we are two families: (4 adults from 30-45 and 5 kids from 1-6) 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..
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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at our paradise you can learn about gardening, herbs, cooking, fruit trees, childcare, animals, mountains, cultural and historical stuff, marketing, and so much more!
we gan give you advices to travel in different countries as we also traveled before being here.
-preparing food for everybody
-playing with the kids, maybe bring them to the school and back
-looking after the animals
-general cleaning in and around the house
>>>There is always something to do in or around the house and we prefere if you could help us with all these daily tasks without asking :)
And there are some ideas for projects during the year..:
-Rebuild the tool-shelter in the garden
-seed an plant the vegetables for the garden. we keep them inside the house an in the greenhouses and they need a lot of care in the beginning
-prepare the gardenbeds
-the compost needs to be distributed in all the gardens
-daily garden care like: watering, mulching, weeding, harvesting
-preserve products for winter
-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..
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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We have a wonderful big white "bell-tent" in which there is space for two beds. it is standing on the "spielwiese" wich is vey flat and has this wonderful view so it will be the first thing you see in the mornings ;)
If you prefere to bring your own tent, there are several very nice spots where to put it.
we can offer you bedings and a towel.
there is a seperate bathroom with shower in the house wich you can use.
If it is too cold or too rainy to sleep in the tent, we have a optional bed in the house, in a very tiny room but you can close d the door and have your privacy.
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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