Meet the Finns in Finland
Cosy Finland's hosts in Vantaa, Kerava and Järvenpää
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01650 Vantaa (Vapaala): A middle-aged couple + daughter 2003, sons 2004 and 2007
04220 Kerava: A middle-aged couple; man is a graphic designer/entrepreneur and member of a city council, wife is a biologist, teacher and works in Helsinki Zoo. Both interested in sports, outdoor living, cooking and travelling. A rather large house in Kerava, 30 kms north of Helsinki, reached easily by train or even bus. Also extra program: cycling either in Helsinki or around Kerava (excellent infra), we have bikes for two; swimming in a lake year around (yes, also in winter) + sauna (small extra cost); walking/hiking in a nature park (Viikki, Helsinki) or in a forest (Kerava/Sipoo/Tuusula); sauna in Kerava; sport events watching, like basketball, football or ice hockey games, if available at the moment of the visit.
04200 Kerava: We wish you welcome to our home! You reach us the best by taking a train from Helsinki (25 minutes). We can pick you up from station by car or we can walk together 1 km. We are a middle-aged and 50+ couple, living in a nice house of 4 families. Husband is working in IT branch and wife in energy branch. It is possible also to meet our young adults (born 1994-1997). Outside of work, we enjoy outdoor, nature, sports, travelling, different cultures, listening music, watching movies, meeting friends etc. We would like to show our daily life at home, offer a normal Finnish food in our kitchen and hear your story as well. Depending the summer weather, we can enjoy the dinner on a nice terrace. Do you like smoked salmon? Or a winter evening front of fire place? If you want to get a sauna experience, it's also possible. We are non-smoking and do not have any pets. We both speak English, wife also Swedish and basics in French and Germany. One daughter speaks also Spanish, if she is at home. Welcome to Kerava!
04420 Järvenpää (Kyrölä): A 60+ couple living in one-family-house, about 30 minutes by train from Helsinki. Järvenpää’s cultural attractions such as Jean Sibelius’s Ainola nearby. Specialty smoked salmon in their garden cottage. Sauna is also possible. Retired recently. Occupations in building branch and Assistant in IT-branch. Hobbies and interests: gardening, travelling and people in other countries and cultures.
07170 Pornainen (about 40 kilometers from Helsinki): Suitable for groups and visitors travelling by car. A middle-aged lady who loves to take care of her herb garden, sit in the candlelight with her cats or read novels. She invites you to share her world and knowledge about Finnish food and herb tradition, and to learn more. She works as a freelance author and teacher. Special interests: Vikings and Medieval Finnish food, use of nature plants as food, medicine and cosmetics, use of medieval herbs and herb gardening and historical textiles.