Help with building at an old fisherman's island in Pori, Western Finland



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    We are two friends, Vasama and Hanne and we are renovating a 19th century fisherman's house on a private island in Pori, Western Finland.

    The island has a long history as a fisherman family's home and is now used as a summer place. The village, Ahlainen is a Scandinavian rural idyl with romantic log houses.

    We are the ages 68 and 37 have two cats and we don't drink or smoke. We are vegetarians and love nature and have a lot of experience with building, especially with recycled materials. We are interested in sustainable living, gardening and spirituality.

    Hanne is studying at the University and Vasama (Antti) works in IT and is an entrepreneur.

    Afterwards it is possible to visit Helsinki and stay at Vasama's ship near city center.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    You will get to experience Finnish nature and culture such as sauna, life on an island, old village life, rural life, boating, kayaking, fishing etc and being outdoors as much as you like!

  • Aide


    We are looking for a single persons or a couple, especially ones with expriene with building but experience isn't necessary. We would also prefer if we can improve our spoken English with you.

    We are able to host for 2-3 weeks. We aren't able to accept families or dogs.

    We are easy going, love peace and quiet, so if you're more extroverted party type it might not be the best fit for you.
    There also won't be other workawayers if you come alone, so it's important you also like doing things on your own. Island life is peaceful and there are no other inhabitants than us. There is kayaks and rowing boats at the island as well bikes, so you have opportunity use them also by you own.

    We expect you:
    - communicate well in English.
    - are able to eat vegetarian food (or fish) while staying with us. (Of course you can buy your own meat if you want!)
    - do not smoke or get drunk on the island.
    - respect animals (we have two cats).

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Finnish: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Hi, I and my friend would like to learn better spoken English, so we are interested be a host for few weeks at my island at Pori.

  • Hébergement


    You will be staying in an old Finnish sauna converted into a cabin by the sea (picture in gallery!). You have a small fridge, a queen-sized bed and a cooking station in your cabin. If there's two of you we can provide an extra mattress or the other can sleep in the smaller cabin (ask more!).

    The hosts' house is on the other side of the island and can't be seen from your cabin. The cabin of the hosts is private and so is your cabin, and we respect each other's privacy!

    We will provide you with at least one vegetarian or pescetarian meal per day. We will make meals together and it will be agreed later in more details. You can also use basic ingredients at the cottage.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    On your time off you can go boating to the beautiful archipelago or go to the village which is a 6 km bike ride away from the coast. We will provide you with a bicycle/bicycles.

    The bus goes to Pori (main city) from Ahlainen once or couple times of the day, and there is also a grocery store in Ahlainen. We can also take you by car. When you arrive we can pick you up from Pori or Ahlainen. Helsinki is a 3,5 h bus or train trip away from Pori. It might also be possible to pick you from Helsinki.

    You can also experience Finnish sauna, go swimming, fishing, camping, bird watching, hiking, picking berries or mushrooms depending on the season or enjoy your day in a hammock.

    In Pori there is a jazz festival in July called Pori Jazz. The beach of Yyteri is also a beautiful place to visit. Reposaari is also a nice tourist attraction with great restaurants and a beautiful village by the sea.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 25 hours / week

N° de référence hôte : 382743475592