I am a retired professor of sociology and have moved into my childhood home in the Finnish countryside. This is a small-holding where vegetables are grown for my and my friends' use. I grow most common vegetables; the area under cultivation is about 2000m2. The soil is fertile sandy soil and very easily cultivatable. No artificial fertilisers or pesticides are used.
The property is next to a lake from which fish and crayfish (in season) can be caught. I have fishing nets and traps and there are two boats with small engines. There are forests with forest berries and multitude of edible mushrooms.
The property is situated in the middle of southern Finland in the so-called lake district. The nearest town Valkeakoski,18 kms away. Finland's second largest city Tampere is 40 kms from here and there is an international airport served by Ryanair. I live in an one hundred year old wooden cottage. Next to it is another cottage which has a brand new well-insulated guest quarters. In addition to sauna it has a large room with its own toilet (ecotype), fireplace, double-bed and the necessary furniture. An old 2-storied romantic former grain storage building and a caravan can be used. I have two glass houses, one of about 15 m2 and another of about 6 m2.
I live alone. Many friends visit me. I had a series of heart attacks in 2002 and although I am active there are many things which are too tough for me in my condition. I am well-travelled and have lived in many countries for extended periods. I have a house in Sri Lanka where I stay usually November-February period. I read a lot and paint with water colours. I like outdoor life and for that there are plenty of opportunities here. I am also a good cook. There are good connections by road and rail to anywhere. I can facilitate a pick up from reasonable destination.
I am a retired professor of sociology and have moved into my childhood home in the Finnish countryside. This is a small-holding where vegetables are grown for my and my friends' use. I grow most common vegetables; the area under cultivation is about 2000m...Read more
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