Non-profit, self-managed holidays and cultural project in the Swiss Alps, Maloja, Switzerland



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  • Description


    We are located at the border of Upper Engadin and Bergell, close to St. Moritz and Italy, in one of the most beautiful landscapes of he Swiss Alps. The region is a paradise for hikers, sport in general, for nature and culture lovers. It is a self-managed centre with an uncomplicated and open atmosphere. The house is available to young and old travelling alone, families or groups, eager for education or engaged in social issues. It is a unique place for meetings and discussions. The team of 4, Antonio, Gian Carlo, Silvie and Valeria manage the office and the work that has to be done to make everything work. We don't have cooks, waiters or cleaning ladies because the guests choose to do a chore every day for the benefit of all and to feel part of the project, taking responsibility for it.
    The non profit holidays and formation center was founded in 1972 from a group of people of leftist activists to offer cheap holidays for everyone. In order to achieve this goal the profits are used to finance a social fund, that can be used from particularly disadvantaged people to cover the expenses of their stay.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The house is a great place for cultural exchange, our guest come from many countries, are often politically and socially involved. In the house and in this part of Switzerland German or Italian is spoken. Much can be learned about a non profit project, that was founded in the 70‘ by a group of people involved in leftist politics. Values are also the connection with the region and the climate sustainability.

  • Help


    Practical help in the house (no cleaning, cooking or serving), general maintenance, some gardening, doing errands in the village …. A driving license is essential. Speaking German and Italian is a big advantage. We are looking for a volunteer for June, July and August, the minimum stay is ideally 4 weeks.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    In the dormitory we offer a small essential private room with private bathroom. (no wi fi at night)

    You can have breakfast and dinner with the guests. For lunch we generally eat leftovers from the previous day or cheese, fruit, bread, salad...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The house is set in one of the most beautiful valley in the Swiss Alps. It is possible to practice all kind of sports, visit small art galleries and museums. We are close to Italy (Chiavenna), you can go there with the bus in one hour. I will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Internet connection is limited in some areas of the house.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Nearby there’s a parking lot where people often park their vans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 362535469915