Family Farm under the Glacier (7:7)
Description: Our host for this project is a farmer’s family on the south shore of Iceland, who cultivates carrots and keeps cows. This is the fifth year that SEEDS volunteers will have the unique opportunity to get to know and explore this traditional Icelandic vegetable/carrots and dairy farm.
Type of Work: The main tasks in this project will mainly be connected with the carrots cultivation. Volunteers will be working in the fields, harvesting and cleaning carrots, and removing plastic wraps and other things from the carrot beds.
Study Theme: Volunteers might also be asked to do some environment/construction work in this camp; beautifying the area and tidying up the surroundings of the farm. Volunteers might be asked to do a bit of renovation work as well, such as some painting preparation work if weather conditions allow. Those who are interested in animal husbandry should feel free to drop in on the cows in the stalls, assist in milking them or tending to them in general.
Accommodation: SEEDS volunteers will stay in a fully equipped house, in a sleeping bag accommodation sharing rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
Language: English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed.
Requirements: Participation fee EUR 200 (Euros). Please note that these fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic krónas.
Approximate Location: The farm is located in the South of Iceland, a beautiful area surrounded by mountains and glaciers to the north and near the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The inhabitants here live in constant threat of volcanic eruptions and the area was covered by ashes during the recent eruptions in Eyjafjallajökull 2010 and Vatnajökull 2011.
Notes: Volunteers should have a motivation for getting to know ways of living in rural areas in Iceland, for working outdoors and be prepared to different kinds of weather.
Our host will organise free time activities in the area, depending on the weather conditions.
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