Sustainable living in an Icelandic farm

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP




Short-Term (few weeks/months)




In the sustainable living project, we are renovating an old farmhouse in the outskirts of Reykjavik, 15 km away from the city centre. The volunteers will help with the renovation and will take care of the work on the farm. We have chickens, a cat, a greenhouse for growing herbs and vegetables, and a piece of land where we grow potatoes, carrots and lettuce. All the vegetables grown in the farm are consumed by the volunteers living on the farm. The volunteers will help with all tasks related to the farm. The work varies depending on the season.

We will also have special topics to discuss in the project. The volunteers will do some researches and share the knowledge related to the topics. Sustainable Living is a good, useful and practical way to learn and use actions which reduce your environmental footprint. It gives you better living skills for a healthier lifestyle and a new approach to make better consumer choices. The main topics that we will explore are: growing food in your home, smart food shopping, food wasting, recycling, eco-building design, water efficiency, avoiding toxic chemicals and lower-carbon transport options.


Reykjavik is a city full of energy, just waiting for you to experience it. Powered by heat from the earth below, with ever-changing weather sweeping across the landscape, its natural features are matched by the energy of its residents. Think of the qualities of a great city - fun, culture, nature, clean air - and Reykjavik has them in spades. All the advantages of a modern, forward-looking society are complemented by the beautiful natural setting. In a country of only just over 300,000 people, the Reykjavik Capital Area has a population of about 200,000. However, since it’s the only major city in the country, Reykjavik has a lot of the amenities that you would only expect to find in a much larger center elsewhere in the world. Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital city and is centered on the Seltjarnarnes Peninsula. Come at the right time of year, and in favorable conditions you will see the city’s skyline silhouetted against the glowing, shimmering curtain of the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights. Reykjavik is framed by the majestic Mt. Esja and the blue waters of Faxafloi Bay to the north, while rugged lava-fields spread to the southeast. On a clear sunny day, the Snaefellsjokull glacier glitters on the western horizon like a crystal.

Project dates:

  • September 17 - September 27, 2017
  • September 27 - October 7, 2017
  • October 7 - October 17, 2017
  • October 17 - October 27, 2017
  • October 27 - November 6, 2017
  • November 6 - November 16, 2017
  • November 16 - November 26, 2017
  • November 26 - December 6, 2017
  • December 6 - December 16, 2017
  • December 16 - December 23, 2017

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  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

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604-628-7400; 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500;