Worldwide Friends

Brú House

Story of this place

The centre, called BRÚ is located in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Húnaþingi vestra. In the neighbourhood you can find a lot of pure and unspoiled nature, beaches full of driftwood, Snæfellsnes peninsula, glaciers in the highlands, waterfalls, strong rivers, canyons and craters. The purpose of the centre is to protect the nature and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors who are coming to the area.

Project

This camp has different kind of tasks. Some days we will focus on renovation, painting, cleaning and fixing things around and inside the house. We will also make some artwork, for example, paintings and sculptures made out of driftwood. Other days we will clean the coastline and/or plant trees in the area. One of the tasks is also to recycle the plastic that we find in the coast while cleaning. We will give special focus on global warming and the volunteers will have workshops about climate change. . Within the project we will learn about green energy, sustainable householding, waste treatment, nutrition, the effects of consumption and lots more. If you want to change something, develop solutions, or inspire others, you must understand the issues and tasks first. In addition to these theoretical workshops, we are going to practice sustainable work. ​

For example, the volunteers will have the opportunity to plant trees. Planting trees becomes a very useful action against climate change because trees absorb carbon dioxide, clean the air and prevent erosion. ​

Leisure Time

WF Iceland will organize reasonably priced weekend excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. Excursions include unique Icelandic sights, such as waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, lava forests, hot-springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam-vents or even icebergs. The area around the place is also great for hiking. We will also concentrate on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will be in charge of presenting their country of origin and culture in an informal way​

Accomodation and Food

Worldwide Friends volunteers will be staying in a fully equipped bungalow consisting of several single and/or double bedrooms and a living room. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bag, but beds and sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.
Food is included for the duration of the workcamp, however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favourite recipes from home!

Additional Information

There is an extra participation fee of 350 euros for this workcamp. WF will arrange a minibus trip from Reykjavik to Brú and back again which is almost 600 km in total – this trip includes several stops where you will discover unique Icelandic sights, such as waterfalls, volcanic areas and lava fields

Terminal

Flights arrive at Keflavik International Airport (KEF), just south of Reykjavik. The meeting point is at 09.00 am at the first day of the camp in Tjarnargata 11 which is the city hall of Reykjavik.​

Language

A basic knowledge of English is required for this workcamp. Requirements: No special requirements

When can you join

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