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Venthone (VS)
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Area (ha): 18
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 4222
Country: Switzerland

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Last Updated: November 22, 2019

We live in the French part of Valais in Switzerland and we love to host and to meet new people. We have chicken, rabbits, horses, some sheep and two cats. In fall we produce apple juice and grape juice for our customers with theirs fruits. We have a big vegetable garden. We do always some renovations in our old house from 1920 with three independents floors with a beautiful view to our town Sierre, the valley and to the mountains. Daniel & Jacqueline are a married couple with five now independent children (between 21 and 30 years). You will have the opportunity to improve your french in our home.
Ours mother languages are French (Daniel) and German (Jacqueline). We speak some English.

Daniel, the farmer, is from France and you will mostly help him outdoor. Daniel loves to share his multiples skills and knowledge about agriculture and nature. Daniel does few landscaping for clients. Monday he works as a socio-professional master for a institution as a gardener with mentally handicapped persons. Jacqueline work 100% with refuges peoples and she is from the German part of Switzerland (Oberwallis).

After a long break, we would enjoy to host again nice people in our house. The activities are different all throughout the year and depends of the season (outdoor) and in the house (housekeeping and cooking). We ask you to have good shoes (like hiking or trekking shoes - no sneaker) for a good security at work. You should have your own personal health insurance in case of accident and sickness.

We offer you a nice bedroom, accommodation and healthy food. We do not eat meat every days. Vegetarian are welcome too. ;-) We can host couple or one person (men or women). Saturday and Sunday you are off for exploring our nice area and some free time during the week (one whole day ore two half days). During the week, we eat breakfast at 7am and lunch at 12:30pm. After lunch there is always some time to rest (for a siesta).

We love open-minded, independents and autonomous volunteers for our simple way of life. WE DO NOT ACCEPT VOLUNTARIES FOR LESS THAN TWO WEEKS.

It is very easy to get to Sierre / Siders (VS) by train or by car. In Sierre you will take the funicular (It is like a small cable train and please take not the bus) up to the station Venthone. By the Stop Venthône is a 3 minutes walk to our house. The house is on your left walking towards the West. Venthône is accessible in two hours by train from Geneva and in three hours by train from Zurich. Hitchhiking works well and easily in Switzerland. Co-voiturage in english carpooling can work too, see this link karzoo.ch

You will have many opportunities to walk, to hike and to visit others places by train or by bus, like Montreux, Sion, Crans-Montana, Zermatt, ... Sierre is a nice town with a little lake and with many cultural activities and free concerts in summer, art-exhibitions, ...). We will love to give you advice for nice visits to do in our area. We will not organizing your free time.
More pictures and information on couch-surfing too, see the link in the profile.

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