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FI1167

Helsinki, Finland

View from the balcony and the living room.

View from the balcony and the living room.

Kitchen with lunch table

Kitchen with lunch table

Sauna.

Sauna.

Less than 30 steps from my home.

Less than 30 steps from my home.

Kallahti dunes

Kallahti dunes

Kallahti nature trails

Kallahti nature trails

The waterfront covered with snow, 2016.

The waterfront covered with snow, 2016.

A lovely road to walk, less than 1 km from my home.

A lovely road to walk, less than 1 km from my home.

Mimi, a very dear Intervac "friend" in Lyon, my second home exchange.

Mimi, a very dear Intervac "friend" in Lyon, my second home exchange.

From a trip to Lapland, Inari, summer 2017.

From a trip to Lapland, Inari, summer 2017.

View from the balcony and the living room. Kitchen with lunch table Sauna. Less than 30 steps from my home. Kallahti dunes Kallahti nature trails The waterfront covered with snow, 2016. A lovely road to walk, less than 1 km from my home. Mimi, a very dear Intervac "friend" in Lyon, my second home exchange. From a trip to Lapland, Inari, summer 2017.
Gold

Member since

2013

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
September 01, 2019 - December 16, 2020 2 weeks

I'm quite flexible on dates and places to go but off-season is my favorite time for traveling. I'm open to any stay between a long weekend and 4 weeks. The French countryside is always close to my heart and I'm specially fond of Brittany in France.

Do you like sea view?

Dear Intervac Friends,

My home is located just at the sea. You'll be able to watch a fascinating sea view from the kitchen and from the living room. The bedroom faces north, offering a glimpse of tree tops and sky. There's a small sauna in the flat, afterwards you may relax at the balcony or take a swim in the sea, if you're a friend of cold waters like me. In the bedroom there's a double bed, 140 cm x 200 cm. There are also blinds at the windows to help you sleep longer during the white nights in summer.

The area, called Kallahti or Aurinkolahti, is very peaceful, I live at the border of the areas. My condo is located between two small natural parks, Uutela and Kallahdenniemi (Kallahti peninsula or Kallvikinniemi). You can easily walk or ride a bike to the nature parks, enjoy forest walks, have a private barbeque, and swim or sun bath. The metro station is about 1 kilometer from my home. The metro ride to the city center is less 20 min, of course it takes little longer since you have walk to the metro stop or take a mini bus there. So my home is not presicely in the city center, but if you like nature, quiet surroundings and beautiful views, this might be your choise. There's a small shopping center at the metro station and two supermarkets not far from my home. A public swimming pool and a gym are located near the metro station. Some nice cafés are also in walking distance.

You may use my bike, if you like, I have two bikes. My small Ford Ka (manual) is also available if you like to take a trip to Nuuksio national park or visit Hvitträsk.

All passenger ports are easy to reach if you want to make a day cruise to Tallinn, Saint Petersburg or Stockholm. You can also visit Lapland by train or plane, I strongly recommend that. Finnair and Norwegian offer cheap flights there. Travelling by train is a little more expensive than flying but it's an experience too.

During an exchange you can leave your dog or cat to me; it will be in good hands. I'm sorry, my home is not equipped for small children.

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Our Family

  • 1 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 7 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • During the last few years I've been switching between 2 professions: teacher and librarian. Currently I work as librarian at Helsinki University.

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 5
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2
  • Living Area: 52 m2
  • Total Area: 52 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Hospitality wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Outdoor

  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • Sauna private
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Hungary
  • New Zealand
  • Japan
  • Estonia
  • Belgium
  • England, UK
  • Scotland, UK
  • Sweden
  • Lapland, Finland
  • France
  • Brittany, France
  • St Petersburg, Russia

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Svenska

Occupation

  • During the last few years I've been switching between 2 professions: teacher and librarian. Currently I work as librarian at Helsinki University.

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

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