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Lohiniva
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 20
Persons: 8
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 22092
Country: Finland

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Last Updated: September 29, 2016

This is my home farm, I grew up here, and I'm only just starting. The farm has been out of use for almost 10 years, so all the land is free of synthetic fertilizers, but everything needs to be started, fixed or constructed. I have goats at the moment, but as things progress, I will get more animals. The living quarters are in good shape, and there's plenty of room. I've hosted backpackers via another site last winter, and everyone seem to have enjoyed. This place is in the middle of Lapland, with accordingly short (and hectic) summers. But plenty of wilderness around.

Continued 20.9.2015: Three years in, projects are evolving, new ones arrive. Oiva, my retired father lives here.
Still taking in volunteers and with good experience of them. This has been a working system. The farm is already producing vegetables, eggs, goat milk, meat, etc. but we also gather lots of food straight from the nature, hunt and fish, so we can offer a very local diet for the volunteers. In addition to housekeeping and farm work we do literary work, editing and translating, also creative writing. Maybe there will also be publishing at some point.

There is also musical activities and instruments available, and a band space for playing.

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