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We are the Russian-Swiss family, and we have built a house of kelo-pine on the shore of a wonderful Karelian lake. If you want to do the same, we are ready to share our experience!


Hello, we are Rene & Olga Muller, we are Russian-Swiss family and built a eco-friendly house of kelo-pine in the farm in the old village named Veshkelitsa, Karelia

We are ready to help you to find a plot of land in Veshkelitsa, built a house and enjoy the beauty of the nature.

Karelian Venice – Veshkelitsa


We offer a plot of land in the farm of the Karelian village named Veshkelitsa. The farm is only 680 meters from a highway. So on the one hand it’s an isolated and quiet place located in the lake’s shore, on the other hand there is a large village with a developed infrastructure.

The old Karelian village Veshkelitsa is located in the hills near 12 lakes. To get from a farm to a farm people use boats. Doors are never locked here, no reason for it as there are no crimes.
In the village permanently live 600 people. There’re few stores around, a school and a kindergarten, a post of first-aid, a post office, a library and even a culture house! The villagers, among which over the half are the Karelians, are happy to study in the ethnocultural center “Veshkelyus”.     

Every summer during the Feast of Pentecost in Veshkelitsa a big fair takes place, the village welcomes guests: folk groups from all over Karelia. Mushrooms, berries, fish and local farm products are always in sale for everyone who wishes. 


from the farm to the Petrozavodsk-Suoyarvi highway, the road is good, even in winter it’s cleaned


to Petrozavodsk,

1 hour drive to the airport, 1 hour 20 minutes - to the railway station


a flight from Moscow to Petrozavodsk,
5 hours train ride from St. Petersburg


from Veshkilitsa to Syamozero and wonderful sandy beaches under the pine trees


from the farm to the borderline with Finland (Värtsilä checkpoint)

Our guests about Veshkelitsa

Thanks to the Karelian forest for the healing power of nature, for its picturesque and beautiful views. I was especially struck by the endless variety and splendor of Karelian mosses, the discovery of new types of volcanoes, the variety of lakes in the beautiful village of Veshkelitsa, the village of Kinerma, almost untouched by modern life.
Enchanting pines, their slender trunks, beautiful river bends. Thanks to Karelian nature for introducing the inhabitants of their magic forest - the fox and beaver - to me. Every morning the birds woke us up with their singing, and the Karelian forest lulled us with its fantastic sunsets.

Elena, Rostov-on-Don

Karelia charges with bright energy. As soon as you move in, immediately the surge of strength and desire to live increases! "Air of freedom", lakes, mosses, bright colors, rocks, rivers, seething streams. All these are like the manifestation of strength and vital energy. Especially after St.Petersburg, I didn't want to go home!
At the same time, I like peace of mind. This energy causes two complementary qualities: strength and tranquility. Harmonious balance for anyone.

Alexey, St. Petersburg

Thank you for your impressions and feelings of peace and happiness!
The first and the strongest impression is the FOREST: unusual, fabulous and virgin. Second: AIR! Breathe in deeply, with the full lungs and can not get enough breath. Third: LAKE! And the inhabitants of the lake: seagulls that wake up in the morning and even a beaver!
The other impressions are the magic of slowing down, the pace of life after a rapid run in urban environment, recuperation and some kind of healing of the soul...


Larisa, Perm region

What we gonna do in the village

  • build a house of your dream of kelo-pine wood 

  • walk together through no-take forests and pick the most delicious mushrooms and berries

  • swim in the purest lake and savour the peace and quiet of the place

  • drink blooming sally with delicious Karelian honey

  • eat fresh and healthy food from the local farms

  • create  family traditions and build boats for the whole family

  • plant trees for future generations

  • explore rituals for your health and beauty 

  • join local holidays, sing and dance

 …just live and love, enjoy the moment

 here and now

Why do we choose kelo-pine to build our house? 

Kelo – an arctic pine naturaly dried at its root. Natural drying gives silver grey texture and special insulating qualities. 

The main advantages of kelo-pine wood houses are environmental friendliness and the absence of dehydration shrinkage. 

Nontreated walls have better air exchange, that’s the reason why houses of kelo-pine always have an optimal level of humidity and oxygen balance.

Thanks to the rough surface air is cleared of dust. The houses are built of kelo-pine wood are the most environmentally friendly among wooden houses.


We would gladly answer any of your questions in  WhatsApp  +41 76 378 58 78

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