Help us build a beautiful project in Friesland, Netherlands

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  • Description

    Description

    Dear Workawayers.

    We are in the search of yoga/meditation teachers please contact us when interested ♡

    Me and my dad would like to invite you to help us build/construct our community project. We have the plan to use our old family home and the BIG BARN. The idea is to use this space to create an inspiring, warm and free environment where we want to host people to make them feel at home while working together towards a more sustainable world. We’re doing that by building with recycled materials only, following an organic plant based diet, minimise waste and mucho love for each other and the planet. We hope to create an inspiring collective that helps each other grow. We’re aiming at personal growth by organising yoga, guided meditation, daily meetings, various spiritual practices, dance workshops, etc etc.

    We are going to create a paradise for free thinkers who like to improve the house, the BIG BARN and the world.

    You are very welcome to join us and we hope to see you here.

    Love

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We believe: The journey is more important than the destination. And the journey gets even better with good company. That’s why we want to host like-minded people who share our interest of living a conscious life in the most sustainable way. We need your enthusiasm, drive and willingness to work hard on the vision. We’re looking for skilled people in the fields we’ve discussed, people who are eager to learn and also people who are good with interior design or styling.

  • Help

    Help

    Before we can create this beautiful dream, we need to do some challenging tasks first. We need to face reality: our family house is more than 100 years old, hasn’t been used for the last couple of years and needs a lot of love and attention. Which translates into: painting, sanding, cleaning, renovate window frames and bathrooms. Reconstructing rooms and install a solar collector on the top of the roof.

    My dad is a creative artist that collects awesome objects that are stored in the BIG BARN (135m²). in order to have insight in what is available we need to dig our way trough the artefacts and organise it all . Also there are a lot of tools, paint and other useful objects laying around that need to be sorted out. Eventually, the dream is to use the BIG BARN as a creative space for yoga, meditation, dance, music, workshops and jam sessions. A floor needs to be build, a sewer connection / water management needs to be installed to get this party started.

    Besides handy (wo)men in the house and the BIG BARN, we also need green hands in the gardens. Those green hands can go nuts! Use your shovel, your rake and your green rocket to get this place to a next level. We’re thinking of general gardening but permaculture and compost heaps make our hearts beat faster.

    In order to live, help and be part of this amazing project we invite you to be responsible, be independent, be social, be creative, be open minded, be flexible and pro active. We hope that you’re as enthusiastic as us to help us with the property as much as you possibly can, but we expect you to help a minimum of 3 hours per day, 5 days per week. Food is not included, but depending on the group size we can all chip in and take turns to cook plant based meals for the whole group. To build a community, we need people to stay for long term, that’s why we set a minimum stay of a week but we prefer you to stay at least a month. Nevertheless, we hope that if you start a project, you have the intention of finishing it.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Besides the opportunity to work, live and laugh with likeminded awesome people (oh yes, strong selection criteria), we can offer you a free bed in the house (shared/private bedroom depending on how big the team is), Free fast Wifi, Free love, Free community feelings, Free warmth, Free hugs, Free thankfulness, Free water, Free usage of the common areas (kitchen), Free usage of bicycles and FREEDOM. The surroundings of Beetsterzwaag are full with beautiful forests, lakes and waterways, waiting for you to be explored!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Important side note:
    The property is located in the middle of a typical Frysian village called Beetsterzwaag. It is a small town but has everything you need: a supermarket, bus stations, little shops and very good restaurants. Here we have a lot of social contacts and everybody knows each other, it feels like a small community and we like to keep it that way! That also means that we need to be thoughtful with the neighbourhood. No noise after 10. And from a personal perspective: we don’t like it that much when people use alcohol, drugs or smoke in general. So we prefer people that are conscious about their habits. This sums up in a no drugs, no alcohol and no smoking policy in and around the house.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    In every room there will be a working desk. There is Wi-Fi available throughout the house.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a parking spot next to the house available for minimal 4 vehicles. Campervans or motorhomes are very welcome.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We are very animal and pet friendly. You are very welcome to bring your companion!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 133467616255