In the heart of the Scandinavian Islands we're driving an ecological project focussing on selfsufficiency. We are a growing family of 4 with a lot of different animals (our beloved dog, chicken, bees and our neighbours donkeys and horses).
Especially in summer when the days are long and full of light, we have so much to do that we are happy to welcome any kind of help. Besides the main activity in the garden, there are also lots of other activities like renovating and building projects.
Hasslebo is located on the small island of Kumlinge (250 inhabitants) in the outer archipelago of the Åland Islands.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesCharity WorkHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareBabysitting and creative playCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
We are both from Germany and live on a pretty little island which belongs to Finland, where all the people are speaking swedish :) So already some cultural insights possible, also our helpers come from all over the world and are happy to have a talk in between.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
During the summer we welcome volunteers to help us with a lot of activities including general maintenance of the house, our huge garden and sometimes babysitting (our son Kilian was born 2017 and our second son Valentin was born in august 2020) - typical works are cleaning, cooking, grassclipping, all kinds of maintenance.
Additionally, we are working on several "construction sites" indoor and outdoor to improve our situation here (e.g. building a new sauna). These activities will also take place before and after the "high season" (june - august) so you can contact us regarding those months as well.
There's lot of flexibility in working, no fixed schedule.
You'll have a little cottage for your own to live in (max. 2 persons) and one XL-size tent. Both have beds and electricity. Common meals - typically vegetarian. Please tell us if you have special requirements for meals and/or allergies of any kind.
What else ...
You'll have time to discover the archipelago both by bicycle or by kayak. We can take you with us if we are about to make 1-day-trips to other islands or to the main land (Mariehamn) to go shopping there or some place else.
Next airports Stockholm (Sweden), Helsinki, Turku and Tampere (all Finnish mainland). Different ferry connections both from Sweden and from Finland to the Åland Islands. We'll help you planning your trip.
We have one dog (both friendly and cute) - please tell us in advance if you have any allergies or are afraid of dogs, etc.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
We have a good and stable internet connection here - both wifi and LAN and places to work in quiet.
Space for parking camper vans
We have a big garden area with electricity outlets suitable to place anything from tent to campervans.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
max. 5 hours per day, 5 days the week
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From the first moment I was expected to help out, but that never felt like work - it was more like doing my part in the
I found that the lines were blurred between what was work and what were enjoyable activities (e.g. berry picking, mushroom picking in the forest) so this made it a really positive experience. The food was great (lots of things
Stefan & Marie
Especially enjoyed the cooking times with ecological spice and animal friendly environment. :)
Different exchange of languages made my days very open minded and fun.