Help in the sustainable community next to the Helsinki, capital of Finland



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    Communal Living Group, Community farm, Farm, Mixed Farm, Woodlot
    Area of my property: 20.00 hectares

    Certified Organic: yes

    Bio-Dynamic, Composting, Crop rotation, Ecological farming, Grazing Management, Green manure, Low Stress Cattle Handling, Pasture Management, Without chemicals or pesticides

    bread making, feed production, fermentation of foods, forestry, gardens, vegetable, grains, grains - ancient, greenhouse, hay or field crops, internships, machine & equipment mechanics, self-sufficiency

    cats, chickens, cows - milk

    Products made:
    bakery, bread, bread, sourdough, egg production, lumber, preserves, stone milled flour, teas

    We are a versatile biodynamic farm community in Sipoo right next to Helsinki. We cultivate vegetables (potatoes, carrots, parsnip, onions, beetroot, cabbages etc.), berries, apples, flowers, herbs and cereals on our fields the size of 20ha. We have a DIY greenhouse for tomatoes and cucumbers and we have also some cows and chickens for which we cultivate fodder. Cows have some grazing land and there is a self-service organic shop at the farm.

    The farm has a long history with biodynamic farming. The previous farmers cultivated the land for 30 years and were pioneers of Finnish biodynamic farming. The current farmer couple has now cultivated here for 5 years and they follow the same principles. Life here is peaceful and communal. There are always customers, educational- and greencare-groups stopping by and at noon we gather to eat together in the big kitchen by the cow house. We cater mostly organic vegetarian food. There is also a lot of beautiful nature around the farm, it’s really close to the shore of the Baltic Sea, there is an old forest and bedrock outcrops surrounding the fields and if you’re lucky you’ll meet a moose or deer family on the way to the fields.

    Everything is produced biodynamically, which means organic farming with close attention paid to the cycles of the surrounding nature. We use biodynamic preparations and follow the biodynamic sowing calendar. It’s also of great importance that our farming is self-sufficient, for example, we produce our own fertilizers. Most of our work is done by hand but we do use some old machinery. For volunteers we need garden help (sowing, planting, weeding, harvesting, etc.) and some work with construction and animals. We offer versatile learning possibilities on biodynamic farming and we favour volunteers who have genuine interest in biodynamic farming. As we don't speak other world languages, we expect average english skills. We work Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm and we have an hour long lunch break at noon.

    We accommodate from April to November 4-5 volunteers at the same time and the minimum stay is 2 weeks. The accommodation is in small wooden cabins. The cow house kitchen is reserved for volunteers and other workers. Our toilets are outhouses and in the warm parts of year the showering premises are outdoors. We have lots of work- and rain-clothes, so you don’t need to bring any of those yourselves. For your free time there is swimming and fishing possibilities nearby and we also have an old wooden sauna, which is normally warmed once a week. You can also go biking around with one of the farm bikes and there is 10min walk to a bus stop from where it’s a 20min ride to Helsinki, so the possibilities are almost endless.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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

    You will get to experience Finland in a unique way. The traditional farm lifestyle (farm, animals & sauna, etc) combined with international working atmosphere in a very beautiful environment, just a 20 min bus ride from the tourist friendly capital Helsinki. You get to enjoy the peacefulness of the Finnish nature surrounding the farm. There is the Baltic Sea just few minute walk away with beautiful cliffs and fishing possibilities with our rowing boat. The biodiversity in the area is very high, there are many butterflies and birds and also bigger wildlife such as deer, moose, rabbits and such.. In the summer time the forests are full of berries and in the autumn there is plenty of edible mushrooms.

  • Help


    Our expectation for a workaway volunteer is to be helping around general tasks in the farm. The volunteering days will start at nine in the morning, the lunch is at half past noon and the day ends at after noon depending on the daily tasks. We eat mainly our own products, which taste good like no other. Previous experience on farm working is not important as we teach everything. You don't need to bring own working clothes as we have plenty of work clothing. We expect fluent English speaking, hands on approach to volunteering and a certain level of independence (taking care of your own dishes, laundry and free-time activities). Minimum age of volunteers is 20 years.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We accept Workaway volunteers from April to November, for a minimum stay of one month. The accommodation is in different sized and usually shared wooden cabins. The cow house's kitchen is reserved for volunteers and workers. Our toilets are outhouses and in the warm parts of year the showering premises are outdoors. We provide all the linen and blankets.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    For free-time there is volleyball, swimming and fishing possibilities nearby and we also have an old wooden sauna, which is normally warmed once a week. If you like to do stuff with our hands, there is good premises for that also and always something to work on if interested. You can also go biking around and there is 10 min walk to a bus stop from where it’s a 20 min ride to Helsinki. We also have a book collection and wi-fi for volunteers.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    7 hours a day, 5 days a week

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