Enjoy living on an idyllic place and help with the animals, our 3 kids, and garden in Rüschegg Heubach, Switzerland



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    we - (Claudia 33, Chris 35, flurina 9, glenn, 9, Linus 7) moved in 2009 to a little paradise. at the beginnig to us belonged cute little babytwins, a cat, two goats and tree hens. today we are 5 in the Family and we are living together with 100 animals (6 horses, goats, ducks, minipigs, turtles, guinea-pigs, hens, a dog and cat ...) on a very nice, calm place in the middle of switzerland. we could moove an old granary to our place (our guesthouse) and built a second flat, where another woman lives. we are doing home-schooling and we are on the way living a self sufficient life. Chris works also as a Lumberjack in the forest and Claudia is an Artist, made the apprenticeship as a woodcarver and works today as a photographer. from the goatmilk we make different products. we have a big vegetable and herbs garden and try to use the permacultur methode. we work with EM and terra preta
    after work (and there is a lot) we find time to relax on/in the creek next the house, make a fire, sleep in the tent or in winter in the iglu.
    before the kids we travelled alot - australia, NZ, USA, canada, fiji's, europe (Danmark, sweden, scotland, England, Germany, Austria, spain, italy, turkey, greece, rumania..).. the longest trip we've made was for 9 month. we could lodge many times by local people against work and we were very thankful for thouse experiences - so we wanne give back also..... we look forward to meet you!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    you can learn with us a lot from our animals. then we are producing some handmade products like cheese from the goatmilk, products from the garden, slaughter our own chicks and pigs. we are making our own hay for the winter. see how homeschooling in switzerland is. some they will find delivery in natur, some with animals, others with eachother, again others in silence - at "our" place, you might have many means to find a way to yourselve.

  • Help


    would be nice to have a great help with feeding the 5 horses and clean the barn (2 times/day). you could help feed all the other animals and milk the goats. would be great too to have help in the kitchen or all houseworks or with the kids. you could help in the garden with planting, weeding, harvest and convert the vegetables, fruits and herbs. and make hay (june/july). we need to have help to fix all the fences for the goats and horses. then you could be creativ to make many willow-fences around the different gardenparts. we still have no stable for the hens. there are different repair works with the house. we would like to build an outdoor kitchen. cause we are doing homeschooling (what is very rare in switzerland) we are always interested about, our kids can learn another language 1:1.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    german, englisch, french

  • Accommodation


    look Forward to sleep in a very romantic shelter. an old "speicher". without electricity, heating and affluent water but with much candles and cuddly sheep skin. also without bathroom - toilet and bathroom you can use in our house.
    your room is on the first or second floor. above the horsebarn. places to sleep: 1

    the Food we offer is healthy and varied. in this field (altough it could be the only one) we are very typical suisse people: we eat three times a day: breakfast, lunch exactly at noon and dinner :) (no rule without exception)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    the place we live is right in the middle from Bern, Thun and Freiburg. in the closer region of rueschegg you can visit different Castles or abbeys, go to the lake of Thun. the bernis oberland is also very close. we can expirience the local region of the schwarzenburgerland by horses. (depending on whatever your skills are about that, we could make a horse trekking). after work take a bath in the creek or go to the highest outdoor swimming pool from switzerland. the trainstation is close and there is even a bus (Postauto) who stops 600m from our house. or we could pick you up in schwarzenburg at the trainstation. be aware about that; our Region is far (for suisse situation :) ) from citys or partylife). a quite idyllic piece of land with a loud, wild, but friendly family :). but you can reach by feet shop, bancomat and postoffice. look forward to have you with us! (would be great to have people with us, who are speaking french, cause our girls should learn french...)

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 h/day, 5 days /week

your guesthouse
making hay in july
making fire Wood for the winter and hot-pot
the guest house

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