Volunteer with a family on a traditional Swiss farm in a small village in the backcountry of Luzern in Menzberg, Switzerland



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    Dear workawayers, if you're interested in staying with us please have a look at our calendar before writing us a message. We also appreciate if you write us a personal message.

    We live on a little farm in Menzberg, a small village in the backcountry of Luzern. Our farm is on 1000 metres, near the Napf, our little local Mountain. There is a beautiful scenery and a lot of hiking- possibilities up here:-)
    We are a milk farm and there are also chickens and cats around.

    We, family Bussmann, are 5 people, the parents and 3 youths from 25 to 34 years. But nowadays the young people come and go and there are often just a few of us home.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Help


    We are looking for helpers all year, in summer the main work is haymaking, in winter working in the forest. But there is also a lot of other things to do like maintaining buildings, gardening, housekeeping, feed the animals, cooking... It all depends on the time of the year, your skills... But all you don't know yet you can learn here. Since our property is quite steep there is besides the machine work a lot of hand work left. So you can learn how traditional farming works in Switzerland.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own room, and be part of our family- work, eat, have fun and, if you like, spend your spare time with us.

  • 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

    25 hours per week max

Host ref number: 12247776524b