Help to transform a beautiful old building into a community centre in Mol, Belgium




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  • Description


    In 2019, I came across a magnificent Protected heritage building of 100y old that has been empty and abandoned Since 30y. I was immediately in love and quit my job to renovate it and restore it back to its grandeur of a century ago. It was built to be a cafe, restaurant, performance art center, hotel - which I want to bring back expanded with workcenters for pottery, weaving, woodcraft, and breadovens. The atmosphere should breathe health, inclusion, music, crafts, and the center should be helping people in need and be accessible for people without money as well.
    Many people share this dream with me, and want to help bring this building back to life volunteering for renovation or supporting the events created to start a community linked to this project.

    We organised many events in 2021 already: 3 live concerts, a nostalgic fancy fair, World War 2 re-enactment, a music festival. In 2022 we plan the same, and will add middle ages re-enactment and an ancient crafts weekend.
    We would also love YOU to join our team!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Many aspects of the renovation of protected heritage come into play here - many skills can be learned and practiced. We will prepare the building first, and turn it into a community center vibrant of music, nature, health and care for others - far away from the hastiness of profit focussed society.
    So also mental growth though introspection and altruïsme are part of the journey.

  • Help


    All help is welcome: cleaning up the building or the garden, sanding, repairing, wood construction, plumming, painting, but also research on the internet for materials, supporting fund raising events,...

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    all accomodation in place - except for heating (great open fire place though).
    We even have a piano and a chill room for the workawayers with games and table tennis.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area is very green and fantastic for hiking, biking, sailing, etc. Belgium is centrally located and a good stop over during travel though Europe.
    We prepared a complete floor to host up to 7 workawayers. Most of the time there are 4 or 5 there at the same time having a good time together, also during free time. The atmosphere is fantastic, be assured you will have a fun learning experience on top of adding value to the World!

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    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

    Good wifi all over the place

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Any size fits: the terrain is big

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Any non biting animal is welcome to stay

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5hrs a day, 5 days a week (standard recipe I discovered)

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Host ref number: 639746133744