Help us building a wooden passive house in Amsterdam-Breukelen, Holland

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Netherlands

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    20/10/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    Between Amsterdam and Utrecht we are building a new sustainable house, a so called passive house. We are Roelien (1962, pharmacist) and Cock (1960, ecologist). We travel quite a lot, but this year we stay at home to build our new house.
    In 2017 we realized the concrete things, like the fundation, the cellar and the concrete floor. A lot of work is placing the big amount of insulation. In 2018 we have build the wooden upperpart. And in 2019 we have done the inside with a hugh amount of loam/clay. Biobased natural materials. Heavy stuff, but very nice and satisfying. In 2020 - corona time - we have done without the help of WAW-ers (snif) the floor heating and the clay finishing. And 2021 is??????
    Allready more then 30 workawayers have helped us. Are you the next one?

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    With workawayers we want to share our experiences with life, with travelling and so on. For us the workawayer is a part of the family. And of course together with workawayers we realise a fantastic new sustainable house. Hopefully the workawayers realise at least one nearly energy zero house at home!
    We can only accommodate non-smokers.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    In 2017 we realized the concrete things, like the fundation, the cellar and the concrete floor. A lot of work is placing the big amount of insulation. In 2018 we have build the wooden upperpart. 2019 we started with the inside: loam/clay. Very nice and satisfying. 2020: corona.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate
    Russian: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accommodation is a attic room in a seperate building and quitte basic. Like our way of life. On request it is possible to accomodate two persons. We can only accommodate non-smokers. Almost every workawayer is happy with the privacy. There is internet, you have your own toilet and the shower is in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live 5 minutes from a railway station. Amsterdam, Utrecht and Rotterdam is reachable without stopovers. You can use a bike for exploring the surroundings.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    For every 4 hours of working, you 'earn' one day eating, sleeping and so on.

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