Help with gardening, making some firewood, juice and painting in Kokkola, Finland



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  • Description


    I am Meri 46, an ordinary lady with great sense of humor and positive attitude. I live in a big old house 7km from city of Kokkola with my adult son (20). I am in a relationship, but we don't live together. Here at Vitsari house we have a dog, 2 cats, 2 snakes and a horse, who lives at stable close to my work place.

    Right now I need help (as you choose) with gardening, making berries to juice, DIY at garden, renovating house, some painting, everyday cleaning and sometimes with animals if I work late. Some chopping and cutting and chainsaw work always available. It´s lot of up to you what you want to do. You have to cook for yourself, but if you dont know how, I can help you.

    Simple help and peaceful place, in case you need a break of hurry! Maybe more nice for couples, since I do work long days - there is plenty of free time alone here.

    Horse or snake experience 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 with teenagers. 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

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    City of Kokkola is located to Gulf of Ostrobothia sea. Area is very flat, easy to bicycle and nature is always close. We used to have 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) 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
    Jag vill lära mig att prata bättre svenska 😄

  • 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.

  • 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

    We have wi-fi.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Possibility to park next to the house and have electricity there

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

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    Hours expected

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

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