Looking for a fun (temporary) family member in Noord Brabant, Netherlands

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi, Im a mum with 2 youngsters (14,16) and a cat named Gizmo. We love to welcome you to our family.

    When staying with us, you'll blend in as a friend or familymember.
    If you like young adults, a strange cat and helping me/us out? You are warmly welcomed. You’ll be Gizmo’s servant during your stay.🐈 We have awesome neighbours and my boyfriend living down the street.

    Things to do around the house? Mostly general maintanace like sanding, painting, woodworking, cleaning and you can help me with a lot of 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. drive to the city of Eindhoven.

    Im a social cultural worker and a self employed (vegan) chef, so I cook a lot. Most of the time i cook with an intercultural organisation to learn former refugees Dutch language. Allso I own a foodtruck that needs love and care. I work on different locations and the kids are used to co-parenting so they are not allways with me.

    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.
    I need both of your hands and help in the kitchen! If you don’t like cooking, you might be at the wrong adress 😉

    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 allways 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 and home with. So please send us an 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, work with us and help us out; and you have a family to come back to for the rest of your traveling-life.

    Important;
    Due to some family issues, I’m not able to host guys/male workaways at the moment.
    Im sorry for that.

    extra;
    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    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!)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    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 me cook! I might need both of your hands in the kitchen
    * Help with rebuilding the foodtruck
    * Wash the car & foodtruck
    * 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
    * get riding 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?
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️carpenting; my house still needs a lot of carpenting. A few examples? some shelfs and a deciding system.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️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 business. 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

    Accommodation

    You will be staying under our roof as a familymember. We’ll eat together 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!
    Facileties are shared.

    That is why preferences go to solo travellers. It makes it more easy to connect. We seem to be an awesome adress for a first workaway experience!

  • 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.
    And a bike is in the shed. If you would like to go for a spin, you can use that! Make sure you lock it!

    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?

    One

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    Hours expected

    You live in a family. Please help us as much as you can. Max 5 hrs a day for 5 days a week. The daily grind is a must

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