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Currently seeking people for mid October through Mid November as helpers and house sitting.
We are a small organic Agri-business. We produce specialty heirloom tomato and other veggi seeds and seedlings which are sold at farmers markets. We are also an organic Garden cooperative in which our goal is to create a socially responsible and community based project that feeds its members and connects them to where the food comes from.
We also run a small Vacation apartments business so the world can come to us.
We only take helpers from mid March or April through October.
We only take volunteers for minimum of 4 weeks. No short term stays.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Learn about Organic practices in every phase of the production. Learn about heirloom veggies and why plant diversity is so important. Eat super healthy and delicious food grown here on the farm... and even learn to cook it if you are interested. Learn some German or Swiss German. See the beautiful Swiss Alps and enjoy many, many free time activities and adventures in this beautiful part of the world. Hiking, biking, climbing, etc. and we are located near 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.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Help needed varies with the season and abilities of volunteers but can be: gardening in greenhouse sowing seeds, transplanting, watering, inventory, etc. Helping at farmers markets with set up. Helping out in the fields digging, transplanting, weeding, picking, watering etc. General gardening on the homestead. Helping with household chores, cleaning, changing beds and Laundry. Conversing in Spanish if you "habla español" to help us learn Spanish better is also apriciated. Helpers are expected to work about 20hrs a week in return for room and 3 meals a day.
There is a dorm bedroom in the main house with beds for up to two persons. 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.
Minimum stay is 1 month, and we never take people for less than 3 weeks! 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, easy going people. As you will be living with us we are only looking for volunteers who are also tidy, respectful, happy and easy going folks. Taking helpers from March/April through October only, no availability other months. Note: we have cats! If you are allergic this is not the place for you.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Digital nomads are very welcome here as long as their schedules don’t conflict with the volunteer work. Basically if you can work by 9am and your digital work doesn’t start till after 4pm it’s never a problem. The work day is usually either mornings or afternoons: between 9:00 and 14:00 or 13:00 and 17:00.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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