Come and help a hand at our non-profit organisation in Ghent, Belgium




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  • Description


    Hi there, traveler!

    We are Iris and Matilde.
    During a year, we've transformed an old stone bakery from 1860 into the first indoor camping of Belgium! We've done as much as possible of the construction works by ourselves, mostly with recycled materials. Our furniture comes from thrift shops, from the living room of our grandmothers, from the garage of neighbours and sympathizers, ...

    You can find us in one of the cosiest neighbourhoods of Ghent, where many different cultures meet. Here, people hang their head out of the window for a talk, young musicians and artists have a place to do their thing, beer flows frequently, and everyday something (or someone) unexpected crosses your path.

    Next to the hostel we have a bar, where the guest of the Hostel come to have breakfast and locals come to read the paper and have a chat. At our bar, travellers meet locals drinking a good Belgian beer while listening to a concert. It’s a place where you can as well enjoy quiz nights, drawing courses and so much more. We're very proud of the cosiness this mix creates, and we invite you most warmly to come and enjoy our place!
    This bar is a non profit organisation where we work with a combination of a regular staff and volunteers and friends who come to help a hand when we organise an event. The profits of the bar are used to organise free events and make sure they stay free!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You'll get to know a lot of people. Everyday we have new guests passing by with all their unique stories. You'll learn all about Ghent and Belgium in general as you'll have enough time to explore!
    We try to work together to see what tasks fit you best

  • Help


    You can help us by sharing your experiences, your thoughts and stories, show people around (in town).
    Next to that you can help us with organizing music evenings, board game nights, in summer you are in charge of the campfire, if you like you can bake cakes for breakfast, help us to make furniture and make our place look different/better each day...

    We've reserved one of the caravans and a tent in the Hostel among the other guests for you to stay.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Nederlands, English, French

  • Accommodation


    You'll have a caravan or tent for yourself, it's provided with a bed and seating area. The showers and toilets are shared.
    There's a breakfast buffet available for you, everyday between 8 - 11h.

    We provide breakfast and dinner, for lunch we coock together, each at a time normally!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You'll get your own bike to get around. From Ghent you can easily visit Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp,...

    Unfortunately, we can not accept work awayers that don't have a EU pasport :(

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    maximum 3 hours, 5 days a week

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