Usually responds innerh. 12 Tage
Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer: mindestens 3 Wochen
We have a little organic farm with Finnish sheep and some horses and ponies for trekking. Also a few Finnish original cows just for fun, not forgetting our dogs, cats, chicken and three funny ducks. We accomodate travellers in the other end of the house during summer season. We have a big garden and also grow some garlek. We sell meat and wool products and some crafts straight from the farm. We do some social farming/farm rehabilitation. Few people come weekly to "farm therapy" joining the work and farmlife. Also we are a support family for some children during the weekends. Green Care /Social farming, Organic farming ans sustainability 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 love our farm and have lot’s of ideas, plans and projects – and a lot to do. I, Johanna, am working full time at the farm. I am occupied with quite a lot of paper work, organizing, training horses and doing some crafts for sale. My husband Kyösti needs to be away during the weeks with his own business but he helps with building projects and maintenance during weekends and holidays. My father comes to help at the farm on frequent basis with machine work etc.
We would like to welcome volunteers to share this all with us and take part in daily chores and projects. We enjoy international guests and share life together!:) Volunteers take care of the farm daily routines with animal care and maintenance. Besides they may choose jobs according to their abilities and interests as long as they are ready work independently, get their hands dirty and work outside despite sometimes bad weather. Depending on the time of the year there is gardenwork, fencing, animal care, building, machine work, forest work, cleaning the animal sheds and at the house etc. Experience with horses is good but not compulsory. Every day will be different!
At the moment we take 1-2 volunteers at the time, singles, couples or friends are all welcome to share farm life with us. We prefere long time workawayers, 3 weeks minimun, prefererably 2 months. Work time is about 5hours a day 5 days a week + some of the normal house chores (cooking/cleaning/general maintenance). Sometimes farmwork requires more full working days and then you may take more free time on more quiet days. Free days are usually Sunday and Monday. For us this farmlife is a way of living so it is not really easy to say what is work and what is "free time", you might end up experiencing the same!
The day programme: Work day begins at 9. We enjoy lunch&coffee together at 12 and that is the main meal of the day. After lunch break we continue with the chores for few hours afternoon/evening. In the evenings you may use the kithcen for snacks, leftovers or make a meal of you preference.
Arten von Hilfe und LernmöglichkeitenKunstprojekteHilfe bei ÖkoprojektenGartenarbeitenHeimwerker- und BauarbeitenBetreuung von TierenMithilfe auf einem BauernhofZubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die FamilieHausarbeitenHandwerkliche Arbeiten
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Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten
The travellers will enjoy Finnish countryside, friendly lovely animals and hopefully learn 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 kick slegding of cross country skiing right from the house and swim in the ice hole. The country roads are nice for walking and jogging. In autumn the forests have berries and mushrooms. You will find that you will not want to leave the farm but you can always take bus to the nearest city Jyväskylä if you need to see some more people. We are sure you will enjoy the Finnish Sauna twice a week.
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, cleaning the appartement for tourists, helping with building projects.
Wintertime: feeding sheep and horses, making fire in the fireplaces, cleaning the barn, housework, forest work, preparing things for the farmshop and creating new ideas, decorating, caring for horse tack, giving horses some exercise&training.
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 - and this season we don't count working hours! These months are the toughest but also most rewarding and fun. May: fence making and maintenance as we take the animals to the fields from inside. Gardenwork.
You are always welcome to do cooking! And cleaning...=D.
In summertime volunteers stay in log cabins. Wintertime the volunteers live in the wing of the main house.
Was noch ...
Jyväskylä City is 35 km from our Farm, a skiing centre Häkärinteet is 20km away, 15km Revontuli Golf course and Bowling centre. There are several Natinal Parks within 100km range. We can take volunteers to the closest bus station when they want to visit places.
Etwas mehr Information
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Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans
We have plenty of space for a campervan!
Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal
About 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
From the beginning on we were included in the family and Johanna
We fell in love with all of the
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Korrekte Angaben im Profil:
From the beginning on we were included in the family and Johanna
We fell in love with all of the
I stayed in this amazing place for a couple of weeks last summer and I had the most incredible time! Everyone there was truly nice, friendly,opthimistic,hard working... and made me feel like home from minute 1.
I had the chance to do lots of wonderful activites like trying the sauna,
I arrived at the beginning of january, and I immediately felt welcome. Johanna and Kyösti are both amazing hosts, and working and living with them was a joy. The work was fun, and it never really felt like work at all. I was also able to start my own projects,
I'd so want to say, I'd love to come a second time! But I did already, and a third and a fourth and...still wanna go back:)
All the animals are amongst the friendliest on earth; a wonderful choir of enormously scratchy sheep, a very individual moo
We were very pleased to live in the house of Johanna and work on the farm.
Johanna, Kyösti and Ilpo are very kind and hospitable people. We were also pleased to meet children.
Thank you for the pleasant communication, great conversations.
You have a great sauna.
The first days I was a bit sceptical/uncomfortable as there were some hygienic problems in the kitchen.
I worked very independently, and the farm creates an environment which holds for every workawayer possibilities to improve his skills/learn new ones. Luckily, I had
I really enjoyed doing practical work like building fences and taking them down again, or having an everyday workout by lifiting sheep, playing with Ruska and Fanny at all times because they're almost never out of energy.
I loved the possibilty to ride in my free time,
We had a great time at the farm and learned so much !
We enjoyed working with the animals that we already miss so much ! The sheeps are so cute and we had the opportunity to learned a lot about how to take good care of them.
We had the chance to go riding with Johanna, a special moment in the wood with only
Most of the time I worked with Ilpo, Johanna's father. I enjoyed working with him, his sense of humour and listening to his stories of the old times. There is a large lake
I spent three wonderful weeks at Johanna´s farm! I experienced so many things. It would take far too long to write them all down. I got to bottle feed the lambs, drive Avanti, shear some sheep, weigh the sheep & lambs...
In my free time I could go horse riding or take
My main jobs were feeding the animals in the morning/evening and doing jobs around the farm during the day for example building the new chicken house and
The work was also very interesting and fun, it was mostly feeding the animals in the morning and afternoon and milking the cow. It was great to learn to drive the little tractor :)
All the animals on the farm are very
Me and the other workawayer worked together and fed the animals, brought hey with the little traktor (what was really
thank you for hosting me in your fantastic cottage. It was great to get know you and working with you. It was nice to take care of all the animals: horses, dogs, cats, sheep, lambs, hens, pigs and mule (It hate me lol).
I love Sulo, Nala, and Fani! I also learned to go trotting and rowing (thank you little ad sweety Iida).
It was really great to be able to stay at your farm and experience so many new things- sheering the sheep, driving the tractor and beloved Avanti, fixing fences and catching the animals if they escaped again ;-)
Even though I didn't have any riding skills, she let me be participate some the riding lessons and was even fine to
We only arrived and we already had to go (three weeks later all right, but time flew so fast !). This workaway experience was for us like a stay in paradise. Johanna and Kyosti’s house is at the heart of wonderful finnish landscapes. Discover forests by riding horses, ski on the ice-cold lake, sledge down
You can experience new thing every day! Here is my first place to cut down trees by chain saw and also ridding lovely horses without any help:)
Johanna and her family are nice people although I couldn't speak Finnish not much...
I enjoyed not only working at farm and forrest, but also cooking and
Recently we still were looking at the photos we took during our stay with you and we had such fun and emotion looking at them. Would you be happy to have these pictures? We can find a way
I was so lucky to meet her and her lovely family.
Sleeping in between the sheep
We rally loved our accomodation, and in your house we felt welcome as well. As volunteers it was really nice that you are trusting and let us use equipment, tools, cars, tractors... That was really fun :) And you also made sure that we had relaxing time and freetime activities. We very much
Johanna was anxious, that we do that kind of tasks, which we liked to do and that we don´t have too little free time. Some of
The work is always different (picking berries and mushrooms, cleaning the stables, moving the sheep, cutting the lawn etc) so