We are 2 adults and 2 children (born 2006 and 2010) family in East-Finland. Parents name are Hannu (father) and Päivi-Saarai (nickname Bäle, mother). We live in a farmhouse with sheeps, dogs, cats and rabbits. We need help with house work, wood cutting, decluttering, gardening, taking care of animals, cleaning, cooking, building and art projects. This is great opportunity to learn about Finland, make friends, learn languages, have an adventure and enjoy of fresh air and pure nature.
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Betreuung von Tieren
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We provide accommodation, food, wifi, shower, landry room, pillows, blancets, sheets and towel . We accept you as a member of our family for your stay. Finnish sauna is always available. There's lot of pure nature around us: there's many possibilities to hike and swim in clean lakes. We are outgoing persons and like to discuss and spend time with you. We have instruments to play musik (piano, ugulele, harmonic, drums) and enviroment is perfect to do other artistic help too. The best travelling time is from spring to autumn, but feel free just ask us, if you would like to visit us some other time. We are flexible and here's always things to do.
We need help with many things. Feel free to tell us, what you want to do and when are you the best. For most of the help you don't need an experience, we'll teach you.
Home cooking, cleaning, doing laundry and washing dishes.
Sewing, knitting, making art using old stuff.
Fixing the house or building eco-toilet.
Grass cutting, taking care of garden.
Feeding, taking care, taking dogs to walk, some seasonal help.
Cutting wood, getting sleeping areas ready for next helpers, language exchange, collecting berries (from august to October).
English: Gute Kenntnisse
Spanish: Gute Kenntnisse
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There's many options of accommodation, and summer time we can host 10-20 visitors at the same time. At the winter we can host 2-8 visitors at the same time. Feel free to talk to us about your requirements of accommodation. We have:
A wooden cabin:
1km away from the main house. 6 beds, fire place and sauna. No electicity or running water. A pound where you can bring water and outside eco-toilet. Middle in the forrest.
We can drive it where you want (closer or far from the main house, depends how much you want space and silence around you). 4 beds, toilet, shower, kitchen (electricity only near the main house). Winter use only sleeping and toilet is working (water will freeze) and only for short stay.
It's an outdoor building made only for sleeping. There is no heating system, so it can be used only summer time. There is electricity but no inside toilet or running water. 10 beds in one big room. It's located near to main house, so you can use toilet and shower in the main house.
The main house:
There's 1 extra bedroom for visitors. It's a small room for 1 person or for a couple. But with some special arrangements we can offer more bedrooms, if needed.
In the main house there's wifi, laudry room, shower, finnish sauna and inside toilets. Of course there's electricity and heating system.
This place is in the countryside of a small village called Rautavaara. Near our house there's a beatifull beach, hiking routes and forrest. The nearest small food shops (expencive) are 12km and 19km away.
Most of the time we can offer a car to drive (without car you are quite stuck in here), but if you don't want to use it, or want to save nature and gasoline, you can also travel in our car when we are going to work. We both work outside of our home, so there's lift to somewhere almost every day. But our place is the most suitable to people who like nature and silence.
The nearest cities are Nilsiä 39km, Siilinjärvi 65km and Kuopio 85km.
First you need to come to Kuopio. From Helsinki (capital city) there's airplane, train and bus connections (the bus is quite cheap). From Kuopio we will pick you up, because most of the time there's no public transfer.
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
We can offer very good Wi-Fi connection
We can offer electricity and clean water to the van
Any pet who can get along with our pets are welcome
mehr als zwei
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week