Looking for some extra green or handy or strong or creative fingers in a small village in Flanders, Belgium

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  • Description

    Description

    My 8 years old son and I live in a small old house in a tiny village called Vichte. A few years ago, while sitting on my doorstep, I got the idea to become a Workaway host :-)

    My brain is full of ideas to make the garden and house more pleasant and full with flowers and green experiments :-). But... as an almost fulltime working mother these ideas mostly stay with ideas, so an extra pair of hands is most welcome! At this time I am also renovating the first floor of the house. So if the extra pair of hands is green and handy, it will make me extra happy :-)

    We try to recycle as much as possible in the garden to make a playground for my son and friends. So if with the green handy hands comes a creative brain... we will spoil you with good talks, great food and my best smiles :-)

    We live at the dead end of a small street (no cars pass by), on walking distance from the village center and the small train station with good connections to the Belgian coast and cities as Brussels, Bruges and Ghent (from Monday-Friday). My son and I love being outside, ride bicycle or go for a walk or just hang around in the garden or in front of the house. Drawing is his (our) new passion, but he also can't stop talking about Lamborgini's, robots and waterslides :-)

    I on the other hand prefer a more ecological way of transport :-) I don't have a car and feel comfortable with a basic, slow way of life. That is also the reason why I have an interest in the ecological way of gardening (and partially living).
    You are most welcome to stay in my house if you don't mind being home alone during the day (for the moment I work from home, so I'm almost always at home) and if you don't mind living with an energetic charming boy (who can produce a lot of decibels) who will be hungering for your attention.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    When you stay at my house, you will be part of my little family!

  • Help

    Help

    I would love to welcome somebody who can help me in the garden (chop down small trees, fixing the garden house, prepare the flower garden, make a herbs spiral, make raised beds, clean and pimp my green house, make a playground...) or help me with the renovation of the first floor, using clay plaster, natural paint,...

    My house also needs some color... not on the walls, but I want to decorate the outside door, the door of the garage and give the window frames a new "face". And if I write "color" I don't mean grey, black or white... :-) I like it colorful and a bit "weird".

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    As I am renovating the first floor of the house, I can 'only' offer you a spacious tent in the garden (during summer) or when you are allergic to tents there is a comfortable bed waiting for you in a very basic room. This will be your tiny private room. Small, but cosy.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is not much of an interesting village life, but if you like to wander around or cycle through fields, than this place will be perfect for you. With the trainstation only 1 km away, you can easily visit the Belgian coast, the city of Bruges, Ghent, Brussels... all reachable in max. 1h or 1h30.

  • 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

    The Wifi connection works really well in the house, as soon as you are in the garden it becomes bad.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    The garden is big, but not suited for vans. Between the house and garden there is space enough for a van or car.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Pets are welcome in the garden.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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