Amazing chance to visit Faroe Islands and live for free, helping with chores at my home

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Now you get an amazing chance to visit Faroe Islands and live for free at my home - yes it is a regular house i am NOT a farmer and i dont have a farm :D

    Hi - My name is John - i am a Faroese guy and i love travel and meeting different new cultures.

    So i decided to join the WorkAway program based on the experience of my friends who also are WorkAway hosts - and i can say that i am very happy so far for my workawayhost experience (which all in all is EXCELENT).

    I am also a PADI Master (Diving) Instructor and EFR Instructor Trainer and DSAT Instructor. I used to operate a outdoor and dive center but i dont do that at the moment since i am too occupied with my full time job. This gives you the option to get alot of knowledge about travelling and diving in the Faroe Islands if that is of your interest.

    I live in Leynar / Leynasand / Leynabeach (u can google it), Faroe Islands (20minutes by car from Torshavn and 20 minutes by car from the Airport) we think that is the BEST BEACH in the world.
    I know TRUMP thinks USA has the best beach in the world... but that is ok as long as he accepts that Leynar is the 2nd best beach in the world ;)

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    I was from 25th of April until 30th June on a trip where i travelled from Faroe Islands via ferry (Norrøna) to Denmark then drove to Germany, Poland, Czheck, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Moldova then back again to Romania and then to Bulgaria, Turkey and then back again to Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Czheck Rep., Poland, Lithuania, Letland, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and then Faroes with with my Mercedes Sprinter) and i was safely back on 30th of June 2019 :) - i did this trip with my Belgian Malinois puppy Shiva :)

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    I have a dog :) Belgian Malinois (Belgian Shepherd) she is born on 15jannuary2019 - so hope you are not afraid of dogs.

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    This Host offers payment*
    * For the right WorkAway applicant that has a documented qualification (of mininum 2yrs preferly 4yrs) as HWS Engineer (HeatingWaterSanitation) i would offer payment if the person in holding a passport of the Nordic Union (Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland) - if you are not holding any of those passport then you are not allowed to do paid work in Faroe Islands - Faroe Islands is not a member of EU and therefore you are not allowed to do any paid work in Faroe Islands.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I live in Leynar, Faroe Islands, which is located 15min northwest of Torshavn the capitol of Faroe Islands.
    The house is in front of Leynarsand / Leynarbeach - the most wounderfull beach in Faroe Islands.

    Most of the amazing pictures of landscape are from this area and its an amazing area during summer and winter. Further more there are plenty of fishing possibilities and i am a pretty good host and info/guide if you need it. (i work alot so i dont have time to go all places with you but i am like wikipedia)

    The Faroe Islands are not tropical islands, so you need to be prepared that it get's cold up here and the weather isn't always nice, especially in the winter. So bring warm clothes, rainproof jacket and TWO pair decent shoes during winter.

    During summers Faroe Islands are not so warm... so we dont need aircon :)

    I am looking forward to meet you.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    This Host offers payment*
    * For the right WorkAway applicant that has a documented qualification (of mininum 2yrs preferly 4yrs) as HWS Engineer (HeatingWaterSanitation) i would offer payment if the person in holding a passport of the Nordic Union (Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland) - if you are not holding any of those passport then you are not allowed to do paid work in Faroe Islands - Faroe Islands is not a member of EU and therefore you are not allowed to do any paid work in Faroe Islands.

    About the house and the work:
    This house is built in 1957 but upgraded in the 1980ies. So even the house is finished i still have some small tasks to complete inside the house as the goal is to make it into 2-3 apartments - one apartment in the topfloor and one in the middle and one in the basement (my parents living in the middle floor)

    By Mid September 2017 - Me and a Workawayer did change all the electricity. We installed new cables and new plugs and switches. The house needs a 'paint job' which i think most people can do in some form if they have time and dont need to do the tasks on the clock.

    So all in all the chores here are very easy and you do not have to wake up in the middle of the night (read early morning) to do a helping hand here in the house we normally start at 0800h.

    The optimal season to visit Faroe Islands is from April until September.
    Becouse most Faroese expats living abroad travel to Faroe Islands from June and going back abroad in August... flight tickets and carrentals and hotels are very expensive during that period.

    Faroe Islands is FAMOUS for the unstable weather where you can get all kinds of weather in one day - which means that you have to have 3-4 different plans each day so that one of the plans will be sucessfull.
    Which will mean that there are days where you can not go on the Instagram destinations and you might have to take some not so famous destination that day - and people who stay 1-2 weeks will be chasing instagram scenarios like children chase Pokemon rewards which is also the reason why i recomend (require) people to commit to 2-3 weeks as that is most benificial for me and for them.

    For me... its important to find a Workawayer that is interested in painting (roofs and walls) and carpenting (some small works inside the house) and this can be done by the Workawayer while i am away at work.

    So far i have been very impressed by the Workawayers that i have had here with me... they managed to paint some things when i was at work and also did some general cleaning... and then they attended some festivals and did sightseeing the rest of the time (specially during weekends).

    The house is located in Leynar, Leynasand (LeynaBeach), Faroe Islands and my parents live there with me but i do take care of the maintainance since they are 70+. During summer 2018 i will need help building a balcony there (easy job).

    PLEASE READ:

    I will be accepting Workaway'ers starting the weekend June 30-2019 until August 30th. in a period of 11 weeks.
    The minimum stay will be about 2 weeks and maximum is 8 weeks.

    I DO PREFER a workaway'er with hands on experience and is eager to learn something new and try something new.
    I DO PREFER a workaway'er that is 20+ (unless you ave EXTENDED experience with carpenting) ;)
    I DO LOVE to teach workaway'ers new things and once you have been with me here you will leave with alot of new skills.

    I DISLIKE a workaway'er with addiction to socialmedia and cellphones and specially if it is surgically attached to your hand - i love people with a relaxed and controlled use of socialmedia - even i do spend aprox 30minutes pr day on FB ;)

    I DISLIKE workaway'ers that are not able to evaluate their own qualifications or their ability to do an assignment - if you can not do it... i will gladly train you - i like to be the best i can be... and i like to motivate you to be the best you can be... skills are easy to carry on to your next travel destination.

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    Working shedule:
    Monday to Saturday 0700h - 1200h (6 days on 5hrs / 30hr a week) - off Saturday Midday (1200) until Monday Morning (0700).

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    During Weekends I will try to provide a minibus or arrange cheap transport so that the Workawayers can do trips for festivals and hiking trips. - Gas and RoadToll is payable by the USER = Workawayers ;)

    FOOD:
    Normal food will be provided 2 times a day and one time a day we prepare a warm dish - The workawayer is always welcome to cook and use the kitchen when ever needed - i like to let the GUEST = workawayer try different Faroese dishes.

    IF you are not my PREFERED Workawayer or if you hold any of my DISLIKE qualifications and dont think you can commit to a limited socialmedia use for the duration of your stay here with me... then please do not contact me as it is taking up my time replying all Workawayers going to Faroe Islands.

    A bit more free info about Faroe Islands. ITS AN EXPENSIVE COUNTRY... its expensive being a tourist but its also expensive being a WorkawayHOST. So that is why most people here will try to set up the WorkawayerVolunteer expected WorkLOAD contra the WorkawayerHOST expenses in the period that the WorkawayerVolunteer is staying with you.

    Thanks

    John Johnsson

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Danish, Faroese, Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The house is built in 1957... so its a old house with old bedrooms with twinbeds. 3rooms available for Workawayers.

    There is a beautiful ocean view and the most amazing sunrise.

    The house has all facilities needed.
    Washer and dryer
    Dishwasher
    Two ovens
    Stove
    Fireplace
    Internet
    Television

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Biking, Hiking, Swimming, Boating

    I have 2 mountain bikes and 1 city bike that i lend to the workawayers while they are staying here.
    Within the Capitol region all the Red busses are free of charge as it is paid by the Hard Working Faroese Tax Payers.
    Outside the Capitol regin all the Blue busses are very affordable and it is possible to buy a travel card for your stay in Faroe Islands.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 6days a week (max 30 hours/week)

The green house seen from the beach - Leynasand
The beach seen from the house - Leynasand
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