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Tohmajärvi
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Persons: 6
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 36657
Country: Finland

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Last Updated: March 17, 2019

Hello!

I live in Uusi-värtsilä, a village in Tohmajärvi, North-Karelia, close to the Russian border. Here can be found forests, bogs, remains of stone-age villages, spring water lakes, rivers, wild animals, clean air and interesting people. Perfect!

I'm a masseur / woodartisan. I live in a house that previously housed several families that all worked in the nerby village foundry. The foundry was run down in the 60:s and the village died. Now this is a quiet place with many empty houses around.
I'm now restoring the house since it had been empty for years and was in relly bad shape, so with the garden. We built two dome greenhouses in the garden, this year we are building a third in the summer. This Summer there is a nearby field that is going to be used for plantig a variety of edibles.

I have a little workshop where I make bentwood furniture and wooden handicrafts. I invite helpers to share the costless joy of gardening, planting, handicrafts, yoga, making tinctures, cooking, baking tree bark bread, picking berries, mushrooms, picking wild edible plants, making natural balms, and so much more. I think the world has gone more or less crazy/insane so I try to do something different. I strive to create as little waste as possible and to have a neutral carbon footprint. My goal is to live as sustainably and resiliently as possible, learning more about it every day. Sometimes handicraft courses and yoga sessions are arranged at the house for small groups. There is many different things to see, do and experience. Hiking, fishing catfood, yoga (6 days a week), singing, playing music, astrology, handicrafts, art, sauna, canoe, swimming, living etc. I have a scooter, wheelchair with engine, bicycles to use and a little boat a bit further away from the house. If needed I can borrow a car.

Helpers have their own apartment with bathroom. Wi-fi

The food is vegan/wild and mostly local, there is two cats in the house.

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