Helpers wanted in our dog friendly vineyard near Basel/Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Description

    Description

    About Us -Dave and a Dog called Brandy

    Dave (me) loves to cook and his BnB thrives on his cooking skills, website reviews and best of all word of mouth!
    Also known as "Dave Cuvee" to guests and social friends, creating quality, delicious meals with love & passion is my destination.
    Most Workawayers leave here with extra kg, I am not not talking about extra carry luggage ;-)

    Brandy

    Brandy is a female Hungarian Vizsla born 20.10.2013. She is in training to search for truffles in the local forests. Brandy is a middle size dog weighing ca. 19kg and is very active. She is very intelligent, playful and uber friendly to everyone she has contact with. Brandy is being trained and fed by Dave, but she requires companionship, walks and exercise that Dave cannot do in the afternoon and early evening when at work. You should be a very dog friendly person.

    Dave

    Dave speaks fluent English, Swiss German, many other languages conversational. (20+ years in CH), tattoo artist/piercer by profession, multilingual, grew up in NYC, and is the owner/operator of a tattoo studio in Basel. He occasionally tours worldwide musically and has a flexible work schedule which finds him at home often. Assisted hearing with a Cochlear sound processor.
    Also father to a young boy named Jonathan 01.2005, Jonathan speaks both English & German fluently, enthusiastic gamer, and lives part time in the house. 

    Our Diet: As a family we eat a wide variety of foods at our home and BBQ year round. Naturally enjoying wine from our vineyards to compliment the foods we eat. In regards to food and cuisine, we are extremely international in our tastes... Thai, Indian, Chinese, French, Italian, American, German, Japanese, etc, etc... Dave is an outstanding cook and will be cooking when his schedule allows. We strive to eat locally grown foods which are bio and fresh when in season, from our garden... and enjoy as well a wide variety of cheeses. Brandy eats all natural, raw meat and bones only and her diet/meals are completely handled by Dave.

    Our home is located in a small village of approx. 600 people, 30 minute train ride in either direction to Basel or Zurich by train, local transport by bus to the train station is 5 minutes or 20 minutes walking. There are 5 bedrooms in the house, 2 full baths, large eat in kitchen, foyer, living room, dining room, fireplace, balcony, large cellar/garage, situated on a south facing hill. The house is surrounded by a large garden (partly fenced for Brandy), vineyard, terrace and clubhouse with views of forests and pastures.
    The vineyard is maintained biologically, with 3 varieties of grapes, Cabernet Cortis, Cabernet Carol and Saphira. Annual production is ca. 300ltrs depending on mother nature.

    The house is fully equipped with internet/wifi, modern stove, oven, dishwasher, clothes washer & dryer, 2 refrigerators and 3 freezers. The river Rhine flows past the next village and the German border is a 5 minute drive away. Your room is located on the second floor of the house, there is a full bath downstairs for your use.

    Whats required;
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Help around the household, light housekeeping, help preparing meals, laundry, and other small tasks to help things run smoothly.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Help maintaining garden, vineyard and surrounding property (seasonal)... 

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Companionship & Walks with Brandy

    Tips:
    Solo Uno, a most pleasurable experience to relax the body, mind and soul for a few hours
    Highly recommended visit during your stay, close to our home.

    Basel, a very beautiful city, over 50 museums, lots to do...

    Bad Sackingen, a few minutes away by car from our home...

    Zurich, my least favorite city in Switzerland... Although I do appreciate what it has to offer regarding music & concerts venues and also ZRH being international as an airport, I go only when needed.

    I would suggest Luzern as an alternative option for a day trip... not only do you have the beautiful lake, sights of the Alps, scenic old village, there is an excellent museum called the "Swiss Transport Museum" which is very, very cool! The museum is also a great escape if the weather changes abruptly ;-)

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️There are super saver train fares available within Switzerland and I can help you avoid paying high train fees, so do not book anything in advance.

    *️️️️️️️️️️Flixbus to Basel or BSL by plane is most convenient destination for me to pick you up.

    In general the schedule is very flexible & relaxed with Dave & Brandy. You will find yourself with much free time during your stay.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Min. required stay 3 weeks
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️You must be very dog friendly!
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Single travelers only
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Non Strict Vegetarians welcome, we are omnivore!
    *️️️️️Best destination to arrive is Basel.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Jardinería
    Construcción
    Mantenimiento / bricolage
    Cocinar / compras
    Otra
    Ayuda en casa
    Ayuda con animales

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Language exchange, vineyard maintenance, world cooking, gardening, sharing experiences with other helpers ... my travels, adventures, etc

  • Help

    Help

    Whats required;

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Help around the household, light housekeeping, laundry, and other small tasks to help things run smoothly with guests.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Help maintaining garden, vineyard and surrounding property (seasonal)...

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Companionship for Brandy

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Walks with Brandy

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    2 furnished rooms overlooking vineyard. Linen, Blankets, Towels provided.
    The house is fully equipped with internet/wifi, modern stove, oven, dishwasher, clothes washer & dryer, 2 refrigerators and 3 freezers. The river Rhine flows past the next village and the German border is a 5 minute drive away.
    Your room is located on the second floor of the house, there is a full bath upstairs and downstairs for your use.
    Bicycles available for use, Bus stop in front of house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Basel, a very beautiful city, over 50 museums, lots to do...
    Bad Sackingen, a few minutes away by car from our home...

    Zurich, my least favorite city in Switzerland... Although I do appreciate what it has to offer regarding music & concerts venues and also ZRH being international as an airport, I go only when needed.

    I would suggest Luzern as an alternative option for a day trip... not only do you have the beautiful lake, sights of the Alps, scenic old village, there is an excellent museum called the "Swiss Transport Museum" which is very, very cool! The museum is also a great escape if the weather changes abruptly ;-)


    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️There are super saver train fares available within Switzerland and I can help you avoid paying high train fees, so do not book anything in advance.

    In general the schedule is very flexible & relaxed with Dave & Brandy. You will find yourself with much free time during your stay. More photos on our website, please ask.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Min. required stay 3 weeks
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️You must be very dog friendly!
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Single travelers only
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Non Strict Vegetarians welcome, we are omnivore!

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week - schedule varies

L-R Grandpa, Brandy, Dave, Gil and Cherry
Chocolate Fondue time with Danni (China), Noni (Korea), Grandpa and Brandy
Grandpa with helpers Su & Sveta
Helper Mary trimming vines in the vineyard while Brandy looks on
Grandpa, Nadja(helper) & Jonathan
The winter here is usually mild...we do get snow and it can get very cold.
Grandpa and Brandy are a "Dream Team"... inseparable when it comes time for napping and cuddles.
Brandy 20.10.2013 is an UBER friendly female Vizsla, loves everyone and has lots of energy!
Guest room 1
Guest room 1 window view of vineyard
Guest room 2, window view of vineyard


















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