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Welcoming resourceful creatives in Selfoss, Iceland

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  • Last activity: 26 May 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are a family who moved to an 1.5 hectare old vegetable farm in Laugarás in Biskupstungur, and we intend to make an artist residency, retreat and a ceremonial space.

    There is all kinds ot of things that need to be done and we are looking for people who know how to build things and have some knowledge of carpentry painting gardening plumbing or just about anything resourceful for this kind of project, like a can do attitude, common sense, solution thinkin and a sense of humor :)

    The buildings and greenhouses need all kind of care and maintenance and our job would be to get them up and running and ready for all kinds of creative work along with some general tasks around the garden and the estate.

    Then we have 2 other buildings... a 90 sqm glass greenhouse that we want to have as a ceremonial room of all sorts but needs a little TLC before and then there´s Skemma a 280 sqm former greenhouse wich is covered up with aluminum on the side and half translucent plastic roof that is painted so it gives a good shade, there we have a carpentry and artist workshop along a sort of a common space with coffe and couches. There we will need help with organising and all kinds of different odd jobs that come along the way.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn how to set up manage a large workshop, practical thinking and resourceful creativity. We will learnr from each other and about each others culture thru our daily routines. We can offer an insight into the life of an icelandic artist family. Our guests can use our facilitys to work on their art and let their creativity flow

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    Right now we are looking for someone to help with cleaning the guesthouse, we pay an hourly rate for that to our helpers.. attention to detail is important and we prefer the have persons who dont mind cleaning for that job.
    there are many other projects though such as maintenance of all kinds, painting, decorating, cleaning, gardening, organizing and whatever comes up, so it would definitely help to have an open and resourceful mode of thinking.
    People with carpentry skills or any other type of handyman skills especially welcomed ☺️
    We can offer minimum wage for helpers who come from EU and can legally work in Iceland.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer cozy camper vans for our volunteers, they are heated and have nice beds!
    and also we have a nice and chilled common area in the Skemma.
    We´ll stock the kitchen so you can prepare your food as you like, and hopefully enjoy meals together as well.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Laugarás is the epicenter of the golden circle with to many nature sights close by to mention. There is a bus that runs from the laugarás twice a day that goes to Selfoss where you can take the bus all around Iceland and maybe specially around all the south in a matter of hours.
    And both of us go to Selfoss very often and Reykjavik at least once a week.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We would figure that out together. We don´t have fibre net at the moment but i think they are just finishing putting in the houses. But we just use a 4g router from Nova and that has worked fine.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    That could probably work..

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes we love animals, just ask.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 542583393254

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