35 Rural municipalities across Estonia welcome you!

500+ Institutions, including schools, village centres and enterprises

Come and find a home for your family! 


Maal elamise päev – Day of Countryside Living –  is an all-Estonian initiative which aims to attract even more entrepreneurial and enthusiastic people to the Estonian countryside.

On Saturday, September 28, 35 Estonian rural municipalities from Hiiumaa to Setomaa and from Alutaguse to Häädemeeste will open their doors for visitors.

On this day, you will be welcomed by kindergartens, schools, health, cultural and sports centres, community houses and local enterprises – places that shape the living environment in the countryside.

Also, all 15 candidates of the Village of the Year 2019 competition will be awaiting visitors. .

On the Day of Countryside Living you can freely communicate with leaders of local communities and think whether your next home could be here.


To take part in the Day of Countryside Living, pre-select one or more rural municipalities whom to visit on September 28.  We recommend you to use the interactive map which helps you familiarize yourself with the participating rural municipalities and to plan your itinerary.

You can also read stories of people who have recently moved from cities to the countryside and current news about the preparations for the Day of Countryside Living (in Estonian).

In case of questions about the Day of Countryside Living, please contact organizers.