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

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  • Description

    Description

    *️️️*️️️ We're full until mid August, so from mid August until end of October all propositions are still welcome! 🤗 *️️️*️️️

    What we'd like to happen in 2019;

    --》 finishing building up the garden shed
    --》 maintain thevegetable garden that will mainly feed everyone while working on the whole permaculture plans
    --》 Do all the needed preparations of our permaculture garden following the design we are creating.
    --》 Build some compost toilets
    --》 Transform an old dead tree into a nice totem.
    --》 General maintenance of the land
    --》... and much more
    --》 ENJOY EVERY MOMENT :)


    Hello hello!
    We're a cosy little family, with my mother Oréann, my brother Dario (27), and myself Gabriela (25) with my beloved baby Milo since beginning of August , Hakan our dog and a cat. 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 an 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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • 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.

  • Help

    Help

    For now we're in the "preparing" stage of our project. That means preparing the land and shaping it so that next planting season everything, or the most possible, is ready to be filled with life and abundance. The garden can use some help in the daily cores. Coming up very soon we'll start building/ assembling our new garden shed. Within the house itself there is some maconery work to finish, some refreshing. If you are a landscape designer or 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.

    BESIDES as I'm getting back to work we'd enjoy someone that loves babies and would like to give a hand with my son and household. I'd only accept someone close to my livingstyle and that's on the same page. Also, it would be easier if you are someone staying at longer term. If I have a good feeling about you and that you're respectful to take care of my son how I'd like to.. we will make one hell of a team! 🤗

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English/ Frensh/ Dutsh/ Spannish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a room to share with other workawayers within our house or if you love nature you could easily camp outside (we have enough tents to put), 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 4-5 hours of work we'll offer breakfast, one meal a day and some soup.

  • 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

  • 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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