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Join our family and horse on our farm in the Ardennes, Belgium

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  • Last activity: 04/02/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are looking for help for the following periods:
    Mid March ..... till

    Welcome at our horse & family farm

    we are looking for help with the horses
    can you work independently
    are you not afraid of scooping horse poo
    preparing the hay nets for our horses on a daily basis


    We live at a farm in the Ardennes where we look for balance between our professional life and our passion horses and nature.
    I'm a yoga teacher, shiatsu practitioner and horse coach, Henk is a professional coach.

    We are a family of 5, our eldest son is 24, the one in the middle is 19 and our daughter of 16. We love animals, have a couple of dogs and different cats living in the house and outside we have horses 🐴 and chickens.

    We are a busy family. We like to enjoy life and work hard. We respect all life whether it's human or not.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    What can you learn ?
    gardening (we started our permaculture garden and are exploring this technique, our garden's purpose is to be self sustaining)
    yoga (do-in and yin yoga)


    We speak Dutch/Flamish, French & English.
    We cook all organic, we're flexitarians (eat veggie, meat & fish), we try to cultivate (in the season) our own vegetables or buy them local
    we are a big family, our kids all play music

    ALL Yoga classes (taught in French) are open to all our volunteers when space is available (reduced customer numbers due to Covid rules)


    (NO participation in one on one shiatsu or yoga therapy or private coaching sessions with clients)

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for work-a-wayers (experience with horses is handy)

    In general :

    The daily tasks are :
    cleaning the horse paddocks and stables
    feeding and providing water to all the animals
    help in and around the house with daily chores
    cleaning the small animal housing (monthly routine)

    in spring & summer : extra gardening

    Everything depends on your capabilities :)


    We can show you some nice walks by foot/bicycle.

    We invite you in our home & family and make you part of it. We prefer volunteers who can operate independently as we work a couple of days outside of the farm
    During the year we often only host one person or a couple - during the summer we may have more volunteers the same period. Minimum age 18.

    We accept volunteers for minimum 2 weeks up to 4 weeks and longer if we all get along

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You'll have a room to yourself or with an other volunteer in our farm with a bathroom (you share with others) on the floor below. Our farm is a 170 year old building, everyone has his own room, so yes it's pretty big.

    We can not accept volunteers travelling with their pets (dogs, cats, ...) .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You are free to join our weekly yoga classes (when spots available, new restrictions since Covid)

    Our farm is situated at the North of the Belgian Ardennes, 15 minutes away from the railway station Marloie which will bring you to Bruxelles and the rest of Belgium or to Luxemburg City. You can also use a bike to discover to close by villages & towns such as Durbuy, La Roche en Ardenne, Rochefort,...

    We do not always eat vegetarian, but it is possible, we try to eat veggie 2 to 3 times a week. In summer we grow a lot of our veggies our self.

    No smokers allowed.

  • 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

    There is wifi in all the rooms, in one of the rooms we have an extra little desk to work at.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Big parking in front of the house, so almost any size of camper, as long as it is not the size of a long distance truck ;) Mobilhomes, 5 p. campers, ....are ok

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 to 5 hours, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 337112585928

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