Learn about wild herbs and help on our organic farm near Helsinki, Finland

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  • Description

    Description

    Our organic farm is a small, non-commercial hobby farm; farming herbs, some vegetables and berries. We produce for sales directly from our farm sales and food circles for organic & regional food; excess production is given to the local food bank.

    Our location is ab. 60 km north of Helsinki. All around us is farm land, forest, lake and a large golf place; not too many people, not too much traffic - the place is wonderful peaceful and the air is pure. We have an own water well and biologic way of waste water handling.

    We have cats (outdoor) and dogs (indoor, in our private rooms) from the animal shelters.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farming

  • Help

    Help

    We run a small organic farm in South-Finland. Each season -from May to October- we have helpers on cost & logis agreement. These places are already taken for the 2016-season.

    Additionally however we could need help from a craftsman: The living houses roof is made of steel sheet and rost stains would need to be treated; the old sauna could need a new floor and it's outer walls a new laths. Also some of the vehicles (tractor, van) could need some care and maintenance. For this work the place is VACANT.

    For 2017-winter/ early spring we could need a woodcutter. Not awfully much wood to cut (with motor saw) and split (with a machine), but it could keep one person busy for a couple of weeks. When the work is done, you can spend the rest of the time with e.g. ice fishing. For this work the place is VACANT.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, Finnish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Cost & logis farm helpers have an own room in the 2nd floor of the living house; a common summer kitchen, a toilet and and a sauna in the farm building and an outdoor shower (with warm water).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can enjoy the nature which is all around us or you can bike 14 km to the next small town with shops, pubs, cinema, library jne or to take a train from there to go to Helsinki or elsewhere.

  • 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?

    Two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Get to know the Finnish county-side way of living; enjoy sauna every day; go fishing, berry and mushroom picking;

    visit Helsinki, learn all about the power of herbs, how to farm them, which to collect from the wild and what to do with them

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    Volunteering hours expected

    Avg 6 hrs a day, 6 days a week

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