Come and help with eco- building in Baal, Belgium



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  • Description


    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    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 .

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Dutch. Very little Spanish and Italian

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

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    • 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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    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 751297158521