Come and stay with us in Kangasniemi, Finland



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    We are looking for strong young people for July 2021. For about a week anytime between July 1st and July 25th.

    We are looking for people who like to chop wood, cut back small trees to make a clearing, carry water and other physically demanding tasks.
    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

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

  • 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

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • 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 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.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 25 hours / week

Host ref number: 857794542593