Creating woodwork & decoration in our ecocommunity

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The Exchange

We are looking for creative and enthusiastic people interested in decorative carpentry with anthroposophic spirit, woodwork and technical installations in our ecological communities in French part of Switzerland. With our professionals, you help creat wooden decoration in our ecovillage : cafeteria, coworking space, furnitures, arts auditorium, escape-room. Also removal of furniture and carrying wood (about 10%) + gardening in permaculture


30 hours of help per week

Arts: Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.

Painting & Decorating: Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

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.

Discounts on Accommodation: Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Holistic Therapies: You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.

Permaculture Course: Take part in our Permaculture course for free.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Beginner English or Beginner French

Between 18 and 80 years old

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Having an experience in carpentry is desirable. Your artistic sensibility also interests us!
In our ecovillage in Grandvaux we adopt an ecological and community-based way of living.

We live in relatively small private rooms (some of them have private bathroom and kitchen)
and we have big shared spaces (cafeteria, party rooms, garage, multi-purpose rooms). The food is usually vegetarian and organic and we share as many things as possible in our everyday life, material and immaterial.

Activities & Shift

According to your experience and the runing projects you may work with our team or by yourself.


In exchange for your position you will get free meals and bedroom.
This position is available anytime during the year, for 1 month minimum and ideally 3-6 months."