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

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  • Last activity: 29 Nov 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hello helper!

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

    We are a family consisting of me and my son, 21, who is studying for his technical diploma.
    I am the leader of administration in a physio therapy practice and have qualifications as a registered nurse, but don't work shifts anymore.

    My two older children sometimes come to visit, occasionally joined by our Shiba Inu dog Shiro.

    We live in a one family house with a small garden.
    The direct view of the lake and mountains is breathtaking.
    There is a forest right above our house, and it's so quiet that you can hear the birds sing.

    Thun and Bern are easily reached by bus and train, and our place is very central for various day trips.

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

    Please send your application with a photo, your skills and some insight into 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

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    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 town center of Thun is only a 15 minutes bus ride away.
    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.

  • Help


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

    From November to December we make our own home made mulled wine (Wywarm) for Christmas markets and stores.
    You would specifically also help us out with that, and maybe learn some new exciting skills around that.

    It would be great to host someone independent and trustful.

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

    Your working hours normally are of 5h of help five days a week, free days after prior consultation.
    The time of work may vary, more work will be compensated with more free time.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own room with space for two people.
    WIFI, bathroom and kitchen will be shared. You can also use our washing maschine for free.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 111878196111

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