The mountain village Martisberg in the Swiss Valais only has a few houses and 19 inhabitants. The Josihaus is one of the buildings nestled at 1367 meters altitude on the sunny southern slope. It was built in the 1950s by Josi Müller himself with the help of his friends from the village. The wood comes from trees in the area that he cut down and sawed himself. The stones for the foundation granite were taken from the nearby quarry and trimmed by hand. Even the large soapstone stove that heats the house together with the stove on the upper floor is self-built.
In 2013 the house was modernised while retaining its character and soul. Now vacationers can experience pure mountain idyll in this rustic ambiance. The house offers space for up to six people in the main apartment and for two people in a studio with separate entrance (the studio is only rented together with the main apartment).
What to do
Hiking, trips to nearby villages, to towns in the French part of the Valais and to Italy, thermal baths, sauna and swimming pool, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, winter hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, classical music festival in the nearby village Ernen in spring
Why we like this house
Authentic Swiss House surrounded by nature
Details of the property
Region/Town: CH – Switzerland, Valais, Martisberg
Scenery: Mountain village on a slope with view of mountain peaks
Number of guests: 6 people in the main apartment, another 2 in the studio apartment
Architecture: Old & new, Old
Design: Eugster / Krieg (Umbau)