Help out in the garden and with pets in the countryside of Southwest Finland

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  • Description

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    Hello everybody,
    I am a sempstress /designer/enterpreneur. My partner works in construction building. I work from home. We haven´t got children but our days can still be very busy especially during summer time. We have 2 dogs and 2 cats.

    We have a special interest in eco living with a small garden and composting out house (=out-door toilet). We grow seasonal vegetables and tomatoes.

    Help is needed to take care of some of the house work, walking the dogs and watering the garden, mowing lawn, stacking firewood etc.
    We are trying to go for more self-sustained living, so small projects will pop up accordingly.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project
    Other

  • Help

    Help

    No special skills are needed. At the moment we are looking for help with watering our small kitchen garden and to look after our cats ( and maybe dogs, too but not necesserily) We hope you like animals and you are interested in country living, gardening and cooking.
    Our shedules are flexible but they need to be coordinated with my working at out doors markets in July- Sept.

    Cooking family meals together is a nice way to get to know each other. We eat a lot of vegetarian food but also enjoy some chicken, fish and meat.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Finnish, Swedish, English. Very basic Spanish.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A room for your own use. There is electricity but only part of the house has running water. We offer you a water container with fresh water.
    A shared drawing room to watch television, read etc.
    Limited shower room use at the other end of the house. In summertime you are welcome to use our traditonal Finnish out door bathing house, sauna.
    We also encourage the use of our composting out door toilet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nearest railway station is Toijala, apr. 20 km. Nearest large city is Tampere, about an hour drive from here (70 km ). There are lovely paths for walking in the woods, you can even see deer in their natural habitat only 10-15 minutes walk from the house.
    You can borrow a bicycle from the house and bike around the village. In the summer time we have a nice weekly out door market apr. 4 km from here.
    There are a couple of small public beaches for swimming nearby ( one a lovely pond in a forest ) and a disc golf park.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a wonderful year to come to Finland, as we are celebrating the Centennial ( Finland´s 100th birthday), so there will be so much to do thru the whole year all over the country!
    I am fluent in English, (but not a native English speaker) so you can practise your English during your stay with us. You have a possibility to learn to cook and make traditional breads/buns.
    You will also learn about herbs and their use and traditional Finnish garden plants.

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    4-5 hours a day (max 25hours/week)

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Country living and handicrafts


We grow edible herbs too but these flowers are to be dried and made into insect repellent potpourri.
Inside the composting out doors toilet.
Doggies waiting at the door.

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