Help us with gardening at our home in Utrecht, Netherlands



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  • Description


    We, Nicolette and Simone, are best friends, and 3 years ago we bought a very cool property, Cockagne. We live and work here, and we have many friends that enjoy the place with us. Nicolette is a successful social entrepreneur, that comes up with new inventions or businesses all the time. She lives in the big house, together with her daughter Djenna, her almost grownup-son Luca and Frommel, the Cuddling KillerCat. Simone lives in the white house with Ms Pepper, her medium sized princess-dog. Simone just can't make up her mind whether she's an artist, a business lady or an inspirator/supercharger for entrepreneurs and free spirits.
    At Cockagne, no day is the same, but it's relaxed, fun and sometimes quite funny!

    Come help us out with the garden, there's a lot of work to be done. Next to that, there is plenty of other things that you could help us with, depending on your skills and your preferences; things like painting, building, carrying, planting an organic vegetable garden, doing stuff in and around the house, assist Simone with her art work, preparing food. There's always stuff to do, it also depends on what your skills and interests are.

    We'll be happy to welcome you in our midst, and introduce you to the wonderful, nice & interesting people that often stay with us. Or, go to Amsterdam, or any other city, it's easy! Our place is located close to both Amsterdam and Utrecht, and not too far away from The Hague and Rotterdam.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    We share our place with inspiring friends. It’s a fantastic place to meet new people from different walks of life, be inspired and increase your international network. Especially for a Workawayer who is entrepreneurial, this would be a fantastic opportunity!

  • Help


    We would especially need help with the big garden around our houses, and help in and around the houses. But there are way more possibilities, like planting an organic vegetable garden, or helping with art projects, and we do have spontaneous projects, so let's see what is happening!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have 2 camping cars on the terrain, one with shower and toilet, the other without. You are welcome to shower in the big house and wash your cloths if needed. Furthermore we are building an outside kitchen. You are welcome to prepare your own food. You won’t be hungry. We would love to have a food lover!
    If you like sauna: Cockagne has one, (in a messy barn :-) and you are welcome to use it! The place offers enough opportunities to withdraw yourself in case you want some me-time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The surroundings are typical Dutch, with a lot of farm-land. You can swim or fish in the water around our house, make campfire and have long nights playing music in the garden together with our friends.
    We live very close to Amsterdam and Utrecht. You can use the bike to go to the train station (8 minutes ride, or 20 minutes walk). From this trainstation, Breukelen CS, it's only 20 minutes to Amsterdam, and 15 to Utrecht.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 391693846757