Hub Feenix

Hub Feenix

Art, craft, music, yoga, dance, meditation, nature, and creatives of every kind come together under our roof in an atmosphere of openness and learning. 

 We are very much just starting, so make contact, check later, or follow us on facebook.

About Us

Hub Feenix is a community space that fosters creativity, healing, and connection.
Art, craft, music, yoga, dance, meditation, nature, and creative people of all kinds come together under our roof in an atmosphere of openness and learning.

Hub Feenix provides opportunities for creative people to live, work, learn, create, exhibit, and perform in a healing natural setting in the tranquil southeastern Finland forest.

As part of our commitment to ongoing connection and learning, Hub Feenix provides space for retreats, workshops, conferences, short- and long-term residencies, and other gatherings.

The road to Feenix

Our story

The birth of a community center

Raisa Kaipainen and Torsten Ruger bought the old Meltola sanatorium on an auction site, April Fools´ day 1.4.2020 after three days notice. Surprised (and shocked) to have won the auction, we started creating an art community centre.

The plan to have a mix of creative endeavours and well being related events emerged quickly and thanks to the government we had lots of time to implement the ideas.

We created a non profit, Osuuskunta Hub Feenix, to take over the running of the activities. And by beginning of 2023 we now have 6 event spaces, 100 beds, local artists and an international artists residency started.

With lots of care and time (and paint!) the place has become what many people call homely :-)

Work continues on the makerspace idea and the garden.

Our vision

The whole 15 000m2 building with all its wings will be in active use.

Hub Feenix Cafe will be open throughout the year and serve lunch to people of the house as well as locals.

There will be 25 artists working in our art studios permanently, 10-15 artists in residence and 10-15 digital nomads living and working in Hub Feenix throughout the year.

Several international events yearly: well-being, dance, art, sound healing, vegetarian food etc, 1-3 bigger festivals and weekend courses throughout the year.

Hub Feenix is an active member in Raasepori community, collaborating with the city, the local culture life and services.

We'll have permanently hired staff.

Upstairs of the big kitchen offers great workspaces for many small-scale vegan food producers: seitan, fermented vegetables, kombucha, cakes, vegan cheeses, artisan bread etc.

Our shop will be open every day and sell art, handicrafts, vegan food products etc made in Hub Feenix.

Makerspace will offer workshops, courses and possibility to use a wide range of tools and equipment for locals and international guests.

30% of our energy will come from solar power and heating partly from geothermal heat. Also our own wood chip heating system will be developed forward.

There will be about 50 people living in the area of the Hub Feenix Village permanently.

The forests around Hub Feenix will be protected and taken care of naturally. They can be enjoyed by anyone who wants to refresh and exercise outdoors.

The Hub Feenix horse stable will keep taking our guests and locals for riding treks in the forest and offer animal assisted activities.

An outdoor yoga deck will be built soon. All around Hub Feenix there will be a flowering garden with fountains and places to sit in peace and enjoy the surroundings.

Would you like to join the hub?

For example right now we are looking for

a cook
a car mechanic
a marketing person

Hub Feenix is a huge place with lots of different opportunities. If anything on this website resonates with you, do get in touch!