Help our family to renovate a beautiful sailing boat in Den Helder, The Netherlands




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  • Description


    Our project: open the World of sailing to young people. We want to get ready for the Tall Ship Race 2023.
    Our family lives on-board while refitting the steel lady but we need some hands as there is plenty to do. Most of the time I am by myself with the kids, that's why the presence of someone else is always helpful. It is a unique experience in itself. The ship is 31m long, 30 years old and has a proper charm.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a French-German family living in the Netherlands which makes already an interesting mix. You will learn a lot about renovating a steel ship.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    You will be part of the family and will have different tasks on board like removing rust, painting, rebuilding cabins, but also picking up the kids at school or helping with meals, etc. No experience is needed. We will discuss together what is to be done and you will manage your time as you want.
    Further note: we will not agree having people working a few hours and then just putting their feet under the table when it is diner time... Life on a ship means participating in all tasks, as you would do at your home!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You'll have a cabine. There is all comfort onboard but we do take our showers in the marina building (next to us). We will provide all meals and fresh fish from the market on Friday!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located 1 hours drive away from Amsterdam. Den Helder is a small and lovely city, and the train station is only 15 min walk from us. We have bikes that you can use. There are beaches and (hopefully) lots of cultural events.The atmosphere at the marina is peaceful and very friendly.

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      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Can host digital nomads

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  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is plenty of space just next to us.

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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