Worldwide Friends

Brú House

Project Location: 

Worldwide Friends Iceland open a centre of environment and sustainability near to the crossroads to the West, South, and North of Iceland. The centre is called BRÚ, it is in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunathing vestra. In the neighborhood, 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 nature in the area and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors who are coming to the area.

Based just off the main road, we are not set in a town, therefore the only way to get around is by car. Brú’s stunning surrounding countryside offers the perfect tonic to relax and leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Work

This camp has a variety of activities, which will depend on the season and weather conditions; Beach Cleaning, Planting Trees, Removing Lupines, Renovation, Upcycling.

Our work will depend on weather conditions, which is why we must be flexible. You should be prepared for unfriendly weather, as they say: if you don’t like the Icelandic weather, just wait 5 minutes it might change. This is a perfect camp for people who like outdoor work and physical challenges. Working hours are on average 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Our main focus during the project will be on Global Warming and how to prevent it. Throughout a series of different workshops, the goal is to improve the environmental education and consciousness of the projects’ participants, e.g.: Green Energy, Sustainable Householding, Waste Treatment, Nutrition, The Effects of Consumption, and more. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change!

This work camp is a way to enjoy an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while they are exploring creativity, environmental issues, and intercultural learning.

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 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 & Food

The house is more than 1.000 m² and has 16 double rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, several bathrooms, common areas, workshop rooms, and galleries. It has its own generator to produce electricity for heating and daily use.

Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags, but beds and sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge. Food is included for the duration of the work camp; however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. We provide a well-balanced and healthy variety of food products that includes a wide variety of whole grains, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pantry staples, dairy products. We encourage our volunteers to try vegan and vegetarian food during their stay with us.

Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favorite recipes from home!

Additional Information

There is an extra participation fee of €400 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.

Language

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