Help us with our garden, house, or computer skills & learn about plants in Toggenburg, Switzerland

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Switzerland

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    22/10/2019

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi, I have to manage our little company (organic plant based food supplements) and now everything else is severely neglected. That is where you might could jump in if this place fits your liking.

    Short summary about me; my biggest interest is health (nutrition, spiritual, mind and body). I love gardening and foraging in Nature as I know a lot about plants and wild plants. I have two cats and live in a big house, either alone or shared with roommates up to 3 people max. Working out is almost a daily routine for me. I love self-development and try my best to educate and apply this in my life.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I could teach you a lot about medicinal plants and plants out in nature who are edible.
    The gym owner in the village (8 times Swiss champion) is a good friend an trains me personally - so if you want to get in (better) shape...
    If you want to see / stay in Zurich or Davos - my two brothers live there, feel free for a ride along if I visit them.
    We live in the center of a small village, near to a trainstation yet still in the middle of nature.
    I have a lot of knowledge about special things to see in Switzerland and could help you to get around in a "cheaper" way.
    I know a lot about nutrition and vegetarian, vegan and raw food but I am not offended if you practise whatever nutrition you like.
    As alrady described in "help required" I can teach you a lot about healthy nutrition, fermenting and longevity.
    My life is not very scheduled and self-employed I live my days however they come - which means I can go to the gym during the day or start my day with gardening but might work late in my office sometimes - so you should be aware that social evening gatherings (at least of right now with overwhelmingly much to do) might not be on a daily basis (but only) if I am the only person here. But it is very likely that we might do some tasks together as they often need some guidance.
    I used to graduate years best in culinary school, but did not continue working on the job as my aim was a healthier live with more living and nutritious food. So technically you can still ask me any questions or I can guide you through a lot of culinary things. yet the food I eat on a daily basis I would betitle as "healthy-tasting" and is for the more advanced "clean-eaters" ;)

    UPDATE: if you are here for only one or maybe two weeks - don't expect to learn everything I just mentioned above frome me in that short amount - plants have their season and harvest times, I don't do a new batch of every fermentation every week etc. - I am more than willing to answer your questions and show you whatever I have and how I have done it - but be aware that not everything gets done every or every other week!

    longer stays (and special skills) get preference
    not mandatory but... just sayin' ;) if you want to come for just one week you need to be pretty independent with the skills you have and the work I give you!

  • Help

    Help

    So there is a wide range of things to do here.
    1. there is a big garden and patio that can always need some grooming
    2. the house 20 years of age and here and there could be some things renovated or need to be renewed
    3. harvesting (only private garden or in the wild) and juicing, making tempeh, or kombucha, nut yoghurts and other fermenting things (I can teach you how - it is easier than you think)
    4. house-keeping
    Special skills - plus points if you;
    5. have movie making / cutting experiences / graphic design / photographic talent
    6. recipe testing and adjusting to make it bulletproof (with Aronia or Psyllium Husk)
    7. like researching on topics and/or research studies and summarise/highlight them for me
    8. Germans are highly appreciated if they like to write
    (9.) hopefully in the future I can offer weekly gatherings for friends and likminded people to watch a docu and have discussions about it afterwards - here I could help in the preperation.
    (10.) and if you are skilled in meditation I am open to an evening or morning sit (meditation or breathworkt) together ( I am practising a lot of habits for better life but the very important habit of not thinking and not moving is a very hard one ^^)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, Swiss German, Englisch

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You have your own room and bed. 2-3 rooms available.
    I don´t have scheduled meal times (work with repetitive mealprep) and am often very busy or on the road sometimes. (but we will see, hopefully it will change a bit with the help of workaway :))
    I would prefer if I can buy you the food and you make your own meals or do it together if there is another workawayer!
    (if that is unpleasant or inconvenient for you - let me assure you, I do have health related issues why I don't/seldom cook for my workawayers) I used to be a chef so you can ask me a lot, if you need help though ;)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    horse stable near by
    river
    pool/gym
    chocolate factory a trainride away
    cheese factory a trainride away
    st. gallen 25min
    Zurich 60min
    Germany, Austria, Lichtenstein ~60min
    hike path starting from the front door
    Switzerland has the best and most beautiful bike, skate, kayak, hike and cycling path . Through beautiful nature often apart from the streets without the cars.(-> see at; schweizmobil)
    there is much more but as I can not post an URL and it is too much to write!

    some infos in German what is in the village, house and surrounding areas:

    Bahnhof (1min)
    Volg (30sek)
    Metzgerei (1min)
    Bäckerei Kuhn mit Restaurant und Kaffee (1min)
    Coiffure (1min)
    Geldautomat (1min)
    Post (30sek)
    Gym (10min zu Fuss - 1min mit Bus)
    Reithof (10min zu Fuss)
    Bibliothek (30s)
    Tennisplatz (TC Neckertal)

    IM HAUS
    2 Badezimmer
    Waschmaschine und Tumbler
    Geschirrspülmaschine
    unterschiedliche Ausdauergeräte
    grosser Sitzplatz mit Hängematte, Grill und Liegestühlen
    riesiger Garten zum bepflanzen
    Wasserfilter
    Hochleistungsmixer, Dörrgerät, Entsafter usw.
    Glasfaserkabelanschluss (TV, Internet, Festnetz)
    Bodenheitzung


    Aktivitäten in der näheren Umgebung

    Degersheim:
    Freibad im Sommer
    Langlaufloipe und Skilifte
    Rastplätze und Feuerstellen
    Wanderrouten
    Bibliothek und Ludothek

    Hemberg/Bächli:
    Hüserweg von Brunnadern nach Hemberg
    Chnobelweg in Hemberg/Bächli
    Kneippweg in Hemberg
    Wanderung zum Ofenloch - Ursprung des Neckers
    Moorweg in Hemberg
    Familienskilifte in Bächli und Hemberg
    Panorama-Langlaufloipe in Hemberg

    Mögliche Aktivitäten im Umkreis von rund 30 bis 40 Auto-Minuten erreichbar:
    Säntis Schwebebahn
    Kronberg Schwebebahn
    Seilpark Jakobsbad
    Bobbahn Jakobsbad
    Seilbahn Hoher Kasten mit Drehrestaurant
    Seilbahn Chäserrugg
    Seilbahn Ebenalp
    Tierli Walter Zoo in Gossau
    Hallenbad, Sauna, Eishalle in Herisau
    Säntispark - Erlebnisbad, Bowling, Billiard, Indoor-Minigolf etc.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

close connection to public transport, yet nature is surrounding us
walking through the village - small shop, bakery, butcher, atm, hairdresser, trainstation is located here and the next bigger city is 6min by train (to find everything you need)
2-3 rooms available depending on the airbnb guests.
living room - cardio machines available (treadmill, bicycle)

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