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Course center and eco-tourism



ECO-COMMUNITY, COURSE CENTRE and B&B: Villa Westergård is a small eco community in the vicinity of Ekenäs (15 km), Finland. The main building dates back to 1886, and the farm has Icelandic horses, dogs, goats, cats, rabbits. Your hostess is a Tantra teacher, therapist, masseuse and healer. The farm includes a small garden, and the buildings are being renovated using timber, clay and traditional paints.
     For the visitors are available simply decorated rooms sleeping 2 to 4 in the main building, sharing toilets, showers, a sauna and a quiet/meditation room. Also camping is possible. Breakfasts and vegetarian meals provided (some 90% of the ingredients are organic). House specialities include non-yeast spelt bread and various goat's cheeses.
The guest rooms are in connection to the community living space so staying here is more like staying in our home than staying at a hotel!

SURROUNDINGS AND WHAT TO DO: The Centre offers courses e.g. Tantra and meditation. Bicycles, kayak and rowing boat available. Shindo massage and stretching as well as couple or personal counseling on appointment. Visitors can take part in such as traditional milk processing.The environment around the farm is versatile with plenty of forests suitable for walks in nature and a cycling route.

Volunteers willing to work on the farm for a free stay are welcome in summertime between mid april and end of september. Other times you are welcome to participate in the community and country-life or just come for a retreat for a low cost.

DIRECTIONS: Public transport: Railway station in Ekenäs, 15 km. Bus stop 5 km (visitors can be collected). Cars/bikes: From Ekenäs drive towards Hanko for 2-3 km and turn right to Road 1001 signposted to "Prästkulla". Keep to this road for about 6.5 km, and after crossing a small bridge turn left towards "Öby". After 4.5 km you will see a post with number 227 on the right.
OPEN: All year (R, 1 week)
PRICES: Accommodation €40/person/day (incl. breakfast) +8€ for bed linen, full board €80/day. Other meals €10-20. Tents or camper vans €20 + €5/person.
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