Help look after our young son and enjoy being part of our family in the rural area of the South, Iceland



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    We are family of three, Ásta and Sverrir 28 years old, with our young son that will turn 1 year old this summer. We live on a farm in the South. On the farm are cows, sheep, dogs and horses. Next summer we have many things to do and because of that we decided to try workaway for our first time.

    Our farm is in the rural area of the South. The distance to next village is about 30 kilometers.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The traveller would live with the family. We will introduce you for traditional food, the icelandic culture and our history. You can visit many popular tourist places in the area. There is a bus that pass the farm every day. There are only few steps from our house to the mountain so if you like hiking, this is a good place for you. This is also a good opportunity to learn about icelandic agriculture.

    Please note that you will be staying in a rural area so you can not walk to supermarket, cafe or pub :)

  • Help


    The workaway person would:
    -help us with the household
    -help us with our new house (we will probably be living there but it will not be ready as a nice home).
    -help us with the garden around our new house
    -probably do some place
    -and the most important thing: taking care of our son (the person have to like young children and have some experience of babysitting).

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Icelandic, english

  • Accommodation


    You will get your own room in a new house.
    You will share kitchen, laundry and wc with family members.
    We eat healthy food - milk and meat from our farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Interesting places in the area and distances from our farm:
    -Seljalandsfoss waterfall: 10 km
    -Skógafoss waterfall: 21 km
    -Skógasafn Museum: 21 km
    -Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail: 21 km
    -Thorsmork: 38 km
    -Black sand beach: 45 km
    - Hvolsvöllur (next village to west): 30 km
    -Vík (next village to east): 31 km

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 873513253125

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