Bisher 300 mal gespeichert
We are looking for these profiles during the next months:
- CONSTRUCTORS (masonry help wanted soon!)
- LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTORS
- PLANTBASED COOKS
- HOSTS TO WELCOME OTHER GUESTS
- EDUCATORS IN A SLOW LIVING AREA
- BEEKEEPERS (maybe)
Hi, we are a small greening collective, working mainly on ethical greening, sustainable designs involving edible greens, bio-arts, slow events and photography. We are located in the idyllic green part of Flanders in de Vlaamse Ardennen.
The location offers beautiful sights over hills, a freshly (2y) planted food forest with orchard and a piece of older forest, edible gardens, flower meadows, and beautiful green surroundings and scenic areas. We are in the renovation proces of the farm, with a focus on the garden, atelier building, sauna construction, and slow living activities and cooking this summer. There is a possibility to work on a treehouse if we find the right people for this.
We are world citizens, travellers and open-minded people. We love (live) music, a good camp fire at the end of a long day, stargazing, (outside) cooking and bbq's, warm, dedicated, and modest people. We work hard during the day, and relax harder after this. With a dive in the ecological swimming pool (especially often on warmer days ;-)), a nice walk in the neighborhood, a trampoline moment, a pizza night w/ freshly baked pizza's in the mud baking oven, reading a good book in the hammock, ...
Here are some key things to expect with us: learning by doing, nature, slow living, sustainable living, outdoor and vegetal cooking, organic farming, permaculture, designing & construction of sustainable infrastructure (f.e. sauna, mud baking oven, architectural design); landscaping, organic gardening, edible gardens, edible food forest, healthy food, exchanging our knowledge,..
We love to experiment with and in nature, and learning by doing. And we share our knowledge while doing this. Bit by bit we are living a more natural, slower life in doing so.
We are looking for responsible people wanting to learn, share and collaborate and help make this place into a unique one. This involves all aspects of living together: cooking, household, working in team & with instructions, solo time, shared time, communication, ...
So, are you into an active workaway experience, where you can learn things you really need and want to know about construction / landscaping / gardening / living a greener and slower life, then we would love to hear from you :-)
PLEASE SEND US A MESSAGE WITH:
- Your motivation to visit us.
- Some references about yourself. If not on Workaway yet, then couchsurfing, facebook, LinkedIn, ... (+link).
- The work is active at times and you need a good physical condition or want to train it.
- Feel like camping and have a tent. (If not, check with us for using one with us.)
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
You can learn a great deal from us. (Sustainable) construction techniques, materials, art/architectural installations, ecological ponds, landscaping, nature management, trees & plants, animals, slow living, designing, (working with and in) nature, sustainability, sustainable travel.
There are many different veggies and spices to experiment with. We love cooking with them whenever we have the time for it. And also DIY cosmetics or objects can be made with these!
We are curious to meet some new traveller friends who are into these same aspects and want to make community in a new -green- movement!
You can discover the surrounding areas during your free hours/days (mostly week days).
Coming months we will focus on :
- Outside: finishing touches on a wooden terrace, finishing a gutter, placing windowsills, bricklaying walls, masonry, connecting the pond with a wadi by a wooden path,
watering, weeding, mowing, mulching, harvesting, processing/cooking/preserving vegetables, and other gardening tasks in the moment.
-> looking for people with an interest in garden construction work and/or knowledge of cooking & preserving techniques, with good plant and cooking knowledge as well. We are trying new veggies and plants like amaranth, quinoa, buckweat,..
- Inside the farm: making mortex walls in the bathroom
-> looking for people with one or some of these skills or interest in particular
French: Gute Kenntnisse
Welcome to sleep in a tent in the beautiful food forest and enjoy the lovely bird songs!
We prefer you to take your own gear as we are organizing a camping summer and need all the stuff we have of our own for this. Especially if you have any special needs. There is an outdoor kitchen with fridge, electricity, drinkable tap water, toilet and shower that you can use at all times. We have some spare tents for you.
We are off grid, which means living in nature and not too close to shops or any other city life or comfort services. But as we have the comfort of a train station nearby (2 km), non-stop WiFi, water and electricity, a supermarket within a 10 minute bike ride, many bakeries, the site isn’t a challenging off grid.
If you have a medical or mental condition, we need to know this in advance to see if we can provide in your needs. Don't be afraid to talk about it. We are discrete and very helpful people!
The train station is at only 2 km, with direct connection to the city of Gent.
By bus or train you can go to Brussels in about 1 or 1,5 hour. By car in 45 min.
De Vlaamse Ardennen are gorgeous in all seasons. Discover every piece of it by foot or bike, or by public transport.
We can offer rides to and from the direction of Brussels and to shops on a regular basis whenever we pass there.
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
mehr als zwei
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week