Volunteer in our travelers meeting place at the beautiful Lake of Zurich, Switzerland


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  • Descripción


    PLEASE read our complete profile before you decide to contact us.

    Hi Everyone!
    We are family and friends in our 20s and 30s (Devi, Ezra, Karin, Selina) who run the project on a property which was used as a traditional farm back in the days. It's a beautiful place with a grotto, waterfall, stream, ponds, gardens, farmland, a barn and old traditional houses. Also a private spot at the Lake of Zurich is part of the property. We are uncomplicated, easy-going and open-minded people. We travel a lot and have an international background.

    Our place is a meeting place for people from all around the world. We host international guests and volunteers in the main house which has the feeling of a guesthouse (from June to September). Everyone who visits is part of our community that is always set up by the current visitors since nobody lives there permanently. It's a "Place of Inspiration" where people can be creative, try new things, develop their own ideas and learn from each other. Furthermore, we have event spaces that we rent out for events of all kinds.

    In the remaining months from October to May, we rent out all the rooms to long-term tenants who are usually around 8 international people. The house has then the feeling of a shared housing residence. The ambient is then more quiet than in summer.

    Like most of you, we have traveled a lot and gained valuable experiences in different cultures around the world. This project is our great chance to continue living the dream of traveling, however, in a stationary place. We try to build the type of place that we would have liked when were traveling ourselves: a place where it's easy to get in touch with other travelers, where you feel home from the moment you arrive, where you can help with meaningful work but at the same time learn things for yourself, and on top of all, in a great location with beautiful surroundings.


    IF YOU DECIDE TO CONTACT US, please provide us with the following information:
    - Which of the tasks can you help us with (see section "Help")
    - Preferred time and duration of your stay. Please check our calendar first for availability! Exception: If you are professional in construction we might have space even if the calendar is marked red
    - Tell us about your interests, background and why would you like to stay at our place
    We recommend having your profile updated with the description of you and your skills, some photos of you, your age etc. You can also send us links to your Facebook-profile, blog, website etc. so we get a better impression of you.

    Our age limits are from 20 to 45 years.
    We ask for a minimum stay of 3 weeks.
    Due to limited space, priority is given to individual travellers rather than couples and friends.

  • Tipo de ayuda.

    Tipo de ayuda.

    Cocinar / compras
    Mantenimiento Bricolage
    Ayuda con un proyecto ecologico
    Ayuda en casa
    Projecto artístico

  • Ayuda


    We are looking for skilled volunteers for:
    - General maintenance: clearing out spaces, move stuff, organise and tidy up
    - Various renovation and construction work in the house and outside (make floors, doors, install kitchen, bathroom, fix windows, plumbing, sanding, painting, work with wood, concrete, stone, glass etc.)
    - Repairing things: bikes, machines, cars, appliances etc.
    - Gardening (weeding, planting)
    - Landscape gardening
    - Helping in the guesthouse (June-September). Tasks are: making beds, welcoming guests, cleaning, laundry etc. We are looking for a responsible person who can work independently. Previous experience in hostels is a plus but also fast-learners are welcome. You should be a perfectionist and have high cleanliness standards. You shouldn't mind doing this work repeatedly.

    If you have further skills such as writing, filmmaking, graphic design or arts, in addition to your manual skills (from the above list), you are welcome to put these into practice as well. Let us know if you have any other skills that might be useful for us. We are always happy to host people who are creative and bring in their own ideas. People who can think outside the box and can find creative solutions in non-standard situations.

    We start everyday at 9:00 with the morning meeting and work for 5 hours on 5 days of the week. Usually, it's Monday to Friday, but depending on the work situation, we might need to move the days. Except for people who help in the guesthouse, we need regularly help on the weekends and evenings. Time can then be compensated during the week.
    We are 4 people running the place, but 3 of us also work or study beside the project. Therefore, you won't see each of us every day but there is always one responsible person there to manage the work.

    Please make sure you have international health and accident insurance.

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Our place lives from the exchange of culture, skills and ideas. Everyone is seen as an individual with different skills and cultural background. We try to match the tasks as much fitting as possible to every helper. We give you the opportunity to learn new things and share your skills with others. Our place is very international but we still try to share some Swiss culture with you for example by cooking Swiss dishes (mainly cheese ;-)) and tell you stories about the people and country.
    We expect that people contacting us are motivated and genuinely interested in experiencing our place and not just looking for a cheap way of traveling. Since we always have people from around 10 different countries in the house, it is essential to be tolerant and respectful towards the others. We expect everyone to help each other also with tasks that are not everybody's favorite.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Idiomas hablados

    English, German, Spanish, Dutch

  • Alojamiento


    In the dormitory in one of the houses.

    The food is vegetarian. We provide all meals. One of us or the volunteers cooks for the whole group and everyone eats together. Therefore, it's good if you know how to cook.

    We have 3 cats.

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    The property is located a 2 minutes walk from the beautiful lake of Zurich. In summer the lake is great for swimming. There are forests in the area where you can go for a walk. We have bicycles that you can use to explore the area.
    The train station is a 10 minutes walk away. There are trains every 30 minutes to Zurich (30min train ride) and Rapperswil (10min train ride), which are both nice cities to visit. Rapperswil has a beautiful historic town with a castle overlooking the lake, a boardwalk with restaurants and bars and a wooden bridge to walk across the lake.
    Although the property is located in the country side, it is very close to the infrastructure of the city.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Aceso a internet

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      Aceso a internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puede usted acudir?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puede usted acudir?

    más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    maximum 5 hours, 5 days a week

My Photo Album

The two main houses
Private spot at the lake
View from the lookout
The beautiful grotto right on the property
Boat trip with the volunteers

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 699646644661