Help two brothers build a boat with second-hand materials in Ghent, Belgium.



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    **Even with Covid 19 you are still welcome! This because we heard there are quite some workawayers stuck, which doesn't make any sense. **
    We are Tom and Wim, two brothers who's passion it is to create and build. So since a year we are building a boat together with some friends!! Tom is a 22 years old engineet and Wim is a 27 years old organic farmer. We want to build the boat as ecologic as possible, so the boat is build mostly by second-hand materials :D

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects

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    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn whatever you like. About painting, helping with wood like making a door, or working with metal (like welding, if you have some experience ;) ). About electricity, plumbing, etc.
    Most of the help is with wood!

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    Building a boat includes: building in metal and wood, painting and so much more! Almost everything is made by hand, like the doors etc. Most of the help is with wood! If you want you can help with some painting in the house as well.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation


    You can sleep on the boat, since one room is just finished! Or if you prefer you can sleep in our house. There is no shower yet on the boat, but you can shower at our house. We both live in the city center, not so far from the boat. That's where we cook. Tom loves to cook a lot, so we can cook together or wathever you prefer! Also, we're vegan ;)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Free time!
    In the free time we can go to the amazing free festivals we have in Ghent... We like to dance a lot, so you can join us dancing at those festivals!
    We can swim in a big lake (Blaarmeersen) nearby, or just in the river where the boat is right now :D

    The trams are quite frequently going from the train station (Gent-Sint-Pieters) directly to the boat.
    Tram 1 it is.

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      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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