Help us with our organic sheep&horse farm in Finland

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  • Description

    Description

    We have a little organic farm with Finnish sheep and Islandic and Estonian horses for trekking. Also one cow and a mule – just for fun, not forgetting our dogs and a cat. We also accomodate travellers in the other end of the house. We have a big garden and also grow some garlek. Both of us are working outside the farm. We are dreaming that one day the farm would provide us living and we could work at home full time. Kyösti needs to be away during the weeks and Johanna cares mostly for the animals. We are working on the idea that in future disabled people could do work therapy at the farm. Green Care on social farming is our point of wiew and we hope that anyone who visits or spends time at the farm, would enjoy the atmosphere with nature and animals. We also would like to have little farm shop and are working on that. We love our farm and have lot’s of ideas, plans and projects – and a lot to do. We would like to welcome volunteers to share this all with us and take part in daily chores and projects. We love to have international guests and share life and experiences together!:) Volunteers may choose jobs according to their abilities and interests as long as they are also ready to get their hands dirty and work outside despite sometimes bad weather. There is gardenwork, animal care, building, machine work, forest word, cleaning the animal sheds and at the house etc. Experience with horses is good but not compulsory. At the moment we take 1-2 volunteers at the time, singles, couples or friends are all welcome to share farm life with us for any period of time. We provide/cook together meals on working days + you are free to use our vegetable garden and other products from the farm. Work time is 4-5hours a day 5 days a week of your choice. We appreciate independent people who don't mind that we are away for our daily/weekly jobs.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Help

    Help

    Summertime and Autumn: making and fixing fences, checking on animals, gardenwork, cutting lawn, forest work, picking berries, caring for horses hooves and tack, helping with weighing, shearing, moving sheep, kitchenwork, cleaning the appartement for tourists, helping with building projects, forest work, trainig the stubborn mule...
    Wintertime: feeding sheep and horses, cleaning the barn, housework, forest work, preparing things for the shop and creating new ideas, decorating, caring for horse tack, giving horses some exercise.
    Springtime: Supervizing and helping with the lambing season. In March and beginning of April be prepared that sometimes we work at night if the sheep need help. These months are the toughest but also most rewarding and fun.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Finnish, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In summertime for volunteers accomodation we have a nice little log cabin for two people 3km from the main farm. Voluteers may use our bikes. The cabin has a little kitchenette and a superb sauna. The toilet is an outhouse. Wintertime the volunteers live in the other end of the main building with own kitchen and door outside.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Jyväskylä City is 35 km from our Farm, a skiing centre Häkärinteet is 20km away, 15km Peurunka Golf course and Bowling centre. We can take volunteers to the closest bus station when they want to visit places.

  • 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

    The travellers will enjoy Finnish countryside, friendly lovely animals and hopefully learning new skills and Finnish way of life. If they can ride, they can use our horses. Our farm is by a little lake where you can swim and go rowing. In wintertime you can go cross country skiing right from the house. The country roads are nice for walking and jogging. In autumn the forests have berries and mushrooms.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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