We are running a small organic farm on the Island of Föglö, belonging to the Aland Islands between Sweden and Finland. We have 4 horses, a very friendly dog, chicken, rabbits and bees. We have some fields for the horses, we grow hay and we have a garden for vegetables, fruit trees and berries. To the family belongs me, Karin, who is a former riding-teacher, nowadays just staying at home because of my reuma, my daughter Viola, 22, living close to Mariehamn at the moment, and 3 grown-up sons, sometimes visiting us.
I play the violin and it would be lovely if you also play!
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
The surroundings are beautiful and quiet, the people living here love the nature, fishing and hunting. We have ferries connecting to east and west. Staying here is also learning not to waste resources if not necessary.
The animals on the farm need their attention every day. There is also some painting and repairings of buildings, gardenjob, we pick a lot of fruits and berries, also wild berries. Sometimes we fish, sometimes we hunt. Me, Karin has two dressagehorses but there is also a quite nice mare for volunteers /guests, not for beginners though, but if you use to ride you will develop in dressage, or you can ride out in the nature.
You must be ready to work with your hands and not afraid to get dirty. You must also love animals and nature. You will for sure learn a lot about farmlife, about an ecological lifestyle and about our beautiful islands.
We offer accommodation in a cabin of your own, or if it is too cold, in a room in the house, free meals and a lot of beautiful nature.
Minimum stay is 4 weeks but we prefer volunteers who can stay longer!
Swedish, finnish, english and some german
A cabin on the yard, wooden heated. or a room in the house.
On your time off you can go to the city of Mariehamn, explore the other islands, maybe take a trip to Sweden or Finland. We also have a wooden heated sauna nearby the sea. You will have plenty of time for your self -maybe a possibility to study on distance?
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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