Join us and help with daily chores in our family house in Akranes, Iceland



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  • Description


    We are happy family of 4. Sigurrós (30) Lýður (29) Esther (9) Hrafntinna (6).
    We also have a 12 year old dog that is very sweet

    We live in a beautiful house on 2 floors in Akranes, 30 minutes from Reykjavík

    Sigurrós works 8-12 hours 5-6 days of the week
    Lýður Works on shifts both day and nights
    Both girls are in school after the summer brake (2021)
    Esther is in swimming lessons and is a scout
    Hrafntinna is in gymnastics

    Lýður's Parents and sister live on a farm (1 hour away) with cows, sheeps, chickens and some horses. We like to visit and spend time on the farm and you would be welcome to join us.

    Family is every thing to us and we welcome you to be part of us

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In Akranes you can visit the lighthouse, enjoy the nature, walking mountain Akrafjall, hot tub on the beach called Guðlaug .
    We also have museum here that show you how people of Akranes lived in the old days.
    You can find swimming pools all over Iceland, and some geothermal baths.
    You could maybe learn some Icelandic, travel around this magnificent and beautiful country.
    It only takes 30 minutes to drive to Reykjavík.

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  • Help


    We are looking for a person to help us with daily chores, cleaning, folding laundry, tidying up the children's rooms and living area. Maybe do some simple cooking, and sometimes walk the dog.
    Maybe sometimes look after the girls while we have a couple's evening.

    Your workaway hours would be around 4 hours a day.
    You will have the weekends for yourself, and we are flexible during the weekdays if you would need the day off for traveling.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Icelandic: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We have a spare room on the ground floor with 140cm bed, an old tv and a closet. On the floor are 3 bedrooms and a wc. On the main floor we have 1 bedroom, living room, kitchen and wc.
    We have a hot tub in our garden that you are welcome to use.

    You are welcome to join us for meal times.
    We can not accommodate travelers with special dietary requirements.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lýður works 7 days in a row (shifts between 7 days and 7 nights.)and 7 days off, but some times needs to work on the off days as well.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a space where you can sit with the computer and have unlimited wifi access with decent speed.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 953641395145