WE: We have been hosting workawayers now for five years and love having this little internatiol touch in our everyday life here! We are a couple (40+ years) living in the countryside of southern Finland.
We have two dogs (Lapponian herders), a cat and during the summertime also some summer chickens. Our house is located in the countryside, but not in any deep counryside or in total silence (unfortunately), as the city of Tampere is reachable by car in only half an hour. After the capital region, Tampere is the second biggest city in Finland with its
240 000 inhabitants.
We like peaceful and quiet country living, animals and nature. Our hobbies include photography, board games, outdoors, animals, reading, gardening and travelling. Riitta also rides horses and goes at the gym and in cultural events in the city. Kari is an entrepreneur at the field of green technology and Riitta, despite or her geography degree, works for the state doing a customer service job.
We can send you our photos before you arrive, so that you get to see us beforehand :).
YOU: We hope you like animals and can take care of our pets. We hope you could take care of the tasks here quite independently, as we can't be around during the daytime because of our work. Please be also prepared to cook your food by yourself, dependings on your diet and on our daily schedules.
In you free time you can for example:
- walk and jog
- borrow our bikes for biking excursions in the countryside
- spend time with our animals and in our yard
- pick forest and garden berries and mushrooms depending on the season
- use our wooden sauna and hot tub in the backyard
- There are many trail riding stables nearby, but if you'd like to horseback ride here, that should usually be booked well beforehand- let us know, if you are interested in that.
- do some travelling or trekking/hiking
- go to explore the city of Tampere: There are many possibilities for the freetime.
- rent a canoe, kayak or stand-up baddle board (we don't have these, but there are companies renting them)
- swim in the lakes and go rowing by using our rowing boat
- borrow our board or outdoor games
There are bus connections to the city, but they are limited here in the countryside. We are also able to offer lifts for you, depending on our schedules.
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Betreuung von Tieren
Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
We try our best to take you as a part of our everyday life here.
We have some hiking & camping gear, which you may borrow.
Your main job would be to walk our dogs while we are at work. Our older dog is 3 years old and the young one is a puppy. Lapponian herders are pretty big and active dogs and bark & pull easily. We hope that you are able to walk on all kind of weather (sometimes it may rain often) and manage with big and active dogs. We expect a minimum of one hour of walk daily.
Other possible tasks are household tasks, cooking food for everyone, little carpentry works, picking berries, outdoor tasks in our yard, road maintenance work and taking care of our other animals.
When you arrive, we will give you a list of the tasks. There are both one time tasks (for example washing windows) and repetitive tasks (such as taking care of our chickens). With one time tasks, you can choose what you are able to do- we don't expect everyone to cook for us or to be able to do some carpentry.
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Mostly we are interested in sharing our language :).
We have about 20 m2 and two story, simple cottage in our yard, which is completely at your disposal. At the cottage, you will find:
- tv with Netflix and sofa
- Internet connection
- running warm water
- fridge, microwave oven and water kettle
- basic kitchen equipment (no stove or oven)
- cooling and heating with air conditioning
- bed linens and towels
- yard games such as badminton etc.
You also have 24/7 access to sauna, showers and a washing machine in our house. Sauna can be heated at will. Our house kitchen and living room is also in your use before 10 pm- after that only if we discuss about it beforehand.
You can either sleep on the matresses on the cabin upstairs floor or on the open sofa downstairs.
If you arrive alone, the whole cabin is for you- we don’t take two strangers at the same time period.
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Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
Our internet connection is 50 Mbps.
We have a big yard, where you can easily park your van.
Depends on the pets, let's discuss about this.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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