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We are a family with 2 kids and 2 houses, next to each other. Looking primarily for someone to live our old house, taking care of heating and maintenance of the house where you live. We are used to having au pairs, and friends from different cultures living with us, and enjoy learning to know new people, cultures and creating friendships. We hope you want to participate sometimes in domestic work, garden work and possibly forest work, family time, play time with the kids, now 9 and 11 years.
We live In the country side. Life where we live is really slow, quiet and peaceful, right In the middle of nature. You need to be prepared for no restaurants, no shopping, no public transportation, bad internet connection. Instead you can have all great pleasures of pure forest, fresh air and relaxing time, for free.
You need to engage with tasks max 25h per week (in wintertime it takes a couple of hours daily to heat the house) so you can study or work full time doing your own things if you like. We welcome someone who is calm, reliable, helpful, friendly and focused. The most important thing is that we find a good connection between each other. There is room for several people so couples and families can be accepted too.
Me, Jessica, 45 years old, former office worker, now being an entrepreneur, doing deep relaxation treatments and a bit of network marketing with natural products. Just graduated as Integrative transformational coach. I like doing yoga, spending time with friends, visiting relatives, biking, kick sledging, skiing, picking mushroom, growing vegetables, reading, relaxing, taking walks, swimming, thinking, nice conversations.
My husband, Jussi, 51 years old. Works driving a milk truck. Likes to work around the house and in the forest.
Esja, 9 years, goes to school. Likes to play with friends, anything with horses, jump on the trampoline, gymnastics, dancing, swimming, crafts. She also likes to use her phone for playing, making videos and watching youtube.
Eirik, 11 years, goes to school. Likes to play on the computer, playing airsoft, wrestling, fishing, hunting, playing with friends.
We are not really looking for someone to work for us. I think of this as cultural exchange and making new friends while helping each other.
Aide à la maison
You will be the close by neighbor of a regular family living a simple life in countryside of Finland. You can learn some Finnish or Swedish and take time away from city life and stress. Hopefully you will get new life time friends.
I can teach you how to cook some Finnish dishes and tell you about our culture. I hope to learn the same from you :). You can also join in our activities, like making fire wood, talking walks in the forest, picking berries and mushroom, fishing, hunting, gardening, plowing the snow, skiing, skating, swimming, watching movies, going on errands, playing.
I can also teach how to relax, how to get to know yourself, how to find your own potential and enjoy life. This is a topic I love to discuss but also ok if you are not interested.
Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.
Maintenance of the house you live in including heating (wood). Also some general help in the houses and garden like cleaning, plowing snow, mowing the lawn is appreciated. Depending on the season we have different tasks to be done inside and outside the houses. You can participate according to your skills and preferences. Because of remote location with no friends close by, it will be nice if you want to spend some time with the kids, maybe teach them something you like to do.
Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
It's nice to learn phrases, songs, words in different languages. We can also teach everyday Finnish or Swedish if you like.
A big old furnished wooden 2 floor house with sauna, shower, toilet, kitchen, 4 bedrooms, living room. You will have a private bedroom. We will still use the house as storage (there is still a lot of our stuff there) and maybe as guestrooms or playroom/yoga room or other extra space we might need. So we still come and go in your house. Mostly you will stay and live by yourself in this separate house, but we can sometimes join for meals and activities as agreed. You will be provided with electricity, water and some basic groceries and necessities. Please be prepared to buy and cook your own food.
You can enjoy walking, skiing, biking, photographing, swimming, relaxing in the nature. Peaceful location for studying, reading, working, getting some time for yourself. No public transportation. Closest village with grocery store, pharmacy, school, library, pool and gym is 10km away. Closest city, Savonlinna, is 1 hour away. In the forest lives bears, boars, wolf, lynx, elk, fox and smaller animals but we rarely see the bigger ones. In summer we have also lots of insects outside.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Unfortunately at the moment we don't have a stable and good connection 24/7. Some working online is still possible, but heavy online working that requires constant fast connection is not possible. Wifi cost is 15€/month if you want to use it.
We live in the country side and you can park your car by the house or put a mobile home by the lake. There are many options.
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