We're a family with two children (8 and 4 years old), running a permaculture project at 1300 mt. on the Swiss mountains, in a small historical village served by public transports. We have a veggie and medicinal garden, chickens and ducks. Barbara teaches permaculture and Joe is an experienced guide in wild and medicinal herbs.
Sleeping in your own tent in our garden.
Helps needed: gardening, building (simple constructions), cooking, housekeeping, childcare.
French or Italian required plus patience with children and a capacity to be simple and open-minded. Arrival preferred before 6pm to not interfere with our schedule of dinner and bed time. No smoking allowed in the house, expecially when children are around. Families are welcome. Possibility for a long term volunteering, if compatibility.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Being at our place you'll become part of a tribe. Help in daily tasks is required .
We'll be happy to share with you trekkings to enjoy the beauty of our area and to harvest wild medicinal herbs and our knowledge about growing plants as food and medecine, making our own preparations (balms, medicinal herbal teas, mother tinctures, poultices), using permaculture principles in our garden and in our life.
For a long-stay volunteers there will be an opportunity to participate to our permaculture courses.
Help needed in the veggie garden (mulching, fencing, etc.), in the house (housekeeping and cooking, babysitting) as well as for harvesting and transforming wild plants.
We'll share our meals together. Sleeping in your own tent in our garden.
During July and August a weekly market takes place at the village, an opportunity to meet people and buy homemade bread and others local products.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week