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We are a farming family, Franz (1986), Yvonne (1987) and our little daughter Ellin (2019). Our farm is located in a small village with 300 inhabitants on 850 metres above sealevel in the Swiss alps. We do have moderate tourism and the nature offers you a wide range of outdoor acivities nearby. When we do have some free time we like to spend it outdoor by mountain hike or visit other alps.
Our animals spend the whole summer (June to the End of September) on our alp, which is about 20 Min. (by car, or about 1h 20' to walk) away from where we live. There we make some diary products. Since 2019 we live in our new renovated farmhouse. Around the house we still have a lots of things to do. As Franz spend the most of the summer with the work on the alp and with farming here in the village, we could need a hand for our garden project and other things in and around the house and farm. A few-days-stay on the alp is also possible.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We are a very open minded couple and we would like to learn more about other cultures as much as we like to show others how we live. Workawayers can benefit from a nice place to stay, away from big cities. We also can show you how swiss chees is produced. In general you will have an impression how swiss farming in the mountais could look like. We are always open to improve our English or to teach some German.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We could need a helping hand for our household, gardening and garden project, babysitting, producing products for self-supply. In springtime we have a lot of chores on our fields (cleaning from avalanches, and fallen branches) and restart gardening, in summer farming does not get less but it is more concentrated on alp and household. In autumn it is time to conserve products for wintertime. Yvonne could need a babysitter, so she gets a few hours to produce products for the little farm shop we run since October 2020.
This host offers a language exchange
From a previous exchange Yvonne speacks French fluent and learned English by travelling. Franz does understand English but like to emprove his speaking. He does not speak French.
We have one guestroom and bathroom for our workawayer. We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. We dont provide alcoholic drinks.
Matt is located betweet mountains and offers you a wide rage of outdoor acivities, like hiking, climbing, biking....
Also it is a stunning place for nature and wildlife lovers. We live between the UNESCO natural heritage site and Europes oldest wildlife reserve. The town is easily reached by bus.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
In every room we have network access. In case Worawayer would like to use it we ask them to bring their own equipment.
on our farm there is enough space for any kind of campervans etc.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week