what makes us smile everyday???? 16 milking cows, 330 sheep, 2 horses, 5 chicken, 2 cats and our 4 little children! they make our day worth living, but include 24-h hard working and tough challenge 365 days a year. we live in the north-west of iceland and enjoy beeing farmers with all our heart. we truely respect nature and environment and try to live in many ways in the organic way although we don´t have an organic label. we live very simple and try not to waste. we want to enjoy, smile and make good vibrations to keep the world a good place!
Help in the house
we believe in good vibrations and nature. everyone gets back what he gives. icelandic nature teaches us that its possible to survive with nearly nothing and that we as human beeings are nothing compared to the power of nature. we learn respect and gratefulness. we see everyday how beautiful earth is and how close life and death are. the simple things in life it what makes the difference....
feeding and takeing care of the animals is a big part of our live and takes much time. especially in may when 700 lambs are born we need every helping hand to make sure our animals feel well and have a healthy start to life. there is always something to do on a farm, never ending story of fixing, painting, repairing, cleaning, cleaning and cleaning (outside, in the stables and inside the farmhouse). we need people who know how to handle a hammer or have any other skills in practical work. we need positive people who are willing to work hard; someone who loves beeing a helping hand and wants to be surrounded by animals and children without beeing afraid of dust and dirt, but is also able to spend time alone. we look for a person who is very flexible in workingtime because sometimes our days are much longer than 5 hours but we then give people the opportunity to have more freetime on another day.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
english, icelandic, german, little french
we have an old farmhouse 5 km from where we live. it is a very simple, but somehow cosy house with several rooms. some people might call it shabby, but we think it has a good character and a very friendly soul. it has a shower, toilet, kitchen with oven and microwave. there is no tv or internet. Helpers can come to the farm walking or by bike (that we would provide). have in mind that the weather in Iceland is unpredictable. it can rain cats and dogs or be very stormy, nature rules!
Helpers make breakfast and dinner themselves at their place (we provide food for that) and eat lunch with all the family. our food is simple and very much the icelandic culture mixed with the german style because the farmers wife is german. we try to bake ourselves and use as much from our farm as possible ( meat (sheep), milk and cheese, eggs, potatoes..)
we live 5 km from a big bus stop, but its very common to go hitchhiking in iceland. the weekends can be spent just beeing in the old farmhouse, going for a walk to the seasore (5 min away) or up to the hills to see the beautiful countryside. the next village is 30 km away. there is a nice swimmingpool and seal watching center and several great sightseeing places nearby for example hvítserkur, the "dragon rock".
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week