Healthy lifestyle, education, art and stay in our new community in Uden, Netherlands

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Netherlands

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  • Description

    Description

    5 years ago, 6 people set up a foundation for a new project to create a Health and Wellbeing Center with retreats, training programs and individual help for a healthy lifestyle. At the moment a small group of 5 people live on the beautiful 5 ha nature reserve with 3 large ponds in the middle of the nature reserve "De Maashorst" in the south of the Netherlands. In recent years we have planted 80 fruit trees, hundreds of berries and thousands of other trees and shrubs. There is a garden for growing vegetables, water systems and a greenhouse. The current activities are lifestyle programs, healing sessions, retreats and a psychotherapeutic trainer / coach, 3 lifestyle coaches and two chefs are involved in the project. We run a seminar house and a group accommodation where a maximum of 24 people can sleep.

    This summer we invite volunteers to help us go one step further in our long-term goal: to create a place where people can make a real and deep connection with themselves, other people and nature.

    We appreciate that volunteers can stay at least two weeks, that they are energetic, have an initiative attitude and are responsible for the tasks that we ask for. We also invite people to respond if they have ambitions to be part of a project to live or participate in a community in the medium to long term.

    Please tell us what your background is and about your skills and interests. We prefer to work with people who are interested in mutual benefit. We would like to learn from you and hope that you want to learn from us and the rest of the group.

    This summer we ask for help in the following areas:

    - 5 ha forest and (vegetable) garden: further development of the young forest and the vegetable and fruit garden as well as maintenance such as watering, harvesting, weeding, pruning, mowing and keeping the terraces clean.

    - maintenance of buildings: with 7 (old) buildings on the estate, there is always a lot of work to do with painting, cleaning, restoring and repairing these buildings, fences and gates.

    We offer a place to sleep and stay in our accommodation with 12 bedrooms with 2 twin beds each, a large kitchen, a recreation room, showers and toilets. Your breakfast consists of bread, cheese, spreads, yogurt, muesli and fruit. We cook 1 hot meal a day, with lots of hot vegetables and salads. We serve moderate meat and fish and take vegetarians into account. In the evening there is soup, bread and spreads. We cook for each other and together we keep our living environment clean.

    We do not need any business help for this foundation. who has no profit targets.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a group of experienced trainers and practical experts in the field of personal development, food and cooking (herbs / vegetables), a healthy lifestyle, the making and education of art and building and renovating. We like to work together with other people and share our experiences and our Dutch culture. We are open to learn from other people and other cultures.

  • Help

    Help

    This summer we ask for help in the following areas:

    - in the period in July and August we start a project with building with the natural material hemp concrete. If you're interested you can learn more about building with this material.

    - We like to look for a way to create a little community that is self-sufficient with food, energy and water. We want to see how and with which training courses and activities we can go public.

    - 5 ha forest and (vegetable) foodgarden: further development of the young forest and the vegetable and fruit garden as well as maintenance such as watering, harvesting, weeding, pruning, mowing and keeping the terraces clean.

    - maintenance of buildings: with 7 (old) buildings on the estate, there is always a lot of work to do with painting, cleaning, restoring and repairing these buildings, fences and gates.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

    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 12 beautiful bedrooms with washbasins til 22 of august. There is sufficient washing facilities and toilets. We share a cozy kitchen and recreation room with terrace and fire pit. There is also enough space for your tent, camper or caravan on the 5-hectare estate. The farm is located in the middle of a 3500 hectare nature park surrounded by countless hiking and cycling trails. After the 22 of august we have 2 folding tents on wheels. We share our spaces with 1 dog, a few cats and 2 horses.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our place Uden has everything you need for a small rural town. Closest larger cities such as Eindhoven, Den Bosch and Nijmegen can be reached within 20 to 30 minutes by car. Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Utrecht are possible for a one or two day trip, also with public transport.

  • 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

    We have glass fiber internet

  • 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

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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