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.
Cooking / shopping
Help in 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 big 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.
Finnish, swedish, english
Simple room with dry toilet for 2 person and 1 tiny room without own private toilet for 1 person.
Sauna and bucket shower.
Summer kitchen with gas stove and refridgerator.
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.
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
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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