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We are a family living in a small town in SW Iceland. We are 2 parents, 1 son and 4 sisters. Now only 3 are living at home, the father 66 years, mother 69 and myself 38. One of the sisters is living in our town with her husband and two energetic young boys, the youngest in Reykjavik working and the last two in Norway and Sweden both with children. The number of grandchildren are 7 so far. We keep quite well contact so once in a while we visit each other.
I am working in a landscaping company as an intern for an half a year. I enjoy being outside, especially when its not raining :) My father spends a few hours per day building a house close by and doing some office work. My mother is a physical terapist and otherwise busy with a lot of projects going on.
Me and my sister just recently got us a few chickens. Quite fun to try that out. I am trying to garden a little bit (actually only kale at the moment) but would like to do more.
So we live basically in the countryside and sheeps are gracing close by, which our friend is keeping. Farms with horses are a bit further away.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Learn about Iceland, learn about nature, learn about Icelandic food (especially vegetarian since we are), learn about outdoors, hiking, swimming in the local hotpots.
We would like to find a nice and positive person, to stay for free in exchange for some help, mainly in and around the house, like general cleaning inside. Cooking skills would be greatly appreciated and at home we are vegetarian. Would love to learn and share any ideas related to food.
We dont have high demands, 2 hours per day would be great and if the volunteer would like to have a day off thats no problem.
1. General help around the house, cleaning, cooking a meal once in a while ( like once a week).
2. Some outside tasks like gardening (weeding and generally make it look nicer), maybe house building/maintenance if interested.
3. Meet the grandchildren and possibly some childcare.
As said above our main aim is to exchange experiences and learn hopefully new cultures and ways of living. We are relaxed and flexible.
Icelandic, english, danish.
Either a private room in our house or a private room in our nextdoor house.
About 300 m to the Atlantic ocean of South Iceland with unigue shoreline with great views. The biggest lavafield in the world after the last iceage is visible here (thats an interesting fact). In our town Stokkseyri there is a swimmingpool ( which espesially my father is frequent user of ), a gas station, a restaurant and art galleries, even possible to go kayaking. There are local buses quite regurlarly to the next town with 15 min driving distance to a town with supermarkets and all common services. One hour from the capital Reykjavik. All Southwest Iceland within reach of 1 or 2 hours.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week