My name is Katy, I’m a 60 year old German-American, also an 8-time Workaway volunteer.
My family and I are looking for help in my house in a small German village directly on the Swiss border.
We’d like some general help around the house as the need arises, but we have several spots that could strongly benefit from an organizational genius.
Truly, nothing difficult. And if you like to organize… perfect.
I have some areas that could use some organizing, cleaning, and painting, too, and my four chickens like company, while our little garden always needs some TLC.
We can offer you your own room (the rest of the apartment is shared with me) and food for about 4 to 5 hours of work a day, 5 days a week. Of course, you can take any two days off as agreed. I’m really flexible.
We can cook together or I can cook for us both. Whatever you feel like. I mainly eat low-carb and consider myself a flexitarian, but you can eat whatever you want. We’ll figure it out.
I hope you are vaccinated against COVID and have possibly a driver’s license. I’d prefer “mature” a.k.a. older (like me) volunteers.
I would love to hear back from you!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
I, myself, have been on several Workaways and loved the amazing experiences and encounters. Now I want to pay some of this back and share with like-minded individuals.
There will be small-town living in beautiful surroundings near Zurich, Schaffhausen, the Rhinefalls, Germany’s largest lake, the Lake of Constance, and even the Black Forest. There is so much to explore here.
We are close to the airport in Zurich and the train station is less than 5 minutes walk away.
The small medieval town Schaffhausen is 10 minutes away, Zurich approx. 45 minutes by
I speak and can help you with English, German, and Swiss-German. I love meeting new people but respect their privacy.
Weather permitting, we may be able to take you on a private boat on the Rhine and of course show you our beautiful area. Sometimes we have a game night, sometimes Happy Hour. You can join us for all activities if you feel like it. Or stay at home if you want some privacy.
Helping out around the house and garden and maybe some other small maintenance projects as the need arises. All to be discussed and agreed upon together. As far as I see it, there are no special skills needed.
Nothing difficult and certainly nothing dangerous!
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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Small own room with a twin-sized bed. Rest shared with me in the lower apartment. My daughter and family live upstairs. They have two cats, but they do not come down, in case you are allergic to cats. The four chickens are outside.
I have decent internet.
I have bedding and towels.
All meals paid.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week