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All Year: now until september
Area (ha): 2.5
Persons: 3 - 6
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 40054
Country: Finland

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Last Updated: October 9, 2019


Our place is located between Turku and Helsinki in the village of Karjalohja on a beautiful hill with a view over fields with crops and horses. Only with a 7 minutes walk you reach the shore of the clean protected Enäjärvi Lake, where we do fishing, rowing, sailing, swimming, picnic, or take tours to the islands. Big forests with berries and mushrooms also surround us. You reach to the Turku-Helsinki express bus stop in 15 minutes with our biogas car. To reach the nearest small village with shop, library, spa, etc. takes 12 minutes by car and 35 minutes on bicycle.

Now this place serves our circle of partners and friends and we hope that one day it can also serve a larger circle. Eventually, it can also become an artist residence and an experimental ground for artistic, ecologic and holistic lifestyle development.

The project
We are developing an old farm into an ecological self-sustainable unit. We are growing biodynamic food and exploring experiments in recycling and renewable energy sources.

The crew is a group of individuals, partners and friends who all share interest in global consciousness, ecological, aesthetic, ethic living, thinking globally locally, power of art music, drama and narratives. We are working in the fields of arts, academics, environmental activism, locally and internationally.

The house has been throughouly renovated including the kitchen, the sauna, the compostable toilet, the solar power heading systems - everything already is good use. In one special spacious and light room we do yoga, meditate, celebrate, dance and gather.

We need helping hands with carrying around materials, setting the drainage and rainwater collection systems, building decks and balconies, taking care of the garden, helping out in the kitchen, collecting and storing harvest and keeping everything clean, nice and fresh.

We can accommodate volunteers in 2 rooms in the house and in tents in our beautiful yard. We will provide food, housing and offer a stay in our special and friendly environment. We hope you will contribute with 6 hrs. work input per day. The weekends are free. We can take from 3- 6 volunteers.

Following area of skills can easily be developed here:
- organic gardening
- all kind of wood work from chopping wood, house building, carving traditional decorations to boat building
- easy mechanics like serving bicycles and garden tools
- artistic skills like singing, dancing
- welfare philosophy, yoga, communication and dialectics in our meetings, etc.
- wild food knowledge, fishing and camping in wilderness.

Applicants please write and let us know what area of activity you are interested in, when you can come and other basic info. We do like when Help X come for minimum of two weeks.

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