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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, 49 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.
* PREFERABLY A BELGIAN CITIZEN OR A WORKAWAY WHO IS ALREADY IN BELGIUM*
We would like to welcome a HANDY workaway (aged between 20 and 35), preferably for approx. 1 month. 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..., as well as moving personal belongings from the house of my husband's mother to ours (by car and maybe moving van). 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
DIY and building projects
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!
Moving personal belongings from one house to another. Taking care of the animals, gardening, farming,, .... All help is welcome!
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.
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, 1 pomchi (small dog), 3 cats, 1 rabbit, 6 fishes, 3 midget goats, 3 chickens, 6 Indian runner ducks, 2 Guinea pigs) do mostly live outside.
We have a bicycle at the workawayer's disposal and the train station is 5 min away by bike.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hrs a day, 4 or 5 days a week, 2 or 3 days off