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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.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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!
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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.
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week