Help around the house, garden and forest and with kids & animals in Wallonia near Maastricht, Belgium




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  • Beschreibung


    We are: Anouk & Maarten with triplets Nina, Chet & Miles (12), our 3 dogs (Bink, Kiki en Meiske) and some canaries, quails and soon again chickens who produce delicious eggs. Our older children Hugo (21), Lily (20) and Jules (19) live, study and work in Amsterdam resp. Maastricht.

    We're an Euregion (dutch-german) busy-buzzing family living on the Belgium french-speaking countryside next to 3 cities (Maastricht, Liege and Aachen).

    We are non-religious (although we’ve adopted a lot of crucifixes from the thrift shop - Anouks hobby), liberal ‘Dutch’, humanistic and down to earth.

    Our language at home is Dutch.

    Anouk works fulltime for the city of Maastricht as a landscape architect (during covid from home) and Maarten has his own company: a 100% recycled stroller and works mainly at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven.

    We live in a small village in a charming beautiful big old 18th century house named Villa des Roses with a tower, congiergerie, orangerie, pigeonnaire, cabin in the woods, a big ecological style garden, vegetable patches and a forest with pathways on 20.000m2 of our own.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    We are a non-religious, liberal, open-minded, pro-active, positive, busy-buzzing and out-going ‘Dutch’ family.

    We respect all religions/orientations/genders/race and nationalities...and would never try to convince/persuade/change a lifestyle or a person. We also respect nature a lot.
    We expect the same attitude of you!

    But we never mind a good discussion which ends in an agree to disagree or maybe an understanding and another perspective of how someone else lives their life.

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Arbeit


    Because Anouk & Maarten both work fulltime, a independant, pro-active attitude from the workawayer towards the required help is necessary.
    We use an organizing app called Trello.

    We have some daily weekdays chores, like help with the kids in the mornings before school, picking them up afterwards and driving them to their sportsactivity (fieldhockey in Maastricht); vegetable/flower gardening; animalcare; some cooking if your good at it (we have a huge woodoven outside): Anouk is a flex-vegan although the rest of the family isn’t. Some householdtasks are expected on weekdays.

    Then there are some special projects depending your interest and skills like creating a new chicken pen: foxproof :) some inside/outside painting and vintage wallpapering in the house. Forest/garden maintenance and clearing pathway. Removing invasive brambles (removing the CO2 deposit) and cutting hedges. Helping rearrange/sorting out ‘stuff’....

    A drivers license is a must, because schools/sports (fieldhockey) are a 10-25 km one way distant drive. We have an automatic 8 persons minivan and a manual 3+ persons (fit the triplets + driver) Toyota iQ at your disposal.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Deutsch: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Fließend
    Niederländisch: Fließend

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    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.

  • Unterkunft


    We have a nice workawayroom with a double bed/entresol and living space. Here you share the bathroom with the triplets. When we have more than one workaway, there is a spare guestroom, with two single beds available and you share the bathroom with the older kids when their in town. Or if you want to be more ‘off grid’ you can sleep in our camper (during may-october). We’ll provide food and beverages, you can choose them in the supermarket if you have special requests. Happy to join us for meals or let us know in you have other plans.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    During the weekends you are mostly off to do your thing, but off course you can stay! Sometimes we need to be ‘just the two of us’ and go on a trip for a couple of days, then you run the ‘menagerie’, this could be during a weekend, but we schedule this together with your plans and change it for days off during the week. Antwerp, Brussel, Köln, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin etc. are easy to reach by public transport.

    During weekends/weekdays when the kids are off to school or the evenings you can visit the cities/areas/points of interest close by, go for numerous hikes around the Natura2000 valley surrounding our village, go urban exploring at the immense abandoned steelfactory opposite the river ‘Maas/Meuse’, the abandoned castles and colemines in the neighbourhood.

    Furthermore, we have a yogaroom/gym and an indoor pool, meditate in our ‘cabin in the woods, or try out your creative talents in our atelier!

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    We have excellent wifi and 4g connection, but when everybody is online, it can slow down...

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    We have a beautiful area for a mobile home/caravan near our 'congiergerie', with water and electricity. Or if you don’t have a van and want to be ‘off grid’ you can sleep in our camper and use it as a guestroom.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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

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Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 912857413837