Berry pickers needed on an island in Saare, Estonia



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  • Description


    We have a family farm in Estonia on an island called Saaremaa. It's a busy household with lots of going on all the time. There is 7 of us: Anne (54), Jaan (53), Maido (36), Mare (31), Joanna (5), Birgit (2) and Otto (3 months). We grow a little bit of everything, mostly beef and dairy cattle, poultry and vegetables. We also have some fruit trees and berry bushes, sheep, goats, a dog and cats. Our family is trying to be as self-sufficient as we can, so we preserve food for the winter and also forage (berries, mushrooms, herbs). Farm is located 4 km from the sea and 8 km from the nearest town.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have travelled around a fair bit ourselves and Mare has also volunteered in organic farms in Australia, so we have many stories to share. You can learn about many aspects of farming, like animal husbandry and growing vegetables. Also Estonian traditional cooking, preserving food for winter, herbal medicines. Anne is also interested in traditional healing methods like leech therapy. We would also love to learn your language.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    In spring and summer we need help with garden work (sowing, planting, weeding, mowing the lawn etc.), cooking, cleaning, doing dishes, playing with kids, picking eggs, etc. depends whats going on.

    Work depends a lot of the time of the year. Spring to autumn there is more work in the garden and fields (digging, planting, seeding, weeding, picking berries etc.) Winter time mostly in the chicken shed (feeding, picking and packing eggs). If you have some skills like building it would be really handy but if not you're still welcome.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Estonian: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own room in the workers apartment, which is located at our dairy farm. There is a shower and a kitchen. You can have your breakfast and dinner there (we provide the food of mostly what we grow in the farm), lunch is in the family house which is located 1 km from the apartment.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is located 8 km from the town and 4 km from the sea. So on your time off you can always go there. We have bicycles to lend, there are also buses a few times a day. We go to town sometimes by car and can drop you off and pick you up. Town has many historical buildings like 14th century castle that has a museum inside. There´s nice cafes and art galleries, also a lot of events going on the summer time. Summer is a busy time in our farm but we always try to find some time to relax ourselves. We like going to the beach with our dog often. There´s many nice beaches for swimming and sunbathing. Smoking is okay outdoors. Mixed diet. Vegetarians welcome.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have wifi connection at the apartment.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have lots of space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Up to 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 452917334461