Housing in Kvennaskólinn

Dorms (Heimavist)
The residency dorms are located on the same floor as the main studio, on the 2nd floor of the building. Each resident will have his/her own dorm room, which can view either north (Blönduós town) or south (riverside / ocean) side. Each dorm room has a chair, closet/storage space, and a bed (some rooms have 2 single beds). Most rooms also have a small desk. The residency provides basic linens and towels.

All residents currently share one kitchen, which has 1 fridge/freezer, an electric 4-stove top, dishwasher and a microwave. Basic kitchen tools and utensils are provided, and there is a small table for dining and limited counter space. There is also a large pantry cupboard where residents share shelf-space for their items.

Living Room / Lounge
Across from the kitchen is a living room or lounge area where there is a small library, chairs, and a table that can also be used for dining. Please note that smoking or lighting candles indoors is not allowed. 

All residents share two bathrooms on the same floor as their dorm rooms. One is newly renovated; both feature showers and toilets. There are more bathrooms located on the first and basement floor of the building, which can be used by residents. 

Located in the basement is a household washer and dryer and clothes-drying rack for residents to use. There is no cost to use it, and the residency also provides laundry detergent.


Hallway on the residency floor. Photo credit: Textile Center.