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We´re a family of three plus a kitty cat . We´re looking for a Workaway that would like to come and be a part of our little family.
I am a medical doctor, working in the daytime. My boys are extremely sweet, if I do say so my self;) My little one is six and my older is 17. They both speek English.
Juggling work and taking care of the home is a big task for one person, so I´ve had help now for almost three years. It´s been a great experience.
I need help with regular house chores and taking my little son up to daycare, and picking him up.
A drivers license is a must, for picking up and shopping and running errands.
We live in a nice apartment right in the city center, in a quiet street. The two main shopping streets are 5 and 10 minutes walk away, with their cafes, shops and restaurants. Also there is a lovely outdoors pool 5 min. away, with nice warm geothermal water and hot tubs. It´s a rich part of Icelandic culture, sitting in the tubs and chatting to strangers or friends. Transport is easy from here, both for inside Reykjavík and buses to the countryside.
We have good wifi connection;)
Types of help and learning opportunitiesBabysitting and creative playCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the house
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
We´re a lively family and we´d love to share our knowledge about Iceland and give you tips on things to see and enjoy.
I´ve lived abroad and am an open minded person. I do like things tidy and running smooth in the household, but I like to have a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I speak fluent English, having lived in Canada and England.
I really love to be out in the Icelandic countryside my self. We could all go together on shorter rides to see the countryside if you´d like, and perhaps stay a few nights at our little cottage.
My older son is very mature in many ways, he´s the most wonderful, lovely person, with a good sense of humor and quite philosophically minded:) He has sometimes had a tough time, as he has Asperger syndrome, but he is in high school now and doing well.
The little one is wonderful too, he is cheerful and creative, and has a mild and pleasant temperament.
Projects involving children
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The house chores include taking my 6 year old to and from shcool, keeping him company along with us, sometimes taking care of him in the evening. Also doing laundry, cleaning, cooking, clearing the kitchen after meals, running some errands, shopping, etc. - basically, what is needed in a regular household:) Also some odd stuff in between, as perhaps cleaning the car or ironing once in a while. All within the limits of the working hours that are laid out, of course.
Som of the work you can schedule as you like, as the cleaning.
I do want you to have a great time and a good social life during your stay - so if you might have plans during dinner time once in a while it is usually no problem:)
Work would mainly be during weekdays, but when your not away on trips or have other plans, I would like to ask you to help me on the weekends too, helping me get on top of things.
I´d like you to get the most out of your stay so I´d like to be flexible in general. Having said that, I do very much need the extra help you would be providing.
We´re looking for a person that is very honest, reliable and warm and would genuinly care for the boys and our home. Someone who would like to take part in our life and make our every day even better (providing some spare time for me to be able to do some things for my self too:) I also appreciate to have someone who is independant and helps me think through and organize daily things. For example taking initiative and helping me organize meals, and "taking over" the laundry and keeping the house clean, without me having to think about it. Also, someone who will go and have a nice time and get the most out of her stay!
Our apartment has 3 bedrooms, living room, dinning room and kitchen. There´s a good garden. It´s a cosy home, and we´d love for the right person to be a part of it:)
What else ...
It´s easy to enjoy Reykjavík from here. You can walk all around the city center, go to the harbor and do some whale watching if you like, enjoy the food at restaurants, shop etc. Iceland´s largest church, one of Reykjavík´s landmarks is just a stone throw away. You can go to the top and see all of the city!
The pool is five minutes away, and it´s wonderful for exercise or to relax.
There is a brand new gym very close by.
You can borrow my bike if you like bicycling:)
Taking the bus inside Reykjavík is easy from here. Also buses for outside of Reykjavík go from a station which is a 10-15 min. walk away. The Golden circle is popular from Reykjavík and also many other sights close to Reykjavík.
I´d love to help you finding things to see.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 20 hours pr. week