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This is a recently started non-profit organisation promoting creativity and well-being. Our space is a big old sanatorium, located in south-eastern Finland, one hour away from the capital Helsinki and surrounded by beautiful forests. The space is used to create a community for art, handicraft and wellness. It is important to us to create an atmosphere of open-mindedness and continuous learning.
We are creative and lively couple, who have recently started this big project creating something big and meaningful with the community around us! We are happy to welcome people to join and be part of creating it. If you are interested, keep on reading and send us a message to join!
Since it is a big space we have quite a large area for Workaway, which means mostly single rooms for everyone and in the winter 3-6, in the summer 8-12 volunteers.
What we are creating is a community space that fosters creativity, healing, and connection. Here art, craft, music, yoga, dance, meditation, nature, and creative people of all kinds come together under our roof in an atmosphere of openness and learning. We provide opportunities for creative people to live, work, learn, create, exhibit, and perform in a healing natural setting.
We are looking for help in many different tasks like building and maintenance, decoration, gardening, cooking, marketing, and much more! We have several people already with us at the project and there are also different types of events and gatherings happening. This is a place to create, learn and regenerate. So it is a lively and active place but big enough to take your own space as well if needed.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
You can participate in the birth of a large, non-profit community centre. You can learn all kinds of skills, eg renovation, carpentry and eco-wood building, as well as artistic skills, learning about community projects and much more! We are happy to share our knowledge and you are welcome to join in yoga classes and other events organized at the location.
This is a really big, an old hospital building that we are well on the way to transforming into a beautiful community art & well-being space. There is help needed in
- building/renovating the spaces, like painting, carpentry, fixing, decoration and maintenance.
- some cooking and cleaning (for courses)
- gardening (and landscaping, we do have a digger), in the summer-ish
- simple electrical help with light switches/sockets. We have an electrical, but he is soo busy. interest is enough
- plumbing for those who have skills or want to learn
- maker skills (motos/Arduino/programming) to improve our current systems
- workshop maintenance/organisation of metal or woodworking workshops
- qualified yoga teacher for our weekly classes (Iyengar or yin)
If you have any special skills or interests, please let us know.
We like to find tasks people enjoy and have lots to choose from. We also appreciate self-motivated people and in general expect everyone to do their work when they want. As long as the hours and the work gets done we are fine.
Accommodation in private rooms or in rooms, mostly single, sometimes for two, see pictures. We have about 10 rooms for staying, with shared bathroom and kitchen and common area. Linen will be provided.
We provide basic food ingredients and workawayers often cook together. Also leftover food from events/course is shared.
All food we buy/provide is vegetarian and we have a policy of no meat/fish in the house. Obviously we are health concious people, so no drugs and alcohol in moderation.
The closest supermarket is 6km away and car available only for workaway use.
Also bikes are available and often people go together on day trips.
Also we have common sauna one a week.
The place is surrounded by a beautiful forest for walks in nature. Also a lake nearby for swimming during the summer. There is a sauna in the building and in the garden, and the possibility to join other activities like yoga classes, our makers space with tools for woodwork, metalwork and sowing. There is public transportation available from close by to get to know the surrounding towns and cities. Close by is a lively artisan village called Fiskars, and a bit bigger city called Lohja with all different services.
We have a video call ( we use Signal internally) with anyone applying to clarify everything beforehand. Hope to see you soon!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have a co-working space and are working on different It-projects ourselves also. We are happy to host digital nomads who are interested in community projects, art and wellbeing!
We have a big parking area suitable for all kinds of campervans.
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week, flexible times
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