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Area (ha): 20
Persons: 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 56124
Country: Finland

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Last Updated: February 27, 2018

This is a permaculture learning center and an eco-village to be starting from the scratch. Sharing life and knowledge.
From May to September we are prepared to host 3-4 hardcore volunteers used to camping conditions. Basic skill needed: handling an ax and a bill, (preferably a chainsaw too), starting a fire in the oven. Minimum stay 2 months. (Shorter visits possible on special request for serious permaculture people only!) we host volunteers, but due to our past experiences do NOT arrange internships for students. If you are enthusiastic about living in the nature, permaculture, sustainable cultural heritage, natural- and traditional building, sociocracy, talking circles, singing and jamming together, edible and medical herbs, forest garden, fermenting, terra preta... this is your chance! We start by building terra preta urinals, compost toilets, temporary sauna by the lake, cellars, outdoor kitchen, greenhouses, lean-to shelters in the forest and by the lake. This is an old farm with 20 ha of land, 300 meters of lake shore protected for flying squirrels and a separate place for sauna by the lake. Old courtyard is also protected. We are learning by doing together. We invite locals to join our work parties and workshops. Plans for workshops next summer: mycelium in permaculture and growing mushrooms; making boards from fresh wood with hand tools; traditional Finnish rune singing... Our plan is to start an ecovillage fulfilling all four aspects of the definition: cultural, social, ecological and economic resilience. In our vision it would be possible to live here off grid, outside money-order. Eventually this place will be donated to a foundation making it possible for people to devote themselves to land without owning it.

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