We offer a wide range of activities to our volunteers i mostly in the field of maintenance and development of the visitor site and the territory but also related to nature conservation in the surrounding area. The range of activities that the volunteers can undertake: tidying up the area surrounding the camping houses, cutting down the bushes, works with soil and creating flowerbeds around the Matsalu Creative Space; creating resting places and playground areas for kids, repainting the 6 camping houses, rearranging the attic. It is also possible to build traditional stonewalls, cut down junipers, pick herbs, create nest boxes for birds or create local nature produce. The working time each day could be approximately 6-7 full hours which can vary depending on the daily leisure activities and weather conditions. Most of these activities will take place outdoors, but we will take weather conditions into account. The work will be supervised by the farm hosts with the help of the camp leader.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
The accommodation is good - at Kodade holiday cottage (http://www.kodade.ee/en/kodade-puhkemaja/maja-kirjeldus) or at small camping houses (http://www.kodade.ee/en/loov-ja-kulastuskeskus/kojakesed). We also provide bed linen and towels. There is a kitchen with all necessary equipment for cooking and the use of sauna. Food will be provided from local farms nearby. Volunteers will be served food cooked by locals for lunches during the week days otherwise it has to be cooked by the volunteers.
Locatie en vrije tijd
LocationKodade Creative Space is located in Salevere Kula, Hanila parish, Parnumaa county. Salevere is situated in the western part of Estonia, approximately 140km from Tallinn. More info on the websites http://www.hanila.ee; http://www.kodade.ee TerminalAirport, harbour, bus station in Tallinn. From the airport, bus nr 2 going to the city centre stops at the Tallinn Bus Station. From bus station buses to Kuressaare go several times per day, taking you straight to Virtsu Sadam where volunteers will be picked up by camp host. Timetables are available online at http://www.tpilet.eeLeisure timeThere are a lot of interesting natural picturesque sights on the area as well as possibilities for swimming in the sea or hiking in the forest. It is possible to choose whether to visit other parts of Laane- or Parnumaa, Haapsalu, Parnu or Saaremaa http://www.visitestonia.com/en/where-to-go/west-estonia/haapsalu; http://www.visitparnu.com/en/ http://www.facebook.com/visithaapsalu/ ;(www.visitsaaremaa.ee/en/) which is planned by the host. Volunteers can visit more than one place for a modest extra fee. Matsalu itself offers a lot of various cultural events in summer. Furthermore there is a possibility to go on extra tours i such as nature walk, bicycle tour or boat tour on Kasari River. Nearby there are two stables who provide horseback riding (www.massuratsaklubi.ee and http://www.rannarantso.ee). In addition we can organise workshops and trainings with people from various fields of life. This camp is perfect for people who enjoy being close to the nature and are interested in traditional way of rural living, who are curious and willing to use their creativity in the process of creating new environments of living.
Special requirementsYou have to be open-minded, creative and ready to adapt to a simple conditions of the common life in the countryside of Estonia. Please consider that the work is mainly physical, can be hard or sometimes repetitive. Participation feeWe ask participants to contribute 50 Euro towards the costs of the general administration. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp. If you cannot make bank transfer please contact your sending organization for solution.