Community project in Emmental, Switzerland

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: No minimum

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  • Description

    Description

    Update February 2024:
    With one laughing and one crying eye, we have decided to sell the house in summer 2024, which means we will still be doing a lot of clearing, cleaning, repairing a few things, enjoying the place again and making it beautiful.
    We will be on site part-time to take care of this and look forward for your help and companionship.
    Someone who speaks German would be great - but also other 'languages' welcome ;-)
    We prefere stays between one and two weeks.

    Now about us:
    We are three people, two adults and a four year old child. We like to share the things, practice a collaborative way of life. At the moment mostly Theodor is at the place, Sera lives mainly in Basel.

    Our house was till 2007 a small school for about 20 children of some farms in the surrounding area.
    We transformed it to a pleasant community house with some comfort.

    The house is 5 minutes (by car) or one hour walk from the small village. It's surrounded by nature (trees, meadows, rivers, cows...), so it's a good place for hiking and just 'to be' without noise, cars or other 'stuff'.

    I, Sera, personally like playing games, playing music (piano, guitar), cooking, hiking, being with my son.
    I live an alternative life, try to use my heart not just only the mind. I'm connected to nature, humans, spirituality and consciousness. At the moment I live mostly in Basel and just visit this place for holiday or +/- one weekend per month.

    Theodor is a true all-rounder with experience in many areas of craft and work. He likes community building and looks forward to people with spirit, heart and yearning beyond civilization for true magic and transition - people who are self empowered and are able to initiate rather than to wait for orders. At the moment he is in the house around 3-4 days a week, the other days he is in Basel.

    Our interests, that we also like to share with Workawayers:
    - Spirituality
    - self awareness (Emotions, patterns, self responsibility)
    - Connection (to myself, to others, to the - lets say - universe)
    - Body health (good nurriture, yoga, ...)
    - Wild herbs
    - Free learning (Home schooling)
    just to name some...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn about the rural life in Switzerland. You could learn the language, I can also teach some (juggling) games. I can give you advise about hiking in the area. In winter you can go skiing (if there is snow...). There are some rivers where you can take a bath - or you use our sauna in winter ;)
    We're open to receive workawayer's with children.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Main works are:
    - Clear out cellar and other rooms
    - Give away or sell things on online platforms (German required)
    - Small carpentry work (mainly repairs)
    - cooking and help around the kitchen
    - Make the garden nice: Build down some constructions and make a new meadow

    Other works are:
    - Tile work in the house + plumbing
    - Cleaning parts of the house and windows
    - Clean house facade and window niches with high pressure cleaner (work on ladder)
    - Mounting railing for terrace (hammer drill, angle grinder, mounting...)
    - child caring

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I can share german and am interested in practice french, spanish and learn some portugues.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You'll live in a private room with a normal bed and have your private space.
    You'll use the community parts of the house: common kitchen, a big multipurpose room, sauna, small library, sports ground…
    We like to cook and eat together, but it's ok if you have other needs.
    We also like to share the work that comes up during the day, like cooking, cleaning...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The next village is 5km, you can walk (1 hour) or maybe use the car / get a ride.
    The place is good for hiking and enjoying the nature.
    In Langnau (30min by car) you'll find some nice shops.

    Normally you help at your own or we try to find two Workawayers that help on the same time.
    You can also bring your Workaway-friend ;)

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 814264155819

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