Join our family and horse coaching and yoga farm in the Ardennes, Belgium

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  • Description

    Description

    November - December

    we are looking for some 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
    and this ASAP
    please let us know

    One week up till 10 days would be a great help
    A longer stay may be possible if we all are a great match



    We live at a farm where we propose the following services to our customers :
    a post-graduate training "how to become a horse-coach", eq. how to coach people with the help of horses, horse coaching (coaching of people with the help of the horses), different well-being activities with or without horses, weekly yoga classes, a massage practice with therapeutic massage/ shiatsu.

    We are a family of 5, our eldest son is 23, the one in the middle is 18 and our daughter of 15. We love animals, have 2 dogs and 5 cats living in the house and outside we have 10 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)
    yoga (do-in and yin yoga)
    mindfullness
    how horses help during a coaching session

    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 ,


    (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 a must, riding experience is a bonus) this summer,


    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 : gardening

    Everything depends on your capabilities :)

    If you have good experience with horses, a soft but steady hand, you can help train them (on the ground, riding,.....), we do not do any competition with them, we just want balanced horses physically and emotionally because they are our co-coaches when we coach people.

    We realised last year we do need people who have some experiences with horses or a big open heart to new experiences with animals and a fast learner if no experience with horses held in herds.

    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 most of the work will be done on your own.
    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 from 1 up 3 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 also have a holiday flat in the farm for 3 or 4 people which we rent out.

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

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You are free to join our weekly yoga classes,

    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 Famenne, 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.

    Our kids speak Dutch, French and English

  • 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

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    4 to 5 hours, 5 days a week

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