We are a small family of three + a dog called Leika. Martin Karl 50, Birita 43 and Jákup 16. In our daily life we live and work in Tórshavn. Martin Karl as vice principal and Birita as schoolteacher. In the summerperiode we move to the small village of Sandoy - Skálavík. In Skálavík we have bought an old building, which we are renovating. The building has been in Birita's family for four generations and has a rich history. The summer of 2018 we opened a café in a part of the building, which will be open this summer too. The rest of the building needs at total renovation - inside and out. We do it as a family project, but could very much need some extra pare of hands with a lot of things.
At the moment we are building a new building next to the old one, which is for 10 hotelrooms - a small Guest House 😊
What we need help with at the moment, is to paint the new building outside. Best in May and beginning of June
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
In Skálavík you will experience the uniq small-village life. In Skálavík live 120 people.
At the same time you will have the opportunity to travel around all the islands in your sparetime. We will help you with all the practical stuff :) To make sure you get the best out of it.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are in the middle of a renovation project. At the same time we run a café.
We need help with all kind of renovationwork, such as painting, building, gardening etc - depending on what you are good at.
Birita is mostly running the café, while Martin Karl is taking care of the renovation.
You will be living as a member of our family, and will have your own bedroom in our house. We work all day long, so a part of the time you will have the house for your self :)
In your spare time you can travel in Sandoy or the other islands to see as much as you like. If you like to work longer one day, so you can get more days off to travel, that is fine with us :)
The Faroes are known for their beautiful mountainous nature, small communities and most friendly inhabitants. The climate presents a most unique experience for travellers. You can experience all seasons in one day. You can experience streams running upwards because of strong winds, Another thing special is the spectacular view of the ocean. Most inhabitants have an oceanview.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week