Come and experience finnish culture and help out on our fruit farm in lovely surroundings in Kiila, Finland

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family who have a half a hectare (ca. 1 acres) of organic apple trees next to our house in the countryside. We need help mostly with apples in August and September. In addition to the apples we keep bees, chickens and grow vegetables and berries for our own use.

    We prefer a bit older volunteers. You should be at least 21 years old and have previous farming or other physical work experience. You should enjoy working independently. Tasks can be physically demanding.

    Volunteers can stay in a belltent or in our house. We can take one volunteer at the time or two if you're a couple.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    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

    We are more than happy to teach you about finnish culture and teach you some finnish language if you are interested. And of course we will take you to a finnish sauna!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Autumn work includes picking, sorting out and processing apples.
    We also have a vegetable garden and a greenhouse / polytunnel, where there is a lot to do outside the apple season.

    Other work includes general maintaining of house and garden. We are currently painting our house.

    Sorry but we can not take people who need to be granted working visas, because this takes too much time at the moment.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    Swedish: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers can stay in a tent or a large bell tent (provided by us) or upstairs in our house. We can take one (or two if a couple) volunteers at the time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in Kemiönsaari (Kimito Island) in the southwestern archipelago. Nearest towns are Salo (27 km) and Turku (70 km). Our surroundings are very nice with plenty of forest, fields and a beach near by. On the other side of the road there is an organic garden & summer cafe with an art gallery. Nearest town with shops is 13 km away. On your free time you are very welcome to go cycling, pick blueberries, lingonberries and mushrooms from the surrounding forests and take our dog for a long walk.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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









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