We are an active family with a sustainable mindset, with 2 daughters aged 7 and 10 (1 with special needs) living in the countryside in the village of Kortenhoef (Amsterdam lakes area) in the Netherlands. We are starting up our living of the land project by vegetable growing and keeping chickens and sheep and are looking for experienced gardeners and diy-ers for a variety of small building and maintenance projects. Experienced wood-workers are also welcome for repairing the bridge
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
We are an active family with lots of space around the house, including a field with sheep as well as a few chickens, children to play with (and care for) a greenhouse where we just started a vegetable garden etc etc. You can go with our bikes and canoe to explore the beautiful surroundings and enjoy the cows and birds in the fields around you or visit places incl Amsterdam nearby (appr 20 km). We like cooking and love nice food and we can share meals sometimes (cooked by us or you), but also need structure and rest for our youngest daughter with special needs.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We would like you to stay with us if you love gardening, including continouos removal of weeds (preferably with some knowledge of what are the weeds) and/or if you're handy and like to do running some errands (creating and maintenance) in the barn, guesthouse, greenhouse, chicken coop etc, and/or support our household with some practical and logistic support or just playing with the kids. We appreciate a proactive attitude and welcome your initiatives for any improvements around the house.
This host offers a language exchange
our 10 year old daughter would like to improve her English skills in interactions with you
You will stay in your own bedroom with shower and toilet in the separate guesthouse at our property, with wired/wifi internet connection and a kitchen to prepare your daily meals for which we provide your groceries. Note we keep our property absolutely smoking-free.
We live in the village Kortenhoef with lots of space and nature to go walking, biking, fishing or boating. The closest city is Hilversum to go by bike. By bus or train you can visit any places you like. Busstop is only 300 m away. We have 2 bikes available for you to use.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
we have quite decent wifi connection for your online activities
Campervan can be parked, water and electricity is available. Shower, toilet and kitchen in the guesthouse.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week