Help with heating the house and clearing snow in Kokkola, Finland



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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

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    *Help needed, but you should already be at Finland*

    I am Meri 46, an ordinary lady with great sence of humor and positive attitude. I live in a big old house 7km from city of Kokkola with my adult son (20). We have a dog, 2 cats, 2 snakes and a horse. Right now I need help with (renovating house,) everyday cleaning, warming the house with wood and sometimes with animals if I work late.

    Simple help and peaceful place, you need a break of hurry!

    (horse or snake experince not needed and the dog is very small and easy). My place is on countryside, but you can take a bus or bike and go into shop or city if needed.

    I am a Green Care coach and practical nurse, working as a green care therapy work adviser for special groups. I like outdoor life, camp fire, forest hikes, dressage and off-road riding. I am also interested of psychology and mindfulness etc.

    I prefer veggie food (including cheese, milk, eggs etc), and I'm gluten free, so these diets are easily founded on this house.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    City of Kokkola is located to Gulf of Ostrobothia sea. My village Kruunupyy is located 15km from Kokkola. Area is very flat, easy to bicycle and nature is always close. Here is lots of hiking paths and off road bycycling paths and sand beaches. City of Kruunupyy close, 2km. For years when I was married, we had exchange students from different countries so I am quite used to introduce the area, living habits and organizing experiences.

  • Help


    The house is heated by wood. so there is always some chopping (with machine) and to do.

    Big garden: garden tasks in summertime, snow chores on wintertime.

    I also have a small laundry to do (horse rugs)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    Swedish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    Bedroom in the house, about 20m2. It's ok for a couple, but has now only one 120cm wide bed. If needed, that can be changed. Were is a problem, there is a solution.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    From Kokkola you can travel with bus, train and airplane. There is lots of posibilities for different kind of hobbies.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Possibility to park next to the house and have electricity there

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 962494734446