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Learn about off-grid living and eco-building in Pikati village, Alutaguse, Estonia

  • Estonia
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  • Last activity: 4 May 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    I am Kadri (born 1990). Covid has thankfully helped me to move forvard with my life. I let go a lot, which i hold on before covid cut things off. So now i am creating new life and with that new off-grid living and working in my grandparents lands. There is nothing more than a land before i start in spring on 2021. So all needs to be created from 0 and this is something i also need help with. For me it is important to use as much as possible natural resources and do most of the things on my own and with friends, family and people who like to get experiences on eco-building and living.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am estonian and i can show the estonian way of living on a countryside. Also i cook traditional wood, also bake my own black and white bread ect. If we have some holidays turing the time, then to give overview of these traditions ect. And also i am willing to answer all the questions about our culture.

    Volunteers would learn about eco-building, all different skills depending how many days and when they stay and what needs to be done during that time.
    I am also a yoga teacher, can join in my few days a week yoga sessions if interested. Some weeks more and some less. Depending on a feeling, time and an interest of volunteers ect. But streching would be nessesary for your body while doing active work.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    I am about to move to countryside and start building off-grid living and working houses (little holistic/yogic center). So all the skills on eco-building would be great (working with the clay and wood, light clay building, cordwood building, blastering, wood building, metall roof building).
    But most important of all the things mentioned before, it would be just important to have somebody who is really interested about working hands on and creating something new, looking for new solutions. All special skills would be possible to learn on a way, as i will do :)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Estonian: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    It would be great to practice my basic spanish skills.

  • Accommodation


    Since there is an forest area right now and nothing yet. Then at first the living would be in the tents fro june there will be a hut to sleep and live in. Water comes from neighbours, also from natural water sources (a pond and a stream and little later we also build something to start collecting rainwater. We have compost toilet. Outdoor kichen using with gas and wood, i prefere to cook with as local products as possible and on a fire.. So as you understand, everything needs to be build from the 0. But all nessesary things would be provided. Also possibility to use sauna at least once a week at my parents house near by ect.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It would be my first hosting experience but since i have partricipated as a workawayer before in my life, then i think i know how to make people welcome and comfortable even when i dont have too much to offer if we think of accomodation ect.
    But for a free time i can organize bicicles. I also have a car to drive around. Possibility to go hiking and being in the nature Since i am previouse adventure manager, pre-covid time, then i know places and can lead many activities and also give advice, if you would like to go alone ;) Great bogs, lake Peipus with sand beach, old mining areas ect.

    I would like to have non smokers.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Space is something i have, so no problem with that.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    It would be possible, since i again have a lot of space. But no fenches. No allergies.

  • 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

Host ref number: 324476458119



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