We are Katrien and Paul. We are a couple that live in a large house in a quiet neighbourhood. We live around 10 minutes by bus and 30 minutes on foot from the city center. We are both teachers. Paul is on a sabattical year and uses this time to renovate the house.
When you come and stay with us, you can enjoy our family life and learn our language and our culture.
When you stay with us, you can enjoy our lovely city Ghent. It's a popular city for tourists. It mixes the busy life of the harbour with the atmosphere of a medieval city and the cultural and intellectual character of the university.
When you stay at our house, you will be able to learn about Belgian and Flemish culture. You can enjoy the wonderful medieval cities, enjoy art, music, films, ... We will help you to learn Dutch. We speak English and French well, so we can help you learning one of these languages.
We can take you with us to visits to our friends and family to learn the typical way of life in Belgium.
If you have any interest in renaissance/barock music, you can join us during rehearsals.
We need help to renovate our house: sanding windows and floors, painting windows and walls, oiling floors. Our house has three floors and each floor has about 3 tot 4 rooms. You will be doing this work together with us. We don't expect highly skilled helpers. We just need a helping hand. During your stay we will ask you to work around 4-5 hours a day. Only on weekdays. Weekends are free.
Dutch, French, English, German, Portuguese
We offer you a private room in our house on the third floor. The room is 4 x 4 metres and has a double bed, cupboard, desk. Wifi is free. The bathroom and toilets are shared. We eat together and prepare food for you every day. We don't allow to smoke in the house. Pets are not welcome.
Over the last 30 years we have been travelling all around the world and love to meet people. We speak about five languages: Dutch, French, English, and also German and Portuguese and a little bit of Spanish.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week