus) and all general power tools. Experience of carpentry are important, - plumbing, electricity, concrete work and all general construction work are very much appreciated.... So if are all you are a "Jack of all Trades" you might have found your place in the world :D It is also very good to have a international driving license.

    We kindly ask volunteers to consider that we are only looking for people who have some of the skills and experience mention here above.

    We are looking for people who can stay for 1-2 months at the time, from 1st of June - 31st of July and then again from 1st - 31st of October.

    For your efforts we will provide you with housing, food and good company and we hope to see you happy around :)

    All the best
    The Team
    Una, Vinny and Rósa

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The factory is an international tight knitted team of people with strong ties to the local community. Every month up to 7 artists, musicians, dancers and other creatives from all over the world participate in our residency program and bring fresh influences.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room and shared kitchen, bathroom, living room & internet connection.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Stöðvarfjörður is a remote small village in the east coast of Iceland. We are surrounded by beautiful mountains and the North Atlantic Ocean. We are is a tight knitted community which our volunteers and residency artist become a part of. We take care of doing fun things together, throw dinner parties, go swimming and go for short trips in nature.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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