Help our family with cooking, cleaning and childcare in southern Iceland



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    Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to read this and for your interest in helping us out.

    We are looking for a last minute workaway who can stay from as soon as possible till the 20th of september :)

    We are a family of five that live in the south of Iceland in a lovely small town about an hour from Reykjavík, the main capital of Iceland. We're a calm and friendly family. A husband and a wife, 44 & 33, been together for over a decade. My husband has a lovely 21 year old son, he’s very polite and nice to be around. He tends school in the capital but he stays with us as much as he can. Then we have a 6 year old son together and an 8 year old foster son. They're both lovely little boys and full of love. Also active and adventurous so an experience in babysitting would come in handy, but is not necessary.

    Our previous workawayers have been able to easily communicate with them despite the language barrier and they are starting to understand English better and better.

    We have been extremely blessed with wonderful workawayers in the past and are excited to welcome future workawayers to our home :)

    Ps. We have a wonderful dog! His name is Bassi and is a pure Icelandic sheepdog breed <3

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We’re a typical Icelandic family. We love to stay at home and enjoy each others company. We also love to spend time in nature. We’re looking for a calm, friendly person who still likes to keep to her self sometimes :)

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  • Help


    The help:

    Cleaning the house & laundry: Keeping the kitchen clean and keeping the entire house tidy and clean. The house is 150 square meters in size and on one floor, so it’s not that big. But cleaning and tidying is probably the biggest part of the help.
    • It’s essential that you have a good eye for order and cleanliness.

    Babysitting: The main reason why we’re looking for help is so that we can spend more time with our boys but since school is out for the summer and we both work all summer we will ask you to keep an eye out for our boys during the day. You would also take the dog out for walks.
    • It’s extremely important that you love children and dogs <3 ( who doesn't? :D )

    Cooking dinner occasionally.
    • We’re looking for a person who enjoys cooking, and can possibly cook various tasty, healthy dishes. Or has an interest in learning to. ...and if you can bake that's a big plus! But this is not a must so if you can't cook it's totally ok!

    Other random things: We might ask you to help in various areas of the home, gardening, painting, etc. But please note that we would never ask you to do anything you are uncomfortable with or something that is out of your ability.

    Please note that we can not accept couples and are ONLY looking for a female workawayer, I don't mean to be discriminating but me being a female I just feel more comfortable with a female helping out in our home. I hope you understand.

    And we want to make two things clear right now:
    1. If you do not fulfill some of these requirements but are really interested and eager to learn we're open for discussion.
    2. If we find out that you do not fulfill these requirements at all, and that you perhaps turn out to be a wacko or something of that nature... we'd shanghai you right back to the place you came from ;)


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    English: Fluent
    Icelandic: Fluent
    German: Beginner

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  • Accommodation


    You have a nice little room in the house with a big window and a garden view. But feel free to spend time in the kitchen and living room just as other members of the family do.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You get 2 days a week off. It would be ideal for you to go explore the country. Here in the south there are endless opportunities to sight-see and the capital, Reykjavík, is about an hour away and we have buses going every day to the city. Also the bus goes just about anywhere in the country so you can practically see all of Iceland in the time you would be staying with us. Also hitch-hiking in Iceland is very safe, easy and fun.

    We're very flexible with making it easy for you to travel the country, so if you need extra days off to do longer trips it's no problem at all. You'd then instead work a few longer days to compensate. We always find balance :)

    Note that you’re also welcome to spend your days off at the comfort of our home if you’d just like to take it easy.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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