Come and experience life in a Swiss family and help around our home in Varen, Switzerland




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    We'd really like a helper from now till end of the October. For at least 3 weeks. Who'll come and join us?
    We're looking someone to help with the picking, gathering of different fruits, herbs and vegetables from our garden. Also to help with the conserves. This is from July till October. Who'd like to give us a hand?
    Who's available and would like to enjoy the mountains? We always need help in our gardens & vineyards and general housekeeping. If you're willing to help us 5 days a week, 5 hrs a day, for at least 4 weeks, then get in touch with us.
    We're a family with 5 kids (all grown up) and 8 grandkids. We're in the Swiss Alps, just above the Rhone river and partner of the Pfyn-Finges Regional Nature Park. Close to the ski slopes, hiking, in the middle of the vineyards. Our village is a winemaking village. Some of the best Pinot Noir in the world.
    We're a large family and are trying to be self-sustainable. We like to share our way of life and to learn from others about their life. We try hard to live off what we have and grow ourselves or find growing wild in the area. We produce our own electricity, the water gets warmed by the sun, and we use our resources wisely. We're working towards zero waste.
    In the home you'll be helping with keeping the living areas of the workawayers and family in order, clean and proper. Those who are interested can help with the meal preparation.
    We have vineyards, large gardens, and a large house to take care of.
    We speak German and English fluently. Just a little Italian and French. German (dialect) is our main language.
    We're looking forward to getting to know lots of people.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Swiss life, swiss food, swiss people, hiking in the mountains, cultural exchange, nature. We have enjoyed the cultural exchange through workaway for 6 years, and we want to go on meeting new people and learning about their culture in return for experiencing our way of life.

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    Help with general housekeeping and maintenance of our home, help in the gardens, vineyards. Always depending on the time of year. There's always something to do. Oppurtunity to learn/practice German or English.
    5 hours of work, 5 days in the week. 2 days off (usually Sunday and one other day)

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    One of the rooms just outside our house will be used by the volunteers. Meals are at our house. Free WLAN in our house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    closest train station is Leuk. If no bus at arrival time we can pick you up. To be arranged ahead. We have limited parking. Public parking very close to the house.
    Closest cities: Sierre, Sion, Visp , Brig and Zermatt. Farther: Lausanne, Geneva, Bern, Zurich and Milano.
    Attractions: Matterhorn, thermal baths, hiking, mountains, nature, butterflies, dragonflies, sports...

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    5 hrs per day, 5 days a week. 2 days off a week.

winter scene in the area
our village
Bhutan bridge in Pfyn-Finges
Chasselas grapes
Zermatt with the Matterhorn are about 1 1/2 hrs from here
in the area
grape harvest
view from the top room
our house
surrounding area

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