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Ristiina, Finland

The TV-room downstairs (with a fireplace)

The TV-room downstairs (with a fireplace)

Our living room

Our living room

The TV-room

The TV-room

Our kitchen

Our kitchen

our living room

our living room

The living room from an other angle

The living room from an other angle

The master bedroom

The master bedroom

The TV-room downstairs (with a fireplace) Our living room The TV-room Our kitchen our living room The living room from an other angle The master bedroom
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2003


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Flat in Ristiina, Finland

We are a Christian Finnish family with parents Matti and Maarit and four daughters. Matti works as a headmaster in Ristiina secondary and upper secondary school. Maarit is a teacher. We have four daughters, but only the youngest one is still at home, the older ones are already on their own. Erika, our youngest daughter just turned 16 and is going to start upper secondary school next autumn. Erika’s hobby is riding. She also plays the piano. Matti is a real football maniac, he used to play in teams, but nowadays he mainly watches games or plays for fun. He also goes jogging.. Maarit likes knitting and textile work and she also does sports (jogging. zumba, cycling etc). We all love outdoor life and sports. We ski in the winter and in summer we play tennis or badminton, swim, cycle and make picnics. We also enjoy travelling whenever we can afford it...
 We live in a row house in the centre of Ristiina. Our house is a quite specious gable apartment in a row house built for 3 families. The house is just at the biggest lake of Finland; Saimaa and you have a wonderful view to the lake from the windows and balcony. The backyard reaches to the beach (about 20 m) and you have good possibilities for swimming and fishing. The house company owns a rowing boat, which you can use freely. In the backyard you have your privacy although our house is in the village centre. The front yard is quite large as well; there is a lawn field where you can play football, badminton or other outdoor games. Opposite the house there is a rather big super market. Our neighbours are friendly and peaceful families, older couples whose children do not live with them anymore.
 
Our house is in two floors, upstairs we have the hall, living room, kitchen and three bedrooms and a bathroom, downstairs there is a big bedroom with a double bed, a sitting room with a fireplace, a toilet and the sauna. We have also an inside swimming pool, which is available for all the occupants of the house. There is a roofed shelter for the car. There are also some bikes you can use if you like.   
 
Ristiina is a small suburb 20 km from Mikkeli center. It is a beautiful small place with 2 super markets, 2 service stations, 2 banks, a post-office and 3 pubs.   It is quite lively during the summertime, as people have summer cottages at the lake and a lot of tourists visit here in the summer. There are not so many sights here in Ristiina, but the environments as well as the lake give good refreshment. Tennis courts are just some hundred meters away and playing tennis is free here, you only need the key to the court and reserve your time. Around Ristiina and Mikkeli there are many beautiful places with different activities... The capital of Finland Helsinki is 260 km southwards; Lahti is 120 km away and Tampere some 260 km away.
 
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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 4 Children
  • 2 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • headmaster/teacher
  • headmaster/teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 8

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • Sauna private
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 5

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Use of boat

Our Destination Wish List

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Spain
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Netherlands
  • Sweden
  • USA

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Occupation

  • headmaster/teacher
  • headmaster/teacher

Children

  • Girl - Age: 34
  • Girl - Age: 32
  • Girl - Age: 27
  • Girl - Age: 23

Pets

  • We do not have pets.