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Farm Bönigen, Switzerland

5.0
11 reviews11

Handyman


High demand host
This host has received 10 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Expand your environmental consciousness
2 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
Expand your social consciousness
A traveler felt they expanded their social consciousness working with this host
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What you offer

20h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Handyman
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Support
Support
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The Experience

Help with basic construction. Building small projects. Putting together IKEA furniture. Sanding and painting. Construction/assembly of plastic greenhouse. Must be able to operate power tools with confidence. Basic handyman ability and general good physical strength is required for this position.

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Requirements

  • Fluent English or Fluent Spanish
  • Over 21 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
4 weeks

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11 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Farm

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

2 Developing environmental awareness

1 Get in touch with nature

1 Developing social awareness

1 Learning about sustainability

1 Meeting international travelers

1 Meeting locals

Mexico

5

Saying that this was a life-changing experience is an understatement. I acquired so much knowledge during my time at The Farmacy: I am a lot more sensitive towards sustainability, Liz gave me amazing insights on growing your own produce and I got to see the behind the scenes of hosting a BnB. Liz is full of love for life, for the community, for food, culture, for Switzerland. And all of that love was contagious. Leaving was the most difficult part, because a piece of my heart stays there with my team, with Liz and the amazing people I got to meet this summer. Te adoro chica! Me verás pronto

about 1 month ago

Argentina

5

It was a great experience , after the one we had before we did expect nothing.But luckily Liz and Ed are really amazing, it was a nice surprise and a relieve .The concept they have for the garden and the way the manage and organize the work it makes it really enjoyable you can learn a lot not only about gardening.Liz is very fun and easygoing so its easy to get along with ,she also cook amazing spicy food (of course we love spicy!!). The place is also really beautiful and the view amazing, we hope to have chance to go with them again

almost 3 years ago

Italy

5

Liz and Ed are great hosts. Very welcoming they will show you everything around and give you tips to have a good time around.
The job is fun and varied(at least for me) between the garden, sometimes heavy, and the cleaning/tidying up or cooking/prepping the things from the garden.
I'd love to come back one day to spend more time hiking and enjoying nature around!

almost 3 years ago

Brazil

5

Liz is definitely a great host. We worked, biked, cooked and had dinner and fun together. She'll always do what's possible to do nice things with you. Interlaken is a beautiful place and as you have a bike at your disposal, you can enjoy your free time riding around. Buses are free for us too. I spent more time cleaning and tiding than learning about gardening. But I have to say that I absolutely learnt how to eat better in this experience. Much more vegetables and green stuff in my plate now :)

almost 4 years ago

Mexico

5

I´ve been traveling around many countries, most of them by worldpackers and I can say this has been my favorite so far.
Liz and Ed the are super cool, always making feel as part of their family.
The helping time is just in the morning some days going at the farm or cleaning the rooms, so easy and Liz always show you how is the best, easy and fastest way to do it, she is amazing the coolest and smiling lady that I´ve ever meet.
Where they live is perfect, in the middle of mountains you have a lake 3 min walking, you can use the bike and go around whatever you want.
Healthy and organic food.

almost 4 years ago

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About the host

Hosted by elizabeth

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