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We have an organic farm specialized in growing cereals and peas on 89 hectares. We are very interested in regenerative farming and soil health and we try our best to implement these methods on our farm.
As a workawayer you are not working on the farm since it is run by big modern machinery that would require specific knowledge and tractor drivers license but we are happy to introduce you to the way we think and work.
We have a vegetable garden and a small greenhouse as well where we grow our own food and where we practice permacultural gardening. This is where we often need a helping hand as well as with feeding the ten chicken and the two lambs. I am also really happy if you like to make dinner for all of us.
I am giving courses in permacultural gardening in my greenhouse a few days every year and in July we are also opening up our farm for visitors by having a summer cafe in a cottage that hosted Russian prisoners in world war ll. The cafe is very small, less than six chairs but it is mentioned because it brings people interested in organic farming to our farm and you have to be open for meeting new people and showing them around.
There is for example an art exhibition in my greenhouse, chicken and lambs that visitors are interested to know more about. The farm is open for visitors only for twelve days in July and we don’t expect you to do cafe work on the open farm days. If you do any kind of music though, please tell us, we are happy to entertain our visitors in the garden with live music.
Our farm has been in the family for seven generations so the farm is also my childhood home.
We have a sixteen year old son and three adult sons that do not live on the farm anymore so we are in our fifties.
My husband is running a business, so he is not working day-time on the farm.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsLanguage practiceHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsFarmstay helpCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the house
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
You can learn more about organic/regenerative farming, growing your own food and living on the countryside. And, of course, you can learn how to heat a sauna.
We expect volunteers to help us for about five hours a day. From May- August it´s mostly gardening. We are growing vegetables mainly for our own use. There can also be other kinds of help, for example making firewood or painting/renovating buildings on the property. Since the machines and tractors on our farm requires drivers license we do not expect you to help us with the field work.
As a workawayer you are not working on the farm and we don’t expect you to do cafe work on the open farm days.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
The accommodation is one simple room in a sauna-building in the middle of a field. The bathroom is at the farmhouse. We have a guestroom in our house as well, if you come as a single volunteer you may prefer to stay with us.
What else ...
We live one hour west of Helsinki and 20 minutes (by car) from the nearest small town. A grocery store is 2 km away. We have bikes that you can borrow, but really, this is a quiet and peaceful place with not so many happenings and attractions.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
We cooked cakes on morning, served in the café the afternoon and had our meals always together.
We had the possibility to visit the towns around very easily during day off and get break during the day for walking, biking or getting rest.
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Thanks for two wonderful weeks!
I have made new friends which I will always remember, and had experiences that I will always carry with me along the way.
I enjoyed so much our conversations and time together.
Working in their beautiful forest was such a pleasure! they have a beautiful… read more
They were really humorous, kind and generous. Nina always treated me like one of her family, daughter. Eventhough she must had been tired for preparing the cafe, she didn't lose smile and humor. So I could feel comfortable like home. I an sure she is very warm-hearted person. And I can't forget the enjoyable time… read more