Welcoming a fun, temporary family member in Noord Brabant, Netherlands

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  • Last activity: 29 Nov 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hi, Im a mum to two youngsters (15,17) and a cat named Gizmo. I love to welcome you to our house and our family.

    When staying with us, you'll blend in as a friend or familymember.
    The family is me,
    My son (15, who most likely like to live in his own cave/bedroom and who is 50% at the time at my place, and the other at his dads) and my daughter, 17, who lives with her dad and comes popping in now and then. And ofcourse my king of the castle; Gizmo. The royal thick fat fluffy hairball.

    Want to come helping me/us out?
    You are warmly welcomed. You’ll be Gizmo’s servant during your stay.🐈
    We have awesome neighbours & friends and my boyfriend living in his own house, down the street.

    Things to do around the house?
    Mostly general maintanace like sanding, painting, woodworking, cleaning, organizing and you can help me with cooking. We have plenty unfinished DIY projects as wel.
    we love to recycle stuff.

    We live a 5 minutes walk from the forest, and the beautiful moor. You can walk and enjoy nature at its best. It is a 20 min. cardrive to the city of Eindhoven.

    Im a social cultural worker and a (vegan) chef with my own company. At the moment I’m working on renovating my own workspace/restaurant-like place and I do own a foodtruck as well.

    In the past people helped me a lot in the kitchen and with my company and foodtruck but due to work/private mixup nowadays we try to focus on all other small things in and around the house, or make clear arrangements about the work in advance. I would love to give you a wide range of different options to choose from.

    I work on different locations and the kids are used to co-parenting so they are not allways with me, as I wrote earlier. Therefore you have to keep in mind that you allso are in the home alone now and then when I’m off to work.

    Once a month I host a dinner at my place to connect people and let them meet vegan foods. Thats always a joy with a house full of people to talk to and to get to know our culture from the inside out.
    In my household there is above average cooking. If you want me to teach you some vegan cookingtricks, just say so.

    We live with a budget that is paltry. So we can’t spoil you rotten, but love to have you in our family. I do provide you food & drinks and dinners are shared. (need dairy products? that’s your own costs) Contribution to the daily grind is a must;; Everyone shares cooking, wiping down the table, vacume clean, shopping and cleaning like a normal family. (Not part of the Workaway hours.) We hope you to be pro active. So your stay does benefit both of us.

    So, basicly we are looking for trustworthy, motivated Workawayers that are fun & with initiative, to share our projects, dreams meals and home with.
    So please send us a personal email/apply that is written for us instead of a basic story! We don’t want you to be ‘just’ a workaway, so don’t treat us as ‘just’ a family or place to sleep (that is where a hotel is 4). Connect, and you have a family to come back to for the rest of your traveling-life.

    Due to some family issues, I’m not allways able to host guys/male workaways,
    Im sorry for that. But you can allways send an apply if you think you’ll firming the family.

    If you stay with us, it would make us happy if you contribute to our world travel receipy book. Just bring your own favourite vegetarian or vegan receipy to add to the book.

    I'm planning on publish it in the future 😊
    (So if you know how to help with that? We would be pleased)

    Leaving a readingbook in your own language for the attic where you sleep, would be great to! There is a big pile of books to swop.

    in 2024 ill throw a workaway party and invite all former workaways that stayed here - over, so you might be one of them!
    We hope to have the book printed by that time!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In the days you stay with us, we see you as our family with all the things a Dutch family does. We wil invite you to join us on some events. Like a birthdayparty, neighbourhoodmeeting, festival etc.
    You are free to say yes or no.
    You have time to things on your own. To learn Dutch or have private time in the backgarden or at the attic, where your private spot is.

    And... I wil cook typical Dutch food or learn you how to prepaire that (if you like), as; hutspot, bitterballen, pepernoten, appeltaart, kapsalon, oliebollen, poffertjes, erwtensoep etc. (Vegan ofcourse!)

    We made you à to do/see/taste challenge to get the best out of the Netherlands!

  • Help


    A lot of things to do at our place!
    Together we pick tasks that you like most, or just offer your experience and expertise and we find out where your help suits best.

    * help with renovating my restaurant place
    * help with preserve seasonal veggies & foods
    * Wash the car
    * is French your native language? Then help me by teaching your tongue.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️cleaning. Deep clean different parts of the house. Like kitchen, the stove or bathroom. You would make me really happy by some good cleaning
    * try to rip the carpet from the stairs and try to keep smiling (that’s a challenge)
    * reorganising the attic (are you good at re-organizing? Than there is surely work 4 you)
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️painting: will you help me with painting my walls, sanding and painting skirting boards, chairs and doors?
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️are you in to sowing? I still have some small sowing things to do and Im not able to use the machine 😂 maybe you can teach me!
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️cleaning the house and gardening; There is enough tasks for a whole week in the garden and house! please be my guest.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ there is some ironingwork.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ art. Are you in to arts and crafts? There is allways colour needed in our lives. We have some arty "tasks" as wel.
    Things with beads, painting, scrapbooking, garden ornaments etc. Ow and i 'need'' someone to brush the hair of my little pony collection...
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Maybe you can help me with my wordpress website.. or graphic design of my cooking project. Or even make some awesome reels or small videos for me. That would be awesome!
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️making a geocache awesome and helping to make it active?

  • Languages

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

    This host offers a language exchange
    I love to learn the french language better, and am allways willing to help you with the Dutch one

  • Accommodation


    You will be staying under our roof as a familymember.
    We’ll eat together (Dutch dinner times!
    So please ajust) and share the house.

    Our house is cosy but not that big.
    You sleep in the attic where we made you your own private space. It is not a hotel but an adventure sleeping in the attic where Gizmo constantly checks if you are ok. The attic has a very steep loftladder! Be carefull!
    There is tapestry in the attic to make it a warmer inviroment. That might be not the right spot if you have heavy bronchi or allergy issues.
    Facileties are shared.

    That is basicly why preferences go to solo travellers. It makes it more easy to connect.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Eindhoven AirPort is near. Only 15 km away. And if you are in to doing things together, we can. I wil help you with all cultural things you want to learn or know.

    There is no public transport here in the evening or during weekends. Ofcourse I can bring you to nearest public transport then. (If we can make it fit in my agenda)
    And a bike is in the shed. If you would like to go for a spin, you can use that!

    The cities of Eindhoven, Tilburg and s-Hettogenbosch are near and I travel to Tilburg or eindhoven each week, so i can drop you there for your day off if you would like that.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    You don’t have a special room to work in, but you have the place where you sleep to be in private and ofcourse you can allso just use the livingroom as your workingspace. internet is accessible. And maybe you can help me with my company online

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hrs a day 5 days a week

Host ref number: 485554573614

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