Finsk Økolandsby ønsker medlemmer

We offer you the opportunity to come and live in community with us in Eastern Finland. The place is called Kettulanmäki, meaning hill of the fox, in the northern Savo region. The nearest town Rautavaara is at a two hour bike trip to the west. We live in an old farm surrounded by forest, swamps, creeks and lakes, inhabited by a large community of animals, birds, trees, plants, mushrooms and many more forms of life. The place provides a lot of space for human inhabitants as well. The land owner is unconditionally giving us the opportunity to live in and develop this place.

At the moment two of us, Didi and Pauliina, live in this place where we receive the blessings of berry bush, mushroom forest and waters filled with fish. Our passion is to continue deepening our relationships with the natural world around us and to share this way of life with other human beings who feel the same calling. We plan on continuing to harvest wild foods as well as to have a garden, do crafting, practice primitive skills, make music and arts, live a simple life using civilized resources minimally, cultivate self-reliance and overall lead a holistically healthy life.

Ideally, we would like to live in a clan that dedicates itself to the sharing of every day life; a clan big enough for building a sense of community, yet small enough for a sense of deep relationship. We would love to receive people who are keen to be actively involved, and willing to share skills and knowledge as well as be engaged in compassionate sharing. Families with children and elderly people are warmly welcome.

Logistically, the place provides all basic material needs, so you don’t need to bring anything. Rather, we request for your committed presence for the coming growing season 2013. We don’t ask for a long term commitment but sincerely wish for something long lasting to naturally grow out of this.

We would be more than happy to explore together with you your curiosities, questions, hear your personal stories, motivations or anything else you would like to share. Please do not hesitate in getting in touch with us!

Blessings, Pauliina and Didi

+358407773869 (replace ATT with correct symbol @)