Help us with house and garden and enjoy the wonderful Berner Oberland in Thun, Switzerland



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  • Description


    Hello helper!

    You're welcome to spend time in Switzerland for some help in exchange.

    We are a family with 3 children (17/19/21, all in an apprenticeships during the day) and a lovely Shiba Inu dog.

    We live in a big, renovated wooden chalet. It's located next to the forest. There are plenty of places in and around the house to relax and enjoy. We live close to the lake of Thun, high mountains and the capital city Bern.

    We speak English, German, and a bit French and Italian.

    Please send your application with a photo, your skills and some insight in your personality.
    If you don't have any reviews on workaway please provide other references that i could possibly contact.

    We are looking forward to hear from you! :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There are plenty things and physical activity to discover in the region. The house is located in a silent neighbourhood and the center is a 15 minutes walk away. There's also a bus station close by.
    We will give you lots of trip advices if you'd like to.

    You're invited to eat with us. We are not vegetarian, but we don't eat meat everyday.
    If you want to, you're invited to cook with us too. We're eager to have a both cultural and gastronomical dialogue with our helpers.
    If we eat together, it's expected from you to help to do the dishes.

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    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are looking for people to help us with gardening, renovating, cleaning, cooking and general housework.

    It would be great to host someone independent and trustful.
    As I work as a registred nurse, I work irregular shifts. At my working days you may be most of the time on your own, and be working on your own.

    Staying depends on offer and demand.
    Minimal stay is two weeks.

    Normally 5h of help on weekdays, free on the weekends. The time of work may vary, more work will be compensated with more free time.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own room (queen-sized bed). An additional mattress is avidable. The room has a nice lake and mountain view and is located at the attic.
    WIFI, bathroom and kitchen will be shared. Washing machine and dishwasher are for free use.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    No smokers please.
    Insurance is your own responsibility.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week, flexibel working hours

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