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Come and enjoy gardening, solar cooking, pet sitting in Fricktal, Switzerland

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  • Last activity: 2 Jun 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    We live in a village, between Basel and Brugg, with us in the house are 2 cats 🐾🐾 and 4 guniea pigs.

    We have a garden for vegetables, 🌿🌿 ( gardening till October/Nov.)
    We travel every year for some weeks and some weekends - for this we as well look for you to take care for our animals and the house. We do shorter and longer cycle-tours and go for swimming several times a week.
    We like cooking, with fresh vegetables, from the garden, or farms in the region.
    you could experiment with our solar cookers. Most of our bread, we do by our own.
    We produce own yoghurt, with milk from a nearby farm.

    we have breakfast together at about 7:00 or 7:30 am, we do most of the work in the mornings,
    in the afternoons, some days we do activities together, like cycling, swimming ...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    we like to meet new people, form other countries, other cultures, to talk together.
    you can stay 2-4 weeks at our home in Switzerland, we can show you more in the region, we can do some rides on bicycles together, to the farms to buy vegetables, to go for swimming ( March till November )

  • Help


    Do you like animals ? cats and guniea pigs ? and you like nature gardening, ....,
    we could need you for different tasks, in the house and outside.

    you like cooking - we share cooking.
    You are welcome to cook a meal, what you like the most, or is important from your origine country.

    As well you could care for our pets : 2 cats, 4 guinea pigs, to feed them, to play with them, to look for them, to bring the guinea pigs out to the garden in the morning, to collect them in the evening.
    and there are some ponds to check the water flow from the nearby creek.
    There would be some chores in the house as well, some cleaning, cooking, .... , in the garden
    We as well keep bees, in June / July we harvest some honey

    ( if we are away in this time period, you would look for the house and animals, and do your own cooking.
    and in winter time you need to do the heating with wood, about each 2nd day. )

    we do not use palmoil. we do not buy products, containing palm oil. whole Sumatra and Borneo and other rainforests have been destroid and replanted with not climate friendly oil palm plantations.

    min. stay : usualy 2 weeks, we expect to help for a about 3-4 hours in the weekdays

    we live in a cow country, so we use cheese, milk, butter, youghurt, meat ( not every day) ... for cooking, baking.
    no problem, if you are vegetarian, there is other food to eat, then meat.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Arabic: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    you will have your own sleeping room.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected


Host ref number: 355854554532

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