Hello, we are a 32 year old couple and have a 3 year old daughter. We live in a house in north Iceland. I thought it would be a good idea to offer our spare room for someone that would like to join Iceland on a budget, and in the meantime get some help with minimal stuff around the house.
The ww would be need to be at least 20 years old, preferably 25 and up :)
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Iceland is amazing country, and living in the north (second largest town in Iceland) is a bit different than spending time in the city (Reykjavik). There are beautiful areas all around, and to be able to spend a bit time in this area, in whatever season it would be, it ables the traveller to enjoy more of this part of Iceland, and not just the south as many of tourist do. Winter here is amazing, and for sure a winter wonderland. Northern lights light up the sky and dance around. In summer, the sun is shining 24hours and the best weather is always here in Akureyri ;)
Exploring Icelandic nature is something that should not be missed, and if there is interest for some other old icelandic saga's (old icelandic stories), I'm happy to make something up. ;)
Of course we also have all the elves and who knows if you spend some time here, you can spot one or two.
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It will depend on the interest of the traveller. Work can vary with different things of what the traveller would like and can do. It can be cleaning the house, playing with my little girl, cook dinner and shopping. It can also be help with small constructions work around the house if the person knows a thing or two in that field. Work can vary between seasons, so we would just find something that suits us both :)
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We have a guest bedroom and a bathroom next to it. The kitchen is large space connected to the living room, and there we spend most of our time when we are home. We would share the kitchen, and we can adjust a space in the fridge and some drawers and cabinets for a private space for the travellers things in the kitchen. Of course she/he is allowed to use what he wants and needs of our stuff and foods as they wish.
There are amazing places all around, we have free buses in town, we only have one car, but we can arrange time so you could borrow it and drive around if you have a licence. We are happy to take some trips and show you around as well. We have bicycles as well and they are all yours if you like. We can also borrow some equipment like snowboard and clothes if you would like to try our resort if you come in winter. There is a indoor skatepark as well if that is a hobby.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
We have a large parking lot with plenty of space
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week