Water lovers welcome on board my old cargo vessel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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    1. Three years ago I bought a big cargo ship. A big renovation was performed in the harbours in the north of Holland. Now the boat is near the centre of Amsterdam. The final touch needs to be done. The aim is to start a bed and breakfast to be able to generate funds to do jobs in Africa. I worked for 7 years in developing countries and I am still involved in many jobs overseas. So I am looking for a person or two who is familiar with working on boats, in building and construction. I am looking for one or two persons. The accommodation is great and will be in the boat.
    Notification: The planning is a bit delayed due to construction work in the harbour.

    8 workawayers helped me already! With great results! It is a nice and warm and welcoming community! I am looking for people who are good with epoxy material, electric wiring, welding.
    Also a person who could help me sowing curtains I need serious workers. No drugs. No people coming for holidays. Or for free accommodation. People should have their own health insurance.

    2. In sprinfg 2021somebody could help with a Youth project. We need a person who can work as a program manager, coordinating art and activities for kids. Speaking Dutch would make easier.

    3. Since a few weeks we have a puppy on board. So somebody helping me out with the puppy would be great!

    I get so many applications that I can not respond to them all.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Near the harbour we created a place for the youth where they can experience their own creativity through imagination. Join our activities in a place where cultural events take place. We perform workshops with art, music, dance in Lolaland. In the working place our vision is to work with your hand and create things to make connection between mind and body, and give this experience to the youth.

  • Help


    The tasks that needs to be done requires accurate and disciplined work, especially when working with all kind of paints. All iron work is finished, the rooms are created and the boat is isolated. It looks already great and is warm and comfortable. The tasks consists of the final painting, is not rough work. Is fine work.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The type of accommodation is exceptional view on the lake (IJsselmeer) near the centre of Amsterdam. You need to be able to swim, in case anything happens. Food can be provided for, I like to disuss. You will live in a very comfortable studio, with a private bathroom. The accommodation is just renovated and is light and clean. The accommodation has a very high ceiling with glass all around. It feels very comfortable. There is space for 1-2 people. There is one bedroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    With your time of you can explore Amsterdam. You can also help in another project I am involved in,, working with youth, at the city beach of Amsterdam, where we build a working place.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5-6 hours a day

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