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House in a central suburb of Reykjavik, Iceland
Looking for an exchange in July/August 2023 for 2-3 weeks.
Our house is a lovely "pair house" in a great location in Reykjavik´s Breidholt (Seljahverfi) district.
The house is located in a very family-friendly neighborhood, close to the Breidholtslaug swimming pool and a school and kindergartens with playgrounds for younger kids.
The house is 240sqm, built in 1980 (we moved in in 2017) with a newly renovated kitchen, a large living room with a fireplace, a TV room, a solarium, five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a washing room (with a shower and a sauna) and a large garden terrace.
Kitchen was recently renovated and has a large induction stove, oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer (American with icemaker), microwave, coffee machine and airfryer. Small pantry with a freezer.
Living room next to kitchen with a large table (can seat 10-12 people), a sofa and two comfy chairs and adjacent cozy room with a comfy sofa and an open fireplace.
Master bedroom with a king-size bed (200x210cm).
One children´s room with a full-size bed (80x200cm) and a second one with a full-size loft-bed (90x200cm) and a PS-4 game console (32" TV).
Main bathroom with bath and shower. Due to be renovated in spring of 2023 (before the exchange).
10sqm balcony that is rarely used - doors from master bedroom and living room.
TV room with a large sofa and a 49" screen with access to several TV services (including Netflix and Disney+), a DVD/BlueRay player (good selection of films).
Washing room with a washing machine, a dryer, a (dry/Finnish) sauna and a shower.
One children´s room with a full-size bed (80x200cm)
An extra (guest) room with a queen-size bed (153x200cm) and a home office.
Large garage with various fitness equipment, pingpong table, darts and a bunch of camping equipment (that our guests are welcome to use for travelling the country).
Solarium/greenhouse with a small sofa and two bast chairs - accessed from the TV room.
Small bathroom (half renovated).
The garden is small but grown and very cozy with a big terrace, some garden furniture (including a hammock), a trampoline (in the back) and a gas barbeque and a gas pizza ovan (Ooni) in a garden shed.
The neighborhood is a grown residential area and has lots of green areas and several playgrounds and ball courts around schools/kindergartens, a frisbee-golf course, etc.
Minimarkets, supermarkets, bakery, café, restaurants and ice-cream shops, all close by.
Short distance to the main roads to and from the city center (20 min drive to downtown).
Bus stop 100m from the house.
The family car is a 2022 model Skoda Enyaq 80x, fully electric (driven ~15.000km).
Private parking in front of the house with a home charger (takes 4-5 hours to fully charge the battery).
Fully charged it has a range of 300km+ in the summer and can be fast-charged in various locations in the countryside.
Car is roomy and seats five people and has a big trunk/boot.
We have a 450L rooftop luggage box for extra capacity on longer trips. The box can be fitted onto the car in 10-15min.
Two bike mounts can be fitted on top of car (Thule) (only one can be used when luggage box is used).
We don´t have children seats for the car anymore (nor booster seats) since our youngest one is 11 years old now.
But we could maybe borrow from friends/relatives.
We have camping equipment for five people. Tents of various sizes (one large one for 5-6 people and a few smaller ones) and warm sleeping bags and mattresses, cooking equipment and camping furniture.
We have bikes of various sizes. One large 29" mountainbike (for 183cm father of the house), one medium sized cyclocross bike (for the 165cm mother of the house), one medium sized girl´s bike (for the 13 years old), one BMX and one electrical scooter (for the 11 year old). Two scooters (non-electrical) and a skateboard.
Our kids are 11-17 years old so we don´t have any bikes for smaller kids anymore - but could perhaps borrow from friends/relatives.
- 2 Adults
- 3 Children
- 0 Exchanges made
- House Type: House
- Floor: 240 m2
- Environment: In the city
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 2
- Sleeping Capacity: 6
- Living Area: 50 m2
- Total Area: 240 m2
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Home exchange
- Free internet access
- Toys and games
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Terrace or deck
- Sauna private
- Bicycles: 5
- No smoking
- Car necessary
- Use/Exchange of car
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- United States
- New York, NY, USA
Nearest Airport: Keflavik international (KEF) - 45km
- Bónus - groceries (2.3 km)
To be added.
- Boy - Age: 17
- Girl - Age: 13
- Boy - Age: 11
- Dog (Coton de Tulear) (will be at reletives/friends during exchange)
- Parrot (cockatiel) (preferably taken care of by guest family)
About Our Family
We are a family of five and have lived in our nice house in Breidholt for 5 years. Mom, Ása, is a lawyer. Dad, Sigurdur (or Siggi) is a engineer. The kids are Thorir (born 2006), Katla (born 2010) and Kristjan (born 2012).
Both parents are runners, the dad also rock and ice climber, while the mom likes reading, baking and cooking. Both like movies and we have a good collection of books and dvd's at the house. The oldest child, Þórir plays soccer and basketball , but also likes to read and play videogames. Katla is the queen of the house. She likes draw pictures, color and play with her friends. She practices ballet and gymnastics. Kristján goes to kindergarten and plays soccer like his big brother.