I used to live in Northern Spain but have now moved back to the Netherlands. So - no tons of foster dogs, mountains or donkeys any more (most of the feedback is still for my place in Northern Spain), but I am still the same person and I now live next to the sea.
I live in a small house with a garden in need of some TLC. The village is at the Oosterschelde on one of the former islands in the SW of the Netherlands.
As an experienced host, I love the interaction with volunteers from different countries and backgrounds - as long as we share a respect for the environment, animals and our fellow humans. The spare bedroom I have, has one double bed, so suitable for single volunteers or a couple.
I am a vegetarian (occasionally eating fish) and a non-smoker. Vegans welcome!
I do like a glass of wine or beer over dinner, but I am not in for heavy drinkers or smokers.
There is not as much work to be done here as in Ceceda, but there is also lots of opportunities for long walks or cycle rides along the coast. We have endless fields and wide views of the sea. You can bring your own dog - I have 2 dogs and a cat.
In summer I arranged for housesitters up to August. After that I have a few Workaway possibilities - so please apply for short stays (ca 1 week).
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Learn to know the sometimes sunny and often windy SW of the Netherlands with a tidal dam.
I am looking for some help to get the little house in shape again, and especially the garden. Lots of pruning to do!
The dogs enjoy walks along the beach (and so do I).
In summer my house is also available for house sitters, as I will be out on the water a lot.
English, Dutch, Spanish, some German
A guest bedroom (double bed) for 1 or 2 persons.
There is space to park your camper van ( we are going to try if a 7-meter van will fit - up to 6 m no problem)
Walking and cycling, lots of different sea birds.
We have a small grocery store next door, but shopping malls are approx. 15 km away, so for city life this is not the right place.
Public transport: by bus to get to a city at 14 km with a railway station (Goes). Good connections anywhere from Goes.
I speak Spanish, English, Dutch and a little German and so do the dogs ;)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Approx 3 hours a day 5 days a week
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