Hallo! We are a family living just outside of Ghent (Belgium) who are looking for some extra hands to help out in the garden and the house. We are still working on our over 150 yers old house and trying to tame our bewildered garden :) Anna works in Ghent as social worker, Bram is an artist and working in his atelier in the garden. Our kids are 9 and 7 years old. We like to welkom open-minded people who like to share with us their skills and stories.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
We are a family who likes traveling too. We travelled India, Thailand, South & Central-America, Morocco and Europe and we would love to welcome now the world in our cosy home. As we have 2 children we like to welcome people who want to enjoy family-life. We live close to Ghent, a beautiful city in Belgium with a lot of culture, music, cafés, musea...
We are looking for helping hands in the garden, to create and maintain a vegetable garden, taking care for the chicken and other projects in the garden, depending on the season. We also have many things to do in the house, like constructing, painting, ... depending on the moment and the tasks we are working on ourselves. It is also nice if you can join the housekeeping by cooking or cleaning or ... And of course depending on your interests and abilities. We have some working clothes available if necessary. Bram is most of the time around the house and will be working together with you when possible. Anna works and studies and will be around for a talk and some work in the garden. We will not always be at home. We try to organise it so that at least one of us is home, but there may be days where none of us is home for a few hours. We do not count the hours we work ourselves and prefer not to count yours either, unless you prefer that. We are quite flexible and we believe in open communication where we can all listen to the needs of everyone and act accordingly.
We have a Yurt (Mongolian tent) in the garden as accommodation, with a fire stove, outside toilet and basic washing facilities. Ofcourse you can also use the bathroom inside the house that we share. We offer food: morning, lunch & dinner. A basic own kitchen for breakfast and lunch is possible. Dinners we like to eat together as family.
You can reach our house with public transport (train & bus). We live about 20km from Ghent, a wonderfulp city to vist and enjoy. And of course, as Belgium is tiny, you can travel easily to Brussels/Antwerp/Brugge in no time (half an our to 1 our by train) from our house. In the surroundings of the house there are many walking-possibilities and cycling tours.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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