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A small family owned farm with 30 milking cows, 60 cattle, some sheep, chickens, a cat, dog and a goose is looking for some help.
Day to day activities are run by farmer Steini, who has been helped by me (his niece) and my partner for the past years. As we are now moving to the capital with our toddler, we are looking for Workawayers to help Steini out on the farm in our absence. The farm has been in our family for generations and is the westernmost milking farm in Europe.
The farm is mainly a dairy farm. The help is mostly taking care of our cows and calves, milking twice a day, feeding the cows and maintaining their well-being.
We keep some chickens for eggs for ourselves, as well as a little greenhouse which operates in the summer. The farm also has a weather observation station as well as it overlooks a breeding ground for the arctic tern and eider duck.
Our dog, Birta (border collie) is very friendly and active, likes to play fetch and help as she can around the farm.
Please note that the work around here is quite physical as we do much by hand and it also demands an empathy for animal behaviour.
We believe in slow living, living in harmony with nature and animals and a sustainable life. Therefore, we do our best to live off our land whilst protecting the environment. Alongside the farming we grow vegetables, herbs in our greenhouse and experiment with different dairy products for the household with our milk.
Our animals are a part of our family, they each have names most often given to them because of their personality, colour or what was going on when they were born for example. We love to cuddle them and treat them with the utmost respect and care.
Cuidado de animales
Ayuda en una granja
Cocinar para toda la familia
We welcome anyone who is interested in getting to know the way of life in this very isolated yet stunning place and how we mix traditional survival methods of our ancestors with modern way of living.
You will be able to experience living in close proximity with amazing nature, near the red sands of Rauðisandur. You will gain experience in on a farm, taking care of and getting to know animals, and milking cows. As it's a quiet isolated farm you'll get an opportunity to learn much about cattle behaviour and their personality, a species we believe to be one of the most wonderful in the world!
Staying at Lambavatn you will experience living in an area not many people visit. The surrounding area is full of amazing and beautiful Icelandic landscape, you will learn to respect the juxtapositions of Iceland, the quiet and the magnificent power of nature.
Este anfitrión ofrece alojamiento y paga.
El anfitrión ha indicado que pagará al menos el salario mínimo por hora de su país por cada hora trabajada y que también ofrecerá alojamiento. Pide ayuda con un negocio o una actividad empresarial. Ponte en contacto directamente con el anfitrión mediante la mensajería de la página para obtener más información y detalles sobre el salario ofrecido. Cualquier acuerdo con el anfitrión debe cerrarse por anticipado.
You will help us with our day to day tasks such as:
Taking care of the cows, milking twice a day includes washing and applying milking machines, feeding them and keeping the stable clean. You will be responsible for quality milking technique of certain cows.
Feeding the calves milk.
Helping with the chickens - they need to be fed and the water changed daily. Eggs should be collected and the hen house closed properly for the night, with all the chicken inside.
Other incidental events such as herding the animals, moving them between the two stables here, helping with delivery of calves and more.
You will have your own small house, with a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with a shower, a living room with a sofa bed and TV, and two small bedrooms, so it’s perfect for a single person, a couple or friends. The house also comes with a laundry machine and a dishwasher. Please know that the phone connectivity and wifi is not as stable as in other parts of Iceland.
The farm is located on Rauðisandur on the south coast of the Westfjords, one of the most beautiful and wild parts of Iceland. The beach at Rauðisandur is renowned for yellow/reddish sands, beautiful scenery and magnificent mountains around.
The nearest village is Patreksfjörður and is about 40 km from the farm with a mountain to cross so consider spending most of the time around the countryside of our farm but seeing as it has countless possibilities of outdoor adventures with the red sand and mountains we believe one couldn’t be at a better place. Enjoy your free time walking around the area, reading, relaxing and soaking in the magnificent countryside.
Trips to nearby attractions are also possible so we recommend anyone considering staying with us to have a driving license.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
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25 hours a week minimum