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Eco Lodge Pillapalu, Estonia

3 reviews3

Make something new in Pillapalu! Near Tallinn, Estonia

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Learn about sustainability
2 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
Immerse yourself in the local culture
2 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


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Jan 2021 we took over a "lodge" with 5 hectares of beautiful forest. Help us transform it into a peaceful and fun retreat where we offer people the chance to experience and learn about wild food, forest botanicals and foraging. Painters and decorators, especially artists :) to give the whole place a fresh and fun feel. Photographers to to capture the beauty of the buildings and forest. General handymen (and women) to fix and build Foraging fans

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  • Beginner English or Intermediate Estonian
  • Over 20 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
4 weeks

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Hours & Tasks


Eco Lodge


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

2 Learning about sustainability

2 Immersing in the local culture

2 Get in touch with nature

2 Meeting locals

1 Meeting international travelers

1 Developing environmental awareness



Robin and Birgit are super nice and hospitable. Working hours are very flexible, and volunteers have a lot of time to relax if they want. The rooms are big, there is a sauna, there's a great deal of movies to watch and books to read. The environment is very pretty; there's a big forest behind the house, and it's close to a national park. There are also two dogs, Cookie and Puppy, which of course enhance the rural experience :) unfortunately I had to leave after a week, but I would have liked to stay longer. I can definitely recommend Pillapalu Forest Retreat to everyone!

6 days ago

Robin replied

Come back again one day, you are always welcome :) Cheers for all your help!

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This was my first Worldpackers volunteer experience and I was pleasantly surprised. I was nervous to start and to meet their expectations, but that went away as soon as I met the family. I felt welcomed and a part of the family right away. Robin shared so many insights and shared things he has learned along his path which is valuable to me. I enjoyed the work and knew what was expected of me and eating at their house was so Estonian, I didn’t feel the need to go out! (But they took me anyways😁) thank you forest family, I plan on returning!

3 months ago

Robin replied

Aw schucks, thank you. You are welcome back anytime :)



I can fully recommend staying in Pillapalu! Birgit and Robin are very welcoming and friendly people, the place is super beautiful and most of the jobs I did were interesting tasks as well.
Birgit and Robin were busy with other tasks most of the time, so I had to work on my own sometimes, which I also enjoyed.

3 months ago

Robin replied

Thanks August, you were great and it's true, we are often busy with other things - that's why we need the help of volunteers like you. Enjoy the rest of your European cycling trip and stay safe!

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