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




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  • Description


    We'd really like helpers from May till end of October. For at least 4 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    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.

  • Help


    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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    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

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    Hours expected

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

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