Icelandic family - Looking for help with daily life and family in Selfoss, Iceland



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    We are a family of 5 in Selfoss Iceland (30 min away from capital): Kristin (41) a dog trainer, Oli (48) a photographer and tour guide, Lina 9y and Margret Sara 6y. Our oldest daughter is 26, she has often worked through Workaway and introduced it to us.
    We have a dog Luna 1 years and a cat Kisi 10 years.

    We recently moved back home from Spain, we live in a small town close to the capital (50 minutes by bus). We live in a nice house with garden. We have a guest room available (shared bathroom with us).
    Our hobbies are: garden work, outdoors, photography, traveling, Brazillian Jiu Jitsu, dogs, dogs and more dogs, did I mention photography :-) and our motto is to have fun in life & enjoy the ride.
    We both run our own business so we both work quite alot, sometimes from home office. My husband is away on average 2 weeks in a month.
    We are looking for someone to assist with the two young girls before they go to school and again in the afternoon and sometimes during dinner, normal household work is needed and attending the garden & of course if we are busy taking care of Luna "the puppy" is also an issue. We offer accommodation and meals in return.
    I prefer someone who´s looking for longer stay 2-3 months as it´s been hard on my kids to have people staying for very short term. We had 5 workawayers in 2016/17 and I think everybody was happy and gained something from it.... we are still in touch with most of them.
    We only consider people who can stay at least 6 weeks.
    Flexible free time so people can travel the island and experience more than just our home and family :-)
    We prefer people older than 22 years of age. Spanish native speaking would be a huge advantage, one who can teach all 4 of us Spanish and maintain what we already learned !!! English speaking second best.
    No smokers please. We don´t smoke nor use alcohol.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn Icelandic.
    You´ll get the travel in Iceland, seeing all the nature gems in Iceland. You´ll be able to work with dogs and hopefully learn some dogtraining skills. Meet wonderful people :-)
    Chance to learn photography and picture editing from a Pro (when and if he´s home).

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We need help with various things but mainly child sitting, housecleaning, taking care of dog. My husband is away on average 2 weeks in a month.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Danish: Intermediate
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We just moved back from Spain after 2 years, family was almost fluent. Important for us to maintain the knowledge earned.

  • Accommodation


    Private room (small room, double bed). Bathroom shared with the family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Sightseeing from here is easy (Gullfoss, Geysir, South coast, Golden circle, Þingvellir, Hveragerdi, Selfoss, Eyrarbakki, Þorlákshöfn, Reykjavik etc.).
    Bus stopvery close by takes you to Reykjavik capital (50 minutes).

  • 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

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 534848771984