There are different options for work in our farm as we engage in many different activities.Traditional farm work and sheep: during summer the main tasks here are landscape maintenance work, making firewood for the winter, building fences for sheep, help with larger tasks with sheep, taking care of plants and farm produce (cucumbers, tomatoes, herbs) etc, . The work is more physical and varies depending on need. Regular work time is from 9 to 16 with lunch in between. Tourism and handcraft: during summer we have many guests staying with us and many just visiting the farm during day. A regular day can include any or multiple of these tasks : cleaning and getting rooms ready for guests; taking care of the animals in mini-zoo (feeding, petting, cleaning their yard); giving tours to guests; help with organizing events (weddings- decorating, cleaning, etc; summer camps - activities, playing with kids, etc); kitchen help (serving or preparing food, no previous experience needed), help in our little farm shop, where we sell local handcraft products and produce (our organic meat for example), producing marketing materials (photos, video, updating social media or website), making handcraft (felting, soap, natural cosmetics). Regular working hours are 10-18 (longer work days during events, on calm days when there are no guests the working hours are much shorter). Farm offers a great variety of tasks and you can choose to do different things - not only physical but also engage in mor
Unterkunft und Verpflegung
As there are many guests on the farm and the family is also quite large you would probably share a room with others working at the farm - we are all very nice and fun, mostly young people. You will have a cozy farm room with your own bed (sheets, blankets, pillows provided). There is toilet, shower and kitchen accessibility. We often heat up the sauna as well and go for a swim in the sea or our outdoor natural pool. Food will be provided 3 times a day, most days during your stay. If it is not you can always use the kitchen yourself, we can help with getting the groceries or you can visit the local store 3,8 km away, which as all the necessary things.
Lage und Freizeit
LocationAndruse mahe- ja turismitalu (Google has exact location in the map) is situated in Rahtla village, Saaremaa county, Estonia. Kuressaare (the capital of the island) is about 38 km away has many restaurants, cinema, spas, etc. Buses go there and back 2-3 times a day. More information about Saaremaa www.visitsaaremaa.ee More information about our farm www.andrusetalu.ee, www.facebook.com/andrusetalu/, www.instagram.com/andrusetalu/TerminalThe farm can be reached by bus from Tallinn coach station (www.tpilet.ee/en Tallinn-Kuressaare, price around 16euro one way, trip takes 4,5h ) or plane from Tallinn airport (http://www.saartelennuliinid.ee/en Tallinn-Kuressaare, price around 24euro one way, trip takes 0,5h). We can pick you up from Kuressaare or you can take a bus to Mustjala (www.bussipilet.ee , price around 2 euro one way) and we can meet you there, Mustjala is about 4km from the farm. LEISUREWork will be done according to our mutual agreement everything else is your free time to do as you wish. You can spend it at the farm doing enjoyable stuff alone or with others (volleyball, board games, sauna etc), explore nearby places and sights. Or why not take a few days off to explore the island or Estonia in general. We are flexible and will try our best to accommodate your wishes.
Wer organisiert das Projekt?
Andruse mahe- ja turismitalu (organic and tourism farm) is located on the wonderful island of Saaremaa, away from the noise of the city, in the middle of forests and fields, just a few km from the sea. We are a small family farm where every child and adult has an equally important role to play. Next to more traditional farm activities, such as growing crops and vegetables, animal husbandry and landscape maintenance, we organize different events from weddings to summer camps. In our farm we have about 500 hundred sheep, 8 goats (soon 4 little ones will be born extra), 8 highland cattle, 4 chickens and one rooster, 4 quails, 3 dogs and a cat. During summer guest can visit our mini farm-zoo and pet the animals. We offer cozy accommodation all year around. You will have a unique opportunity to spend time on a traditional Estonian farm with its endless stone fences, beautiful nature and friendly animals. Next to the beautiful traditional farm houses you can find a windmill, village swing, beach volleyball court, football court and a pirate ship for kids. We organize different workshops, such as soap making and felting.
Special requirementsWe expect you to have a strong motivation to work and good attitude as well as work ethics. Be clear with your expectations with us and your stay in your motivation letter. Provide some additional information - your previous work experience, education, passions and hobbies, etc. We are happy people therefore positive can do attitude is important for us as well as adaptability and flexibility, we like to change things and when ideas come go with them. PARTICIPATION FEEThere is participation fee of 150 Euro which has to be paid by volunteer upon arrival to the project. It covers the whole period of stay regardless of its duration.