Help with farming and household in Austur Húnavatnssýsla, Iceland




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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    Hi, we are a young family of four in North West Iceland. Jon and I, Karen are 26 years old and have two sons. Sigursteinn, born in December 2017 and Þorsteinn born in August 2019. We run our own farm and Jón does other jobs some part of the year. Karen works in a kindergarten in our nearest village. We are looking for help with outdoor work on the farm and some housekeeping. We have around 500 sheep, one stable-cat, a border collie and 30 horses which are more a hobby thing.
    We live very close to the sea and have, no doubt, the most beautiful sunset in the bright summer nights! It's a bit far to the nearest town, Skagastrond, around 40 km but you get used to the distance.
    My husband is 100% Icelandic, but I am half Danish. My parents live on the next farm.
    We would love to host a Danish speaking person!
    We prefer to host workawayers who are able to stay 3 months or more :-)
    We pay wages to all our workers.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Get to know a young farmer family living by the sea in a peaceful environment. We also pay wages.

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    Projects involving children

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  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    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.

  • Help


    As mentioned we prefer if workers could stay for 3 months or more. It takes time to adjust and learn how things work on new places :-).
    The work includes working on the farm and maybe a little housekeeping and cooking now and then. Regarding the farm work we we're thinking assistance with feeding sheep, which is mainly done by hand (carrying hay to the "feeding lines"). Keeping the stable clean, in May looking after the birth of lambs. In summer time (june-august) while the sheep are on the mountain we have to clean the stable for next winter, keep fences in good shape, harvest our fields (grass mainly) and more. Winter is a bit more off season if you could say so. The weather controles which outdoor projects you can do. But normally we don't feel like we are running out of projects. The sheep's are inside the stable so they have to be fed two times a day.
    Here I've tried to sum up the projects over the year on our farm but I'm for sure forgetting something. We are not requiring our work awayer to take care of all this on his own but if he/she is interested in helping we would be glad to have you.
    The housekeeping could be cooking a few times per week/month or vacuuming the floor.
    The working hours per day can be variable, depending on how much you would like to work.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    Icelandic: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Staying with the family. We can provide a room for our workers. We would eat all together. Unfortunately we can't offer a separate toilet/restroom or television. We live in a big house with two floors. It's around 240 m2 so there is room enough for everyone. We are slowly working on fixing/reconstructing the house so there are 2 big bedrooms which are not in use at the moment.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are some hot springs not that far away. River rafting about 100 km away from us. In Autumn there are wild blueberries close to the farm. Seals like to lie up on rocks very close to our farm when the weather is nice. Especially in spring and Autumn. We don't smoke and don't want smoking inside the house. We have a good internet connection.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Variable, 4-8 hours.

Host ref number: 346763546974