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Learn to grow tomatoes and other veggies with sustainable organic practices in Boenigen, Switzerland

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    *last minute opening for first 3 weeks of April, otherwise nothing before August 2024, no earlier dates available. The project's goal is to teach sustainability, create community and connect people to where food comes from and it’s true value. Volunteers should be eager to learn these principles and proactively follow them.

    Also I am partially disabled in one arm so I need a lot of help with housekeeping, cleaning, laundry, cooking and this is over 50% of the work required.

    I also am a rare plants seed bank and seedlings producer. I am very excited about what I do and love to teach people about sustainability and have fun doing it. Join us!

    I only take helpers from mid March or April through October.
    Minimum stay is 4 weeks. No short term stays. This is a real learning and volunteering experience and not just a cheap way to travel, if you are not interested in learning about sustainable practices and permaculture or just want a free place to stay this is not the right place for you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about Organic practices in every phase of growing Learn about heirloom veggies and why plant diversity is so important. Learn how to live more sustainably. Eat super healthy and delicious food grown right here... and even learn to cook it. See the beautiful Swiss Alps and enjoy many free time activities and adventures in this beautiful part of the world. Hiking, biking, climbing, etc. and we are located in Interlaken Switzerland the Adventure Sport Capitol of the world! Also as we are in the center of Europe this is a fantastic starting point to see the rest of Europe. Bicycles are provided and will easily get you to all the fun things to do in this area.

  • Help

    Help

    Help needed varies with the season and abilities of volunteers but can be: Gardening (30-50%) preparing ground, transplanting, weeding, picking, watering etc. Helping with housekeeping tasks (70-50%) cleaning, laundry, making beds, cooking and even DIY projects.
    I am partially disabled in one arm so I need help in all such activities.
    Also conversing in Spanish if you "habla español" to help us learn Spanish better is also apriciated. Helpers are expected to help about 20hrs a week in return for accommodation and 3 meals a day.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a dorm bedroom in the main house basement with beds for up to two persons and volunteers have a separate bathroom. We also provide bikes for you to get around on and the Public transport system here is fantastic. Note: we have cats! If you are allergic this is not the place for you. This is a non -smoking house, smoking is never allowed inside. We do not take Vegans or others with special diets or severe food allergies. Gluten free or Vegetarian is OK.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Note: this is a learning and volunteering experience and NOT just a free place to stay! If you just want a cheap way to travel and aren’t interested in the project and open to learn DON’T come here. Minimum stay is 1 month, and we never take people for less than 3 weeks unless written in last minute! We are omnivores. Please no Vegans or others with very strict dietary issues. No volunteers traveling with pets please, nor any families with children! No drugs or heavy drinking. We, your hosts, are very tidy and respectful, hard working, positive happy people and we expect the same from you. Taking helpers from late March through October ONLY, no availability other months unless specifically written in description. Note: we have cats! If you are allergic this is not the place for you.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Digital nomads are very welcome here as long as their schedules don’t conflict with the volunteer help. Basically if you can be available by 9am and your digital work doesn’t start till after 2pm it’s never a problem. The helping day is usually either mornings or afternoons: between 9:00 and 14:00 or 13:00 and 17:00.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    I have 1 space for a van/camper. Must be no longer than 4.8m, 1.7m wide, 2m high

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 811922122493

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