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We are family of mom and 3 children living on a traditional farm by Koli national park and nature protected areas. Our home is high up on a hill with a view far away. We have moved here to north-karelia in this summer and now is lots of work to do before the winter and next spring: fixing the old sheep-fences, preparing the garden, gathering berries, mushrooms and wild herbs, making firewood, different renovation work here and there... and of course having fun with the kids!
We live simple life here, enjoying exploring surrounding nature and swimming and fishing in the forestlake close by or other lakes around.
Next summer we will have sheep here with us helping to take care of the natural lanscape and meadows around, for keeping the meadows open there will be work of cutting away bushes and weeding away unwanted invasive plants.
I am also doing trational sauna treatments in our log sauna
and for that, and for food too, I gather many willd herbs.
I am really happy to have help in gathering herbs.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This is a peaceful place in beautiful Finnish nature and here you can learn about wild plants, mushrooms and berries and singing some Finnish songs and simple living in the countryside with children.
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We are happy for help in our daily life tasks like cooking and cleaning and doing things with children,
Extra hands are needed in fixing the old sheep-fences, carrying firewood, preparing the garden, cutting wood, fixing the road,
gathering wild herbs, berries and mushrooms and in renovation work in old buildings here or new building projects.
If you are experienced log builder we would have a long term project for you!
It is good that you already have experience of doing work in the countryside and that you are able to work independently following instructions and you know how to use common hand tools and you can live with hundreds of mosquitos and nettles around :) Or -30 celcius in the winter and no streetlights anywhere close by.
In the summer time you can sleep in wooden hut "aitta" in the yard, or in a yurt
and all year-around in the house - in own room or shared room, depending of the moment.
We have a compost toilet outside only.
I use to travel earlier, with bicycle trough europe and hitch-hiking around and I am very happy and thankful for all the meetings on those journeys. Now I dont have big craving in travelling far but I would be happy to meet some new people and hear your stories.
I wish you can find independently interesting things for you in your free time in the surrounding nature, hiking or skiinging or in Koli village 15 kilometres away.
Nearest bus stop is 8 kilometres away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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