Help me to create an organic garden in the mountains in Niederrickenbach, Switzerland.

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello! We are Sarah and Rado - an Australian-Swiss couple. We live on a organic sheep farm in the Niederrickenbach region (2 hours from Zurich) in Switzerland. We are a young couple looking for help on our farm. You will eat with us and experience a true cultural exchange.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They could learn some German and experience the beautiful swiss countryside. We can teach them how to make some swiss meals. We could go for some excursions together. Also, there a many hiking and biking trails in this region. While we don't have bikes, you are welcome to bring your own.

    Niederrickenbach is known as a 'kraftort' which means 'a place of energy' and many people make a pilgrimage here.

  • Help

    Help

    We are a small working organic sheep farm. We welcome people to come and stay with us to experience life in the Swiss Mountains! We are 1000m above sea level and love to meet new people. Rado is learning English and we would love to have people come who speak English with him. But, if you speak German we will all understand and Spanish, Italian or French, we will try to communicate! Haha.

    The farm is small, and Rado is able to do everything by himself, but he will be happy to show you how to milk the sheep, make hay or even drive a tractor if you want!

    I would love some help creating a big garden as we would like to be as self-sufficent as possible. We also have projects, such as creating an area for chickens, a small pond for ducks and a sitting area outside for summer. Work-awayers are also welcome to cook with us and show us food from their countries!

    If you love hiking and nature, you'll love spending time up here. Theres no fixed times to help, but we would be happy to exchange around 4 hours of work per day in exchange for accommodation and 3 meals with us per day. We prefer to have meals with our workawayers as this makes for a better relationship between host and work-awayers.

    As we live 1000 meters above sea level, we will be happy to take you to the train station and pick you up from there if you want to explore the town in the day time, or there is also a cable-car that you can take at your own cost.

    We are looking for open minded , happy people for some good conversations and laughs.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We can host upto 3 workawayers at a time. You would have your own bedroom and will share the bathroom with other workawayers. The rooms have a beautiful view. Workawayers will have access to the kitchen all day. And there will be a shared TV with chromecast for all the workawayers.

    The house has 3 floors and the workawayers will be living on the second floor.

    We would request you not to bring pets with you as we are a working farm with sheep. However children are more than welcome to join their parents in a work-away with us!

    Meals not on the farm (in your free time) will not be covered. If you stay at the farm though or go for a excursion with us, you are welcome to eat with us or cook your own meal.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your time off, you can visit the beautiful town of Niederrickenbach. Also Engelberg and Stans are beautiful towns nearby which you can take the train to or we can drive you there depending on the day and the workload we have.
    Luzern is about 45 minutes away and there are beautiful lakes around as well. We do excursions to these lakes sometimes and will be happy if you would like to join us.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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


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