Join our family life and enjoy cultural exchange in Breda, Netherlands



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    Hi there,
    We, Joeke (46), Lieve (13) and Saar (11), are living in Breda, 5 minute cycle away from the centre. We live in an semi-detached house with Pasta (9) our dog, and Brownie (2) and Henk (2) our two running ducks.
    Joeke works as a social worker with homeless people sine 20 years. She loves gardening, being outside. Did some world traveling (bit of Asia, Australia, Africa), now mostly she travels to the sun in Europe (Spain, Portugal).
    From traveling she learned that staying in one place, meeting up with people and learning from them is what traveling is all about for her. She is sighed up as a work awayer her self.
    Lieve just started secondary school, loves making art, reads a serious amount of books a year, and practices the ukelele.
    Saar is all about green, green room, green clothes, set up a (green)frogclub with her friends. She loves to play the guitar and to play Roblox with friends.
    Pasta is an exciting dog who gets very upbeat when meeting new people. She is made for running and gets plenty of time to do so next to our home where their is a big field. Since she's 9 and has come to an senior age she loves to do long sleeps as well.
    Brownie and Henk live in our garden. They welcome us every morning, waiting for their morning snack.
    A few streets away we have a vegetablegarden. Joeke and her mum love to work there.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Joeke could help you with your English (used to teach English in Asia).
    We could show you around Breda, show you local places.
    Joeke is practicing Spanish , she would love to learn some more.
    Teach you about gardening.
    Joeke used to be a beekeeper, can you teach you a lot about them.
    I'm an experienced (sports)masseur, I can teach how to give a good message.
    We like to learn skills you have.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    There is always something that needs to be done. At the moment the garden house could have some new paint.
    We would like a eco toilet in the garden, need someone to build that.
    There's a shed that needs some serious organizing.
    There is always stuff to do in the garden and the vegetable garden.
    Some help cleaning in the house would be nice.
    Walking with Pasta every now and then.
    Cooking our meal every now and then.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

    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


    You will be staying in the garden house where you will have your privacy. There is electricity and heating but no water. All that needs water you can do in our home.
    It is a very nice little house. It is used as a massage practice at the moment and has a very comfortable, cosy feeling because of the loam painted walls and the good isolation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Breda is perfectly located. 45 minute train to Amsterdam, 30 minute train to Antwerp. Fast train to Paris in 3,5 hours. The sea/beach is 1 hour drive away. And of course some nice cities around Breda (Tilburg, Dordrecht, Rotterdam).
    I can give all the info you need about traveling around.
    I have lived in Antwerp for years, I can tell about nice places there as well.

    When you stay with us, you can stay from 2 days up to a week.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 734128719327