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We are a family of 4, with two boys of 10 and 6 years old. We own a big house amidst the green fields. We live at the language border in Belgium, in Wallonia, but close to Flanders. We live in a quiet street and have a big garden. Behind our garden is our prairie with 3 horses and 3 shetlands. We also have 2 dogs and chickens. If you want to taste living in the Belgian countryside, then ours is the place to be. Our street is trying to achieve a maximum in sustainable living. One of our neighbours, for example, has started a perma culture centre.
My project is to create an environment where people can come to re-connect to nature, charge their batteries and develop their intuition. I would like to welcome these people in a eco-friendly space (which I still have to build), but we are getting there slowly. My horses assist me in coaching and healing people. Besides having a mission to "awaken" people to consciousness to be more connected and caring for the planet, I have a sixth sense when it comes to animals. I love giving energetic treatments to animas to ensure their well-being. I can teach you when you join us! It will be a very enriching experience.
Behind the prairie is the "Ravel" which is an old railroad transformed into a walking path for pedestrians, joggers and bicycles and that goes all the way to Namur. Our small town of Jodoigne has all you need: shops, (eco-friendly) supermarkets, a tiny cinema, swimming pool, weekly market, etc.
Our area is very beautiful and we are only 20 minutes away from Leuven, 40 minutes from Liège and 30 minutes from Brussels.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Helping with my horses is a great journey, they have taught me so much! They will teach you authenticity, assertiveness, inner peace, and much more. I will also teach you about natural horsemanship and how to "talk" to animals.
My family is happy to help you learn new languages as well, and everyday you will be able to enjoy fresh home-made meals with veggies from the garden. I will also introduce you to the neighbourhood so that you can learn lots of new people. You will also learn about perma culture: which plants are good to associate, which wild plants are edible, etc.
To help us at our place will give you a deep sense of reconnection, you will be able to spend lots of time outside and cosy moments with a friendly family. If you are interested in energetic healing, connecting with animals and nature or massage tips, I can teach you in exchange for your daily help around the house.
Since we are a young family, we still have loads of work to do in order to create a more green and sustainable environment. On our project list is: creating a sanitary block outdoors that is self-sufficient (shower powered by small solar panel and ecologic outdoor toilet) because we would like on the long run to accommodate guests in tents or yurts. We also want to create a part of the land as edible forest, but first we need to clean up the area (take out dead trees, out some fencing, add some pigs or other farm animals).
We also need daily help with the horses, in the garden and our kids love interaction with people, so they'll be happy to learn your language or to teach our language to you.
At home we speak both French and Dutch and we are all fluent in English.
Once we have enough money, we will also need some help building our first Mongolian Yurt... And of course, if you like building and refurbishing, our house is really big and we haven't finished all the rooms yet, so if your a handyman (woman) then all help is welcome to make this an even more attracting place. :-)
Don't hesitate to ask us all your questions.
French, English, Dutch, Spanish, basic Chinese
Workawayers will get our guest bedroom, which has a double bed. It's on the 1st floor. The bathroom is on the second floor and has a bathtub and shower and toilet. Next to the bedroom there is another toilet and the ground floor also has a toilet. On the ground floor we will share the kitchen area and terrace/garden. There is also next to the guest bedroom an TV-room with large couches and a dining area for when you wish to be more independent.
Our kids play ice hockey, so if you like ice hockey, we can take you to games. In the neighbourhood there are very nice walks and strolls to do. The nearby towns and cities all have very old culture and historical sites. We can recommend plenty of sight-seeing trips to you!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week