Hi dear workaway, my name is Marijke and we just moved to a new house in the country side near the city of Sint-Niklaas, located between Ghent and Antwerp. I work as a translator (currently on sick leave), I'm 48 years old. I am divorced (since August 2017) but live together with my new husband called Wim, 49 years old. He is an independant industrial engineer. We got married November 30th 2018!
I have a 22 year old daughter Joline from my first marriage who studies in Ghent to obtain her master as a nurse and lives in Ghent as well.
We would like to welcome a HANDY workaway (aged between 18 and 25), preferably for 1 month or even longer. Due to knee joint transplants in the past, I specifically need help with general cleaning, taking care of the DOMESTIC ANIMALS, gardening and farming...). So we're especially looking for someone who is more or less skilled in those tasks.
Our guest can learn about our culture, participate in daily life in Sint-Niklaas, visit sights during the weekends, have fun with the family and the domestic animals we own. She/he can learn our language, or one of the languages we speak and we could learn from the guest. It would be great to have a nice and helpful person staying with us! Looking forward to meeting you!!!!
Marijke, Wim and Joline
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Learn a different language, cultural immersion, get to know local habits and food!
Taking care of the animals, gardening, farming, help with general cleaning of the house, .... All help is welcome!
Our guest will be accommodated in a private bedroom in the house. The bathroom has to be shared with the family.
All meals are included.
I smoke outside the house, the guest will be treated as a family member, all meals are included, I will take care of the laundry of the guest,
Our animals (1 beagle dog, 3 cats, 1 rabbit, 1 fish, 4 baby goats, 3 chickens, 2 baby Indian runner ducks, 2 baby Guinea pigs) do mostly live outside.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4 hrs a day, 5 days a week, 2 days off