Experience family life on the beautiful Faroe Islands in Tórshavn, the capital.

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  • Description

    Description

    If you are a last minute workawayer/couple, you are welcome in June.:-)

    I usually like to spend time together, but I am not too social in June, since I study for two really hard examins in Law School. So I hope, you just see this as an opportunity to live close to the centre, and maybe you will like to spend some time with the girls.

    The job is not very hard: house hold and cleaning, help with the rabbits, and spend time with my 11 year old daughter.
    She is really nice and speaks English. She is a lot alone in June, with me studying so hard, and her sister studying for examin as well.

    My 11 year old daughter has just went up from 3rd to 4th grade and has a little trouble with Math, so a patient teacher would be highly appreciated. Also to help her getting new skills, like teaching her how to sew, draw (she loves drawing, but could use some inspiration), or take her out to swim or play basket or teach her soccer. She is not in very good shape, and her new class is a sport class, so to teach her how to catch up would be really helpful.

    We don't have so much space, so we generally prefer short time stays from one day up to 3 weeks.

    We live in Tórshavn, the capital of Faroe Islands. I am a single mother, who used to work as a pastor in the Lutheran church. Now, I study Law. My three daughters are 18, 15 and 11. The eldest has moved to Denmark to study. The two younger live part time with me, and part time with their father.

    We are an active and creative family, who like music, hiking, travelling and new experiences. We are nice and flexible.

    We don't have a specific project. But I am not very organised and handy, so sometimes I could use some practical help with household tasks and woodwork and sewing, which the children want to learn, but I don't know much about.

    Right now, I need help for cleaning in the apartment, teaching my 11 year old daughter Math (she just moved a class up. She understands English and the Nordic languages). And my 15 year old daughter needs to practice German.

    You will be welcomed as a member of the family, while living here. We are originally Danish, so you will not come to a Faroese home. But if you want, we will be happy to introduce you to friends and hobbies and activities in Tórshavn, according to your wishes. You can be as private as you want. Some might only need a bed, and take care of themselves, when the practical tasks are done. Others might want to be a part of our activities, and be shown around. As much as it is possible, I will accomodate your needs.

    We serve all kinds of foods, including vegetarian. As a student, I don't have much money, so we live on a low budget, but you are welcome to share what is ours, while living with us.

    We have rabbits, fish and cat, so if you have allergy of animals, we recommend you to find another family. We can help you finding another family, if we cannot house you during the entire period of your stay.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a funny, warm and engaged family, who know a lot of people and can help you getting a network here.
    We live close to the centre of Tórshavn and close to public transports, so you will be able to go out and see a lot of things easily. We can help you finding good tours, since we have seen most of Faroe Islands ourselves.

    We are adventurous and would love to learn about your culture, and teach you about ours, if you like.

  • Help

    Help

    Depends on, what you can and want to help with.
    Housework like cleaning and tidying up, painting walls, cleaning rabbit cages, sewing curtains, helping my ex and his parents with their home. Sometimes other tasks for friends who need a hand, but only after appointment with you.

    If you have some practical or artificial skills, you would like to teach the children, they would love to learn something new. Especially the youngest, since the eldest has currently very long school days.

    We are flexible, so you can make your tasks whenever on the day is most comfortable for you. You can do them alone or together with us, as you like.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, Danish, a little Faroese, Spanish and French.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A one bed room, where you can withdraw and have some privacy. If you come two or more, we will find extra mattresses for you.
    We are quite flexible, as long as you smoke outside and are not extremely noisy. (You are welcome to practise any instrument and invite friends, but not so welcome to play loud music very often, since we and our neighbours like quietness).

    We live in a basement apartment with a small garden. Our neighbours, who live upstairs, own the house. We have a good relationship with them. We live on a quiet, closed road 10 min. walk from the centre of Tórshavn and a few minutes walk from city busses.

    We used to eat breakfast at 7 am, before the children go to school at 7.20 am. Lunch when we are hungry (usually between 11 and 3). And dinner about 6 pm. We like to make healthy and green food. We are not vegetarians, but we are very flexible about your needs. If you want expensive foods, please help with buying foods sometimes, since we live on a low budget.

    My youngest daughter comes home from school about 1.30 pm and the oldest about 3.30 pm. I sometimes study at home, and sometimes go to the library nearby.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are city busses close to, where we live. We live close to the central bus station and the helicopter and ferries. So it is easy to get around everywhere in the Faroe Islands. I know a good, cheap place, where you can rent a car, if you like. I don't have a car myself. If you like horse riding, culture, night life or whatever, I can help you getting around and finding the programmes and good places to go.

  • 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

    25 hours/week- food












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