Help to restore a 13th century manor in Lahemaa National Park, Estonia




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  • Description


    Our manor is the most unique complex North Estonia. We gladly welcome you to give contribution to revive its soul and unpolish this pearl of Lahemaa National Park. This place has incredible history as it was once the biggest manor in Estonia. More history from 1223 including The Pope, Catherine the Great, dynasty of De la Gardie, ghosts and old Tallinn is connected to this manor.

    Accomodation is in old guesthouse on premises. It needs repair and helping hand and other buildings are middle of renovation and conservation process. Little by little we are bringing this manor alive but still a lot needs to be done.
    If you are already slightly interested in history, this is defenately something for you. Also nature in our place is just breath taking: old buildings, parks, forests, empty sand beaches, nature tracks and other sighseeings.
    Suitable also for just hikers and campers exploring Lahemaa National Park or just tavellers passing Europe or Baltic States. Come and join and be part of the history.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Experience and feel the manor's old history. See and stay in the 3rd largest national park in Europe.
    Be a part of our strong community and help renovate once greatest manors in Estonia.
    Manor tour, nature trips, local sightseeing and beach maps on request ;)

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    Some experience in painting, plastering, general building, plumming, tile, trimming, wood cutting, loggin and making fire for heating (winter time) or some conservation of old buildings is a plus.
    We also need help with cleaning and preparing meals.
    But main thing is "can do" attidude and high self motivation.
    Mostly there is something for everyone all year around!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Russian, Finnish, German, French (little) and Estonian

  • Accommodation


    Accomodation in old guesthouse next to manor (repair in progress)
    Food provided and kitchen with all the utensils,
    fast internet, sauna, showers and cinema also.
    Children and pets welcome. Smoking outside!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lots of nature places around:
    Viru raba just 3km (its one of the most popular tours in Estonia)
    Sandy beaches 7km.
    Local shop 500m,
    Shopping centers 15km,
    Car and bike rent possibilty
    Taxi to/from Tallinn (on request) 10-20€
    Bus to/from Tallinn (almost every hour) 3€

    When there are any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25h hours per week (flexible)

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