Come and live in our stunning hostel housed in a villa in the Italian-speaking, Swiss Alps, Switzerland



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  • Description


    This valley is one of Switzerland's most stunning and rustic. Our hostel 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).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help around the house

  • 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's founder. There is a museum about the region close to the hostel. There are also opportunities to learn Italian.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

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    Helpers interact with hostel guests to make them feel at home, especially in the evenings, and help out with simple daily tasks like watering some house plants and taking out the compost. Food is not included but there is often free food from other guests.

    Helpers receive free lodging and a small stipend (in line with the minimum wage requirement) in exchange for their commitment.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Staff room with one bunk bed 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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    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Can host digital nomads

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    Hours expected

    1/2 hour per day

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