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Update February 1st
We are looking for workawayers from march 20th to october 31st 2023 (minimum stay 2 weeks)
We are looking for workawayers to help us with the following activities:
maintenance and gardening,
renovate our house
rebuild old style dry stone walls
emprove our website and social media with new contents (posts, video, picture)
Hello my name is Marco, with other volunteers we work to create a meeting point for our community and the people who visit this region. We are a non-profit association and our donors have given us an old stone house from the 17th century and a beautiful farmhouse in the high mountains with meadows and pine forests to make something new by involving enthusiastic people like you. We need help to renovate the house and the farmhouse but also ideas to develop activities and proposals to pursue at every step the goal of sustainable development. We are currently working on the realization of an artistic and cultural atelier and to make possible the use of natural spaces as places to relax for all and for the practice of disciplines like yoga or meditation.
Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendreAide avec des éco-projetsJardinageBricolage et projets de constructionS’occuper des animauxAide à la maisonEntretien généralAide informatique / avec Internet
Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre
Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre
With us you stay in a beautiful and unspoiled Ticino valley, exploring the surrounding nature, in the peace of mountain life, or spend your time in the sun on maggia river. But if you miss the crowd in less than one hour you can reach Locarno and the lago Maggoire area, Bellinzona with the three Castel or Lugano on Ceresio lake. During sommer many small local events will allow you an authentic contact with the people. If you look for live music between June and August there is a lot live concerts.
If you like Cinema you cant miss the "International Locarno film Festival" in August.
We are renovating our house at the village and hut in the mountains and at the same time we are developing our artistic, cultural and recreational offers.
We are looking for help in different actievities, cleaning, painting, material removal, forest and pasture care and construction of small wooden structures to create a camping place in the mountain.
If you have good web or marketing skills, you can help us by developing our website (wordpress) or promoting our activities on social media.
For some activities, you need sturdy shoes and comfortable seasonal work clothes.
We can host up to 5 volunteers in a completely independent house.
Depending on the activity, you'll stay:
in our 17th century house with 2 rooms (3 beds + 2beds) shared bathroom kitchen and terrace with barbecue.
in the stone hut in the mountains where we live in a simple but confortable way in a large common room, sharing kitchen and bathroom.
In general, we cook and eat the lunch (italian country style) all together. If you have special needs (vegetarian or vegan), we will try our best to provide the necessary to prepare your dishes. In case you are celiacs we need to discuss in advance your needs to avoid any health issues.
We pay attention to a healthy and abundant diet with seasonal products taking into account as far as possible all your desires.
Other foods or products are instead to be purchased at your expense such as:
chocolate, toffees and sweets, alcohol, personal hygiene and body care products, cosmetics and medicines.
To move around during your free time you can use the public transport that serves the village. You can also use our electric bicycle for small journeys.
If you have special wishes, we will accompany you by car as much as possible.
We are looking for volunteers for 2023 season April-November with minimum stay of 2 weeks.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?
Plus de 2
Nombre d'heures attendues
4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
The landscape is absolutely beautiful, whether you're in Menzonio, or up in Monte Cima. We only
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The landscape is absolutely beautiful, whether you're in Menzonio, or up in Monte Cima. We only
The surroundings are awesome, I felt like I stumbled into a picture book.
The work was rewarding and got me a feeling that I can rely to myself.
The place was nice and offered anything, we needed.
And Marco himself was always nice, always patient and full of informations.
Marco knows the area and the history extremely well and can point out good walks to do and
Marco is very passionate about his projects and it was fun to work alongside him and learn some new skills like building a rock wall and doing some maintenance in a forest further up in the mountains. Marco is also incredibly knowledgeable about the area and offered great
In just a few days he helped us define and get our website online. Avtar is professionally very competent, able to understand the wishes and propose the best solutions in a simple and pragmatic way. In doing
He has great life experience and a fantastic vision for the foundation he is creating.
There are so many possibilities to learn and contribute.
Marco is extremely accommodating and all my needs were met and I had a very happy time.
Thanks Marco ....
The location is within a valley between 2 mountain ranges. There are many hikes to do in the area. We had use of 3 electric mountain bikes to use to explore. This
He is not afraid to get
He went out of his way to help us with all the activities we did and is not afraid to get his hands dirty.
He has excellent manual skills and has safely used both the chainsaw and our tracked digger.
I helped with cutting trees using a chainsaw, using the trimmer/grass cutter, proper maintenance and
Sorry for the late comment, I was very busy until now. New job, new city, new life takes a lot of energy.
Marco is a great person, always available even if he has a great agenda. The accomodations, either at the village or the mountain, are top.
About the organisation of the workaway, at Marco's place we had enough flexibility to
The time I spent at Marco's place was splendid. This was my first experience doing a workaway and I chose Switzerland because of its beauty nature.
Marco is easy-going, open-minded and also very kind person. The place he provides is comfortable and its surroundings make the experience even more magical.
I was fortunate enough to have my first Workaway with Marco in Menzonio TI.
One of the most wonderful and inspiring people I had the pleasure of meeting in my life.
Its been quite a few months now since I was there and I remember his teaching and ways dearly.
Not only did he show us how to get our tasks done
Todos los días aprendíamos tareas nuevas, tuvimos la posibilidad de cosechar alimento de la huerta, compartir experiencias
The best parts of the experience were:
- living in the mountains (1.500 above sea level), in a completely unspoiled area, far from the noise of the city
- living together with other workawayers in an "uncommon" situation
- learning from Marco how to work
I had the opportunity to stay three weeks in Monte di Cima, in a stone cottage which is surrounded by the forest and the mountains (very nice for hiking around).
We were 5 volunteers living in this cosy house, all together, sharing our meals, the
Es inspirador ver a una persona tan dinamica como el, siempre voy a estar
My Workaway experience here in Menzonio, Switzerland was nothing short of MAGICAL!!! :) :)
If I could give Marco 6 stars instead of 5 stars I would!!! What an amazing adventure it was, with so much laughter, positive communication, good work and cultural exchange!!
Firstly, we did many things from stone-building, gardening,
Although the activities were often physically demanding she gave her best at every moment. We really appreciated her character and positivity.
Thank you for your valuable help.
We wish you all the best, we hope to
Luego bajamos a su casa en menzonio donde tiene
The work can seem daunting at
Menzonio is a beautiful, peaceful place, filled with wildlife, lovely hikes and relaxing times by the river.
I learned several new skills (always after learning the appropriate safety measures of course!) during my stay, including felling trees with a chainsaw, quite an intense experience! The work
Marco was an excellent host and provided us with everything we needed. The accommodation in downtown Menzonio right at
Although the activities were often physically demanding she gave her best at every moment. We really appreciated her character and her ability to manage relationships in a
The work was not too hard and nothing that regular person would be unable to do.
We recommend staying in Vale Maggia to everyone, even if just for a while!
I am very surprised to read such a nice description about me, it really seems like you’ve truly deduce myself better than my inner self ever has! This is me! Funny to read it from
Marco is a very generous host who spares no effort to make his team's stay as pleasant as possible. Even at work, he is always worried that no one will take over. He likes to tell everything about the history of stone
With her we carried out many different activities in the garden, for the renovation of the house and the cleaning of our lawns. We also celebrated her birthday.
Thank you for being with us and we hope to see you again.
I stayed in Menzonio for 3 weeks in June in the house in the village. It was my first workaway and I didn't really know what to expect. The experience turned out to be incredible in every way. Marco is a great host. He is very kind and makes an effort to get to know every workawayer and their story. He matches you with work for your
We spent three wonderful weeks with him.
A young but mature and educated boy capable of integrating easily in any context. He never gave up under any circumstances showing commitment and ease of learning in different activities.
During the period spent with us he helped us in the
Yes, Luzia stopped by only because she couldn't reach her favourite destinations. Luzia is an open and positive person, always capable of putting herself out there.
With her we spent a short but intense period of time working mainly outside to recover a fallow land and to take care of our young
We advise everyone to
The house is very nice, spacious and very well equipped.
The town is very nice surrounded by waterfall mountains, the river and a lot of snow in winter; and it is not
The 4 hours of work went by really fast and during the rest of
The work with them was a pleasant interlude between interesting conversations on political history and culture. Cicel and Gabriel are friendly, open and interested in intercultural exchange through contact with the territory and
This is for people that love nature 100%. Mountains, rivers, waterfalls, old towns, history, everything!!! All the magic is here in Menzonio and surroundings. We bike a lot and go to differents really nice places, like Fusio, Cevio, Bignasco,
Committed to every activity with passion and creativity with Salomé and Nadav she created and decorated a beautiful "totem workaway" we are very proud.
A real pleasure to host Mandy and Grant. Dynamics, open and friendly, just delicious. They have collaborated in various activities from the heaviest such as the construction of drystone walls to the most conceptual helping us to give more character to our rooms with ingenious advice or to refine the promotion of
We stayed in Menzonio for 9 days and regretted we didn’t plan more time there.
Marco came to welcome us at the train station in Locarno, and then take us for grocery shopping for the weekend. We were staying in Marco’s old 17th century house (beautiful house) with another Workawayer. The house was for us, and
They're a really nice couple. Their open character and enthusiasm made every moment enjoyable. Even when we found ourselves moving furniture in the pouring rain the smile was not missing.
In just a few days, these fantastic guys threw themselves into many different activities, without forgetting their
We appreciated his cheerful spirit and his jokes.
Thank you and we hope to have you
Wonderful accommodation: you have all you need and Marco take care every day if you need something.
Work: you can learn a lot and the work is fun!
Free time :you can enjoy wonderful river, hiking here is amazing and if you prefer cicling Marco has ecobikes.People are kind and if you miss city ...Locarno
No matter if it's cooking, cleaning, painting walls, or working in the garden, Fernanda has never been afraid to get her hands dirty.
For a couple of days she also helped us in the construction
They went for 4 weeks and I stayed 2 months ... this means that I am really very well. Marco is a very gentle person, attentive to every need, flexible, generous as a Host and sometimes even a nice haha.
Thank you very much Marco and the people who are with him for these precious 2 months, I learned so much from you, to from my
She formed warm friendly relations with other workaways too.
Patrizia was extremely helpful and sensitive as a guest - she always went the extra mile. I felt
We have prepared cakes, drinks enjoying the sun (when isn't raining) on the small terrace at our disposal.
There is the possibility of walking, trekking, use of electric bicycles for the most demanding journeys.
The 4 hours of