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Lohja
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

CALL FOR HELPERS

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.

Practicalities
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.






reviews (22)
Helper: Mikayla Beardsley Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 3, 2019
I enjoyed staying with Micke for 2 weeks during the Finnish winter! We had gr... view complete review

Helper: William Carbajal Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Guatemala Date: November 11, 2018
Finland Finland! it has been two month since I spent over twenty days in Finl... view complete review

Helper: Patrick Herbolsheimer Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 23, 2018
Micke was a great host with a wonderful sense of humor :) I helped him harves... view complete review

Helper: Svetlana Karimova Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Russia Date: August 28, 2018
Fantastic place! Fantastic people! Nothing could be better! Very much gratefu... view complete review

Helper: Irene and Kyle Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: July 5, 2018
It is a great time for us to learn about their works and life style. They wer... view complete review

Helper: Matus Budinsky Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Slovakia Date: October 6, 2017
Amazing place, kind people, satisfing works, good freetime-work balance, grea... view complete review

Helper: Lizzy Hodges Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 27, 2017
I stayed at Micke's place for 2 weeks in August, and it was a fantastic fortn... view complete review

Helper: Colin and Marlee Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: August 10, 2017
We really enjoyed our stay with Micke on his permaculture farm. Unfortunately... view complete review

Helper: Kevin and Madalina Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 28, 2016
We stayed at Micke's for about a week during the month of August. We had a gr... view complete review

Helper: Flo & Mat Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 29, 2016
We spent one week Micky's place and it was a great experience! We work ha... view complete review

Helper: Tom Langhorne Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 23, 2016
I was lucky enough to spend 3 weeks at Micke’s place and it was quite simply ... view complete review

Helper: Svetlana Samokhvalova Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Russia Date: July 25, 2016
I had my first Helpx experience at Micke's place this july and it was incredi... view complete review

Helper: Charis and Sarah Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: July 16, 2016
I would highly recommend you to visit Micke's place! Micke is a funny, kind ... view complete review

Helper: Julius Sonntag Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: July 1, 2016
This is a wonderful spot to stay for a couple of weeks! I thoroughly enjoye... view complete review

Helper: Jennifer and Simon Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: June 11, 2016
Micke is trying to accomplish something very special for creative people in F... view complete review

Helper: Pilar Corcuera Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: May 13, 2016
Surroundings The house is placed in a unique spot. 5 min walking you can r... view complete review

Helper: Pilar Corcuera Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: May 13, 2016
Also, Jouni, his dear friend (and now my dear friend too) used to come to joi... view complete review

Helper: Pilar Corcuera Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: May 13, 2016
Dear people from helpx. If you are having doubts whether coming to Micke's pr... view complete review

Helper: William and Terri Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: November 6, 2015
Micke and his wonderful eco house and garden is a home away from home. As soo... view complete review

Helper: * Maria * Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 22, 2015
I can very much recommend Micke's place. He is such a lovely, welcoming and ... view complete review

Helper: Holly and Angus Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 16, 2015
Much love to our Finnish family! Our time at Micke and Jouni's place was be... view complete review

Helper: Anna King Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: September 29, 2015
What a wonderful and welcome environment Micke's place is! From the moment I ... view complete review

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