Come and live in a stunning villa in Italian-speaking, most beautiful area of Valle Onsernone, Switzerland



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  • Description


    This valley is one of Switzerland's most stunning and rustic. Our helpers and guests enjoy amazing hiking, yoga in the garden with a view of Italy, and swimming in the emerald-colored river in summer.

    We are looking for helpers staying for at least 1 full month at a time, ideally 2-3. DO NOT CONTACT US IF YOU CANNOT STAY ONE FULL MONTH (1st to 31st).

  • Type of help

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    Help in the house
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is one of Switzerland's poorest and yet most interesting regions. Italian is spoken here as we are just on the border with Italy. The valley is inhabited year-round by around 800 people, with lots of vacationers coming in the summer to their second homes.

    It's very easy to meet locals and explore the entire place on foot. The rivers are absolutely stunning. Helpers will be integrated into the local community and taught about fascinating local life by the hostel operator. There is a museum about the region close to the hostel. There are also opportunities to learn Italian.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    Helpers will receive free lodging in exchange for interacting with guests to make them feel at home, especially in the evenings. Food is not included.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, Italian, French, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    Hostel dorm room (sleeps 2 max) in a stunning location

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    Transport to the wonderful city of Locarno is easy and takes from 20-60 minutes depending on the departure point.

    Since helpers are asked to be present at the hostel after 17h00 rather than working shifts, they are free to spend their days hiking, swimming, meditating... anything they want!

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 511949716975