Inspiration Days of “Sustainable entrepreneurship in countryside” on 7.-8. February 2018 brought entrepreneurs to Arenduskoda area.


Our group met in Lauli Loovstuudio in Kadrina. Loovstuudio – Creative studio is a good example of being an independent entrepreneur. Hostess Heli became entrepreneur when she decided to quit working for others and follow her passion – to consult and support those in need and go in for handicraft.  She has studied different therapies and handicraft styles. By her home, working studio was built. Today, she offers courses, workshops and therapies. We had a chance to create our own masterpieces of clay, enjoy snacks and Heli’s wonderful harp playing.

Creating personal masterpieces of clay in Lauli Loovstuudio

After that, we were accomodated at Vihula manor. There, we experienced the manor’s history as well as its different services and products. Guests were impressed by all additional services and products. One of good examples was a vodka tasting workshop where guests could also prepare their own mixture.

Tasting schnapps at Vihula Manor

Little rabbits at Vihula

At Mäehansu farm, we had both host and hostess meeting guests. We were introduced to farm animals – sheep and goats, and handicrafts of the hostess. Hostess of Jaanioja handicraft farm, Jaanika Saar came to share her story of making beautiful things. She adviced us, that you should be entrepreneur on the subject that brings you joy and happiness, and you have to have courage and patience at the same time. Everybody enjoyed her flower coats lillemantlid.

At Mäehansu farm


Flower coats by Jaanika Saar

It was really inspiring! Don’t hesitate to participate at the next inspiration days on 30.-31. May in Green Riverland area in Soomaa. See you there!

More pictures here.

Eha Paas,