Join our family and help with our daughters in Húsavík, north Iceland

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DISPONIBILIDAD

  2024 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas

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Detalles

  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We are a couple (Anna & Árni) in our early 30s that have a small farm in the north of Iceland.

    We have two girls, born in January 2018 and April 2020.

    The family is quite big, and most of Anna's siblings have children of their own, and most of them visit quite frequently.

    We live on the farm and her parents are here quite often as well. Especially during the summer they spend most of their time here.

    The farm has 160 sheep, 20 horses , 8 chickens, dog and a cat.
    During the summer and into the autumn we run a horse riding business from our farm. Horses are also essential in the sheep roundup in september. Since we have the riding business we have horses that everyone can ride. Horses are on vacation during the winter.

    Árni is an avid mountain biker and the region around Akureyri is one of the best places in Iceland for mountain biking. He has a dream building mountain bike trails around the farm and any help with that would be greatly appreciated.
    There is also a nice road bike (size small) that could be used to explore the surrounding area.

    Anna grew up on the farm, went to farmer school and is a graduated farmer and also studied horse riding for two semesters. She's been studying hairdressing and is still working part time at a hair saloon as a part of her internship.

    We often play a lot of board games during the evening, and during the summer we frequently visit the swimming pool.

    Just as a note we mostly cook and eat meat products, many of which we make ourselves (lamb/sheep meat).

    We don't have any problems with vegetarians and you're welcome to cook your own food if you want to but dinner will usually be meat products. We are interested to try nice vegetarian dishes if you'd like to cook for us occasionally.

    We are not sure the farm will be right for vegans since we run a business producing meat.

    We are not asking for help til run our business!

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Práctica de idiomas
    Enseñanza
    Jardinería
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda informática
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Icelandic culture, horseback riding, mountain biking, trying exotic Icelandic food, access to a car

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Helping around the house, household cleaning, babysitting, general maintenance and such, possibly cooking.
    Tidying around the house.

    To have someone that’s confident with children and can look after our daughters if we have to do some things around the farm, or have to work later than the kindergarten is open.

    Longer stays are preferable by us, but it's not a dealbreaker if it's not an option.
    I try to answer all request but often they are so many I have hard time looking at all of them.

    We don't need help with the horses or sheep.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Icelandic: Fluido
    Alemán: Principiante

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    Many Workawayers have learned quite some Icelandic by talking to our children and listening to conversations in the house. We can help you study Icelandic if interested, the children have started speaking english and We would like them to also learn more languages.

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    A private or shared bedroom in the house with the family.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Nearby is one of the greatest waterfalls in Iceland Goðafoss and Aldeyjarfoss is also really beautiful waterfall in the neighborhood.
    Drive to nearest town, the biggest town outside of the capital, Akureyri is 35 minutes. The surrounding is really beautiful also and not far away is lake Mývatn a extremely beautiful lake with wonderful wildlife and beautiful lava-fields, hot springs and more interesting things.
    Whale watching is available both in Húsavík and Akureyri, both towns are a 45 minute drive.

    Busses pass by the main road not long from the farm.

    There is a swimming pool we frequently visit about a 15min drive from the farm.

    We have had quite a few workaway-ers with good experience, the worst thing is usually just the goodbyes, we would gladly show people the beauty of the country and the culture. We've gotten to know people from all over the world and tried some very interesting food and get to know different cultures.

    There usually is quite a lot of free time around the farm and people have had a good chance to do what they want, photographing, making music, writing books and just enjoying the country.
    Our workawayers have usually been involved with what the family is doing, and usually gotten to join us at parties, horse and bike tournaments, concerts, trips and other activities.

    We have a few horses around that most workawayers have been able to ride if interested. The mountains around the farm are nice for hiking, backcountry skiing and biking.

    If there are any questions don't hesitate to ask.

    We usually get a lot of messages and sometimes it takes a while to reply. Giving out some basic information about yourself usually helps you stand out.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    We have a 1gbps fibre connection to the farm, so our internet connection is way above average. It would be no problem to be working a job while staying here.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

    1-5 hours, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 773751174397

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