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Join our active family and help us with gardening or au pair type activities in Kortenhoef, Netherlands



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are an active family with a sustainable mindset, with 2 daughters aged 8 and 10 (the youngest has special needs) living in the countryside in the village of Kortenhoef (Amsterdam lakes area) in the Netherlands.

    For a single workawayer (travelling by your own) we would appreciate your au pair-type activities, like caring for the youngest daughter and supporting in the family activities (table setting, some cooking and cleaning, laundry etc).

    For workawayers travelling together, we have gardening and maintenance projects around on the property. We are starting up our vegetable garden and growing in the greenhouse and appreciate your contributions, as we don't have specific bio/agricultural knowledge, but we a lot of enthusiasm and lovely facilities. Also if you like gardening and weeding of flowers/plants and trees, there are always things to do for you and if you're handy we always have some nice maintenance/construction projects.

    We keep some chickens and have a land where we host sheep and have a cat. So please let us know if your interested and how you would like to support our place and family in the country side between Amsterdam and Utrecht.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Babysitten und Kinderbetreuung
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are an active family with lots of space around the house, including a field with sheep as well as a few chickens, children to play with (and care for) a greenhouse where we just started a vegetable garden etc etc. You can go with our bikes and canoe to explore the beautiful surroundings and enjoy the cows and birds in the fields around you or visit places incl Amsterdam nearby (appr 20 km). We like cooking and love nice food and we can share meals sometimes (cooked by us or you), but also need structure and rest for our youngest daughter with special needs.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We would like you to stay with us if you love gardening, including continouos removal of weeds (preferably with some knowledge of what are the weeds) and/or if you're handy and like to do running some errands (creating and maintenance) in the barn, guesthouse, greenhouse, chicken coop etc, and/or support our household with au pair type of activities incl logistic support and caring and playing with the kids. We appreciate a proactive attitude and welcome your initiatives for any improvements around the house.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You will stay in your own bedroom with shower and toilet in the separate guesthouse at our property, with wired/wifi internet connection and a kitchen to prepare your daily meals for which we provide your groceries. Note we keep our property absolutely smoking-free. because the place is not well insulated, we don't host during winter time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in the village Kortenhoef with lots of space and nature to go walking, biking, fishing or boating. The closest city is Hilversum to go to in 20 min by bike or bus. By bus or train you can visit any places you like. Busstop is only 300 m away. We have 2 bikes available for you to use.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    no, our experience is that the voluntary/waw work is not to be combined with another (digital ) job

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Campervan can be parked, water and electricity is available. Shower, toilet and kitchen in the guesthouse.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    no, our experience is that bringing pets does not work with the chickens, sheep and cat we have.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 537671689496

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