Hello. We are Rob and Marina, both retiered and we live in the country (middle of nowhere) in the northern part of Holland called Friesland. Our small town is called Lippenhuizen. About 18 km from here are the bigger towns Heerenveen and Drachten.
We have a little private farm with some animals like: 1 horse, some sheep, a dog, two cats, some turtles, tropical frogs, ducks and bees (honey).
Around our house we have a big garden with flowers and special plants, a small forest part and further more grassland on approx. 3 hectare.
We live in a quiet place with some forests and grass lands around and a lot small roads to walk of bike.
So: if you like animals and especially gardening and nature? This is the place to be!
You will discover the Dutch culture!
You can learn especially about Friesland, see the beautifull nature and see and taste the cultural things and history. Learn things about how things are done in our country and with animals.
You can experience the traditional Dutch countryside (flat farm lands, woods and more)
We are close (20/30 min) to two national parcs: De Weerribben and Drents Friesche wold
We have a lot of work to do in the garden (mowing, removing weeds etc) and sometimes on the outside of the house and rest of the buildings. Next to the garden work we can have sanding and painting work on the outside of the barn to do and smaller maintenance around the house. Help with the animals is also a part of the work.
For this coming months we have work to do with sanding and painting the barn, wood splitting (machine) cut branches and undo our garden from weed (gardening overall) So, a lot of different tasks to do!
If you are interested, please let us know if you like these tasks and if you have experience with it (gardening, painting).
We prefer to take people for two weeks in a row if possible. If we both like it you can stay longer.
We only need one person at a time and without pets.
You will have your own small cottage house, with private bathroom, kitchen and bedroom. It is a cosy place that will offer you a nice stay.
In Friesland there are a lot of lakes but also other nature like forests, beautifull villages and we are close to the province of Drenthe. You can cycle or walk.
There is a lot to see about special nature, culture and nice cities. Kanoing is possible on rivers and canals but sailing also on the lakes.
We also like to make some time to show you around.
As we are a non-smoking family we do not allow smoking inside.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
Around 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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