09. nóvember 2010
Crazy summer has flown by and cozy winter is settling in so there is finally time to update this webpage. I have let it slide a bit because Facebook is more fun, so do like us if you don't already. To summarize we have had: volcanic ash, whale steak on the barbecue, skylanterns, pancakes, cream cheese- peanut & jalapeno pizza, sex in the kitchen, a huge group of orange clad Spaniards, japanese honeymooners, jazz guitarists, snail collectors, lawyers, nurses, writers, facebook staff members, electricians, engineers, young homesick filmmakers, musicians, artists, geologists, knitters, groupies, retirees, TripAdvisor´s certificate of excellence and a t-shirt from Hostelworld, the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival, Culture Night, Oktoberfest, Kafka plays, trailer parties, a secret sleeping chamber, organic barley porridge, a drunk and disorderly group of testosterone fueled frat boys and a concert in the sunroom all the while eagerly following the escapades of our beloved new mayor Jón Gnarr who opened Gay Pride in drag, got a tattoo of the official Reykjavík logo etc. It's been fun but we have had to grow up and make some house rules. Nothing major, just asking people to try and keep the house as quiet as possible between the hours of 00-07 out of consideration for their fellow travellers. Also we are not accepting large group bookings anymore. Groups tend to mess up the karma of the place.
Eyrún who was helping us out this summer has gone back to school but instead I have given one of the rooms out to a live-in caretaker to help me keep things together. Her name is Anna and she is from Switzerland. She has been volunteering in Iceland for a few months and isn't ready to go home yet. When she is, I am confident that a number of my former guests would be happy to take over caretaker duties in exchange for room and board.