Nature paradise and arthouse in Näfels, Switzerland



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    Welcome to our nature paradise - I am an artist working with creative concepts and photography - please only send a request if your english or german is fluent - you need to be able to communicate with whats app or similar app for easy communication, please make sure you have your own data on your phone or a travel plan so we are able to talk when you leave the house as well.
    we do have internet but it is slow and not always good connection because of the mountains.

    We live in a small old house in midst of magical nature but very close to everything like shopping center, public transportation, bakeries, old village town, museum, movie theather.

    We (my cat Charlie and I ) live in the middle of the old village Näfels with a stunning panorama view to the famous Glarus mountains, forest and valleys.

    We heat the house with wood, we have a cozy stove and small outdoor seating area at the front entrance for workaways and airbnb guest.
    The balkony / terasse is privat.

    I travel a lot, so often the workaway might stay here alone or with other workaways and guests or me if i am around.

    From time to time we might host some artists and art-projects from around the world.


    HOURS 9.30 AM - 3PM or 10AM - 3PM ( with either 60min or 30min lunch break ) it might be able to adapt with workaways shedule...need to be discussed.
    In winter time we need to heat the house with wood, our firestove is big and cozy one also we can cook on that stove, so we do not need the electricity of the other stove.
    Heating times 6 or 7am, Noon, and Evening.

    Daily general tasks, to be done everyday: Feed the cat, spend some time playing and just spend time in the same room with him so he feels the connection and attention. He loves to rest and sleep in the same room, living room or the privat bedroom.
    10.30 am sharp daily cleaning of the rooms, common areas, ect. if needed, to be discussed with me.
    In winter time organize the wood for the firestove as soon as there is only litte left.
    It is a beautiful meditative beginning in the day to start the fire in the stove a beautiful ritual and very cozy as the warmth of the fire is so much more cozy then a regular heating system.

    Special tasks depending on the workaways profession or skills: help with;

    - woodworking, tiling, carpeting, - we need to build a roof over the balkony / terasse and other areas, need to build sliding doors and use tools to build and fix things

    - sew with a sewing maschine - fixing closthes, curtains or work on costumes for photo sessions and performance...

    - logo design, website building with templates, photoshop and most important creating MOCK UP ( online home gallery, photo gallery )

    - marketing , creative writing for website ( english - german )

    - Vlog creation, video art and photography

    Please do only apply if you have pro experience in one or more of the special task / skills.

    Never light a candle at any time if i am not at home.
    Never smoke inside the house, if you smoke please go to the front house outside area.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Canton Glarus is an amazing place in Switzerland, wonderful nature famous for its hiking routes and lakes
    there is a movie theater in the village and much more other things to do.
    Oberurnen is a historic little town and close to the train station.

    there are many activities, just google for it, and there are bigger towns like Zurich, St. Gallen, Luzern, all between 45 min and 90 min with the train easy traveling.

    you can learn to deepen your knowledge with all these above mentioned tasks, and learn about Underwater photography if i happen to have a session while you are here.

  • Help


    as described above! please read carefully my whole profile :)

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    either private or shared room depending on availability, charming kitchen, bathroom with bathtub

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    you can visit the lakes and towns around, go hiking, meet with other people or visit Zurich town, there is a trainstation and busstation very close by

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours/day, 5 days/week maximum

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