Finland Retreat: come and stay with us in Kangasniemi, Finland

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  • Description

    Description

    We are closed up for the winter. Reopening June 2020.

    This summer we will require people who have a strong back and are willing to help in building a new path in the woods over marsh land.
    The house is in Finland 14 km from the next town. I am looking for people who would like to come help with manual labor. The buildings date in part to the 19th century. There is no electricity nor running water.
    For a true Finland Country house experience, it can't get better than this.
    There are 2 kayaks, 2 rowboats and a SUP board. You can relax by exploring the lake and wildlife. Or go berry picking in the forest. Due to the remoteness of the house, tourist attractions are far and few. This is a great place to disconnect from your devices. This is a summer only location and I am there to cook and fixes things up as well. Sometimes a friend from abroad joins in.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Step back in time and experience what it was like to live in the "olden days".

  • Help

    Help

    Gardening means weeding as the place is overgrown from decades of neglect.
    General Maintenance means mainly painting and fixing things here and there.
    Clearing scrub and tall grass.
    Carrying water, wood, heating up the sauna, roasting marshmallows on Marshmallow Island...
    Washing your bed linens by hand before leaving.
    And there's always some kind of project in the works where extra hands are welcome.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, German, Finnish, a little Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There are 3 bedrooms.
    There is a Sauna and lake for bathing.
    There is an outhouse. Clean and tidy; not the stinky kind!
    There is Internet Access via 4G, but no electricity, so when your phone dies, it stays dead until you row over to the neighbors to recharge it.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Coming to work for a week or two will be quite like no other experience simply due to the fact that one is going back in time to another epoch. There is no electricity and no running water, yet the table is laid with fine dishes and glassware, meals are cooked on a wood stove.
    The Sauna is next to the lake where one bathes. There is no bathroom or shower.
    We have modern tools in order to to get the job done as efficiently as possible.
    Each Workawayer usually gets his/her own room. Linens and towels are provided.
    Due to the remoteness, we will pick you up in Kangasniemi by car.
    Activities: All depends on the weather.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    7 hours (Maximum 25 hours a week)






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