Help with childcare and household tasks in Blönduós, Iceland

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Iceland

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    28/01/2022

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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of five. We have three daughters 10, 6 and 4 years old. Me (Kolla) and my husband (Atli) are in our thirties and we both work out of the farm.

    We live in a farm in a valley in the north of Iceland. Nearest towns are Blönduós (about 15 km away) and Skagaströnd (about 21 km away).

    The valley is called Laxárdalur and is a beautiful place with rather much snow in the wintertime and beautiful northern lights but lovely quiet summers.

    We are "hobby farmers". We have horses, sheep and dogs so someone who has experience of farm animals would be ideal :)

    We are interested in hosting an open and friendly girl who loves kids and has experience with horses. We would like to welcome the right person into our home for one month or longer.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Chance to stay in an Icelandic country side and get to know the Icelandic horse and the life on a farm. Chance to learn some basic Icelandic.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for a fun, hardworking and open minded girl who would like to participate in all the tasks that needs to be done at our home and farm.

    Stable help - Mucking stable boxes, feeding horses in the morning, training (if experienced rider).
    Kids - sometimes babysitting our three girls (playing with them) -
    House choirs - Helping with the usual house choirs as laundry - Cleaning - cooking - this is the "never ending story" for a family with 3 kids! :)

    We are a busy family with a full time job and a lot of hobbies so a pair of extra hands in the family are very useful :) Kolla enjoys horses and likes to use all the time she can get for horse back riding and Atli likes to go fishing when that is possible. Atli is also very hardworking and is usually working on some projects at home when he is not at work. We try to make sure our volunteer can also do some horse back riding and other things she likes while her stay with us. We also encourage our guests to see more of Iceland while staying with our family.

    Our girls all speak english and it would be very nice if they could learn a bit of another language.

    We have 2 dogs.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a private bedroom for our guest.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Tourist information about the area at northwest.is

  • 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?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    maximum 4-5 hours, 5 days a week










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