Help our family around the house and with children in Vopnafjörður north-east Iceland

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Iceland

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  • Description

    Description

    Me and my husband are just over forty and live on a farm in north-east Iceland.

    We have two children together which are 9 and 7 years old. During weekdays they are both in school until 15, both of them speak good English already.

    We have around 450 sheep and horses, around 10 riding horses. We also have chickens, ducks, and 20 calves. We have a dog in the house, but he is kept in the laundry room and is not allowed inside the general house.

    Skúli work alongside farming.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    They could learn some Icelandic, as it's good to pick up when always around the kids. You will be part of an icelandic family, and in your free time you can explore the area, hike or ride the horses.

  • Help

    Help

    It´d be good to get help with the kids and cleaning around the house.

    We have busier seasons, like lambing season (may) , slaughter season (sept-oct) and heying season (summer).

  • Languages spoken

    Icelandic: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We preferably want upbeat and friendly people with us that would like to spend their time with us and maybe learn some Icelandic.

    That's why we'd like the person being with us most of the day but could have a room for themselves in an apartment which is a couple meters away, owned by the family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It's possible to ride horse in freetime and to go on walks or hikes, depending the weather though. You can learn a lot about the Icelandic horse if you're interested since there are a lot of horses in the stable most of the time (but not in October and November, and sometimes in December, during this time the horses have a holiday).

    It takes 10 minutes to drive to a very small village here and there you can go to a coffeehouse, post-office, bank, health-care and grocery store. Around 22km away is a swimming pool, which takes around 20-25 minutes to drive to.
    We have a hot tub so we do not use the swimming pool a lot.

    We live 130 km from Egilsstaðir, which is the next bigger town and ca. 250 km from Akureyri. You can fly from here to Akureyri.

    In the winter, it can sometimes snow a lot so you can't leave the valley and flights can be cancelled because of weather as well.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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












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