Learn about renovation and help out at our farm house in Pikva village, Harjumaa, Estonia

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Viktor and Kristiina. Both are in the beginning of thirties. Our background is technical and we are office workers. Garden work and construction are our main hobbies.

    Our place is a farm house in Pikva village, Harjumaa Estonia. It is located by Jägala River. Distance from the capital is 50 minutes by car.

    History of the farm starts from early ages. Several owners are marked in Church books form middle ages. Current setup of houses were constructed between 1908 to 1933. We have two stone houses - grain dryer and stable. In addition wooden barn. Main house was burned 20 years ago.

    Establishment is surrounded with Kõrvemaa nature reserve and Jägala river. Across the river are our neighbors - small summer houses. Nature reserve provides clean and healthy environment.

    What to do in here?

    Main activities are involved with renovating the houses or gardening. For me it is a perfect get away from daily office routine.


    Houses are old and need a lot of work. Starting from fieldstone walls and ending with wooden roof. All together we have more than 1000 m2 of rooms.

    Same applies to the garden. 8750 m2 of grass + small field 2.7 hectares. Garden is empty and need weekly mowing + trimming. In addition we have more and more flowers which need care.

    In addition there are numerous other works...


    Free time.

    River is 30 m from the house and fishing is the main entertainment. Forests and bogs nearby provide berries and nature products. This place would fit to nature enthusiasts. Hiking among trails is possible.

    Internet is available with 4G. As there are no cities or towns near so by you may enjoy clear nights and look at the stars.

    We also have 1+1 cats. One of them is local village cat and it is hostile troughwards unfamiliar dogs. So I do not recommend coming with dog:(

    Accommodation.
    Sleeping rooms are in old grain house at sauna part. Cooking is done in summer kitchen. Washing and hygiene is available in Sauna or during hot summer days in the river. Toilet is dry:)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Other

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Living here is suitable for person who would like to get away from city environment. Learn how to renovate old fieldstone houses/wooden roofs/ovens or gardening tips and tricks.

  • Help

    Help

    Woodworking; fieldstone works, woodpile construction, etc.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Estonian, English, Russian, Finnish, German (beginner,limited).

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accomodation is in loghouse/sauna. 4 beds sleepingroom + sauna room + main room with small oven.
    Try toilet. Hygene in sauna or garden shower.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transportation is by car. I will provide transfeer from capital or near by town of Kehra. There is a train stop 4km from the farm. However it is trough forest and the trail is not suitable for strangers.

    It is possible to travel to capital Tallinn for the day and enjoy the medival old town and other sigths.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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





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