We need help with our large yard and animals while learning about about permaculture in Leysin, Switzerland

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a 4 people family (two grown kids that are here (or there). The little one (18 yo) is very sick so we need to spend time with they. We have many medical appointements and sometime intense stress related to this. That’s why we now need some help despite some uncertainties about our hosting availabilities.
    The mother is a natural healer (and firefighter, and organic grocery store owner, and aïkido teacher…), the father is geologist and science teacher.
    Open minded and liberal, of course…
    During the winter, the yard is usually snowy, but we need help with some carpenter work in and around the house. Actually, this year, there is no snow on the ground, so we already started to work outside…:-/

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They could learn french with a delicious swiss accent, skill in gardening in a (kind of) permaculture fashion, and animal caring, beekeeping, planting tree, and learn for edible wild plants. We also practicing aikido that she can teach. And many more (beer brewing & bread making, photography skills….)

  • Help

    Help

    We own a quite large backyard (almost one hectare) of steep terrane. We planted tens of fruit trees, have a large productive garden and build every year new path, new flowerplaces, new place for animals (enlarge the hen house this year).
    So we need help for the animal feeding, taking care of the garden, cutting trees, wood and grass, removing weed and so on. Depending on the skills, we are planning to build a new productive garden close to the house, as well as a fence on the balcony and finish the inside wall of a room.

    —> For now, we mostly need someone skilled with carpentry and wood work, as well as heavy duty stuff outside (digging holes, tracing new paths and so forth…)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a large trailer caravan with all the comfort just next to the chalet. We also have outside and inside places for cooking and eating.
    We will provide with fresh food from our organic grocery store and our garden, as well as meat (if desired) and eggs. We are cooking everyday and like that ! :-)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are living at 2km of the village, at the end of a small quiet road. The view on the mountains is breathtaking (we say « look, it’s nice today ») and the sun shines all day long. Sometime the weather is really crapy, too, with a dense mysterious fog, you can’t see your hand. Not often, thus…
    We have bikes that can be used.
    LGBTQ+ friendly

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    The quality of the network is usually acceptable (around 15Mb/s), which is ok for Youtube, Spotify, Netflix, Zoom meeting and so forth. However, some days it’s a bit lower…

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is a very quiet space for a small van, just next to our chalet.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have an old lady dog and many cats. As well as chickens… If your animal is ok with that, we are ok.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week, or less, depending on the weather and willing…

Host ref number: 158913791515

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