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

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  • Last activity: 15 Apr 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello there!

    We are a cozy little family, consisting of my mother Oréann, myself, Dario (31), our dog Hakan, a cat named Shiva, and a few chickens. Nestled in the picturesque Flemish Ardennes, we have a beautiful piece of land and a house. Our dream, or more precisely, our life purpose, is to transform our property into a permaculture/food forest paradise and, with time, achieve as much self-sufficiency as possible across all levels—material, mental, psychic, physical, and spiritual. So, in this whole creating process we could use some extra pairs of hands and extra creative brains.

    Within this paradise, we'll be creating various types of eco/self-constructions, including mud and straw constructions, yurts, and more. Our house itself could use some renovation and improvement. Your help would be highly appreciated, and there's a great variety of tasks where your skills could make a significant impact.

    If you have knowledge or experience in permaculture, food forests, landscape design, construction, woodwork, masonry, and more, don't hesitate to join us. We're eager to learn and equally enthusiastic about sharing our knowledge in juicing, natural medicines, self-healing, wellness, energy, hypnosis, and much more.

    Living a healthy lifestyle is important to us. Personally, we don't consume alcohol, and our diet is mostly vegetarian. Occasionally, we may be cleansing or juicing. We practice daily vowel chanting and meditation, and you're welcome to participate. To unwind and connect with nature, we enjoy fire gatherings with a pleasant exchange of music. We kindly ask that you respect the place and energy we've invested here; otherwise, we may need to ask you to leave.

    The Flemish Ardennes is renowned for its beautiful hiking paths. If you're looking to experience nature in Belgium, this is a must-visit destination.

    Update 2024:

    --》 Assisting with construction work.
    --》 Continuously shaping and creating planting spaces in the garden to enhance its beauty over time.
    --》 General garden maintenance.
    --》 Planting, harvesting vegetables/fruits, and collecting seeds.
    --》 Infusing beauty and magic throughout the surroundings!
    --》 ENJOYING EVERY MOMENT :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We may be atypical Belgians, but our unique lifestyle and vision on various subjects are the aspects of our culture that we eagerly share. We are enthusiastic about learning more and equally passionate about sharing our knowledge in juicing, natural medicines, self-healing, wellness, energy, hypnosis, and much more.

    In terms of experiencing Belgium, you have the opportunity to explore our beautiful region in the Flemish Ardennes. Immerse yourself in nature through hiking, discover local artisanal retailers, and soak in the tranquility of the forests. Our location is conveniently situated, just 10 minutes away from the train station, providing easy access to travel anywhere in Belgium. Whether you wish to visit Ghent, Bruges, head to the beach, or explore other destinations, the possibilities are endless.

  • Help

    Help

    Since 2018, a lot has been accomplished in terms of cleaning and construction on our property. However, our land is extensive, so we continue to shape and organize it to make it even more beautiful over time, piece by piece. In addition to that, our garden could always use some assistance with daily tasks. If you have knowledge in gardening, (wood) constructions, you could definitely help us enhance our dream family home. All creative ideas aligned with our vision certainly have a chance to flourish here!

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  • Languages

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

    Accommodation

    We have a room available for sharing within our house for fellow Workawayers. Alternatively, if you prefer being closer to nature, camping outside is also an option, based on availability and your preference.

    Common spaces like the kitchen and bathroom will be shared among all residents, and Wi-Fi is available. We follow a vegetarian lifestyle.

    In exchange for 5 days of work per week, with 5 hours each day, we offer breakfast, one daily meal, and a light dinner or soup. Everyone will be involved in the preparation of the lunch, fostering a sense of community and shared responsibility.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We accept a male dog.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 742858935715

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Join our family and horse on our farm in the Ardennes, Belgium
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