We are a family of four, Gioia (24), Manuel (31, Piera (4) and Nanda (1), living in the outskirts of Zurich.
Manuel is a forrest worker and Gioia works at the Wildernes Park. Together we take care of a small vineyard and a vegetable garden.
We love to be outside, work outside and to be active. We are interested in the simple things that make live beautiful: sitting around a bonfire, being in the woods, sharing time with friends and family, enjoying views from mountain tops.
We are also driven by the question of how we can contribute to a better world and our community. May it be baby steps, we are always curious to find out about ecological improvements but also about how we affect other peoples lifes.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Living with us you'll experience Switzerland far beyond the cliche alps. We live very close to Zurich (15 min by train, 25 by bike to the main station) but still live in close touch with nature. We are surrounded by spectacular places and lots of opportunities for outdoor activities. There is a lake, a small river, a wild forrest and a small hill. Within less than an hour you get to the postcard places of switzerland: the alps, lakes and skiing resorts. If there's time we can take you to nice spots and explore together.
We love to host people and parties in our house, so you will get to know our friends and family and therefor have a broad insight into our culture. For us, if someone stays with us he or she belongs to the family and will be welcomed with an open heart. The center of our life are our children, they are part of all our activities and equal members of our tribe.
There is always plenty of work around here. Some is seasonal, some is routine and some are projects we dream of.
-help in the vegetable garden (weeding, planting, harvesting...)
-process harvest (ferment, dry, freeze, sterilize....)
-help in the frontyard (cut hedges, mow lawn, cut trees, building a playground...)
-help in the vineyard
-finish our little shed in the vineyard
-build a chicken stable
-help with wood work (grind and carve etc), objects, art and furnitur
-chores like washing, cleaning and cooking
-play with children
We encourage you to share your talents and skills. Maybe we can profit from something we don't even know yet.
swissgerman, german, english, spanish
Private room, shared bathroom. Access to huge living room with music corner, kitchen and a huge garden.
We eat three meals a day which are mostly cooked by Gioia (because she loves cooking). If you like cooking you are aloud to cook too of course :) Otherwise you can just eat with us.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week