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Kokko1721 is an artists-in-farmstay-residence. The artists accommodate in an old farmhouse and become part of the old farm's everyday life. Tupa working space, guest rooms and kitchen are all situated in the main building, farmhouse.

The idea of the residency is to offer time to focus into artistic work and to take part in everyday life actions in the farm.

Accommodation is available all year round in the farmhouse’s simple but cosy guest rooms upstairs. In the summertime there is a nice, traditionally made log cabin called aitta in use. Residency is suitable for small working groups up to 5 persons and to 10 persons during courses held at the residency.

A speciality at Kokko1721 residence is the traditional Finnish way of washing yourself - sauna. A lovely traditional composting/dry toilet is in one of the outdoor buildings. There is a place for four customers at the same time - if needed!

The farmhouse serves also as a private home of the hosts.

Artists share the farmhouse with the hosts together and there is a shared kitchen where visitors can cook and enjoy their food.

Tupa - working space

Kokko farmhouse includes Tupa working space that is suitable for small groups or assembles to use as a dance/yoga/bodywork etc. studio.
It is 8 m x 8 m large with an old huge oven in one corner of the studio. Tupa is in warm use, heated, from April to October.

Artists have a free access to Tupa during their residency but there is a silent working time from 9 pm to 8 am. Tupa is intended for artistic working, although the surroundings and outdoors offer possibilities for those who are interested. The hosts will guide the residence-artists the surroundings of the residency and the nearby locations if needed.

Tupa serves also as a performing stage for a small but intimate contemporary art happening called Päiväntanssit. Held once a year it offers local people the possibility to experience contemporary dance and live-art performances.


Kokko1721 farmhouse and the yard



Kokko1721 farmhouse


Tupa working space with a huge old owen in the corne

Dance artists Sari Palmgren from Finland and Noriko Kato
from Japan during residency in 2011.

Hello!earth ready to work outside during their Kedja Wilderness

residency in August 2013.





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