Help us with DIY at our home in Utrecht, Netherlands

  • Netherlands
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  • Last activity: 06/02/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hello, I am Nicolette and I live and work here with my kids, and we have many friends that enjoy the place with us. I am a successful social entrepreneur, that comes up with new inventions or businesses all the time. I live in the big house, together with my daughter Djenna, and my almost grownup-son Luca and Frommel, the Cuddling KillerCat.
    At Cockagne, no day is the same, but it's relaxed, fun and sometimes quite funny!

    Come help us out with building, we are insulating our house with raw sheep wool, 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, weeding, doing stuff in and around the house, 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, Our place is located close to both Amsterdam and Utrecht, and not too far away from The Hague and Rotterdam. We have 3 caravan's and 3 tent's ( with a good normal matras) 😁.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    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

    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 our wool project and the renovation of the white house.. But there are way more possibilities, like planting an organic vegetable garden, and we do have spontaneous projects, so let's see what is happening!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have 3 camping cars on the terrain and 3 tent's . You can shower in the white house. Furthermore we have an outside kitchen. We share the breakfast and warm lunch together. You won’t be hungry. We would love to have a food lover!
    If you like sauna and jacuzzi: Cockagne has one, and you are welcome to use it, when there are no guest in the farm house.! 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 391693846757

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