Open call for Hakoniemi residency

Founded in 2019 in Oravisalo, Rääkkylä, Hakoniemi residence is a peaceful and inspiring working environment, located and inspired by the beautiful lake-side nature of Northern Saimaa archipelago. We would like to offer a residency place for sustainable work plans of different kinds, and an interest to the natural environment. The residence is suitable for artists, musicians, writers, artisans, designers, researchers and architects among others.

Please note that there is no permanent staff living in the Hakoniemi house, so the residency is best suited for guests who are used to working and residing in self-directed environment. The location is remote, situated 15km away from the village center with no public transportation.

Application period: Spring 1.1-31.5 & Autumn 1.9-12.12.

Residence is open for applications. Please tell us your requested length and time of stay and attach a portfolio / cv to your application with a work plan for the residency period. Please state if you are interested in using a loom during your stay or any other special wishes you might have.

There are two rooms in the residence and a room is assigned per application. However, two people (working pair etc.) can apply for the same room. Please note that second person cannot be added after submitting the application.

Please send an open application to with subject ‘Application for Residency’.

Pets are welcome to Hakoniemi residency if agreed beforehand. Please mention it in your application, if you wish to take your pet with you to the residency period.

Please note that the residency period is shared with another applicant, please let us know in your application if you wish to have the applied residency period all by yourself. Please note that when booking the entire house, the price includes both bedrooms.

Families are also welcomed to apply to Hakoniemi.

Residency fees:

320 € one week,

450 € two week,

600 € per month


In the 12 square meter bedroom, you sleep sweetly in the coniferous forest. Bedroom amenities include a double bed, wardrobe, bedside table and a night light. Additional persions 150 € per week.

300 € one week,

430 € two week,

580 € per month


The smaller 7 square meter bedroom has a spreadable bed. Bedroom amenities include the spreadable bed, bedside table, table lamp and a drawers. Additional persions 150 € per week.

Temporary visitors to be agreed separately. Use of loom 55€ + materials cost.

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