Eco Lodge Pillapalu, Estonia

5.0
42 reviews42

Artist - Painter / Sculptor (Nature theme)

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Connect with nature
32 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Immerse yourself in the local culture
25 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

30h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Arts
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
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What you get

1

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Basic Internet Access
Basic speed internet for you to work remotely
Dedicated Workspace
Specific space for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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Availability

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Stay at least
2 days
Stay up to
2 weeks

The Experience

We have already had a lot of artist volunteers and its been a great experience for all concerned. Basically together with you we choose wall/outdoor spaces e.g. a wall in a guest bedroom or in the main seminar or eating areas etc. Then we mutually agree what you will paint/decorate/make there :) Themes have to be nature related to fit the ambience of the retreat but your personal style is your style, we won't interfere with that!

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English
  • Over 21 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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42 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Eco Lodge

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

  • 32 Get in touch with nature
  • 25 Immersing in the local culture
  • 22 Meeting locals
  • 21 Meeting international travelers
  • 15 Learning about sustainability
  • 14 Practicing English

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 3 15. Life on land
  • 1 3. Good health and well-being

United Kingdom

5

This was my perfect work exchange. Robin and Birgit make you feel so welcome at their home and into their daily lives. My room was comfy and warm. They let me choose where in the house i wanted to paint and were really encouraging for whatever i wanted to do, plus they gave me lots of time to get inspiration. There were other things to help out with, like garden bits and their business, which was interesting to learn from. They also gave opportunities to go on walks to show you more of the area, and gave me time to explore in Tallinn on my own. Couldn't recommend enough to other artists!

3 months ago

Italy

5

This was my second time volunteering with Worldpackers, and it was a fantastic experience. Robin and Birgit are wonderful people with lots of stories and experience to share. They even took the time to show us around and do some fun activities. We also got to meet other workers who were all amazing and passionate about their work. The place is incredible, surrounded by nature and a deep sense of peace and calm. The task weren't hard, we mainly did cleaning, walked their two adorable dogs, did some labeling and worked in the garden. Thank you again for the wonderful experience <3

5 months ago


Robin replied

Thanks Chiara, some people would have found the work hard but not you...because you are a hard worker :) Great job and thanks and come back one day! All the best

Mexico

5

It was an amazing volunteering experience. I was able to relax and get inspiration from the lodge to do beautiful art. Birgit and Robin are awesome hosts. This has been the first volunteering experience where I have felt like home. It really felt like family! It was great to come together during lunch and dinner time sharing interesting conversations and in addition, we had the chance to experience Estonian culture and lifestyle at all times. Also, I and the volunteers had so much fun learning new skills and exploring together Estonia. Thank you so much! I will miss everyone.

5 months ago


Robin replied

Thanks Sandra, you did a great job (and cooking) and yes we had some fun conversations over dinner etc.

Brazil

5

My one-week stay with Robin and Birgit was unforgettable. I enjoyed every single day of my volunteer experience and recommend to those looking for contact with nature, animals. My primary task was to build a platform for Cookie and Poppy, their lovely dogs, to play. I also helped Robin with packaging and labeling of his products. We had great conversations and I learned a lot about Estonia. Biking to the nearest grocery store in Aegviidu takes about 40 min. Train to Tallin around 50 minutes. My room was very comfortable and the food, delicious. Could not have asked for better hosts! Thank u!

6 months ago


Robin replied

So kind, thanks Roberto....see you agaian one day maybe :)

Spain

5

My experience at the lodge has been an absolute disconnection and relaxation, the place in the middle of the lodge surrounded by nature. The chores were not very difficult from cleaning, organizing and walking with Popi and kuki who are very adorable. Robin and his family are very friendly and help you with anything you need.

8 months ago


Robin replied

Pillapalu has never been cleaner! Poppy and Cookie were very lucky to have you...more walks than usual for sure. Thanks for all your help :)

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