We are an Icelandic/Dutch family of 6, running a sheep farm and guesthouse in north east Iceland. Our youngest daughter of 15 still living at home. The others dropping by and living with us once in a while.
Just people who can stay for this whole period; beginning of Mai til end of September, are considered! We run a small guesthouse and bar in the middle of nowhere, and a sheep farm with about 500 sheep, 15 horses, Border Collies and some Icelandic hens.
You assist in any work that needs to be done in guesthouse and farm.
We are looking for someone who likes the challenge of doing all kind of different jobs. And help us out in all of our projects, you will learn a ton; Especially important is that you are an experienced horse rider, a plus is when you have been riding Icelandic horses. While doing some work at the farm and around the guesthouse, there is plenty of time to train our horses and keep us company on rides.
Also looking for someone who loves to cook. You will prepare dinner for our guests, our menu consists of trout we catch in our lake and lamb- and sheep meat from the farm. Other ingredients are vegetables from our garden and greenhouse.
If things work out well with horse riding also we even could need your help till the end of September at least.
In return for your efforts we promise you will have a great experience, a lot of new experiences and we will teach you everything we know about the fields we work in. So you leave with a package of new material which can help in whatever you'r gonna take on in the future.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
You'll learn loads about living on the country site. How to live in a self sustainable lifestyle. What it takes to run your own business. And off course the Icelandic language for those interested.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.
Planting trees, looking after lamb and other animals, painting jobs, some gardening, welcoming guests, preparing breakfast, preparing drinks at the bar in the evening, cleaning rooms, preparing dinner for guests for the one hired as a cook. Various jobs around the farm, depending on your abilities. Riding and training our horses.
Volunteers will have a private bedroom and all meals are included. Since we are a working sheep farm and producing our own lamb and sheep meat, a large part of our diet includes meat, and also fish that we catch in the lake. Not at all suitable for vegan or vegetarians.
A paradise for nature lovers, endless possibilities for hikes on your own in nature. Rich bird life, ecxiting for photographers. The village is 14 km away, possible to engage in things organised in the village.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
5 hours per day