Live in nature and learn about self-sufficiency in the Ardenne, Belgium




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    We provide vegetables and medicinal/ aromatic herbs using biodynamic process in our farm. Certified organic. The location is perfect for nature's lovers. Forest is all around. Our first goal is to aim self-sufficiency. So we go for it.
    We prepare food, make soap, cultivate grains, cut wood, build tiny houses,. ..
    Animals, flowers, trees are around us all year round.

    We love travelling and intercultural exchanges. We speak fluent French, German, English, Dutch and a little Spanish.

    Antoine and Nancy 😀

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    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

    You'll live a very pleasant experience through your staying with us. We are almost totally self-sufficient. We produce food and live in the forest (Ardenne).

    Antoine is qualified as an herbalist, a french cooking chef, wild edible plant teacher and biodynamic farmer. Nancy is on her side qualified as a harpist and nature guide.

    Our cultural interest has brought us in a one year world trip, looking for meeting people, traditional way of living and wonderful exchanges.

  • Help


    There is a lot of chores to do. In spring and summer we need help in the garden, plucking, drying, sorting, mixing herbs, also ecoconstructions.
    In autumn and winter we cut wood, we carry wood and build a wooden caravan, that's more physical.

    In total we ask 4hrs per day working with a maximum staying of one week. We work most time together.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation


    You will stay in a cottage in the middle of the forest, close to our house, where we take meals together.

    We have one cottage for maximum 2 and one for maximum 3 persons. They have both a wood-burning stove, which is warm and relaxing. We have no electricity and no water in the cottages. So we will furnish lights and water bottles. We warm water in a baskets on a stove to wash ourselves.

    In summer you can also sleep in a tent, but in winter it's too hard core.

    If you come, please take ecological soap with you to respect the area and biodiversity in our place. No weed smoker please.

    The cottage is a totally eco builded construction, you'll feel very relaxed and peaceful.

    We have phone network in our place, but no wifi.

    We cook and eat vegetarian and organic together, it's always a pleasure.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    From home, many trails would bring you to marvellous area, such as the Millennium tower (234 steps for a great view) or the beaver pound.

    By car or bycicle, you could also visit the local brewery, a hawkfarm, a bison ranch, middle-aged castle, the Hans cave,...

    We don't have television, we love reading books, we don't smoke.
    We play harp, practice carpentry and pottery.
    We love to be happy, we work and share with passion.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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