Hi, we, Jerom and Erika, are renovating a farm from the 50-ties into a selfsustaining project with 2 vacation rentals and a place for us to live. I, Erika, left my job as a teacher for this new challenge in my life. Jerom is still working in his painting company, but wants to end this in a few years. We live in a small town next to Mol, very quiet and green, pretty unique and hard to find in Flanders. We have lot's of animals: dogs, cats, goats, sheep, horses, chickens and goose. We have a vegetable garden and this year we planted an orchard.
We try to live in a healthy way and due to the storage of hay and straw and the related fire hazard, we unfortunately can't host you if you are a smoker.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
We both like to cook very much and like to explore other ingredients or make creative dishes with what we have in the garden. We like to go to the theater, to concerts, to exhibitions... Jerom is an actor in a local theater company and he plays the guitar. I'm singing in a choir and playing piano. Jerom likes to make paintings with alkyd paint and I like knitting and sewing. So lot's of possibilities!
In this project, lot's of different jobs need to be done: animal care (feeding, brushing, cleaning stables, dog sitting, dog walking, helping with the horses...), cutting, splitting and stacking firewood, gardening, taking a share in household duties and in the renovation works. According to your skills, we can discuss what you like to do or not. Most important to us is that you like to work together with us because 1+ 1 is often far more than 2!
You will have your own (finished) bedroom on the ground floor in the second vacation rental. The bathroom, kitchen and living area is to be shared with us. It's important that renovation works are not disturbing you... But of course, we will do our utmost to give you all the comfort you need.
We would be happy to cook together and explore each others tastes en ingredients and share our meals.
I have nice experiences with people living with me temporarily with bnb in my previous house and I hope to continue this in an somewhat other way in our farm. We live in a nice area for biking, walking and horse riding. Ik you are interested in motorcross, there is the Honda parc nearby. In Mol and Leopoldsburg, you can go for a swim. In Mol you can take the train and visit Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent... but also smaller cities like Geel, Turnhout, Hoogstraten, Mol, Lommel. We are living close to the Dutch border, so visiting the Netherlands is also a possibility.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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