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Help a family with everyday life in a small town near the sea, south Iceland

  • Iceland
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  • Last activity: 18 Aug 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    I'm 69 years , I live in a small town in SW Iceland. I spend a few hours per day building a house close by and do some office work. I have 5 kids and 8 grandchildren. All of them have moved away from home. One daughter lives next door, (2 boys, 8 and 10). One daughter ( 4 kids 8, 5, 3 and 0 ) is also next door, to the other side. Town is small (500) nature is all-around. Rest of family is further away.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about Iceland, learn about nature, learn about us as Icelanders living rather isolated in a very small community, food, mostly vegetarian, learn about outdoors, hiking, swimming in the local hotpots. amble opportunity to travel around.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We would like to find a nice, helpful and positive person, to stay for free in exchange for some help with (cooking) cleaning, cleaning kitchen, laundry, general help and children care at my and my daughters home. We live in houses next to each other. ( may be a little cooking) at home we are vegetarian. We don't have high demands, ca 3 hours per day would be great and if the volunteer would like to have a day off that's no problem.

    We look forward to meet you and exchange experiences and learn new cultures/ways of living. We are relaxed and easy going.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Icelandic: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    private room/bath in our house

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    About 300 m to the Atlantic ocean of South Iceland with unigue shoreline with (some times) 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 we are frequent user of , a gas station, a restaurant and art galleries, even possible to go kayaking. There are local buses quite regurlarly , 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.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, a 4-5 days a week

Host ref number: 583595311443

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