Join us in creating a beautiful home in the Archipelago of Southern Finland

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  • Activité récente: 3 juin 2024



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  • Description


    A beautiful clay-strawbale house stands on the edge of a forest; surrounded by a vibrant garden, full of colourful scented flowers. A vegetable garden, fruit trees, clothes hanging on the washing line, an unfinished woven basket and a little child, running in the garden... this is the vision......

    In the year 2017, I embarked upon my dream of crafting a home; a beautiful haven in the Archipelago of Southern Finland. The project began as my solo undertaking; a crazy project for one woman! But I trusted, that all would go exactly as it is supposed to - as it really always does. I have been hosting volunteer guests since 2018 and it has turned out to be a wonderfully enriching experience!

    Now in 2023 I was blessed to be joined by Florian and the solo project has become a duo project! Florian has brought his determination and total support to seeing this home become a reality. He has also brough a new touch of multiculturalness to the community and my life too, as he is French. So the main languages here now are English, Finnish and French.

    During the past summer with the help of many volunteers, we managed to complete the roof to the watertight stage. The timber frame stands half ready and the chimney is completed.

    The big goal for the year 2024 is completing the strawbale - clay walls and fireplace. There will be help needed on building the timber frame, carrying materials, building the fireplace, gardening, cooking and cleaning.

    The main season will be from June till September, when we have the possibility to host people in tents on the land. The months before are usually too cold for camping, so we can only host one person or a couple at most; sharing our small home.

    The winter tasks will also include more chopping of firewood and heating the house, with some timber frame building too.

    The week will have 5 days with work. About 5-6 hours a day. These 5 days include breakfast and lunch. During weekends there will be food in the house to use for cooking and if we all like we can cook and eat together on those days too. The food will be mostly vegetarian, with some fish sometimes and the ingredients will include harvest from our garden and forest.

    During your stay it is possible to enjoy the peace of the forest, the heat of the sauna, sitting by a campfire, heart-sharing circle, yoga or playing music together or alone. I have a lovely guitar and love singing! It will depend on what we are interested in enjoying together. There is also a small lake 3 km from the place for swimming in the summer. We live as part of a village, about 70 inhabitants, so meeting other village members and joining in community activities may be possible too.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    A visitor may experience the beauty of the Finnish archipelago, the relative silence and calmness.
    The fresh air and beautiful sounds of the forest.
    Visitors will get to experience the Finnich sauna as well as locally and personally grown food.
    We are happy to share life experiences and all we have learned about natural building.
    I am happy to speak and teach Finnish words and phrases to anyone interested. :)

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    There are lots of different ways to help out in the project such as:
    -Building with wood
    -Moving big and small rocks and building walls
    -Carrying lots of building materials
    -Repairing old windows
    -Painting windows and doors
    -Cleaning the building site and house
    -Chopping & stacking firewood
    -Cooking, cleaning, gardening

    There are tasks for every level of craftmanship! :)

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Finnish: Courant
    Français: Intermédiaire

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement


    In winter months we can offer a mattress nook on the floor of a cozy kitchen/livingroom. We will be sharing our small home and living together in a rather small space.

    In summer there is also the option of sleeping in a tent in the forest by the building site. It is a lovely, peaceful area, in a forest full of berries, mushrooms, deer and birds.

    Workawayers will be dinning with us, we cook together or for each other, depending on who is inspired to cook something. We eat vegetarian and fish, but no red meat.

    There is a small village shop very near by where one can buy snacks, local produce; it has a rather good selection. Larger food shopping is done about once a week or two weeks in town by car.

    There is no shower, but there is a sauna for washing in. The sauna can be heated about twice a week for washing.
    There is an outside compost toilet.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We live in a community village, half and hour from Naantali and 1 hour from Turku.
    Visitors may wish to spend their free time at various village events.
    If it is summer swimming, cycling and sitting outside by the fire are nice past times.
    If one wishes to visit the town or city, busses go every weekday and hitchhiking to town is something I encourage, because it works wonderfully here, especially in summer.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    I have had a few volunteers stay in a campervan at the building site. So it is possible.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Cet hôte a dit qu’il acceptait les personnes voyageant avec un animal.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

  • ...

    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 619197351523

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