We are a family of four, there is Manu (32), Gioia (26), Piera (6) and Nanda (3). Manu works in the forrest and Gioia soon is gonna be a student of applied environmental engineering. In our spare time together we take care of a small vineyard, some chicken, a young fruit orchard and a vegetable garden in order to increase our self sufficiency level. We are very interested among other things in sustainable living, permaculture and living with the seasons. We love simple things that make life beautiful like sitting around a bonfire, spending time with friends and family or going for a hike.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around 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.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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.
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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
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
More than two
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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