Help out with household and animals in South of Iceland

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  • Last activity: 21 Apr 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We live in a big house on a beautiful farm in Iceland 1 hour away from the capital, 15 min to the next town. The family consist of me and my 8 year old, three very active lovely dogs, five cuddly cats, some chicken, 2 rabbits, 2 guinea pigs and we have some cuddly ridable horses. There is a bubble hotel nearby:) It's very important to being able to communicate in English or Icelandic when staying here. Perfect speaking is not necessary but understanding and being able to communicate is very important. The mum speaks a few other nordic and latin languages but my daughter doesn't speak them.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The stay is in a farming environment and partcipating in all countryside events is optional. Most of the popular tourist attractions are not far away. Perfect place to see the northern lights in winter and for bird watching in the summer😊 learning icelandic ofcourse.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    So I am looking for someone that could help out with the household like helping with keeping the house reasonably clean, cleaning animal cages/tanks/areas, taking care of my daughter and it would be great to have someone who has some experience with handling horses during summer months. During the winter months the horses normally have holidays. There are also all sorts of indoor or outdoor projects that can come up.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Icelandic: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Usually I have free a big room in the top floor with a queen size bed in a rather big old house, view from a window over a few active volcanoes. There is a nice female cat that is also living in that room (room mate) so cat allergies are not smart. Kitchen and living room on the floor below and shower and wc's on the ground floor. Working on having a toilet also in the top floor. Meals are normally 3-4 when at home and we eat quite a lot of meat, also horse meat sometimes but not our horses ofcourse 😁. But meals can be irregular at busy times.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In the time off it is possible some times of the year to do horseriding if you have some previous experience. Travelling with busses or hitchhiking is quite easy from our location.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 286262915153

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