Help out in our garden with beautiful views of mountains and lakes in Ticino, Switzerland



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    Bea (64) and Carlos (66) is a nice couple living in a big house with two appartments with a beautiful view (mountains and lake) and a big garden. In the South of Switzerland,Italian speaking region but also German speaking.

  • 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

    You'll be part of our family. You can expect a nice tour to our surroundings and lots of tips if you want to explore further. We're always willing to improve our language skills so you can expect some conversations in Italian, English, German or Portuguese but more than happy to also improve a language if you are interested.
    We can cook some Swiss and Italian dishes together or you can teach us to cook in your way.

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    Gardening: cut trees, bushes and grass.
    Cooking: we like all kind of food and enjoy if you want to show us your recipes or try new recipes.
    Help in the house: we have many windows to clean and sometimes there is also to iron.
    Teaching: I am a German language teacher for beginners and if you like to learn some Italian I like to be helpful.
    Building: create terrasses and construct little stonewalls.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Personal room, bathroom in common

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The region of Ticino is located in the South of Switzerland. It is almost entirely surrounded by Italy which lies to its East, West and South. The lakes Maggiore and Lugano make up a considerable part of the total area. These lakes are known with the above listed names, but are officially named Lake Verbano and Lake Ceresio.

    - Bellinzona, the capital of the canton Ticino. The city is famous for its three castles that have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2000.
    - Verzasca dam, popular for James Bond (Golden Eye) and bungee jumping.
    - The Gotthard Base Tunnel (57 kilometres), the longest and deepest railway tunnel in the world. The Gotthard Road Tunnel opened in 1980 and is 17 kilometres long.
    - Tibetan Bridge of Curzutt (270 metres). Four-hour walk.
    - In the lake "lago maggiore"

    The climate of Ticino, while remaining alpine, is noticeably milder than the rest of Switzerland's, enjoying a higher number of sunshine hours and generally warmer temperatures.

    To arrive it is the best to plan to arrive by train at Bellinzona where we will pick you up.
    By airplane you arrive at Milan, Italy, and from there you have a special bus "Giosy Tours" coming to Bellinzona.

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    • 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, 25 hours a week

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