Welcome to our profile
Something about us and about our place ...
We are a small community (3 residents and 1 part-timer each with their own living space and life).
Living in a monumental farm from the 19th century, a retreat centre with a few separate apartments for people who want individual retreats in nature, silence and reflection, with consciousness as the leading theme. This is what is important also for volunteers.
Some words about the place: quietness, special atmosphere, space, nature, personal retreats, awareness, openness, free thinking, sustainable, taking care.....
Poultry, a dog and a cat run free, a vegetable garden, farmlands, forest and natural beauty surrounds the farm, with a nice swimming lake nearby
We offer varied activities for volunteers, but above all an open and direct communication. Living in consciousness and connection with each other. Simple and conscious life: minimising and separating waste, environmental friendly, reusing materials, own vegetable garden, etc. Responsibility and modesty. Sharing circles: how we feel, personally and in daily activities, daily meeting moments for practical matters and almost daily meditation-moments.
We 'd like to get some help around the house and in the garden.
-We ask for a minimum stay of 2 weeks, if things work out well we would like to have you for a longer time, if possible.
-We are a small community, and we cook and eat often individually, so we like volunteers who can also take care of themselves, regarding food. We always provide good ingredients.
-We like to know how you are doing (mentally and physically) and ask you to be communicative, f.e. if you have doubts or when you do not understand or know something, please contact us.
- You will NOT help in any aspects of the business, only be helping in our home
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Eef, Frits and Henk
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
You can practise and learn about organic gardening and sometimes about creative building technics with recycled materials.
Living in a small community and be (or become a little bit more) open in sharing your thoughts and feelings; learning about awareness.
There are nice villages nearby (Ruurlo, Lochem, Borculo), and also cities to visit (Enschede f.e. and beautiful old cities like Zutphen and Deventer). We have a swimming lake nearby and we regularly go for a morning swim.
You can walk with Eef and her dog for sharing thoughts and ideas.
There are bikes to borrow and explore the area.
Frequently there are shared meals.
Henk loves to play a game (cards) in the evening or to go to the café for a soccermatch.
There is a possibility to make music around a fireplace outside.
Regularly you can share meditationmoments.
We are curious what cultural exchange you bring ;-)
In the base you are part of our household with more or less everything that comes with it.
For example helping us in our vegetable garden, with taking care of the animals, with cooking for you and sometimes us, helping with maintenance, sometimes a small building project and keeping the place nice..
There are 2 private bedrooms available in the farm, or you can stay in a simple wooden little house. Shared kitchen, living and bathroom. Your stay includes food and beverage (normal use) and towels and linen. We also provide free WIFI so you can keep in contact with family and friends :-)
It is a quiet and beautiful area for cycling and walking in the forest. We also have a nice lake where you can swim. The atmosphere on our property is very suitable for a personal retreat or a meditation or yoga practice.
There are busstops and a trainstation and when needed we can bring or get you from there.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Hours will be flexible.