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Besuche Gent, Belgien

Land: Belgien

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Workaway Host rating
2
Zuletzt online
16.04.2014

Beschreibung

At home we are different (young) persons from different countries and we love this multicultural environment where the main keywords are: understanding and respect.
The most of us are professionals between 20 and 30 yo (but age is not really an issue for anything).
We believe that living together is not easy, but each of us has to do some effort in order to make everyday life a home enjoyable for everybody.
We are also sensible about ecology and we like to keep our home a place where we waste as less as possible (energy & products).
Social and artistic people is really welcome, we appreciate to spend time together.
In case of any issue we are all open to democratic discussions.
We are all couchsurfing and airbnb friendly.
Because at home there are always things to repair or to keep working, we are looking for someone skilled who can think about it (we are looking for someone who stays long term, at least one year starting from now)

CONDITIONS:

Only Non-Smokers (We prefer to have non smokers at home).
No Drugs at home.
We offer you just accommodation, food you have to provide yourself.
You need to have UE citizenship or permission (visum) to be in Europe for at least one year.



We need help for +- 1 month.



WHO WE ARE:
At home we are different (young) persons from different countries and we love this multicultural environment where the main keywords are: understanding and respect.
We believe that living together is not easy, but each of us has to do some effort in order to make everyday life a home enjoyable for everybody.
We are also sensible about ecology and we like to keep our home a place where we waste as less as possible (energy & products).
Social and artistic people is really welcome, we appreciate to spend time together.

Region

Gent

Arten von Arbeit

Help with Computers / internet,
Other,
Helping with Tourists,
Help in the house,
Help with Eco project,
General Maintenance,
Cooking / shopping,
Building,
Gardening

Arbeit

TASKS
(for an average of 10 hours weekly):


1) House Maintenance

Preventive maintenance (maintain the house working good: Change broken lights bulbs, keep doors open/close smoothly, fill the gaps if there is wind coming from a window, )
Fixing broken things (repair a broken sofa, repair dishwasher)
Electric reparations
Plumbing reparations (the plumbing system at home is easy to work on, it’s “Lego” style, you have eventually to install a sink, install some extra pipes, etc)
House appliances maintenance (check that the dishwasher gets cleaning cyclus regularly, clean filters of washing machine)
Making few extraordinary work to the house (paint, small building works)
Installation of new house equipment (dishwasher, washing machine, cabinets, curtains, hang a painting)
Paint on the walls (inside or outside)
Varnish wood (wooden floors, wooden cabinets)
Start the car once every 2 weeks and make oil/water check every 2 months.
If you can make small reparation to the car then you are our favorite for sure!


2) House check

Check that is all OK with everybody at home and jump in for every problem.
Control that the everybody follows the cleaning plan (eventually, you have to clean for the person who does not clean, then you get 10 euro/each time);
Buy home shared products (soaps, paper, mop, brush..)
Check the safety at home (smoke detectors, electric installation)


3) Guests

Welcome guests from airbnb
Prepare the room for them: clean the room, the sheets and the towels
(you will get a bonus for this task)


4) Sell unused stuff (average one item a week) YOU GET 10% ON SELLINGS

At home we sell our unused stuff, we have an online “shop” with our home stuff listed, you have to:
Take pictures of unused stuff,
List it on the site,
Answer to potential buyers,
Ship the item or arrange an appointment (to let them collect it at home)


5) Post & Administration (to do just if the administrator is not at home)

Take post-mail and forward-scan it digitally via email.
Contact persons who are looking for the administrator.
Organize roommates switch (Appointments, Contact, room-switching);
Explain house rules to new housemates.

(All this items on the lists may look like a lot of work to you, actually it is not, because this are the POSSIBLE tasks that you MAY do, it just depend on the moment, anyway you work with your rhythm and there is no pressure on you, mostly no hard work required, maybe just few days a month there are more energy-requiring tasks)

Requirements:

Permission to stay in EU at least one year (VISUM)
Honest, correct and reliable
You are an handyman
Well organized and good organizer
Clean
Capacity to fix problems and schedule work independently
Electric basics
Building basic
Plumbing basic
Carpentry basic (ability to work with wood)
If you like ecology, vegetarians, sports, google (we use it for home organization) and you are social, then you you are the best volunteer we could find.
Driving licence

gesprochene Sprachen

English, Italian, Dutch, French, Spanish

Unterkunft

Offering:

Accommodation in a shared house in your own attic room (the room is quite small, not really hot, about 6m2, on the 3rd floor).
All tools and equipment to work fast, smooth and without efforts.
Bicycle & Van (Van just for moving big items or emergency)
Hi-Tech (electronic devices and automation) & Comfortable house
Food is not provided, but you will get a bonus any time you do extra task (like this you have freedom of eating and cooking what you want), this bonus mostly is more than enough to buy food, if you are efficient you will get of course more bonus:
Guests - 10 euro a guest
Extra Cleaning tasks - 10 euro/cleaning
Selling stuff - 30% on selling
Carpool bonus - 50%
(This bonus will increase in percentage when you do your tasks properly, anyway if you are active it will be more than sufficient for you to buy food, or even more)

Life at home:

You are going to live in a shared house with 5 or 6 persons (internationals professionals/students male/female between 18 - 30 years old)
You will be the only volunteer in the house (you are considered an housemate exactly as the others at home, the only difference is that you take care about the general maintenance of the house, the housemates relay on you for this)
Cooking & Cleaning: you are considered as an house-mate: you cook and clean as everybody does (just you keep an eye that everybody is following the cleaning plan)
You are independent about eating, if we wish, we eat together once a week or more.
We do sometimes eat together but there is no rule for it: if someone feels like cooking for the others it just does it, auto-regulation.
Normally at home there is nobody before 15.00 and everybody goes to sleep at around midnight.
Our place is a social house, we like to be in contact with people.



Work schedule:

A certain amount of tasks a month (agreed together ahead)
(anyway you have high independence and the most important is that the tasks are done, you are free to organize how/when to do it).



Staying period:

We look for someone to stay as long as possible (1 year would be already really good).
We can make a test period for 2 weeks.
We look for someone starting from now already, but if you wanna come within a month is possible.

You should notify me the willing to leave the house (and the project) at least one month ahead (the best would be as early as possible, three months would also be a good notice period)
(We are looking for just one person)

Was noch ...

General info:

LOCATION :

Address:
Walstraat 9050 Gent (Ledeberg) - Close to the tram 4 end-stop "Moscou"

Nearby Interest Points:

Train station (Gent-St.P.): 10 min (by bike);

University of Gent: 10 min (by bike);

City center: 10 min (by bike);

Buses passing nearby: 300mt far (4; 9; 27; 28; 94; 96; N2; 41; 42; 43; 44; 48);

Tram nr. 4: 200mt far (connects to city center);

Tram nr. 21; 21; 22; 24: 350mt far (connects to city center);

Shops: 300mt far (Colruyt, Delheize, etc...);

Fitness: 300mt far ("Just Fit").


THE HOUSE:

Nice building, nice places around, at home is quiet with some green at the over-side,
It is NOT POSSIBLE TO PARK CARS WITHIN 500 mt OF THE HOUSE (it may be possible if you are going to stay at home at least 2 years like this you get the resident attest, it is possible to park a car at 500 mt from the house close to the tram end stop: “Moscou”).

The house is big, two floors and with a lot of space.
In total we will be normally a maximum of 5 (nice)persons in the house, maybe less (it depends also on the expenses) we look for persons from different countries and with ages between 18-35.
But as we are couch-surfers we have often guests.


House provided of:

HI-SPEED Wireless Internet: ADSL 100MB/s, the fastest connection of Belgium!
Common kitchen (super-accessorised with crockery and all kind of stuff: Bread machine, Coffie machine, 2 microwaves, hoven, 2 fry machines, kitchen robot, etc... if you take care of it you can use it all);
Common bathroom (each of us has his closet/compartment) ;
Second toilet on the first floor;
Big living-room;
Garden;
Washing machine/Dry machine;
Dishwasher;
Robot to clean the floor;
Fingerprint entrance door (you no need keys anymore!);
Parking space not available in the street (just 400 mt away).


EXTRAS:

- Guest room (where you can host for short periods friends and family)
- We just renovated the electric installation = safety
- We just made a new water installation + new boiler (water/heating) = comfort
- All the floors where the rooms are are just renovated! = nice estetic

MAIN HOUSE RULES:

- No smoking inside,
- Keep clean,
- No shoes at home,
- Keep tranquility at home (but we do organize sometimes parties!)
- Be social!

PS. Don’t be scared or get annoyed from all the lists or requirements in this page, it’s just that we try to inform you as much as possible about what to aspect here to avoid bad surprices.
If there is anything you want to discuss about the tasks or other things go ahead, we are flexible and open!

Etwas mehr Information

Internet access
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers

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