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Barmahlid 22, Reykjavik, Not applicable, IS
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Dagný Guðmundsdóttir and Sigurður Jónsson live at Skyggnissteinn, a 15 acre homestead close to Geysir in the south of Iceland.

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We keep a few chickens, grow vegetables, berries and herbs for our own use as well as foraging wild plants. We preserve the crops in a variety of ways for use during the long winter. We try to learn from experimenting along the lines of organic agriculture and permaculture. Skyggnissteinn has a small house with attached plant pavilion, chicken coop, a wood stove sauna barrel, a root cellar, vegetable gardens, cold frames, greenhouses and a small forest. In additional there is dense wild vegetation with some planted trees along the river Tungufljót and an islet. The property is characterized by deep soil with abundant fresh water.


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