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We’re a couple (Georg 31 & Jannica 30) living in South Coast of Finland. This small area is called Herrala, it’s in village of Sipoo. We live in a countryhouse and we have a small farm with some hobby animals. We are interested ecological farming, this season will be our second season we are goint to grow organic products.
We favor ecological food, grow own vegetables and eat own chicken/duck eggs. We are also interested about self-sufficiency, herbal medicine, wild food and we'll learn more about things like these. We are taking a small steps towards to be more self-contained.
We have had just several workawayers, but the experinces with them has been wonderful! We think that sharing daily life and doing things together are the salt of life!
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
You'll widely experience the finnish countryside life. Finnish nature, forest, lakes and sea. You would be helping on our home, also with our lovely hobby farm animals. We have 30 hens, 6 lambs, 4 goats, 9 ducks and 2 cats. We speak Finnish, Swedish and English. (We would like to improve our English!)
We are looking for helping hands with painting, gardening, picking wildoats, mowing, maintenance, animal care and help in our big housee (cleaning etc.), probably picking berries.
finnish, swedish, english
You can stay and sleep in our house we have extra bedrooms to choose from and shared bathroom and sauna. We also have a separate building (granary as some summer cabin) where you can lodge for more experienced country living. You are welcome to use our kitchen.
But don't worry, we'll also take care that you don't be starve 😉
In our main house we have wifi. Also the surrounding area is great to do outside activities, the nature is close. We’re also living near a lake and the sea, so it’s possible to join us on the boat to take a trip to the sea. We have a car so it’s easy to grocery store or somewhere else, also we don’t mind if you want to do something around the farm on your own.
Distance from our place to the small centre of Nikkilä is 3km. There is grocery store, cafe, library, hairdresser and so on.
You can borrow a bike from us if you want to take a small bicyckle excursion to our village.
Distance from us to Helsinki 37km and Porvoo 23km (also good bus connections)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
max 5 hours daily, 5 days