We are a family of five in Akureyri, Iceland. A primary school teacher and a computer engineer with three kids. We like our children to grow up in an international atmosphere so having a volunteer at our house is something we like very much. Since we are a busy family we would appriciate help with normal household. The kids are three, two boys at the age of 11 and 13 and a girl at the age of 6. They all practice Ice hockey in winter time. The boys also practice parkour and table tennis and the girl gymnastics. In summer time during our summer holidays we like to camp with the scouts and travel around Iceland. Often we go to the east part of the country to visit the grandpa at his farm.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
If people are interested in living with an Icelandic family in a beautiful town of Iceland staying with us would be a good opportunity. The best way to learn about culture is to stay with native people. We are central in Akureyri so everything is in walking distance. There are always cultural events going on in Akureyri, many museums and beautiful nature. If people are interested in learning Icelandic we can help with that.
We like our children to grow up in an international atmosphere so we think having a volunteer at our house will teach them to communicate with people from all over the world. We are a busy family, since both parents work outside the house and the kids have a tight schedule in the afternoon. Therefore we need help with normal household like, cleaning, cooking, talking to the kids, taking the youngest one to the playground, and some maintainance at the house like painting.
Icelandic, English, Danish and some Spanish, German and Portuguese
We live in a family house. A workawayer would get a bedroom. There are two bathrooms in the house. We eat tipical icelandic food like fish, meat, pasta, bread, cereals, milk products.
It depends on what people like to do. In Akureyri there are possibilities to do lots of things. We have had workawayers staying with us before and it has been a good experience both for them and us. We have an experience of staying with families aboad so we know that side aswell.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week