Help me reconstruct an old country house and explore culture in Laiksaare, Estonia



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    FIRST: I have a plan to reconstruct an old countryside house with sauna and beside other a little garden. I use cord wood techniques as well.
    In the future I have a wish to organize different summer camps, events to promote mental health and alternative medicine, seminars about spiritual practices, martial arts and other workshops.
    I am still student and make PhD in religious studies about spirituality issues.

    Countryside located very beautiful area in the forest. There are some lakes and the sea side is about 15 km

    SECONDLY: Also I need a little help in my social enterprise workshop that deals with recycling ideas and woodwork and so on...
    We need help also our little handicraft shop.

    We are a social enterprise operating in Pärnu, Estonia. Our goal is to, through sheltered employment give people belonging to social risk groups the opportunity to find work. The target group are disabled people, people who have been released from prison, and people with different health-related and psychosocial problems who, regardless of difficult life stories, have the will and skills which due to unstable life and lack of output have so far been unrealized. We have established a work center where, at the moment, it is possible to execute woodwork.
    We also involve people in cooperation in their domestic environment.
    In addition to craftsmen, in our work center there will find an output those who are, due to their health or special need, incapable of working full-time. Despite that, we shouldn’t lose faith in people, rather find the strengths and skills of each individual on which to build the foundation again.
    As for our production activity, we follow the green way of thinking. To keep the net cost of our products low, we try to use nonstandard materials and leftovers we get from major producers which otherwise would end up as heating material or garbage. We value rebuilding and renovating so that old things could have a new life.
    One can only stop searching for the meaning of life by one self – by giving a meaning to their life. “Creator” expects so-called co-creation from us. We are not alive but for consuming and destroying. We are co-creators.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Help


    It would be great if any volunteers had knowledge of building or woodwork and also if they know how to use electric DIY tools.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Estonian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    In summer is possible to camp in countryside. There is an electricity and the drinking water is in the well. I have also small haouse in the Pärnu city.
    Countryside is located about 40 km from the city.

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    • 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?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

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