Help us create and build our dream food forest paradise retreat center in the beautiful Flemish Ardennes, Belgium

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Update 2021:

    --》 Build outdoor showers and some other small eco constructions.
    --》 Build the floor for the Yourte and put it up. Done!!! 😁
    --》 Keep on shaping and create the planting spaces in the garden to make it beautifuler by the time.
    --》 General garden maintenance.
    --》 Planting, collecting vegetables/ fruits and seeds.
    --》 Transforming the vegetables for conservation
    --》Start digging for some water pools and or hopefully start working on the natural swimming pool
    --》 Some renovation work
    --》Create beauty and magic all around!
    --》 ENJOY EVERY MOMENT :)


    Hello hello!
    We're a cosy little family, with my mother Oréann, my brother Dario (28), and myself Gabriela (26) with my beloved toddler Milo (2,5). Since last summer my boyfriend Arthur has joined us with his dog Kito. Our dog Hakan and a cats Shiva, Shambo and Shanti.
    We have a beautiful piece of land and house in the great Flemish Ardennes. Our dream, or more exactly, lifepurpose is to transform our land in a permaculture/ food forest paradise and, with the time, to be the most authosufficient possible on all levels (Material, mental, psychic, fysical and spiritual). Later on we'd love to open our doors to share all our knowledge by letting everyone, who wants, living it and include it in their own life.
    So, in this whole creating proces we could use some extra pairs of hands and extra creative brains. Within this paradise we'll create different kinds of eco/self-constructions, as mud and straw construction, yourts,.. our house itself could use some renovation and improvement too. There's definitely a great variety in types of work where your help would be much apreciated.

    You have knowledge/ experience about permaculture, food forests, natural swimming pools, landscape design, construction, wood, maconery,... than don't think twice about it and come share your knowledge with us. We're eager to learn more and would love to share our own knowledge in Rawfood, juicing, natural medecines, macramé, all about self-healing/ wellness/ energy/ hypnosis/ transmutation development,.... and so much more.

    Our litlle family tent to live a healthy lifestyle, personally we do not smoke nor consume alcohol. Our food is mostly fruits and vegetables, at some times we may be cleansing or just juicing. Daily we practice the vowel chanting and you're welcome to take part of it if you'd like as in our meditations. To relax and enjoy nature we like to do some fire gatherings with some nice exchange of music. We would much appreciate that the place and energy that we're putting in here is being respected, otherwise we'll need to kindly ask you to leave.
    The Flemish Ardennes is very well known for its beautiful forest and hiking paths. If you want to enjoy nature in Belgium, this is one of the places to visit.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We may be atypical Belgians but whom we are, our lifestyle and vision about all kind of subjects is the culture we can share. We're eager to learn more and would love to share our own knowledge in Rawfood, juicing, natural medecines, macramé, all about self-healing/ wellness/ energy/ hypnosis/ transmutation development,.... and so much more.
    For the Belgian part you can discover our beautiful region that is the Flemish Ardennes, through hiking, the forests, artisanal retailers,.. We're 10 minutes away from the trainstation that would get you easily anywhere you'd like in Belgium so if you'd like to visit Ghent, Brugge, go to the beach,... it's all possible.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    PLEASE BE AWARE of the following!!!

    Regarding the worldwide condition we finally are able to open our doors again. As we're not completely out of lockdown we can welcome for longer term until the situation clears out. And of course as long we all enjoy each other's company and help.

    So everyone that's stuck in Belgium or any Belgian person that has no more shelter, we can help each other out!!

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    After two amazing years and a clumpsy 2020, a lot has been done, cleaned and build. Our land is big though, so we keep on shaping and organising to make it beautifuler by the time, piece by piece. Besides that, the garden always can use some help in the daily cores. Within the house itself there is some maconery work to finish and some refreshing. If you know a lot about natural swimming pools, (wood)constructions, you could defenitely help us improve our project. All creative idea in line with our project surely has a chance to blossom here!!


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  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a room to share with other workawayers within our house (at the beginning and the end of the season, later you'll sleep in the caravan or big garden shed) or if you love nature you could easily camp outside, it's as you wish and depending on availability.

    Kitchen and bathroom will be shared by all of us. There's Wi-Fi. We're vegetarian, vegan, rawfoodian, juicers, cleansers,.. basicaly we do not really fit into one category but it can give you an idea of what's eaten here.

    In exchange of 5 days a week 5 hours of work we'll offer breakfast, one meal a day and some soup/ light dinner.
    It's with pleasure that yummie food is cooked for everyone but you all give a hand (besides workaway working time) to cut/ prepare all the needed vegetables.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    To visit the Flemish Ardennes you won't need much more as your own feets, but if you'd like to discover something around that's a bit further away we'll be pleased to offer you a lift.
    We're also 10 minutes away from the trainstation that would get you easily to main city's.
    So to explore and visit there are no limits, just ask about it and we help you with pleasure to organise it.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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