Help us transform our small farm into paradise near Paal, Belgium

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Belgium

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    Last activity

    27/06/2022

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi everyone!

    We are a small family located on a farm in Paal, Belgium. We have 5 horses, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 3 donkeys, 4 sheep 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, breaking down some walls, building hay shelters for the horses,... ( I could go on forever :) ).

    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 don't mind if they workawayers eat animal products, we just don't provide them for you.

    We are also fully vaccinated!

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

    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.

    We're looking for someone who can easily entertain themselves as we both work outside our farm aswell so we aren't around 24/7 to work with/ hang out with you all the time. Someone who is independent and doesn't mind there own company is prefered. There will definetly be times when we'll hang and have great talks and share some drinks to get to know each other but we have a fairly busy life on it's own so we also enjoy our down time!

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

    We look forward to hearing from you :)

    Marleen and Anke

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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 animals 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    In and around the house we have full Highspeed wifi available.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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