Help out with daily routines and be a part of our little family in Kimito Island, Finland

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Finland

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello!

    We are a little family, consisting of a 8 year old girl, a 4 year old girl, their mum, their dad. We like animals, right now we have a puppy "Isla", 2 cats: "Ove" and "Juniper" 2 sheep : "Märta" and "Berit" and 2 rabbits: "Robin" and "Sötnos" and the 6 hens and a rooster (well, they have names too...).

    We live at the beautiful Kimito island in the Finnish archipelago. The island is however pretty big, and we don't live by the sea. But just a few kilometers away you can meet the archipelago! Our old house is located in the countryside surrounded by a big garden (that urgently needs help!!). By car or bus (only a few/day) it's a 10 minute long drive to the nearest village.

    The mum is working full time as a reporter, and the dad works at sea and is away 1 week and at home 1 week.

    The 8 year old can't wait to continue practising her English!

    The Kimito Island is a quiet and small place, so if you look for nightlife and parties - this is not the place for you. This may be a good choice if you like nature, animals, spending time outside and want to participate in our everyday life!
    Especially in the summer we like to make small trips in the area, visit Turku and Tammisaari and go to the beach - feel free to join us!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can teach you some Swedish (our mother tongue) or Finnish if you like! And you will be forced to learn how we live on the countryside...
    In the summer we have a small garden where we grow tomatoes, pepper, cucumber, beans etc. Or at least we try to! :) We live close to he forrest where you can pick blueberries in the summer, lingonberries and mushrooms in the fall.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Well, we are renovating the house (slooowly and gently, as it's i wooden house more than 100 years old...), so there is always something to do, like painting, removing old paint, cleaning out stuff in order to start a new room-renovating-project etc. No experience is needed, but we appreciate an open mind and a positive attitude.

    So now we need some help with upcoming projects. For example: clear the attic from stuff (we need a clean slate to be able to start renovating there), painting some details on the house, gardening - such as cutting grass with lawn mover etc etc... Not any big projects - we just need a helping hand.

    We appreciate if you have experience with kids and animals, and like to cook food. If you get along ok with the kids (usually there is no problem) we would be happy if you can babysit now and then. And helping with daily routines with the animals such as check if they have clean and right amount of water and food.

    We prefer people who can work independently, who is self going (sees what needs to be done without anyone telling you...) and who is used to work practically.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    Italian: Beginner

    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.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have a small room of your own on the second floor of our house. The rest of the family lives on the first floor. But we have only one toilet + shower in the house! This you have to share with the rest of the family, like the kitchen, tv-room etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As mentioned above, Kimito island is a small place. No big shopping centers etc. But the nature is beautiful, and here is very quiet - and you get a good chance to rest your mind. The nearest town is Turku (one hour by car).

    In the summer we often go to a nearby beach, and we like to barbeque in the garden.

    Our yard is a non smoking area.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

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






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