Due to Corona situation we only accept volunteers already located in Finland because travellers arriving from abroad are advices to spend two weeks in quarantine.
We are a family of two adults. I have a small business producing wild herb and berry products and my husband works at home most of the times. We are growing part of our food in the garden, pick up berries, mushrooms etc.
Our house is situated with in tiny little village, but taking a bicycle you can reach a place of your own in nearby forests and also beautiful paddles are near by. Closest public transportation 15 km (Taavetti, Luumäki).
We are very fond of Asian culture and food and would like to learn more about it! We both enjoy medium/hot spices ;) We like to cook but even more we enjoy you cooking your favorites. Don't worry, finnish food we make every now and then anyway.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Taking part of our way of living may give you a new perspective for life. We don't need so many fancy things to make us happy, being able to live simply life is more rewarding for us. Being able to maintain our partly sustainable life gives us great satisfaction and this is what we have to offer to workawayer. After hard day of working nothing feels better than sauna and good meal!
One more thing, we have hosted individuals, friends and couples and we feel people traveling alone are usually more open to new experiences and learning other ways of living. We prefer individual volunteers for this reason. We have hosted several years now and during this time we have learned lots about hosting as well. We have many good memories and friendship with our workawayers :)
Daily routines takes part of every day, preparing sauna, hot water, firewoods, cleaning... Our way of living is simple but requires attention every single day. No (bucket) shower is possible to have before water has been heated and no dishes can not be washed without hot water etc.
We need also help with berries/mushrooms/wild herbs/firewoods for the long winter ahead. Sometimes it is hard work: heat, mosquitos, rain etc. Sometimes it is possible to take a swimm in nice cool lake near by after swetting.
Based on our experience, we'd like to remind any new workaway-candidates that unfortunatelly this place is NOT a hotel. E.g you make a dinner - you clean up the kitchen after that and make sure the place is comfortable for next users and things like that.
If you don't understand some house-routines/tasks FEAR NOT to ask.
If you're tired long time traveller without motivation - kindly pass this place.
Simple room with dry toilet for 2, bed 120cm wide.
Sauna and bucket shower.
Summer kitchen with gas stove and refridgerator. Cooler months we all use main kitchen in the house.
Please note, that summer room is not the warmest place to live during months of April and September. It is heated, but limited possibility to keep very warm.
We drive to local villages when needed, couple of times a week usually. In Savitaipale there is beautiful lake Kuolimo and very nice beach and in the town center there are some sights to be seen and experienced. Closer to us there is a unique swimming place also, worth seeing. In Savitaipale there is a gym, pilates, tennis etc. Nearby also yoga once a week.
This is our sixth season volunteers staying with us and we are looking forward meeting new people, learning new cultures and sharing our knowledge and skills.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Possibility to park a camper, electricity ok, not possible to empty toilet..
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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