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EST MTV 03 ESTONIA VILJANDI AGRI 25/04/2021 31/10/2021

EST MTV 03    SAGEVERE GOAT FARM    VILJANDI              25.04 - 31.10                      AGRI     3 vols

 

Project 

Sagevere Goat Farm is situated in the tiny village with 18 inhabitants in the middle of Estonia. There has been a farm there since 1841. Now there are 68 adult goats plus baby goats on the farm. The farm also has chickens, rabbits and few lambs. The farm produces goat milk products and different types of breads. This is a lifestyle farm – its goal is not to make a profit but to live close to nature carrying out traditional way of living and farming. This is an organic farm promoting sustainable lifestyle, and this camp is proposed for volunteers who appreciate and share its values, want to learn more about it and to help hard working people in country side. More information about the farm https://www.facebook.com/kitsetalu/

 

Work

The volunteers will help with everyday farm jobs such as milking goats, feeding chickens and rabbits, making cheese, curd, butter, yogurt and traditional bread, taking care of pastures. Other possible tasks are removing manure from the small barn, helping with ongoing building projects of a rabbit hutch and a chicken coop, cleaning the forest around, making firewood, painting and fixing the barns and the house, working on the small farm vegetable field, assisting at the farmer market once a month, helping at the farm store in Viljandi, etc. The volunteers will work 5-6 days a week 5-7 hours a day. Volunteers will be supervised by the hosts.

Accommodation

Volunteers will live on the second floor of the farm hosts house. Although it is in not finished, it is warm and well-lighted. Hosts will provide beds and linens, but it is advisable to bring a sleeping bag. The bathroom and toilet are on the first floor. Hosts will provide meals while volunteers are invited to help cooking. Farm meals is based on meat and dairy products. If volunteer has dietary restrictions, solutions can be talked over with the hosts. It is possible to make own suitable meals. Farm has good wifi connection. 

Location

Kitse talu, Sagevere village, Tueri Parish, Jarva County. The farm is 127 km from Tallinn. Nearest cities are Viljandi, Paide and Poltsamaa. More information on www.visitestonia.comwww.viljandi.ee

Terminal

Airport, harbour, bus station in Tallinn. From the airport bus nr 2 and tram nr 4 going to the city centre stops by the Tallinn Bus Station. From there you can take a bus to Vohma rist (Kõo Parish, Viljandi County). The bus stop is 2.4 km away from the farm. More info at https://www.tpilet.ee/en/. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ulemiste Station which is 1 km away from the airport to Vohma station. The train station is 3.2 km away from the farm. More info at https://elron.ee/en/. Hosts will pick volunteers up from bus or train station in Vohma.

Requirements

Motivation letter is required. You have to be ready to adapt to the simple conditions of the common life in the country side of Estonia and be ready for farm work, which can be diverse yet physically demanding. As there are 3 dogs and 2 cats on the farm volunteers should not be allergic to dogs or cats. Smoking and drinking alcohol is not allowed in this camp! NB! The dates of the project are flexible, it is possible to adapt days of stay to the availability of volunteer. However the minumum preffered period of stay is one month.

Leisure time

Volunteers can visit Vohma town, which is half an hour away by foot from the farm. The town has few stores, café and all-seasons skating ring (https://www.valgusevabrik.ee/en/skating-rink/). Volunteers can visit large cities like Tartu, Tallinn, Parnu which are about 1,5h away by bus. Since hosts regularly visit nearby cities of Paide, Viljandi, Turi and P

Participation fee

We ask participants to contribute 100 Euros (regardless of the duration of stay) towards the costs of general administration. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp. If you cannot make it please contact your sending organization for solution.