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

  • Belgien
  • Bisher 155 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 11 März 2023



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 1 Monat oder mehr



  • Beschreibung


    We are: Anouk & Maarten with triplets Nina, Chet & Miles (13) and our 3 dogs (Bink, Kiki en Meiske). Our older children Hugo (23), Lily (21) and Jules (20) 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 policy advisor and Maarten has his own company, they produce a 100% recycled stroller in Maastricht. He is also financial director of a chip manufactor 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

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    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 also welcome workaways with disabilities or issues like asperger, hypersensitiveness, anxiety, adhd. But we would like to be noticed in advance, so we can adapt.

    We respect all religions/orientations/genders and would never try to convince/persuade/change a lifestyle or a person. We also respect nature and sustainability 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.

    During dinner we speak dutch, that can be challenging at first, but after a short while you will understand the basics :)

  • 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


    Our ideal workawayer is >25 years old and wants to stay at least a month. Proactivity and independency towards the help you provide is really important to us. You see where help is needed without us asking,
    But we also use an organizing app called Trello.

    Because we work fulltime, we have weekdays chores: householdtasks like cleaning & arranging, picking up the triplets from school or fieldhockey in Maastricht; 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. We cook healthy, fresh food.

    Then there are some special projects depending your interest and skills like creating an outside groundfridge, some inside/outside painting and vintage wallpapering in the house. Woodchopping, 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 school and fieldhockey is a 20k oneway distant drive. We have an automatic 8 persons Hyundai 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

    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.

  • 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 a double bed. 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 can do your thing. Antwerp, Bruges, Brussel, Köln, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam and even Paris and Berlin are easy to reach by public transport. But you are also welcome to chill at the property.

    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 long weekend, but we schedule this together with your plans and change it for days off during the week.

    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!

    If your in the music, go ahead and use the piano, grab a guitar or try the violin.

  • 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 wifi and 4g connection, but when everybody is online, the wifi 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.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 912857413837

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