Stay in a stately home and help with renovation and gardening near Waremme, Belgium



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    we have lived in usa for 30 years , I was a art teacher and my husband create his own company . Now back in Belgium , we have this beautiful castle which has been in our family for 13 generations , our job is to try to continue the philosophy and tradition of this castle.

    There is however a bit of construction to be done. We would need help in the renovation of various houses that are situated in the park. We would need to renovate houses that are 80 to 100 years such as the tennis house, pavilion house and a bit of architectural gardening such as planting flowers and creating a biological garden. For the garden, we are extremely open to creative people in architectural gardening who have ideas in improving it. People with a love for biological gardening ,permaculture and specialized in flowers would be greatly appreciated. On accounts to the pavilion, we have a dream in creating a space for meditation and reflection. Therefore we would need not only people who can paint and work with wood but someone who has an understanding in meditation and can help us create a space for it. If you have an idea, we would greatly appreciate a little paragraph about a project in association to the pavilion in so that we would get an idea. In general, we would want to create an atmosphere of beauty and peace.
    We want to offer the the volunteers a few days of liberty to be creative and get a deeper and more sincere relationship through projects and creative initiatives.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We would like to have a volunteer that is positive , open-minded , creative, cooperative, motivated, enthusiastic, be able to live in the countryside, not afraid of getting dirty and hands-on. Just as much, one that is able to appreciate, understand and respect the beauty of their surrounding.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    you will be living in the left side of the castle while we will be living in the middle. It will be your own personal apartment with 5 rooms , 4 bathroom , one kitchen and a cozy living room

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are easy going, relaxed and enjoy getting to know people from across the world. We hope to be able to invite people that share the same values. We live in a small secluded village with not much to do but sightseeing and appreciating the countryside. However 15min by car, we have the village of Waremme which has all the normal shopping areas you can expect and an hour by train there is the great city of Liege which is famous for its train station. You can as well find there a brewery inspired by our ancestor, Curtius and his palace which was turned into a museum. Just as well, you have the chance to drive 40min and be across the Belgium border in Maastricht.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 546793783848