Help at our home and travel around the nice country in Paal, Belgium

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Belgium

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    30/05/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    BECAUSE COVID 19 IS GETTING STRONGER AGAIN IN BELGIUM WE DECIDED TO NOT HAVE ANY HELPERS UNTILL THE NUMBERS ALLOW IT.

    Hi everyone!

    We are a small family located on a farm in Paal, Belgium. We have 5 horses, 2 dogs, 2 cat and 3 goats . We are trying to build a home for animals that is as natural as possible! For the horses this means we're transforming our pastures into a Paddock Paradise. We just started so we need lots of help clearing branches, fixing and setting up fences, weeding,... We are also looking to start a vegetable garden and plant more animal friendly trees. We are fairly new to this so any advice or experience is welcome! The rest of the work will vary day to day depending on the weather. We need some painting, some renovating on the house, building playthings for our goats (and maybe more animals in the future).

    We try to handle our animals in a R+ way, this means we apply no pressure and we try to listen to them and find solutions together. We recently started with a plantbased-diet/ became vegan (no animal products)

    We usually follow this scedule: 9h-12h/13h-15h and only on weekdays. You have your weekend free to relax or explore the country.

    Minimum stay is 2 weeks, maximum 3. In exchange for the help we offer you a private cottage and 3 meals a day. You have access to a bike, and the busstation is 3 kilometres away from our home. We live in a quiet neighbourhood but bigger cities are 20-40 minutes away by car. If you want to travel during the weekends, we're happy to drop you off at the train station in Diest.

    If you're crazy about animals and don't mind physical work please apply.

    We look forward to hearing from you :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    They could learn a lot about the Belgian culture while travelling the entire country on their free time.
    Learn how to be about animals and being independent.

  • Help

    Help

    Feeding horses and cleaning stables
    Cleaning up the property and fixing fences
    Weeding
    Small maintenance work

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    a farm and you'll have a small 2 room lodge with bathroom and toilet where you stay possibly with another helper.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week but the weekends free!

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