Help with a non-profit creative initiative to make a queer artist residency in Neskaupstadur, East Iceland



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  • Description


    Welcome to our life. We are a married gay couple Hafsteinn (36 years) and Hakon (33 years). Along with our 2 cats and our dog Hnota we live in East Iceland in a cute fishing village called Neskaupstadur. Hafsteinn is an international artist and Hakon runs a tourism company, as well we are a part of a family farm business. We are starting our long time dream project of making a nonprofit creative initiative to help our town , the project is based on a Queer Artist Residency and a Queer Festival in our small, peaceful town. We have just bought a historic old property to renovate and be the housing for our future residency as well as our home. We are looking for like minded, fun, creative people to help us with renovation but, also we can use help with parts of making a creative initiative in a small community, such as social media or design. Our preferred applicant can stay +1 month. We look forward to meeting new people and sharing ideas and culture.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    We love food and culture and like hanging out with like minded people so dinner time will be fun. We can teach you many things about Iceland and show you around. If you love old houses you will love our project. If you have interest in development of artist residency then you also should apply.

  • Help


    Painting walls
    Polishing floorboards
    General maintenance
    Reclaim old wood
    Interior help

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Guest during renovation will have private room in an 3 bedroom apartment located 300 meters from our project. Shared kitchen between max 3 people, kitchen is fully stocked for you to make yourself meals and also we will have one group meal together each day. On the renovation site we also have food and snacks.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our region East Iceland has many beautiful places to explore, we can show you some and others we can help you get to. Our town has amazing outdoor swimming pool and hot tubs where the locals like to hang out , we will pay for you the monthly pass to the pool.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 456355727125