Creative family house Tórshavn, Faroe islands looking for DIY and structure


Faroe Islands

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  • Description


    I live in a 1930's house that needs a complete makeover :). I live downtown Tórshavn and am an educator & event organiser who loves to travel but seldom does. I teach for a living & occasionally rent out rooms. I'm looking for WA's who like pets and have architectual/carpentry/plumbing/DIY/building &/or structural &/or artistic skills.

    I enjoy welcoming different types of travelers to my home and do occationally host dogs.

    I have a dog and a guinea pig.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I love living in the Faroes and am quite involved in various parts of Faroese life. I will encourage you to embrace eating the Faroese way with oatmeal breakfast, freezer emptying and lots of bread. I'm ok with eating vegetarian meals, but I'm not a confident vegitarian chef. I hope vegetarian WA's are able to occationally cook meat for us and as I'm not great at cooking vegetarian meals but I like to try. I wish that vegetarian WA's are able to occationally make non-vegetarian (side) dishes for the rest of us in the house.

    I might introduce you to my social circle if it is relevant and do encourage you to embark on your own adventures as well especially when you're able to bring the border collie mix puppy with you on a leash.

  • Help


    I'm living in a No Smoking home that is in desperate need of fixing up and expect that anyone smoking on the premises makes sure that their smoke doesn't get carried into the house. The house is old and rather shabby house but is centrally located. It is frequently quite noisy on weekend nights.

    My house is in need of repair and has a fenced in concrete garden I'd like to eventually become a green haven.

    I'm particularly interested in hosting WorkAwayers who are really good at making a house look and feel like a home.
    Painting, DIY and decluttering is especially useful and of course cooking and cleaning. You also need to be kind to the animals living here, family members and other house guests. Pet, water, feed and pamper the guinea pig and walk the dog. It is a bonus if you are good at training puppies become confident and useful adult dogs through nose work, agility and positivity. I'm looking for WA's with DIY, building, structural and artistic skills. I'd love some help with the house (painting, plumbing, tearing down, tidying, cooking, housekeeping, repairs and decorations), animal care taking and help with the various art & charity projects I'm involved in.

    I'm not very structured and need you to be good at finding relevant ways to help out but I expect you to check with me before doing something permanent. Before or at the beginning of your stay we need to talk about what kind of things you are able to do and make appropriate lists.

    I hope we are able to communicate well. If you are unhappy as a WA at my place I'm ok with you moving on. If I feel I'm the wrong host for you I might ask you to leave - if necessary with a very short notice.

    A 10-year-old child, a guinea pig and baldly behaved puppy. They are treasured and their privacy must be respected.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, very limited French & German

  • Accommodation


    I live in a non-smoking house with two spare rooms and a living room with an enclove. You will be given a palletbed with a decent matress in a private or semi private room but you are likely to move around in the house if other guests book a room. It is might also be possible for you to be a small group if you are ok to share the accommodation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Faroe Islands is a wonderful country with many sights and drinkable tap water. You might be able to plan a trip to Nólsoy, Suðuroy, Klaksvík or go on impulsive local walks when the weather is perfect. Tórshavn's Tourist Information or Visit Tórshavn is a tiny block away and they will be able to sell you tickets and give you plenty of advice to where you can travel. There is a small planted wood nearby, a cinema and a fitness centre in the neighborhood, the marina is two minutes away and there is much live music and many cafés.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-6 hours a day, 5 days a week

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