Help us with our project to build a wonderful magic garden in Adliswil, Switzerland



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    UPDATE: At the moment we really need help with the reconstruction/fixing up/restoring/rebuilding the roof and would prefer to have someone who could help us fixing a sink and building a little structure to cover it. Moreover, the garden was unfortunately again abandoned for 2 moths last summer and it looks again very bad. It became a little jungle, the veggies garden is a bush and spiders are everywhere.
    I personally do not have the energy at the moment to start again working so hard as I did for many months before summer and I won't put too many efforts for the time being, but if you are still willing to help us, I can tell you what is needed and you are welcome to do that at your own pace.
    My child goes to sleep at 19.30 and wakes up at 7 to go to school, this is a very small apartment so if you are ok in respecting our structure, you can stay a couple of days.
    We are a tiny family and rent a wonderful little garden with a hut by the river, there is a lot of work to be done as both need to be cleared, cleaned and renovated where necessary because they have been neglected for over a decade. There is much love there, so we are very happy to make the most beautiful out of it.
    Main focus however, will be to project and start a vegetable organic and synergic garden (DONE), hence we require experienced people as we lack this knowledge (but we are working on that ;)) We also would like to build a compost toilet for we need somebody with solid experience (DONE)
    At the same time, move away old things from the hut and clean is essential and we need help especially with heavy stuff (DONE).
    Agricultural help: mainly gardening/land cleaning and setting of a tiny well made synergic garden.
    Clearing, cleaning and refreshing the hut (moving away stuff, painting, …), choosing and upcycling materials.
    Restoring the roof.
    The help required is various: planting baby vegetable plants in the synergic garden (DONE), weeding the green garden, cutting the grass, taking care of the flower beds around the hut, chopping wood, pruning, general maintainance, work with wood and stone, repainting, enriching with unique artistic touch etc.
    We like people who work with passion and attention and we are looking for people who could help us with their knowledge and enthusiasm.
    We like to share experiences at dinner table but we also like people who are independent and can stay alone by themselves. As our child goes to bed early (19.30), quiet evenings are a must. We are very flexible with the hours of help and the days, we can together decide to help intensively or just 3 days so that you can have time to travel around as well. Please, let's discuss about that.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a family of travelers, we mostly produce our vegan raw food. We speak many languages and are very much into creativity and nature.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Experienced fellows that can help restoring the roof, a sink and 2 raised vegetables beds.
    The hut needs to be cleared and well cleaned, this doesn't require any experience. There might be some heavy stuff to be moved as well.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I am very fond of foreign languages, at least a bunch of new words or sentences every day in a language that I do not know, would make me happy

  • Accommodation


    In our apartment, a comfortable couch bed in the dining hall that should be shared during meals (and to water plants in there).
    We are happy to share our dinner with you and morning tea, however we cannot be charged of all your meals because groceries are very very expensive here.
    No smoking and no shoes in the house. We also ask to respect our vegan style in the house (no meat nor fish etc), thanks

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    UPDATE negative COVID test is required upon arrival. Some months ago we had to quarantine because a traveller had not tested and was positive with no symptoms. We are not in the condition to quarantine again and do not want to take the risk again. Thanks for understanding.

    This is a perfect location to discover not only the beauties of Zürich but of Switzerland as well.
    We don't have internet at home but when we are together, you can use my hot spot.
    We cannot be in charge of all your meals because it would be too expensive and we cannot afford it.

  • 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

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Dogs are unfortunately not allowed in the apartment because of house rules. We do have a cat.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    3 hours per day, 5 days per week

Host ref number: 341141651839