Help families living a old Brick Factory in the small rural village of Tähtelä, Finland



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    We are three families living a old Brick Factory in the small rural village of Tähtelä, Finland. Five grown-ups, two kids, six cats, two dogs, two chinchillas and seven horses call this a dream factory and home :) Some of us live only part-time at the factory. We have been making this place our home for 12 years now and it is still a a work in process. Landscaping, gardening, horse stables and the factory itself is still in need of helping hands and TLC now and then. We are DIY, nature, animal and art lovers. We try to get into a more self sufficient and frugal way of living, but we are not doing all that too strictly either.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art 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
  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Landscaping, building, maintenance, diy, child care, pet care, gardening, cultivating, animal care etc. projects.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Estonian: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have different possibilities. Shared spacious shared loft, private rooms or sometimes the possibility have a whole apartment privately.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area surrounding the Factory is rural with typical Finnish nature and about 10 km from the village center, with a beautiful church, harbour café, small wooden shopping center and a wonderful art gallery. Within a 20-70 km radius there are bigger villages and cities (art village of Fiskars, beautiful Tammisaari costal small town with petit wooden houses as well as southernmost coastal city of Hanko. The Capital Helsinki and the airport and the city of Espoo lie within 40-60 min drive).
    This is a wonderful place for those interested in art, animals, nature, gardening and tranquility. Also those who would like to experience the southern and coastal Finnish villages and towns.

  • 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?


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Host ref number: 417628376916