Help with small farm tasks, household chores or carpentry at our place in Bodegraven, Netherlands



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  • Description



    Thanks for taking a interest in our ad. Currently I have 2 bedrooms available for WorkAwayers. The first bedroom is about 12m2 and has 2 single beds, and second bedroom is about 7m2 and has a single bed.

    About me

    My name is Edmond and I'm at 29 year old Dutchman. In my early twenties I set out to see the world and travelled around for 7 years. Meeting other people and cultures made made me curious about languages and language acquisition, so now I publish language learning materials for a living. Hobbies include, but not limited to: playing guitar and making music, my cat, contact sports (kickboxing/MMA), working out, snowboarding and surfing.

    I'm especially interested in learning Russian at the moment.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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 have a few instruments around (drums, bass guitar, electric guitar and acoustic guitars). Bring your laptop and you can use the microphone and audio interface for recording demo’s.
    • Language learning options. If you want to learn a language, we have frequency dictionaries, audio programs and other language learning methods available.
    • I can teach you self-defense, boxing and dutch style kickboxing.

  • Help


    What do we need help with?

    We have a variety of different items we need a hand with. I prefer to work on a schedule of 3 days, 4 days off. In summertime the sun is up from 05.00 until 22.30, so instead of 3 days I prefer to do 2 days of 10 hours instead.

    Help on the farm

    Unskilled help:

    • Gardening help, removing weeds.
    • Helping around the house.
    • Feeding the sheep
    • Walking the dog.
    • Household chores.
    • Cooking

    Skillled work for paid options available, but only if you have the required skills.
    • Carpentry and Plumbing
    • Mechanic skills (old tractor, dirtbike and a 71 Cadillac need some TLC)

    Sample projects: The shed needs a new paint job as does the boat trailer, clear rubbish from the shed, mow the lawn, get rid of stinging nettles & weeds, feed the sheep. Fix up the foldable bikes.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    French: Beginner
    Russian: Beginner

    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


    We will provide you with a private room, and a shared living room, bathroom and kitchen. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided. Vegetarian friendly. Free wifi available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    • Bodegraven train station on a 10 minute bikeride/20 minute walk
    • Microbrewery de Molen
    • Closeby windsurfing and sailing locations.
    • Gouda city (cheese & nightlife)
    • Lakes and beaches which are very nice in the summertime
    • Windmills everywhere.
    • Public transport: Utrecht 20 min by train, Rotterdam 45 min, Amsterdam 50 min, The Hague 50 min, Leiden 25 min.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Max 4-5 hours, 5 days a week - 8 hours per day, 3 days a week (24h / week) if workawayers in agreement

Host ref number: 842744925867