Join our family and help with gardening in the French speaking part of Switzerland, Le Mouret

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Switzerland

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  • Description

    Description

    We are farmers living in the french part of Switzerland. We produce milk for the production of Gruyère cheese and own about 20 dairy cows. We live on the farm with our son Raoul (23 yers old) who is curently learning the profession of a farmer, our daughter Lucie (21 years old) who is studying medicine at the University of Fribourg and our apprentice Romain (17 years old). Our older daughter Angèle (29 years old) is independent and lives in the town of Fribourg. We also have 5 cats, 3 goats, about 20 laying hens and a large vegetable garden. The ground floor appartment of our farm is rented out to occasional visitors and travellers via a rental platform. The life on our farm is very animated and family oriented.

    Nous sommes une famille d'agriculteurs suisses vivant dans la partie francophone. Avec une vingtaine de vaches laitières, nous produisons du lait pour la fabrication du gruyère. Nous vivons sur la ferme avec notre fils Raoul (23 ans) qui apprend le métier d’agriculteur, Lucie (21 ans) qui étudie la médecine à l’université de Fribourg et un apprenti agricole Romain (17 ans). Notre fille Angèle (29 ans) est indépendante et vit en ville de Fribourg. Nous avons également 5 chats, 3 chèvres, une vingtaine de poules pondeuses et un grand jardin potager et d'agrément. Nous louons l'appartement du rez-de-chaussée à des visiteurs occasionnels via un site de location. Notre exploitation est très vivante et familiale.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Gardening
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    Travellers will experience farm life with all that it involves : a vegetable garden, animals, green space and nature. Most of the cultural interaction between the workawayer and our family will take place aroud the dining table during the meals we share all together. Our farm is a dynamic and convivial place, located on the edge of a small authentic Swiss village. There are always a lot of people around : rental guests of the ground floor appartment, children in our care or friends of the family.

    Les voyageurs vont faire l’expérience de la vie à la ferme avec tout ce que cela implique : jardin potager, animaux, espace, nature. Les échanges culturels se font surtout autour de la table lors des repas que nous prenons ensemble. Notre ferme est un lieu vivant et dynamique, situé en bordure du village. De nombreuses personnes y sont de passage : locataires de l’appartement du rez-de-chaussée, enfants en garde chez nous et promeneurs.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help

    Help

    The workawayer(s) will mostly assist the lady of the house in her daily tasks : cook for 4-6 people every day (knowing how to cook is mandatory), cleaning, garden maintenance and other small assignments. We cook fresh and healthy food with vegetables from our garden or from the farmer's market. All our food is mainly organic (if possible).

    Les bénévoles vont surtout assister la maîtresse de maison dans ses tâches quotidiennes : cuisiner pour 4-6 personnes (savoir faire la cuisine est indispensable), faire le ménage, entretien du jardin et d'autres petites missions. Nous cuisinons une nourriture fraîche, saine, du jardin ou du marché, si possible bio.

  • Languages spoken

    French: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The traveller(s) will stay in two independant bedrooms on the 1st floor of our farmhouse and will have access to a WC and shower on the ground floor. A large backyard is also accessible.

    Deux chambres indépendantes au 1er étage et un WC/douche au rez-de-chaussée. Grand espace extérieur disponible.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a region full of nature and known for its scenic hiking routes, rivers and medium mountains. Tourist places such as Gruyères, Broc with its chocolate factory and the Swiss capital Bern. are not far away. The medieval town of Fribourg is also worth a visit. The workawayer can also rest in the surroundings of the farm. We can give our advice to discover the region but do not accompany the workawayer during his leisure time. The workawayer is responsible for the expenses incurred for the activities, but we can provide him with a take-away meal (picnic). Sunday is a day of rest in Switzerland and therefore also a day off for the wokawayer. There is also a possibility to do the loundry. Our farm is accessible by bus from Fribourg and Bulle.

    Nous habitons une région de randonnées, de nature, de rivière, de moyennes montagnes. Les lieux touristiques comme Gruyères, Broc avec sa fabrique de chocolat, Berne, ne sont pas loin. Fribourg est une très jolie ville à visiter. Le workawayer peut aussi se reposer aux alentours de la ferme. Nous donnons nos conseils pour découvrir la région mais n’accompagnons pas le workawayer durant ses loisirs. Les activités payantes sont à sa charge, mais nous fournissons le repas à emporter durant les loisirs à l'extérieur (pic-nic). Le dimanche est un jour de congé et donc de loisir pour le workawayer. Possibilité de faire la lessive. Accessible en bus depuis Fribourg et Bulle.

  • 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

    Bonne connexion Internet. Possibilité de travailler sur ordinateur dans la chambre à coucher mise à disposition.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Grand espace extérieur pour pouvoir parquer un véhicule

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

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