Stay with a friendly Belgian family in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium



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    Hi dear workaway, my name is Marijke and we live 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 49 years old. I am divorced (since August 2017) but live together with my new husband Wim, 50 years old. He is an independent industrial engineer. We got married November 30th 2018!

    I have a 22 year old daughter Joline from my first marriage who works as a nurse in Ghent where she lives as well.

    We would like to welcome a HANDY workaway (aged between 20 and 35), preferably for the period July 19th till August 5th. Due to knee joint transplants in the past, I specifically need help with taking care of the DOMESTIC ANIMALS (feeding, cleaning the cages, ...), gardening and small farming..., general household tasks, cleaning, .... So we're especially looking for someone who is more or less skilled in those tasks and who loves working with animals! Although we a huge animal lovers, we CANNOT accept workawayers who bring their own dog as this might cause conflicts with our own 2 dogs and 3 cats. Sorry!

    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

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn a different language, cultural immersion, get to know local habits and food!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Taking care of the animals, gardening, farming,, construction of animal cages/sheds, general household, .... All help is welcome!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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, 1 pomchi (small dog), 3 cats, 6 fishes, 3 midget goats, 6 chickens, 19 Indian runner ducks, 2 Guinea pigs, 1 hamster) do mostly live outside.
    We have a bicycle at the workawayer's disposal and the train station is 5 min away by bike.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hrs a day, 5 days a week, 1or 2 days off

Host ref number: 446527949521