We are a lively family of five (four kids aged 7 - 16 years) living in a farm house right outside a small village in Southern Iceland (100 km from Reykjavik), running a guesthouse in the basement of our house.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Our helpers participate in everyday family life and learn about the Icelandic way of living and culture. You can learn and/or practice Icelandic or even German (but we also speak English).
In general, I am looking for some help with the household, the outdoor area and the garden. It is our private home but with a big garden areal (and I rent out guest rooms in parts of the house).
For 2020, I am now looking for somebody for a short period in summer.
We have a big garden areal that needs to be worked in, there is always garden work from April throughout September, including weeding, cutting trees, cutting grass, planting, fencing.
There are also quiet a few things that always need maintenance, cleaning and painting.
I also have several projects I'd like to work on, mostly light carpenter's and plumber's help.
From mid-June til end of August, there is restricted availability because I prefer to rent out the guest rooms to paying guests then.
At the beginning of the year and in the autumn, I like to have somebody around to help me tidying the house and reorganizing.
Besides, help with daily household chores, watching the younger children, house cleaning and cooking is always appreciated. With our family, you will have the opportunity to stay in one of the most beautiful places in the world and be a member of our family. We do have a dog, four rabbits, four snails and horses.
The kids are really good with languages, they are raised bilingual (Icelandic - German), and the older ones speak English. I am learning Spanish, therefore Spanish native speakers are especially welcome at the moment.
Your accommodation will be one of the rooms in the guesthouse. Our helpers take part in cooking and eating with the family.
We live close to a small village where there is basically everything for your daily needs, including a nice outdoor swimming pool. From here, you can do sightseeing all over Southern Iceland and you can enjoy the nature by foot.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week