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We do a straw bale building
Low budget, but high fun! Wood skeleton, filled with straw bales, all summer long.
We are a Belgian family of 5, kids are 20, 18 and 12 years, living on the countryside. We bought our house after returning from Africa in 2003, and we need to expand a bit. We chose the most ecological and budget-friendly option, and we hope to finish the first part this year .
Experience is not necessary, just a good pair of hands and a willing mind.
Help with Eco project
I imagine us sitting on the terrace, after a good days work, have some wine, and discuss life and the world. I travelled a lot myself, the best moments were the moments I stayed in families, it broadened my view on the world.
This is an opportunity for travellers that are interested in building with straw, first hand! You are welcome in our family, and we can exchange a lot.
Things went groovy lately. Roof tiles are up, and the clay wall covering advanced much. Still a lot to do.
Hoping to get a lot of things done .
English, French, Dutch. Very little Spanish and Italian
We provide a small caravan and a tent in the backyard, with a field kitchen. We provide meals at our place, toilet and shower is in the house. There is also a nice fireplace.
We are in a rural area, but there are good transportation connections close, train station at 5 kms, you can use a bike (it's flat here). Just 35 mins by train to Brussels, Leuven, Antwerp. So if you want to take a day off, no problem, We will mostly be busy in the mornings and have free time in the afternoon, have dinner in the evening.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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