Join our family in a beautiful setting and help with renovations and gardening - Netherlands

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Netherlands

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    25/10/2021

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small family of four with a daughter (4,5 years) and son (2 years) and our 2 dogs Pepper and Walter. We are renewing and renovating almost everything on our property, trying to make it a little paradise. We don't hesitated hard working ourselves, but always with good laughter and breaks.

    We are surrounded by beautiful nature and little hills which invite you for nice hikes or ridings. Big cities like Maastricht (25 km) and Aachen (Germany, 8 km) are nearby.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You'll learn (ofcourse) about the Dutch culture. But you can also experience what comes with renovating an house with natural materials yourself, gardening, food forestry or (green) woodworking.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We are rebuilding (renovating) ourselves an old little farm into a sustainable house with as much ecological materials as possible (wood, loam etc). To get an idea of the 'size' of the renovating project: we've only let the outside walls in authentic conditions, all the rest (including roof and floors) has been taken away. Nowadays it's waterproof again and we are living in 1/3 of the house. During the first 8 years we've lived in a little, nice lodge on the property which will be your accommodation during your stay.

    Outside there is 3400 m2 ground on which we want to start an vegetable garden, chicken-cabin, a little foodforest, new fences etc. So there are all kind of different jobs to do and we will look what fits you best. We need reliable and motivated people who can work together with direction, but also on their own. People with skills are more than welcome.

    Top 6 for a harmonious stay and just to be clear:
    1. We’ll only host non-smokers and non-drugs users.
    2. We care about nature, people and our tools, so we expect you to do the same.
    3. Tools can only be used after instructions (and under supervision), so that we know there is a minimum change you’ll hurt yourselve (or the tool😉). But still, working at our project is at your own risk.
    And make sure you have a health insurance (just in case).
    4. Cooking, cleaning, doing groceries and the dishes is part of our family life and can be part of your work.
    5. After dinner we'll spend the evening with our family, so than you have to entertain yourself by reading a book, taking a hike, doing yoga etc.
    6. Making jokes and being positive are part of the deal 😉

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We are offering a comfortable little lodge, which you’ll share with other workawayers (if around), without wifi and television, but with a wood-burning stove, shower, toilet and kitchen. It’s like a little one room house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are bicycles available, which you can use. Bus stop to cities is an 20 min walk.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week, but the schedule is flexible

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