Housesitting, kids and pet care near Zutphen, Netherlands




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    Update 02-05-2020

    All of the festivals and cool markets are cancelled for the corona.

    I hope the old text down here will be good again soon!

    Housesitting in summerholidays

    Before lockdown:
    Hello, me and my son 11 are living in quite a big house for the two of us, we're used to stay here with 3, 4 or 5 people so it's a bit quiet now :-). We live in the beautiful east of Holland in an old village opposite a windmill near Zutphen, an old town on the riveside around a lot of farmland and woods. We have a dog, rabbits, garden. Bicycles and car.

    I like to have a handyman for jobs as fixing the pipes wich got clogged in the volunteersroom, taking out bamboo, fixing bycicles, working on a camper and stuff like that now! Painting, hanging up curtains too. Many things.
    Also my webshop/website is a mess, maybe someone can fix?

    I have one happy kid in the house, who sometimes need a babysit. And some pets and things in the house.

    Also there's a camper that needs work sometimes. It might be possible to use this too.

    The festivalwork is not very busy yet and will start around half of April with the bigger events. This can be the (only) part paid for for the hours actually worked, if it suits you and you're capable.

    I work at festivals and need somebody stay with my kid and also Workawayers could also sometimes come with me to the festivals if this is what are able to and you like. These are popfestivals, hippiefestivals, fantasyfairs and markets. A lot of fun and very very busy away from the quietnes of our town, with usually nothing but party and happy people to meet. I go there my an oldtimervan.. Also you get an entrance ticket and see the bands you always wanted to see for exemple :-) or be in a fairy fantasyland or back in the 70's on many different places all around Holland.

    I love to travel and meet up with like minded people from all over the world to share culture, languages and experiences.

    Note: I really need someone who is fit for the job, physically, mentally and otherwise, you can't crash here. After having had some unfit people I need someone who can and wants to do something and has know how .

    You cannot be here if you are depending on alcohol, drugs or even prescription drugs.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You would be able to see many many places in Holland , the regular life, learn the language, after the lockdown

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    There's always some work in the house, the dog and other pets

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner
    Indonesian: Beginner
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Theré's a big room in the house for the guests. When I work elsewhere in Holland and people like to come, you 'll be camping in a tent. Also possibility of staying in the camper soon.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Zutphen is beautifully located in the east of Holland, you can go running, cycling, swimming or visit the old town or towns nearby. When you take rides to my festivals you will see the whole of Holland like Amsterdam, Den Haag, Emmen, Weert , Groningen any place. Or yuu just hop in the train, Holland is only small.

    Please no deodorants or perfumes !

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    I have WIFI internet, glasscable , right now there's not a lot of work for me so you will have enough time for work online

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Two hours a day for now

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