Join me in creating a beautiful home in the Archipelago of Southern Finland.

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  • Description

    Description

    I am a young woman bubbling with energy, creativity and inspiration. I'm passionate about creating harmony and kindness within myself, my life-style and with my friends and family.

    In 2017 I embarked upon my dream! Building a beautiful house and home in the Archipelago of Southern Finland. This is a project I wish to share with anyone inspired to participate in the experience. The house will be built using natural and recycled materials as much as possible. A roundwood timber frame with a reciprocal roof, natural stone foundation, strawbale insulated and clay covered walls.

    This summer 2019 I am setting out to achieve another huge dream. This is a dream I share with my partner. We want to create a place for healing within our community and a place open to all humans wishing to rest and heal. The healing center will be dedicated to cultivating a deeper connection to nature, one's self in body, mind, soul and spirit and to healing communication with fellow humans. This project starts with renovating an old 1800's house pretty much from top to bottom.

    The week will have 5 days with work. About 5-6 hours a day. These 5 days include breakfast, lunch and dinner. The days will also include Yoga, Meditation, Work, Rest and every week we will have Sauna, Sharing-Circle and Fun. During weekends there will be food in the house to use for cooking and if we all like we can cook and eat together on those days too.

    THIS SUMMER! I am looking for a volunteer who loves cooking and would like to be our COOK!
    The food will be vegan or vegetarian and the ingredients will include harvest from our garden and forest.

    For those who are interested I have written a blog about building the hut and I can send the link on request. The blog is in Finnish but with lots of photos.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • 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

    A visitor may experience the beauty of the Finnish archipelago, the relative silence and calmness.
    The fresh air and beautiful sounds of the forest.
    Visitors will get to experience the Finnich sauna as well as locally and personally grown food.
    I am happy to share my life experiences and all I have learned about natural building.
    If a visitor requests I am happy to speak Finnish to them. :)

  • Help

    Help

    There is a 1000 tasks in this projects some of which are:
    -Cutting down trees, peeling, stacking
    -Moving big and small rocks and building walls
    -Woodwork: chizzeling, sawing, hammering
    -Drilling rock
    -Metal work
    -Carrying lots of building materials
    -Repairing old windows
    -Painting windows and doors
    -Clearing and going through stuff
    -Cleaning the building site and house
    -Gardening
    -Stacking wood
    -Cooking


    There are tasks for every level of craftmanship!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers can choose between a few sleeping options.
    1st option is sleeping in the house downstairs in a bunkbed or a mattress. There are only two rooms downstairs with heating. One is the temporary-YOGA-room the other is a walk-through room.
    2nd option if it is warm enough (which in summer it probably will be) is outside in one of the outdoor buildings.
    3rd option is a tent in the forest at Spellrock (the building site). At Spellrock there is a campfire spot and there will be an outhouse toilet during summer.

    Workawayers will primarily be dinning with me and I will provide vegetarian food or ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Workawayers will need to buy their own food for snacks . There is a small village shop very near by and bigger food shopping is done about once a week in town by car.
    There is no shower, but there is a lovely sauna where one can wash with warm water and/or hot sauna.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I live in a community village, half and hour from Naantali and 1 hour from Turku.
    Visitors may wish to spend their free time at various village events.
    If it is summer swimming, cycling and sitting outside by the fire are nice past times.
    If one wishes to visit the town or city, busses go every weekday and hitchhiking to town is something I encourage, because it works wonderfully here, especially in summer.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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