Live an alternative lifestyle with a focus on organic gardening on a Permaculture farm in Schriek, Belgium

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a permaculture farm since 1972, we host six hundred visitors a year aswell as people taking courses, interns, students and people from all walks of life, feel free to join us if you're interested in an alternative lifestyle with a focus on organic gardening. We're a household name on other websites.

    It is possible to have an official internship via a school or college at our farm, contact us for details. We have done this in the past for students from Belgium, France & The Netherlands.

    It's a social, family atmosphere with on average 12 people at the dinertable

    Work = love in action; we expect all our volunteers to perform valuable help, please no mental or physical slacking

    We are located in Schriek, Belgium

    No drugs or alcohol tolerated.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    Anyone willing to volunteer 5 hours/day is welcome to join us

    Help consists of: carpentry, building, gardening obviously; scratching, seeding, watering, weeding, making jam & curry, cleaning, etc. a plethora of activities mostly outdoors

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english dutch french italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Bed, caravan, yurt, tent; we have six rooms featuring real beds, seven caravans with bed boards and mattresses, there's one 7 meter yurt with a stove inside + an attic that can easily house twenty people, in the summertime you are free to pitch a tent.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    4 acre farm with cats and chickens, a sauna, swimming pool, library, woodworkshop, too much to mention, we're close to Antwerp & Mechelen

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In our experience nearly all of our volunteers have called their visit to our farm an eye-opener; to many our inspirations were a library they didn't know existed. Our balance in group dynamic through absence of addictive substances, ego and greed has been called an inspiration that many will apply further down the road of life.
    We strongly believe that in our universe travellers benefit from "carrying" other people and being carried by their peers; our volunteers come from all over the globe and this international mix has proven to be educational for everyone; creative sparks tend to fly when two worlds collide. We have created an atmosphere where a change in paradigm away from so called Western values makes more sense - core members of the farm have run businesses or held down straight jobs, we believe this is a tremendous opportunity to sample the best of both worlds and learn how to go back home with extra luggage.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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