we are two families: (4 adults from 30-45 and 5 kids from 0-5) living together in a beautiful old mansion with a wonderful view over land and mountains. the 2 ha of land surrounding the house is full of fruit trees, berries, herbs, flowers and vegetables.. we are cultivating our garden on permaculturel principles and we try to become as self-sustainable as possible. so the food we harvest in summer and autumn will bring us trough winter and spring.
our kids are donated with this place to grow up and we give them as much freedom as they need to be able to develop independently and to become confindent and happy.
they are always accompained by our verry loyal and friendly dog, which is also always happy to play with adults ;) there are also chicken, indian running ducks, two guinea fowls, three cats and two fluffy rabbits who are living with us. there is always something to do around the house as is it is really nicely overgrown by grapes, roses and other wonderful plants.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
at our paradise you can learn about gardening, herbs, cooking, fruit trees, animals and language exchange
we gan give you advices to travel in different countries as we also traveled before being here.
you can also learn a lot from our kids, they are wonderful little teachers and sometimes interested students ;)
-we like to finish the greenhouse with old windows, for the winterveggies
- build some frames for protecting the highraised beds from the cold weather
-in autumn we have loads of apples to harvest and bring them to the juice bottlers.
-there is a whole kitchen waiting to be installed in the kitchen in the house.
also in autumn we have many plans for the garden:
-re-build the fence around the vegetable garden to avoid bambi's lunchparty :)
-the soil in the vegetable garden needs compost
-there is a 3 years old quince tree in the garden who needs to be planted to the fruit tree orchard
-some new fruit trees need to be planted
...and there is still so much more to do! but with most of the things we are not in hurry :) you can help us with the projects, spend time with the kids or care for food and household so we can work.
according to the arrangement you will be working 4-5 hours per day for free food and accommodation. our food is mostely vegan but we all have different opinions about food and live a more or less good way that is right for all of us :)
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you can put your tent in our beautiful "spielwiese" wich is vey flat and has a wonderful view so it will be the first thing you see in the mornings ;)
We can offer you a tent and bedings and for colder nights we will see where we find a nice and cosy place for you to sleep in or around the house.
there is a seperate bathroom with shower in the house wich you can use.
the house is on the foot of belpberg wich is a nice hill. you can enjoy walkings to the gantrisch region wich is a beautiful natural reserve close by.. also there is the lake gerzensee about 20min walk from the house in wich you can swim and enjoy nature.
bern and thun are verry close to here, the bus stop is right in front of the house and the bus and train will bring you to the cities in about 30-40 minutes. we can give you loads of advices for bern, thun and also other nice places in switzerland.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours per day, 2 days off
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