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 have a half a hectare (ca. 1 acres) of organic apple trees next to our house. We need help mostly with apples in August and September. In addition to the apples we keep bees, chickens and geese 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 tent or in our house. We can take one volunteer at the time or two if you're a couple.

    About us: Tuija (44) is a mother of Uula
    (10) and Tilda (13). Tuija is a part-time gardener, a massage therapist whose interests include singing, dancing, nature religions.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • 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!

  • Help

    Help

    At the moment (this year) we can't unfortunately take any volunteers.

    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. We're also aiming to start a small nursery in our place.

    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
    Spanish: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • 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

  • 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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