Help a lively family in Hvolsvöllur, in the Icelandic countryside

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Iceland

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    21/08/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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).

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Your accommodation will be one of the rooms in the guesthouse. Our helpers take part in cooking and eating with the family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

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








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