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Welcome to the Sonian Forest and this house with a beautiful garden and relaxed atmosphere.
My name is Jan and together with my irish setter Castard I work as a forest ranger in the Sonian Forest and have a house and garden which are too big and are keen to welcome positive travel vibes and some help in and around the house. Mostly gardening and pimping the workaway annex glamping zone to get that 5th star rating for uber comfy zone :) You are also welcome to help in forest activities. Always interested in meeting new people and learn new perspectives on life. Some good energy topped with some belgian beers and chocolate are a free bonus here ^^
Let’s share some nice moments. I appreciate open communication, mutual respect and transparency - if u have any question or doubts please ask me.
I’ll will be happy to give u some bearings in and around the house. U are welcome to a very comfy camping experience which we can pimp a bit further during your stay. With all the covid measures the communal areas are the ground floor bathroom and kitchen. U will be having a nice space in the annex with hammock, bed, couch, egg chair,.. ( if you want to camp in the garden it’s possible as well , I have some tents ) No drugs or smoking in and around the house please.
There is wifi around the house and some garden areas.
Every single help u can give during your stay is very welcome and appreciated. I’ll facilitate and explain as much as I can. With a fresh smile each morning the practicalities will sort itself out.
As you’ll experience I believe in freedom and responsibility . Setting goals and letting u be a co-architect of your day and the work to be done. If you see another way or think of something don’t hesitate to bring it up.
Projects that could need your help:
Collecting fruit and making jam
seeding islands of wildflowers
Fire wood storage construction
- making kindling
- splitting logs
- repairing jacuzzi
- Making a small pond
Improving workaway glamping location
Let’s talk about options
- getting workaway bikes in 5**** condition
Communal bathroom - daily clean
Communal kitchen - daily clean
Reorganizing for workaway ease of use
Re-organizing house for winter workaway?
Marking and selecting where to plant trees coming season
GPS marking forest machine tracks
Wild camera maintenance and scoring pictures on cloud platform
Any project u wanna add? Let’s talk
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Located in the Sonian forest but still an easy bus stop 140 metres ride to Brussels centre. U are welcome to join me on evenings to a bar to meet up some locals.
Gardening , marking forest future trees, projects in the garden, some cleaning and cooking in the house, exploring Belgian beers together with friends
Glamping in annex or in garden tent with bed, two person hammock, wifi and beamer, couch
Bus stop at 100 metres, easy acces to Brussels museums, vibrant centre,..
The Lion's Mound (French: Butte du Lion, lit. "Lion's Hillock/Knoll"; Dutch: Leeuw van Waterloo, lit. "Lion of Waterloo") is a short bike ride away , immerse yourself with Napoleon and European history
How to reach Jan's house from Bruxelles-Midi :
In the train station, follow the "De Lijn" signs until you get out of the station next to Hotel Pullman.
The "De Lijn" bus company platforms are in front of you (in the middle of Avenue Paul-Henri Spaak). Buses 136 and 137 depart usually from platform 1. Both take you to Jan's house (direction Alsemberg).
⛔!!! At the moment (July 2020), the 136 and 137 depart from a temporary bus stop just in front of Hotel Pullman.
The bus trip is about 30 minutes. Get of at Uccle Petite Epinette / Kleine Hut.
Tickets can be purchased by uploading the "De Lijn" app. Choose the m-ticket for 1.80 euros. It's valid for 1 hour. Once bought, when the bus departs, you need to activate the ticket in the app.
P.s. a mask is compulsory at the moment in public transportation.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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