Participate in eco-friendly living and organic gardening in Appenzell, Switzerland



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    First of All:
    Nice you found the Way to our Profile. We shortly describe us and most of the Stuff that could be interesting to you.

    About Us:
    We are a young Family: Farina, Adam, Baldur, our Dog Sina and our Cat Mirabella. We are living in an old traditional house in Appenzell, which is a small area in Switzerland.
    We are a family who tries to live their dreams and make the Heartvision come true. Making this world a lovely place for life , while not loosing our self in doing the best we can.
    We have many different projects and ideas. For example we build clay ovens or we go to festivals and markets to bake "organic spelt" pizzas full of Love in our own mobile clay oven.
    Adam is organzing Naturecamps for Kids and is working in the summerseason for a Natureschool in Graubünden. This is not only his work. It is much more his passion. Reconnecting with Nature and Wilderness. So you will have the possibility to learn some survival and native skills in our place if you want. For example fire making, shelter building or scouting. Besides this, he is maintaining much stuff around the hous and is always happy about a helping hand.
    Farinas passion is Organic Gardening and Permaculture. We have a big garden which is a place of experimenting and creativity. The Idea is to eat mostly what grows in our Garden.
    Both of us love herbs, for eating and healing. As well we like a natural way of living. Constructing with Clay, Wood and other natural Materials. We are very Openminded to meet new people with different backgrounds. Respect and Honesty from both sides are very important to us. In our home we are free, we love to sing and to dance, to be loud and to stay in silence. It is our paradise of just being who we are. It's important for us that you respect this area and at the same time to make yourself as comfortable as possible and maybe even feel at home.

    You in our Place:
    If you visit us we can mostly offer you your own room. Only if we would have many guests like friends and or family + Workawayers it's possible that you will need to share a room. While you stay with us you can use our instruments, stay in the Garden, take long walks in the beautyfull nature. If the day was easy in the evening we sometimes like to play funny games like wizzard or ligretto ...

    We are open for longterm guest. But if you want to stay longer then a month, we want to sit and talk after two weeks, to find out how it goes.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn German Swiss German, especaly from Baldur
    You can learn something about gardening
    You learn how to work with clay mostly in autum.
    Get experience in backing Pizza in our own wood fired clayoven
    Learn about survival, bushcraft and natural learning
    Join Farina in practicing Yoga
    You can learn a little bit about herbal medicine
    Most the time we invite you to join our trips or spend time with our lovely friends.
    You will have time for your self if you want but you will never be bored. Aaaaaalways something to do.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Change of scenery in the Appenzell hills. For October we are urgently looking for someone with a good command of German to look after our 6 year old son three days a week. Gladly all October. We look forward to your inquiries.

    Tapetenwechel in die appenzeller Hügellandschaft . Für den Oktober suchen wir dringend jemand mit guten Deutschkenntnissen der/die unseren 6 jährigen Sohn an drei Tagen der Woche betreut. Gerne den ganzen Oktober. Wir freuen uns auf eure Anfragen.

    We are always happy to have a helping hand in the Garden. But besides this we are very thankfull for cooking, cleaning, playing with our lovely son Baldur, taking walks with our dog.
    Sometimes we as well have small projects. For example we want to build a herbdrying place and stuff like this.

    Current help:
    renovating the old house
    Reorganizing the workshop
    Help in the garden
    Preparing fire wood
    Cleaning the cowshed
    Plant some trees
    Cleaning the kitchen and the community rooms
    If you like Baldur our Kid would be happy if you sometimes spend some time with him
    Building a new construction for drying herbs. Our Dream catcher.
    Gardening: planting seeds and baby plantsdigging a pont. Generally didding in the garden. Reparing the garden fence.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

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    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    Own room.
    We sometimes eat meat but you never have to
    We try always to eat organic food
    We as well can cook gluten free

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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