Help with renovations + gardening near Zutphen, The Netherlands



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    Would you like to help renovating a monumental coach house on a former estate or help with the veg garden? Then this is your stop!

    We are a young NZ / Dutch family with two kids looking for people who can help us with a major project that we took on: a 500 m2 house that needs renovating. We are turning it into our residential house + two guest houses. Our aim is to make it as sustainable as possible.

    We are living on a 5,5 ha estate, it is super green and we have our own veg garden. It is pretty idyllic out here!

    BUILDER'S PROFILE: Someone who has got practical experience in building or at least is practical, a high interest in renovating old houses in a sustainable fashion, a great work ethic and someone who doesnt mind getting his/her hands dirty.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Richard is from New Zealand and is very knowledgeable when it comes to entrepreneurship, building, climbing and acroyoga. Hannah is Dutch, runs her own business in communications and writing, loves books, tennis, yoga, film and arts.

    We are focused on living a purposeful life, and share all the knowledge that we have obtained so far in our lives with our Workawayers - and we love learning from you! We have 3 young girls, who are a joy to be around.

    We have a healthy lifestyle, meaning we eat lots of veges, freshly made food and limited meat. We dont smoke and drink with moderation.

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    Builders & gardeners! That's what we need. When you opt for the building task: you will be assisting Richard with all kinds of jobs, from carrying stuff to painting. Opting for gardening? We have a veg garden, growing our own food. Some experience is super handy.

    Minimum stay is 2 weeks.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will be staying in a room in our house. Bathroom/toilet/kitchen is shared.

    3 meals a day are included. Breakfast is whatever you like (muesli, toast, porridge, fruit, coffee, tea), warm lunch (pasta, omelette or soup for instance) and dinner (big variety of dishes, from risotto to quiche, lasagna to quinoa or curry). We eat mainly vegetarian, but we do it some meat and fish every week. In addition to the Workaway hours it is much appreciated if you help out preparing dinner and cleaning up afterwards. We do it together, so that's fun.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in a beautiful green part of the Netherlands. The charming town of Zutphen is appr. 7 kms away (that means biking distance in Dutch). It's got shops, restaurants, bars, etc. We are close to a railway station where we can pick you up.

    Amsterdam is more or less 1 hour by car.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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