Help us to turn an old school into a co-housing and co-working space in Saukkola, Finland

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  • Last activity: 29 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    We are turning this old school into a cohousing and coworking space. It is a 1000 sqm house, fully equiped with bathrooms and kitchens.

    The project is coming from a research called Architectural Democracy and the main cultural work there is being done by the non profit association World Music School ry.

    Most of the work is around the shared spaces, production work, maintenance, small repairs, etc.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    We work with a lot of researchers from all over the world, and the area is very close to Helsinki. So expect people in and out all the time, but of course plenty of time by yourself.

    Plenty of lakes around here to swimm, horses and rivers.

  • Help


    Works around the production of events by the World Music School (ry) or general repairs work of the house, maintenance, some gardening, or some help with IT sometimes.
    Its a large 100 year old school. In good shape but in need of small maintenance and some upgrades.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private bedroom or shared bedroom, some with shared washrooms. Good standards and privacy.
    Kitchen is shared.

    On food: basic food supplies are provided (salt, oil, sugar, spices, utensiles, etc.) but all the rest of the food is taken cared by each one (it has proven to be better for everyone due to dietary diets). Visits to the supermarket are frequent but also doable by bike.

    We do grills together and some joint dinners.

    Bicycles available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is in a farming area, local supermarket is 4 km away .we have bicicles and a car. There are horses to ride from neighbors and plenty of lakes.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Yes of course!

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of space to park your camper.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 952323448532

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