Buitenbant is a small organic dynamic farm, that is run by a couple of two women: Tineke and Herma. We multiply organic dynamic seeds on 3 hectares land that is situated on the formal bottom of the sea.
Tineke was born on this farm, she took over the farm in 2008 and made it organic. We got together in the same year and started to work and live here together. Besides the farm we both work part-time in teacher-education.
The garden is a beautiful place full of fruit- and nut trees and they are housing a lot of birds. The view is wide and sunsets are magnificent here. We have 3 lovely cats and our chicken wander around every day.
We believe that respectful food growing/collecting is nourishing for the soul and body. We aim to live in harmony with the beautiful mother earth that is providing us with everything we need.
Our motto is to create a world that works for everyone out of love, care and cooperation. We are interested in sharing our insights – and we want to learn from people that come into our lives. We appreciate an open attitude and like to express our thoughts and feelings in an atmosphere of open communication and constructive dialogue.
The work we offer is mostly weeding, maintenance and work in the (kitchen)garden.
We ask 25 hours work a week in exchange of board and lodging. We prefer a minimum stay of 2 weeks. We prefer non-smokers. No drugs. We provide healthy vegetarian, mostly organic food.
We ask you to have your own health insurance and show it to us so we can copy it. We will also make a copy of your ID.
We ask workawayers to have their own health insurance.
The work is physical, you have to be either on your knees or work standing with a hoe. It's is important to us that you can work precize and develop a good work speed.
Dutch, English, German
You sleep in a caravan, tent or cabin. We can also provide a tent and matrass. Please bring your own sleepingbag. You can also use the Hooiberg, this is a communal sitting and eating room with kitchen, cooker, fridge and woodstove. Also free use of internet and pingpong table.
We are located 1 km outside Bant, Noordoostpolder. Bant has a grocery store. Amsterdam is an hour away by car and also easy reachable by public transport.
Travel information: from Amsterdam CS by train to Lelystad or Kampen and than by bus to Emmeloord and change to Bant (direction Groningen). In Bant, you get out at the roundabout, walk in the direction of Creil, after 800 meters, it's the second farm to your right (with the flags).
You can have free use of our bike to explore the surrounding area. We are located 10 km away from touristic village Lemmer and the IJsselmeer (lake) with terraces and sand beach for swimming and sunbathing!
The Dutch islands (Wadden) are a must to visit, the ferry departs from Harlingen to Vlieland and Terschelling, our favorites! There you can enjoy kilometers of sand beach and Northsea. Easy to plan for a weekend!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
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