Looking after Puppy Near Beach/The Hague/Delft, in South Holland



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    Due to a spinal injury, help with looking after Ralph, a Great Pyrenees puppy.

    1. Accommodation only in exchange for 14/15 hours per week work:

    Option i) 5 days x 3 hours
    Option ii) 7 days x 2 hours.

    2. Please specify that you understand that the property is NOT in a city, but a village near the beach! (See below for distances to local cities.)

    3. Share one sentence as to why you would like to stay here.

    Tasks involve:

    Walking Great Pyrenees puppy Ralph 3-4 times per day locally. I usually take him to the park or the beach during the day in the car (off leash) and he is still young, so long walks are not necessary.

    Vacuum/mop kitchen/living room. Empty/loading dishwasher. (This varies from once every 1 or 2 days depending upon weather etc.)

    Other small tasks, as necessary.

    Other information:

    Over the last 16 years, I have restored a period villa in a little village near The Hague. Previously, I have worked in many different countries and for more than a decade for NGO's. Now I volunteer but, unfortunately, I have hurt my spine. This means that I am currently struggling to look after my beautiful garden and do little maintenance jobs. As this is such a wonderful location, near beautiful cities of culture and glorious beaches, I thought someone might like a holiday in exchange for some help. You can also enjoy wonderful, wholesome, local produce in this magical place. Al freso if the weather permits! I am a native English speaker but also speak Dutch. Location is 40 minutes cycling to The Hague or Delft, it is also possible to cycle to numerous trams and buses in the area. Collection from tram/bus possible.

    With my injury, I still volunteer for an NGO, so I often need to do a few hours' work online every day. Sometimes I might have visitors and guests related to this NGO work but this will not impact your stay in any way. My background is as a tax consultant for a bank but I also have a degree in Psychology and Finance, which I use for my current volunteer work.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am a native English speaker, so I can help you improve your language skills - also if you wish to learn Dutch. The period villa is located near beautiful beaches and parks, and bikes are available to borrow. So, for those who wish to enjoy the outdoors, there is plenty to do. For those who love culture, musea and shopping; Delft, The Hague, Rotterdam are all relatively nearby. There is something for everyone, this is a beautiful, tranquil place. I have lived in several countries and love meeting travellers to share stories of adventures and experiences, looking forward to hearing yours and creating some new ones?

  • Help


    The priority is help looking after Ralph.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private bedrooms, all with garden view, private bathroom for workawayers with rain shower and view of the garden. Use of living room and kitchen in the villa; and the terraces in the garden, of course! No smoking in the house or garden, no parties, no drugs, no bringing other people to stay.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is so much to do and see here. Apart from the villages and beaches nearby, Delft, The Hague, Rotterdam are also easily accessible by bike and public transport. You can cycle to numerous trams if you wish to visit other cities and villages.

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    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

    Good WiFi in the bedrooms and living room.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of space to park a campervan or motorhome.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    Only on prior agreement.

  • 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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