!! Last Workaway week this year: 24-31th of October!!
Only these dates will suit for a stay at the farm.
We are looking for these profiles during this week:
- LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS/CONSTRUCTORS
Hi, we are a small greening collective, working mainly on ethical greening, sustainable designs, arts, slow events and photography. We are located in the idyllic green part of Flanders in de Vlaamse Ardennen.
The location offers beautiful sights over hills, a food forest with orchard, edible gardens, flower meadow, and beautiful green surroundings and scenic areas. We are in the renovation proces of the farm, with a focus on the garden and slow living activities this summer.
We are world citizens, travellers and open-minded people. We love music, a party, a good camp fire, (outside) cooking and bbq's, warm, dedicated, and modest people.
Here are some key things to expect with us: learning by doing, nature, slow living, sustainable living, simplicity, outdoor and vegetal cooking, organic farming, permaculture, designing & construction of sustainable infrastructure (f.e. sauna, mud baking oven, architectural design); landscaping, organic gardening, edible gardens, edible food forest, healthy food, exchanging our knowledge,..
We love to experiment with and in nature, and learning by doing. And we share our knowledge while doing this. Bit by bit we are living a more natural, slower life in doing so.
We are looking for responsible people wanting to learn, share and collaborate and help make this place into a unique one.
We have limited places.
So, are you into an active workaway experience, where you can learn things you really need and want to know about construction / landscaping / gardening / living a greener and slower life, then we would love to hear of you :-)
Just send us a message with :
- Your motivation to visit us,
- Some references about yourself. If not on Workaway yet, then couchsurfing, facebook, LinkedIn, ... (+link),
- The work is active at times and you need a good physical condition or want to train it,
- Feel like camping and have a tent. You are independent and can sleep and be on yourself during the week. We cook together in the evenings and weekends. Welcome to bring your own recipes, and input here, we love learning from you to :-)
Help with Eco project
You can learn a great deal from us. (Sustainable) construction techniques, materials, art/architectural installations, ecological ponds, landscaping, nature management, trees & plants, animals, slow living, designing, (working with and in) nature, sustainability, travelling ethically.
There are many different veggies and spices to experiment with. We love cooking with them whenever we have the time for it.
We are curious to meet some new traveller friends who are into these same aspects and want to make community in a new -green- movement. Networking, collaborating, creating a daily life together.
You can discover the surrounding areas during your free hours/days (mostly week days).
Coming workaway week we will focus on :
- Inside the farm: plastering walls, making mortex walls in the bathroom, finishing the roof on the side, making a wooden roof gutter, placing isolating materials on the facades of the house, bricklaying walls, masonry,...
-> looking for people with one or some of these skills in particular
- Outside: Designing a permaculture garden, levelling the garden, testing the wood oven, harvesting, processing/cooking/preserving vegetables, and other gardening tasks in the moment. Forest: maintenance on the big oak tree.
-> looking for people with interest in garden work and/or knowledge of preserving techniques.
Dutch, English, French
Welcome to sleep in a tent, there is 1 private room with double bed in the house, and a bigger communal space. Campers also welcome.
Sleeping bags/blankets, matrasses and pillows available. Bring your own things if you have any special needs ;-) The house provides you with fresh water, electricity, kitchen, a fridge and bathroom.
We are off grid, which means living in nature and not to close to shops or any other citylife or comfort services. But as we have the comfort of a train station nearby (2 km), non-stop WiFi, water and electricity, a supermarket within a 10 minute bike ride, many bakeries, the site isn’t a challenging off grid.
If you have a medical or psychological condition, we need to know this in advance to see if we can provide in your needs, and if we will match.
We expect people to communicate their needs and are always open for a reasonable conversation if something comes up, if you don't know what is expected or how we work.
The train station is at only 2 km, with direct connection to the city of Gent.
By bus or train you can go to Brussels in about 1 or 1,5 hour. By car in 45 min.
De Vlaamse Ardennen are gorgeous in all seasons. Discover every piece of it by foot or bike, or by public transport.
We can offer rides to and from the direction of Brussels and to shops on a regular basis when we pass there.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week