Enjoy nature and solitude here and spend time taking care of horses in Heituinlahti, Finland



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    My name is Dolde and I’m 73 years old. I'm from Germany myself, but I've lived in Finland since I got married to a Finnish man. My live has changed now, because my husband passed away last year and I have had to learn to live without the big help of his. I want to try to take once again helpers.

    I hope you have a mindset for a real countryside experience in this silent and quite isolated place.

    I have two horses,some hens,a lively dog and two cats. I always ride the horses in the forest.

    I am mostly alone here, but three children and their kids come visit here when they have time. My grandchildren who visit here the most are aged 18 -7 years. They can be noisy. Other times it is very quiet.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

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    You will see the Finnish life in the countryside surrounded by forest in the privacy and solitude. You can pick berries in the summertime and mushrooms in the autumn. Here are lakes near by, where you can go to swim every day. It's very quiet and calm.
    You can also try the Finnish sauna.

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    I hope you can take care of horses and you know how to ride. You can ride the horses together with me on the forest tracks near by and further away. During the summer months I am used to ride the horses early in the morning.

    The tasks are little different depending on which time of the year it is.

    In summer: I hope you could work in the vegetable garden and to stack firewood.
    In autumn I might also ask you to sweep the leaves so that they can be used in the stable.
    In winter we warm the house with wood. I need you to bring in the firewood and to help with warming the house.
    +feeding the animals and shovelling horse poop, searching the eggs

    In general I would appreciate someone who spontaneously helps with for example by making the food and also who wants to talk with me. Also if you have a spesific skill you can use that.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    A big wooden house, heated by firewwood. You will have your own room and own entrance to the house and also outside. The bathroom you share with me. The toilette is a dry,biologic toilette outside. Sauna-house is also outside.

    It's 5km to the next village and where I go shopping it's 20km. The nearest city is Lappeenranta. It takes 60km there.During the school time you can go by bus in the morning and come back in the afternoon. There are also national parks near where its very beautiful to hike.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Musicians are very welcome to bring some noise here! I love listening to classical and folk music.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    They should get along with my animals.

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    Hours expected

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

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