Join our family creating a permaculture garden and making the old school building and yard an oasis in Ahmovaara, Finland



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  • Description


    We Purchased an old school close to Koli national park which is the national scenary on Finland. We are renovating it and creating a permaculture yard and greenhouse for growing food and other plants. We are a new family with 3+5 youngs, ages from 12 to 24 years, youth will be only partially here and we also have to visit capital area every now and then.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can take part in happenings, help making permaculture garden a reality with our skilled permaculture experts, help in painting the house and other renovations. Enjoy the beautiful nature close by Koli National park and lake Höytiäinen.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    renovating, gardening, forest & timber work, helping in cooking, household etc.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    Swedish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    We all speak those languages, Johanna has fluent German, Mikko has forgotten a lot of it and could prep it :)

  • Accommodation


    Old school building - we can give you own room or shared room depending on the situation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In the school there will be courses and retreats hopefully soon.
    We enjoy outdoors, nature, swimming, sauna... you can use bicycles freely and also we have a boat on a nearby lake.
    We are not vaccinated and we do not wear masks - we encourage people to live healthy and happily.

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    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 good internet here and are going to upgrade it to fiber optical connection in the summer time. We also work online a lot and have web dev projects...

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    plenty of parking space here.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    we have to talk about this first, but probably yes.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 575437661146