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FI0868

36600, Finland

livingroom

livingroom

kitchen

kitchen

hall

hall

bathroom

bathroom

master bedroom

master bedroom

sauna

sauna

canoeing by our summer cottage

canoeing by our summer cottage

swimming at out summer cottage

swimming at out summer cottage

local beach

local beach

evening at local beach

evening at local beach

livingroom kitchen hall bathroom master bedroom sauna canoeing by our summer cottage swimming at out summer cottage local beach evening at local beach
Gold

Member since

2011


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
May 23, 2020 - June 21, 2020 1

We are able to swab in the end of May to mid June a week or two

Big 1 story house in Pälkäne (near Tampere), Finland

How about visiting Finland 2016! We offer you a big house with a sauna just outside (3 km) from the village center and playground just by the house. Our Place is perfect for a family with children. You can reach our house just with a 1,5 hrs drive from Helsinki. We´ve done four exchanges this far and have enjoyed them highly :D Don't hesitate to contact us, if interested.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 6 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • engineer
  • midwife

Our Home

  • House Type: Single storey home
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

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In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Guitar

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Sauna private
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Use of boat
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • France
  • Greece
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Republic of Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovenia
  • United States
  • Slovakia
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Australia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Canada

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Suomeksi
  • Svenska

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Tampere-Pirkkala, Helsinki-Vantaa - 35 km, 150 km

We live 3 km from Pälkäne center. The neighbourhood is peaceful and safe and there is a children's play ground just behind our house. The local beach is around 2 km away and it's shallow and very suitable for the whole family. You can find a couple of grocery stores, pharmacy, gym, library, cafe and a pizza/kebab restaurant in the center.

Occupation

  • engineer
  • midwife

Children

  • Boy - Age: 11
  • Boy - Age: 20

Pets

  • 3 cats: Jopo, Kaapo and Putte
  • mini rabbit Nuutti

About Our Family

Dad, Pekka 60, is an engineer and mom, Riitta 53, a midwife, both working in Tampere. Our youngest son Toivo is 10 and Erkki is 20. Toivo plays basket ball, soccer and floorball and loves X-Box-games. Erkki plays basketball and is a trained physical educator living with us at the moment.
The other children, Anna 33, Outi 31 and Teemu 31, Ville 27 and Iina 23 live more or less on their own but nearby.
We have three cats,  (two Maine Coons ( Putte and Kaapo) and one British shorthairgirl, Josephine).
Our hobbie includes our big family:) There is always something to do in the house. On holidays we always travel awayand have done three home exchanges so far. We´ve been around a lot! Spring 2009 we made an around the world tour with Toivo from London to Hong Kong, New Zealand, Los Angeles and back home. So far Toivo has visited over twenty different countries!
We really love to experience the world and have had also exchange students from N-Z, Germany, Ecuador, Lithuania, Japan, South-Korea, Hungary, Romania and Italy. Life just seems to be too short for having it all...
Ps. We´ve got a summer cottage by a lake nearby and an RV in your use if you are interested...Last summer we even bought a boat:D
For the year 2019 we have already an exchange in August for two weeks in Germany.

Lifestyle

Our family really loves to travel! We try to find the real local people and their way of living, something autentic in every country. We are not so keen in lying the whole day on a beach and shopping T-shirts. Our kids are used to be ragged out to the museums and historical monuments since they were small. We also hav a modest summer cottage nearby, which we use unfortunately far too little. Pekka's dream has been for a long time to have a boat in the local lake and the dream came true last summer. It's possible to stay over night in it and there's also a fridge and a cooker.
At home we love to cook and try recipes from all over the world. We parents made a food and wine round trip to northern Italy last year and it was amazing:D A big part of our family life we spend taking our son Toivo to his tournaments around the southern Finland.

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