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

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Netherlands

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small family of four with a daughter (2,5 years) and son (born in April this year) 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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • 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.

  • 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.

    In the meantime, our family has extended with 2 little children. We love to let our oldest daughter (2,5 years old) getting to know other cultures and languages. She can be a bit shy in the beginning, but will turn quickly in an helpful, interested little child. So, some child care and let her help in a save way with our project, is what we'll like to arise.

    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

    Languages spoken

    Dutch, English and a bit of German

  • 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

  • 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

Bunkbed and 2p sleeping couch in little lodge
Little bathroom in little lodge
Kitchen and 2p. bed under the roof in little lodge
Your own accommodation
Working with loam
A morning walk
Our house dog Pepper
Our guard dog Walter

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