Back to basics

by Banana Pirates September. 08, 2017 2810 views

A glimpse of inspiring projects, hard work and simple life in the North Karelian countryside and Kymenlaakso.

Pikkuroundhouse building site. Vaivio, North Karelia.

Pikkuroundhouse building site. Vaivio, North Karelia.

The foundation and building site of the little round house - an eco building project of our friends Mick and Marja.

More about the project at http://pikkuroundhouse.blogspot.fi/. You can also find them through Workaway, HelpX and Poosh, in case you are interested in volunteering.

Pikkuroundhouse building site. Vaivio, North Karelia.

Pikkuroundhouse building site. Vaivio, North Karelia.

Learning by doing. Carpenter Mick and Pirate J putting together the beam structure for the foundation. Mick and Marja's three year-old son Leo participates.

Pikkuroundhouse building site. Vaivio, North Karelia.

Pikkuroundhouse building site. Vaivio, North Karelia.

In this building project everything is done from scratch. Pirate J and I are peeling trees that will later be used as building material.

Between the building site and home to Mick and Marja. Vaivio, North Karelia.

Between the building site and home to Mick and Marja. Vaivio, North Karelia.

Returning home for supper through one of the most beautiful birch forests.

At the home of Mick and Marja. Vaivio, North Karelia

At the home of Mick and Marja. Vaivio, North Karelia

Just love chickens.

Pikkunuppu organic farm. Vaivio, North Karelia

Pikkunuppu organic farm. Vaivio, North Karelia

The annual potato harvest at the Pikkunuppu organic farm turned into onion harvest because of heavy rain. Here, work doesn't stop because of bad weather.

Pikkunuppu organic farm. Vaivio, North Karelia

Pikkunuppu organic farm. Vaivio, North Karelia

Gettting the onions ready for next weeks Joensuu market.

Hunaja-Kymi bee farm. Ummeljoki, Kymenlaakso.

Hunaja-Kymi bee farm. Ummeljoki, Kymenlaakso.

Our friend Kaisa teaching Pirate J about beekeeping at Hunaja-Kymi bee farm.

Hunaja-Kymi bee farm. Ummeljoki, Kymenlaakso. Photo by Pirate J

Hunaja-Kymi bee farm. Ummeljoki, Kymenlaakso. Photo by Pirate J

The bees will save the world.

Hunaja-Kymi bee farm. Ummeljoki, Kymenlaakso.

Hunaja-Kymi bee farm. Ummeljoki, Kymenlaakso.

Fresh honey.

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Lakshmi Bhat 4 years ago

Thank you so much for the photos, I had not heard about this place and it was good to look it up in Google. Your photos brought the place and the people alive. Regards.

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