Enjoy the idyllic green part of Flanders and learn by doing, Belgium



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    !! 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:

    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 :-)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project

  • 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

    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.

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Dutch, English, French

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Kombucha making
A beautiful ecological swimming pond with fish. A result of last summers hard work!
Lovely morning walk
Making a wooden gate
The making of a large permaculture bed with Zsofia
The hammock
The roof structure before closing it again.
outdoor shower - a piece of poetry
A birds nest of a rare species. Almost ready to fly out. We'll wait just a little longer with constructing this part of the house.
Phaesants birds nest in the meadow
A beautiful sight on one of our walks.

Host ref number: 855547155339