Be a part of our family and country life and stay with us near Reykjavik, Iceland

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Iceland

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    22/06/2022

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  • Description

    Description

    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, our animals are strictly pets. We have a few horses, rabbits, chicken, dog and cat - most of them rescues! We live in stunning landscape with views of volcanoes and glaciers. Great area for hiking. Both parents work from home office but have to travel once in a while. But one parent is usually 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 so we as a family can get away once in a while for a town or ski excursion. Since our kids are already 17 and 15 years old they do not need watching, just nice to have somebody adult around, when the parents are away since the next farm is about 2 km away. So we thought we give workaway a try as a form of cultural exchange to get to know you and to give you a chance to get to know the daily life in Iceland.
    Hours would be max 25 light help 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 and once in a while some house sitting. Native English, Scandinavian or German speakers preferred.
    Currently only looking for someone during this period:
    Period 1: End of November- December 20th 2022 (please only apply if you can come for the whole period)
    Period 2: Mid of January - May 2023 please only apply if you can stay for at least 6-8 weeks at a time
    Period 3: June to August - please only apply if you can stay for the whole period
    We would prefer a female workaway that loves horses and animals and has some experience in taking care of horses and animals in general.
    In general:
    Strictly non-smokers only. We can accommodate only one person at a time, so please understand and do not apply if you are a couple or family. Only fully vaccinated people (covid 19 vaccination) are accepted to protect you and us.
    We hope you understand. Thank you !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • 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 to enjoy the Icelandic landscape! 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. If you like horses and have already riding experience you can join us in your free time on our rides. But please note, you need to be an experienced rider. We do not have beginner´s horses. The riding would be in your free time, it is not part of your duties.

  • 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, all of our animals are pets and part of the family.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Icelandic: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Happy to teach German and 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 ...

    We live rather remote in the countryside, about 2 km to the next farm but please note there are 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 your free time with hiking, playing with the animals, reading or that kind of stuff. If you like horses and have already riding experience you can join us in your free time on our rides. But please note, you need to be an experienced rider. We do not have beginner´s horses. The riding would be in your freetime, it is not part of your duties.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • 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

    We have pretty good internet connection and work both from home and use video conferences all the time.

  • 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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