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Are you either French speaking or experienced in gardening or cooking meals independently? Would you like to visit Switzerland and our family? We are a family of six (39, 38, 12, 9, 5 and 3) who live simple and uncomplicated in a house in the countryside. We also have a very old and gentle German Shepherd (13.5yrs), some chicken with their rooster and 5 pet rats. We are almost vegetarians, as we eat meat extremely rare. When we buy food usually look after seasonal, organic and environmental sustainability is generally quite important to us in all concerns. We are a homeschooling/unschooling family, that means our kids are around during the day. We are looking for people who like to speak and play with our kids in English or French for them to practice foreign languages. We can host couples or female workawayers only.
We live pretty close to Bern, the capital City and Thun (Berner Oberland -> where are a lot of famous mountains and sightseeing places). The next train station is around 500m to our house.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You will have your freetime, where it will be possible to discover lots of very typical swiss places. If you are interested, and when its possible, you also can join some of our outdoor activities.
Your main task will either be:
- cooking one meal per day, cleaning up the kitchen after meals and spending time with our children (playing, reading, going out for a walk with them...)
- gardening, weeding and being creative in our backyard. Some months ago we moved here and there is a lot to do around the house, as you can see on some pictures. If you are experienced in gardening, you can feel free, removing weeds, planting new plants and being creative to help us make a nice place out of our surroundings.
If you don't speak French, we expect, that you are experienced in either cooking or gardening. French speaking people are welcome to just spend time with our children for them to learn French.
You will be accommodated in a room in our flat, that is a playroom actually. After dinner and during the nights it will be yours alone of course. We are also welcoming workawayers with kids. If so, we could accommodate you in our tiny holiday flat in the same house. Please ask if it is available for the requested time.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
It depends about what you need, but we have a good interent connection and could offer you more space. But you need to be aware, there are a lot of places in the world with more silence than an old house with a lot of children and animals.
There is a parking space where you could put your camerpvan. Please ask if you intend to come by campervan.
We would like to host people with pets, but you have to ask, it depends about the situation...
4-5 hours, 5 days a week
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