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During summer between june and september we are building a straw bale house, part 1 is now almost finished. This summer we want to work on the kitchen, painting, woodwork, the outside of the house, the garden, the chicken area will be bigger, working on the trees, the vegetable garden....Experience is not necessary, just a good pair of hands and a willing mind.
We are a Belgian family of 5, kids are 24, 22 and 16 years, living on the countryside. We bought our house 20 years ago after returning from almost 4 years of living in South-Africa , where we volunteered for a Belgian NGO. Our family is growing so we need to expand a bit. We chose the most ecological and budget-friendly option.
We want to exchange our culture and experiences with new people from all around the world. We had a wonderful time with workawayers in the last 7 years.
Arten von Hilfe und LernmöglichkeitenHilfe bei ÖkoprojektenGartenarbeitenHeimwerker- und BauarbeitenZubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die FamilieHausarbeitenHandwerkliche Arbeiten
Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten
Us sitting on the terrace, after a good day's work, have some wine or a beer, and discuss life and the world. We traveled a lot ourselves, the best moments were the moments we stayed with families and close to local people. It broadened my view on the world.
This is an opportunity for travelers that are interested in building with straw and clay first hand! Manual building techniques, some gardening. You are welcome in our family, and we can exchange a lot.
Projekte mit Kindern
Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.
2021: The two rooms on the second floor are finished. Next are the first floor , the outside and the bathroom. Cobbing again, ceiling, some minor details on the walls, placing the floor tiles. Cutting open the walls between the old and new part. Some adjustments at the stairs. After that we will place the (recovered) kitchen.
2022: finishing the color on the wall west side, working in the garden, starting in the chicken area
2023: finishing the placement of the kitchen, finishing the chicken area, installing new watering system, installing a filtering installation with nature elements.
Working in the vegetable garden.
Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
Dieser Gastgeber gibt an, dass er dir gern seine Muttersprache beibringt oder selbst eine Sprache lernen möchte.
Bitte wende dich direkt an ihn, um weitere Auskünfte zu erhalten.
We provide a small caravan and a tent in the backyard, with electricity. We provide meals at our place, toilet and shower is in the house. There is also a fireplace. We have extended the wifi up to the backyard now.
Was noch ...
We are in a rural area, but there are good transportation connections close, bus connections at less than 2 kms, train station at 4 km, you can use a bike (it's flat here). Just 35 mins by train to Brussels, Leuven, Antwerp. 1h - 1h30 to Liege, Hasselt or Ghent/Bruges. There is a lot to discover in those cities!
So if you want to take a day off, no problem, We will mostly be busy in the mornings and have free time in the afternoon, have dinner in the evening. During the weekends we are not working
Etwas mehr Information
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen
We extend the WiFi to the back of the garden so no problem to have internet during your stay
Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans
We have enough place to park a motorhome, only the entrance is limited,so vehicles up to about 6-8 metres long (there is a short turn to enter the place)
Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal
mehr als zwei
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week
We absolutely love to have her back in our family
Dies sind zusätzliche optionale Bewertungen, wenn Mitglieder Feedback hinterlassen. Es wird die im Schnitt hinterlassene Bewertung für jede Option angezeigt.
Korrekte Angaben im Profil:
We absolutely love to have her back in our family
The jobs Eva and Ciccio did are,… read more
Catherine and Wouter are great, as well Simon, Andreas and Hannah…I wish I had more time with them!
They are welcoming and since the first day I felt part of the family.
You can have really interesting talks with them, they are curious people and they lived many experience in South Africa!
The place is really nice with an… read more
We are eager to meet with her again. One week was to short
He is a very good painter, works very nice in our garden, can fix bikes as the best. He is friendly, helpful,calm,
It is very nice to have this young boy around. He is very open about his culture and want to learn about ours as well.
Right from the start I could sense the trust they had in me. If I didn't know how to work something, they always gave clear instructions. I ended up helping with all sorts of tasks including: gardening, mowing, setting up the hanging garden, cutting wood, wiring and plumbing.
My first two… read more
We worked on the construction of the house, and some days we did some gardening. Some activities may seem hard but there is always music and good vibes, so the morning passes quickly. They comply with the agreement. We work in… read more
The family was amazing and made you feel like home. It was great to spend time with them and also all the Workawayers from different countries. I was able to learn lots of things from all the countries of the Workawayers and Belgium, I come back home with some new… read more
As to the work, it doesn't require any special skill but only goodwill. Get ready to get dirty and have a lot of fun ;)
But since this is ment to give feedback, here we go: Nicolas was a hard worker, very open en communicative, and, as an architect, very interested in the concept of straw bale building. Together with the British guys you managed to cover the whole roof with tiles in 2… read more
and if we had could we would have stayed longer. Since the first moment we arrived we felt totally at home. Catherine and Wouter are very friendly and open-minded people, they have a vast cultural baggage and they taught us a lot… read more
It was so nice to be a part of the family :)
Thank you 🦋
She fits very well in our family and helped a lot. Ege made us nice Turkish dishes. She is eager to learn a lot.
A wonderful person to have in our project. Thank you a lot Ege
We stayed in a big tent with electricity and wifi and helped with plastering the walls, finishing the floors and working on the ceiling and occasionally helping in the garden and cooking (on a schedule). Everyone, the family and helpers, is eating together at the big table for… read more
This eco-building project is nice and very interesting. Moreover the Catherine, Wouter and their children are such nice people. I spent a lot of good time with them and I look forward to come back again.
It where 7 very nice days with lots of new experience. I felt very welcome and had good conversations.
I learned some great new cleaning techniques from Cathrine. Wouter showed me how he build the house, both very interesting. When I had time off I could borrow a bike or make a camp fire!
I will come… read more