Come to be a part of our family and enjoy being surrounded by beautiful nature in Bäretswil, Switzerland



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    When the borders will be opened again we will be ready to welcome new volunteers.

    We are a smal family living in Switzerland in a village 30 km from Zürich. Our hobby is breeding bengal cats and we are looking for help in cleaning, garden work, painting and general help. We eat dinner together, breakfast and lunch are more often individual. The work takes 4 hours a day, you can choose 8-12, 10-12 and 14-16 or 14-18. . The nature around Bäretswil is very beautiful for hiking, swimming and skiing in winter. We can provide a nice room in a house with garden and free meals. The accomodation is a nice room in our house with garden, shower and toilet shared with one other person, kitchen shared with the family. Please apply only if you like cats and dogs, are not allergic, can work and are willing to clean and help.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The travellers can learn German, English or French with us, can learn everything about breeding bengal cats and can discuss various toppics with us during the dinner. He / she will also have plenty of time to discover the nature around hiking, can go to the Alps 30 km away or to Zürich 30 km away by bus and train etc.

  • Help


    We need friendly helpers who like cats, are not afraid of cleaning, can sometimes work on their own and can also occupy themselves happily during part of their free time. We speak English, French, German, Swiss German and Czech, if you do not speak any of these languages it would be difficult to feel good in our family. We have a small dog and the family consists of 4 people between 29 and 69 years.

  • Languages spoken

    Czech: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A nice room with double bed, exit to the garden, desk, wardrobe, mirror etc. Toilet and bathroom together with one other member of the family. Kitchen together with the family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are non smokers. It is easily possible to go by bus to Wetzikon and from there by train to Zürich. The nature around is very beautiful for walking. We can offer a trip to Bachtel Tower, the Lake of Pfäffikon and the Falls on the Rhine near Schaffhausen.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 475839615325