Sooo, this summer will be a bit different and a lot of fun!!
We´re gonna build a tiny house on wheels - ecological, practical and very interesting and beautiful!
Would you like to build one for yourself one day too? Have you got some experience on building or at least a lot of inspiration and capability to learn?
Well, if yes and yes, this could be a great opportunity for you to learn and give us a helping hand!
We will also finish the renovation of another room of our maybe 200 years old house, so learning opportunities surely will not get boring here!
And best news are, that Jarno, the man of the house is a professional eco builder, he knows all about wood building (at least if you ask from his wife ;) and fire places and chimneys and he's an expert in finding free or recycled natural building materials, so it´s very creative!!
Ok, so that's one thing we do, but surely not the only one!!! :D
The divine natural gardens will go on of course since that's the cycle of life! We do everything by hand and we are experimenting different ways to interact with the earth to find a good balance with nature to grow some Real Food!!! We love so much to eat food that grew on our land! So there you could learn a lot of inspiring stuff! One could call this also permaculture, since the point is to live in a natural harmony with our surroundings and definitely to co-create in harmony with nature a living and thriving functional ecosystem!! :D Were increasing the level of the community-sustainable food production every year and really observing how the nature likes it to be. To be honest we still have a long way to go to a self functioning forest garden, but we've planted a lot of fruit trees and other thees and bushes to start to create this!
So if this is something that calls you, tell us more and come and learn and leave your own personal touch here!
Ok so wild food is one big thing also! Like late July - August is the divine blueberry season here! They are so delicious! And the best thing ever, they are just everywhere! We can almost see them from the window and the supply is literally endless!
So we go more or less every day to have a blueberry-meditation in the forest and preserve them in natural ways for the winter. And yess, you don't need no sugar to do that, you just need to know what you're doing and we will teach you that! :D
There are also many wild herbs and edible leafs and flowers throughout the summer that we eat and dry for winter, and the nature is clean here, so it´s safe to collect when you know what you collect. And we know! So you could learn a lot about wild food as well!
Ok, so then we have a four year old daughter who is super sweet and she knows a lot about all this, of course, cause she was born into this! She might love to take you to a blueberry-adventure, jumping on the trampoline, playing home, painting, creating something beautiful and funny, and we even don't know what funny things you might come up with together!
She understands some english and seems that it´s easy for her to learn more, and she really liked some people who stayed with us, the ones that liked to spend time with her! So if you like kids, and would appreciate some super sweet playing as one of you "jobs" while staying here every once in a while, you might really be the perfect match!!!
Ok, so that's what we've got to give! Oh yeah, and we love to play music and sing some beautiful spiritual songs, so if that's something you do as well, come and bring your instrument!
We like direct and friendly communication and like to practice for example Non Violent Communication methods, hold talking circles and look at life through spiritual perspective. Everything has a meaning. We like to connect with people on a soul level, that's what makes life meaningful.
So what we ask from you in exchange is that you would be ready to stay at least two months or more. This is simply cause in our experience things start to flow after some weeks and we like things to flow, right!?!? It´s so nice to really share some time together and learn to know each other on a deeper level!
You know no-one ever wanted to leave early, actually may wanted to stay longer and one even came back the next summer! We find it really meaningful to actually connect with people, not just work together! :D
We live simply, and of modern facilities we have a washing machine and smatphones. What we don't have is a WC (only outdoor dry toilet), shower (but we have a beutiful wood-heated sauna and lots of lakes close by), TV (but our life is way too interesting to have any time for that anyway ;) and probably some other things that we can´t even think of, cause we might even not know about them, cause life is just beautiful without them! :D
Ok, so how does all that sound to you?
Bricolage et projets de construction
Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
Cuisine/repas pour la famille
Aide avec des éco-projets
Aide à la maison
S’occuper des animaux
Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.
So basically if you'd like to learn how to build your own life and living from a scratch and that's something that really calls you, and if you are also ready to work on that, this might be an opportunity of your life!! And if it feels that's so, then tell us about yourself!! Tell why you would LOVE to come here! Tell us what's special about you, be honest and direct. Tell us when you could come and how long could you stay. Please write short and informative message! We get a lot of messages, so please allow us some time to get back to you and keep it simple! :D
So we like it when everyone can really express their natural talents, so we encourage you to tell and show us what inspires you! We're looking for the ones, who dream of this, cause we know you're out there!
We will never be your boss, but instead while you're here we see you as a part of the community. We will give you some tasks that you yourself find suitable and inspiring for you and you can work out your own schedule to complete these tasks. Say you have a flexibility to decide for example when you go picking blueberries, when you paint the wall, but some things, like projects that has to do with the cycle of the nature, or communal needs, like food, need to be done in a certain rythm, and also if we're gonna do a project together.
There will be both, independent stuff, and working together. So it´s good if you also like to do both and are flexible on this.
Things like cooking and doing dishes are some basic things that need to be done every day, and we like to share these things in a flexible manner. Do you like cooking? Are you good in taking care that places are left clean after you? We would really appreciate this kind of things and especially when it flows naturally. It´s like the communal everyday life that needs to be done every day anyway, and it´s so much more fun when we're many people t share it! Plus we all get to eat new and inspiring food, that someone else made! Yess, we love to make food too and we do good stuff!
And what comes to food, we eat mostly vegetarian, even mostly vegan, but when we have meat on the table it comes from our own animals or wild animals with a lot of respect. Fish would be self catches wild fish. Yea, you could learn fishing too and catch your own fish!
Everything is organic as far as possible. You will get butter on your bread, or tahini, of wild self made vegan pesto! What ever suits you best! :D
Oh yeah, no fridge! ;D But we have a cellar. Anyway when it get´s hot (like it actually might in July - August ;) we don't mess with milk stuff too much :D
It´s simple and close to nature! We almost don't spend any time indoors from spring to autumn, and you also probably not very much if you come here :D
One of the favourite places the helpers and other guest like is the hay house, you could even sleep on the hay, how romantic is that!? ;) You could also set up a tent if you like or make yourself at home in one special shelter we built by the old apple trees. Hammocks you could also set up into the very safe close by forest, if you'd like to stay closer to the nature.
We have a quest room too with two beds, in case it gets cold or too rainy or something like that, but that is also a office and laundry room, so not super private and not so handy for longer stays. But you'll get indoors if you need to :D
This place is in nature. We have a canoe in the lake very close by. You can go canoing, fishing, swimming, walking in the forrest, pick wild hebs or berries, lie in a hammock, read books, socialize with us and maybe other people that are here at the same time, take a bike and ride to close by villages or towns, go camping in the weekend, join us whenever we go somewhere and meet new friends and explore new places.... There is no public transport here. We will pick you up when you come and take you back when you leave and you can easily go with us to town if you need to. Fiskars art-village is just 15km away and Tammisaari 18km (very nice bike ride to both).
We don't use chemicals, and we provide you natural soaps and shampoo, so please leave all chemicals at home. If you need any cosmetics, there is a natural shop in a town close by that has it all.
Prepare for outdoor life, learning new things, simplicity, silence, nature, good sauna, expressing yourself, rain and mud, sun and hot, and bring a good wool jumper and socks for cold, a scarf for wind, rubber boots for rain and mud, relaxed clothing and an open and enthusiastic yet relaxed mind - most importantly bring yourself as you are!! You are enough! Being yourself is the greatest super power you have!!! We want to get to know you!!! :D
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(max 25 hours/week) 5 hours daily + participating daily life such as cooking and dish washing