We are a Norwegian/Dutch couple. Håkan is retired, Jitsche still works 4 days a week. We have 3 daughters aged 30, 27 and 21 whom have all left home, but come home every now and then for the weekend. The last 10 years we have been busy rebuilding a "pigsty" into a comfortable house. We built our house with ecological materials and did most of the work ourselves.
We have 4 (Ouessant) mini sheep, two labradors, two cats and chickens.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We have finished transforming another barn into an appartment for two guests which we rent out as a B&B.
We are looking for people who can help us in the garden, clean, help with the housework, help with maintenance work, (timberwork, painting etc.), walk the dogs, saw and chop wood etc.
We are not vegetarians but eat little meat.
As a workawayer you will be part of our family, so we expect guest to participate in all the usual household chores, like doing the dishes, cleaning the house etc.
We have our meals together, breakfast, lunch and diner. We like company, but we also like our privacy in the evenings.
We have bikes at the disposal of the work awayers. if you want to visit one of the cities in the area you have to take the train.
You will be staying in a small caravan in the yard with a double bed when the weather alowes it. When it is to cold to sleep in the caravan you can sleep in a small bedroom for two upstairs in the house. Upstairs there is an extra living area at your disposal. You share our (large) bathroom with us.
We live in the east of Holland in beautiful countryside, an area well known for biking, walking, and horse riding. The area is famous for its 8 mansions. The nearest small village, Vorden, is about 3 1/2 kilometers away. The nearest city is Zutphen, a nice "Hanze" city, 7 minutes by train. The area is rural, so don't expect a wild city live.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours a day 5 days a week