Help in an organic beef farm in the Swiss mountains, Gimmelwald Switzerland

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  • Description

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    We are a family of three: myself, Theres (55), my husband, Fritz (55) and our daughter Sonja (19), and a little dog named Micky.
    Our organic farm is 1400 meters above sea Level, in the middle of beautiful mountains. Our home is in Gimmelwald, a small farmer village. We have 10 cows for beef production. From May to October we need many helping hands. Also in winter we have enough work for one workawayer. We have had helpers from all over the world and are happy to exchange experiences with all kinds of people. In addition, the local hostel in the village is a favorite place for tourists where you can meet people from everywhere.And for winter we would like someone for Dezember, January and March

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Farming
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    Depending on the season and weather conditions, the work could be any of the following:
    • Making hay on steep grassland.
    • Building or removing fences
    • Cleaning the grassland from stones, pine-cones, etc.
    • Cleaning the barn and feeding the cows
    • Cutting wood for the fireplace.

    In winter the work is from 7-10 am and from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. In summer, the work starts at 9:00. This would give you plenty of time to ski, hike, and explore the beautiful region.

    Please, bring your hiking boots, warm clothes, rain jacket. If you are in good shape and like working outdoors in nature, you will enjoy your stay here.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German English, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We provide board and lodge at our home. There's a room with shower and a toilet for one or two people. You eat with the family. Special wishes are not a problem.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our village Gimmelwald is near to Mürren on the side of the valley of Lauterbrunnen. Both villages are car-free! So you can only get here by cable-car or by foot.

    Our area is a well-known tourist destination with big mountains and white peaks. The highlights are Schilthorn and Jungfrau. There are also streams of water and forests; which makes it excellent for hiking, photo taking, and skiing (in winter time).
    It is easy to use cable car to reach Schilthorn, Jungfrau or many other places.

    The Jungfrau is one of the main summits of the Bernese Alps, located between the southern canton of Bern and the northern canton of Valais, halfway between Interlaken and Fiesch.

    Once difficult to access, the Jungfraubahn cog railway now goes to the Jungfrau railway station at 3,454 m (11,332 ft), the highest in Europe. The Jungfraujoch is the lowest pass between the Jungfrau and Mönch.

    A large complex of tunnels and buildings has been constructed at the Jungfraujoch, mostly into the south side of the Mönch. There is a hotel, two restaurants, an observatory, a research station, a small cinema, a ski school, and the "Ice Palace", a collection of elaborate ice sculptures. Another tunnel leads outside to a flat, snow-covered area, where one can walk around and look down to the Konkordiaplatz and the Aletsch Glacier, as well as the surrounding mountains.

    Apart from the Jungfraujoch, many facilities have been built in the two valleys north of the Jungfrau (the commonly named Jungfrau Region). In 1908, the first public cable car in the world opened at the foot of the Wetterhorn, but was closed seven years later. The Schilthorn above Mürren or the Männlichen above Wengen offer good views of the Jungfrau and other summits.
    To find out how to get to our village, please visit the sbb.ch website .

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You have the possibility to stay in one of the most famous Tourist Areas of the world doing sports such as skeeing, snowboarding, hiking, sky diving, etc. and seeing wonderful montains and enjoy peace and nature. You can also learn Swiss German and learn about farming.

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