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Stay on a farm and help with kids and housework in Etziken, Switzerland

  • Switzerland
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  • Last activity: 29/01/2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We are happy to look for someone who speaks German and will pay pocket money!
    Wir suchen gerne jemanden mit Deutschkentnissen und bezahlen ein Taschengeld!

    We are a large blended family with children and animals on an organic farm with dairy cows, pigs, rabbits, chickens and a large area with a garden and trees. But you don't have to help with anything that is part of the agricultural yield. We still have rabbits and chickens and a big turnaround. It would be nice if you would enjoy being with the children, helping with the cooking and doing the kitchen and helping also Outside and Inside.

    We cannot accommodate vegans and prefer women

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live traditionally and like to give insight into our lives. We would be happy to show you Swiss recipes and baking bread. We also know a few nice corners and look forward to a nice exchange where you can pass on joy to each other. It is important to us that we are a good role model to the children. So we don't use drugs and we don't want that here either. If someone smokes, please do not smoke in front of the children. With us there are many beautiful little moments.

    But you have to know that it's loud and wild here and if you're looking for peace and quiet then it's better to be outside in nature than with us!

    Aber du musst wissen es ist laut und wild bei uns und wenn du Ruhe suchst dann eher draussen in der Natur als bei uns!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    It would be nice if someone had fun getting involved. If you can prepare a meal yourself and clean up the kitchen afterwards. Enjoy spending time with the kids too. Take care of the children so we can go away. Cooking something big together. Starting a nice project in the garden. Unfortunately, the garden was neglected because of the children.
    It would be nice if our guest could also adapt to our rhythm as a role model for the children.
    It is also important that we are always tired very early in the evening and therefore do not walk much after 7 p.m. unless we are up late when there is a lot of work to do.
    If you want pocket money or do paid work, we naturally expect a corresponding commitment!

    Es wäre schön wenn jemand auch selber Freude hat sich einzubringen. Wenn man selbständig ein Essen zubereiten kann und die Küche danach wieder aufräumen. Gerne auch mit den Kindern Zeit verbringen. Mal die Kinder hüten damit wir weggehen können. Gemeinsam was grosses Kochen.im Garten ein schönes Projekt starten.. leider ist der Garten wegen den Kindern zu kurz gekommen.
    Es wäre schön wenn sich unser Gast auch als Vorbild für die Kinder unserem Rhytmus anpassen.
    Es ist noch wichtig, dass wir am Abend immer sehr früh müde sind und daher ab 19.00 nicht mehr viel läuft ausser wenn viel Arbeit anfällt sind wir lange wach.
    Wenn du ein Taschengeld möchtest oder bezahlte Arbeit machst erwarten wir natürlich auch einen dementsprechenden Einsatz!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a guest room, it is simply furnished and on the top floor. There is also a toilet and shower there. The 2 oldest children also sleep on the upper floor.
    We always eat 3 times a day. Sometimes with my grandfather. We are omnivores and also feed on our milk / eggs / meat.
    It would be good if you would like to actively help with the meal, also with your own ideas, but always simple .. we eat a lot of potatoes.
    Since it is sometimes very turbulent while eating, 2 meals with the guest would be best.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It has a large forest and a beautiful lake nearby. We have an electric bike. We live in a quiet village. It has a bus but the Ov in Switzerland are expensive.
    Since we have a lot of work, we don't have much free time as a family! But you are free to do your own thing!

    Da wir viel Arbeiten haben machen wir als Familie wenig Freizeit! Du bist aber frei für deine eigenen Unternehmungen!

  • 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

    Das Internet ist nicht sehr schnell und wir haben einen sehr alten Laptop.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Ein Camper in der Grösse eines VW Bus ist super und wir haben Platz oder auch Platz für ein Zelt irgendwo auf einer Weide , oder eben ein schönes Gästezimmer im obersten Stock.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 833712116974

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