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Hello! We are a little family with three kids- 7 and 10 years old boys and a little baby girl. I (hostess) am 33 years old and my husband is 35 years old. We have a cat named Käpik and chickens.
We live in South-Estonia- just 5 km from city Tartu. Indeed we live so near to the city, we have very private place next to the forest and quite far from the neighbors.
We bought this place three years ago and now we are reconstructing the house and fixing up the garden.
We grow our own vegetables and we have a big garden with apple trees, pear trees and some berry bushes.
We have a very quiet and beautiful place here. There is a forests around and we have a two lakes with sandy beach just 3 km far.
We dry to rest also after working hard- then we barbecue or go somewhere with family. We like to rest at home the most, but if there something interesting going around, then we go and take you with us if you would like :)
In winter, we go to skiing sometimes. There is a good ski trails near us.
If we have free time, we play board games with family.
We like to chat about important staff and what is going on in world, but also we need lot of our own time- this means that we are kind of introverst :)
So If you love peace and beautiful nature, love to do hard work and need to be alone time to time, then you are welcome to join our family :)
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You can practice a english, can learn about Estonian nature, culture. You can learn about living in the countryside- how to take care of chickens and how to grow your own food.
You can learn building and reconstructing the house from professional builder.
Mostly we need help in garden and building our first floor. You can learn everything about building from host, who is learned building in school and had practised it almost 20 years.
As our house is big- more than the 400 m2, there is lot to do and we feel that we need some help :) We have reconstructed the second floor of the house just by ourself (host and hostess). It took 2 years to do it :)
There is always some work to do in countryside- getting firewood in order, mowing the lawn, cutting the hedge, changing floors, cooking, cleaning, making fire in fireplaces, building paths in the garden and so on.
We also need help with building the sauna. There is always something dismantle or build here :)
Before you write to us please be sure you want to help us and contribute to our place. As you are going to be the member of our family then we also assume that you help to keep clean shared rooms and take part of cooking and preparing the meals.
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.
You can stay private room in first floor or in the barn where we have a comfy place for sleeping.
You have your own private shower in first floor.
The bus station is 2 km from us. Busses goes once in a hour and its free drive to the Tartu city.
It is only 10 km to the center of a Tartu.
There is a lot of activity in Tartu. You can go to swim (with bike) to the Kõrveküla lake or just hang in the forest.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have good wifi connection here. If you need to do some some work in computer, we will find a desk to your room :)
This host can provide space for campervans.
5 hours a day, 5 days a week