Stay with our family of four, help with pets and playing with our son in Selfoss, South Iceland

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  • Description

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    - We are fully booked until mid November 2020 so please only send application for November 2020 or later. Thank you! -

    Hi there! We are a family of 4 living in beautiful countryside in South Iceland, about 100 km from Reykjavík, the Icelandic capital. We live on a farm, but it is not a working farm (just pets). We have a few horses, pet goats, rabbits, chicken, dogs and cats - most of them rescues! We live in stunning landscape with views of volcanoes and glaciers. Great area for hiking and horseback riding. Both parents work from home office but have to travel once in a while. But one parent is always at home. We have had aupair girls for about 10 years and it has been a lovely experience. They have been like our daughters and have returned many times as friends. But now our kids have outgrown the babysitters and we just need a little help in the house, with the pets and mainly some house & farm sitting. Since our kids are already 15 and almost 13 years old they do not need watching, just nice to have somebody adult around, since the next farm is about 2 km away. So we thought we give workaway a try! :-) Hours would be max 25 per week in exchange for accommodation and food. You would have your own little studio apartment with sleeping couch and private bathroom. Help would be light housework and some help with the pets, maybe playing football with our son and once in a while some house sitting. Native English or German speakers preferred. We prefer workaways that can stay a min. of 4-6 weeks and we can only accommodate one person at a time. Non-smokers only.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in stunning landscape with views of volcanoes and glaciers. Great area for hiking and horseback riding. If you are a horse person, you might be able to ride with us in your free time (only possible from March/April to September). Please note: Not beginners horses, only for experienced horse riders. Mother is a professional tour guide and works for a tour operator called Exploring Iceland and can provide lots of information about Icelandic geology, history and culture.

  • Help

    Help

    Hours would be max 25 per week in exchange for accommodation and food. You would have your own little beautiful studio apartment with sleeping couch and private bathroom. Duties would be light housework and some help with our pets. We are not a working farm. Some house & farm sitting. Since our kids are already 15 and almost 13 they do not need watching, just nice to have somebody adult around. Great if you liked to play football with our son once in a while! If you are a horse person, you might be able to ride our horses in your free time (only possible from March/April to September). Please note: Not beginners horses, only for experienced horse riders.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English,German,Icelandic

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You would have your own little studio apartment with sleeping couch and private bathroom. Meals would be taken with the family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Perfect area for hiking and horse back riding! There are local buses to Reykjavík but only once a day. Please note that we can accommodate vegetarians as we eat hardly any meat ourselves but unfortunately we cannot accommodate vegans or people with special diets such as gluten or lactose allergies or others. We live rather remote in the countryside, about 2 km to the next farm but no bars, pubs or cafés around ;-) Just good to know for you! If you come to stay with us you need to be able to fill you free time with hiking, playing with the animals, reading or that kind of stuff. We do not have WIFI, instead we talk to each other! You can bring a LAN connection to connect to the Ethernet. We do not have unlimited usage so make sure that you can survive without scrolling your mobile phone all day long. But we have tons of books, games and we are always up for a chat. :-)

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

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





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