Help out with the young horses & have fun with our kids, Netherlands

  • Netherlands
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  • Last activity: 20/01/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family living in the East of Holland, in a beautiful forest area at 3 kilometers from the Loo Palace.
    We love fun, relaxing, making music (guitar, piano, violin, drums) & arts. We have 7 horses, with which we can use some help.
    Our two kids (our 11 year old son Tibbe and our 6 year old daughter Pommelie) go to school part-time and are being homeschooled. We love for them to make their own choices at a young age and take responsibility for their actions. We do fun projects and try to encourage exploring their passions and interests. Next to that we take the kids along the day, and so they learn from life itself.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    -HAVING FUN Having fun with our horses and kids, and learning from it.
    -PARTIME HOMESCHOOLING EXPERIENCE We love to show you how we go about life freely, organically.
    -LEARNING DUTCH AND ENGLISH We speak both fluently.
    -NATURE HOTSPOT Our house is situated central to many beautiful sites and interesting highlights such as the King's Domain Forest (Kroondomein), the Drenthe Huns (obelisk/stonhenge-like stones from the ice age and the Kröller Möller Museum. Amsterdam is only an hour away, where you will find many great museums, restaurants and nightlife.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    It would be great if you could help us with the daily horse care (feeding & cleaning the stables) and do ground training in a natural way with the young ponies (age 0-3) or take them out for a walk .
    Feedings are at 08:00, 13:00, 18:00 and 22:00h. All together it will take you about 1,5 h. Training the horses (haltering, traffic, hoofcare, etc) is not necessary but very welcome. It would be great if you have a driver's licence in order to take the kids to school sometimes or to music lessons. Of course you can use our car.
    We will make a schedule together which will suit your agenda as well. You might want to visit a town or go on an adventure yourself.
    We will take turns in preparing meals and if you could help with some chores around the house during the week that would be great!
    A proactive mentality is nice, though we do like to live a relaxed life too. We like it when things flow naturally, organically.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner
    Japanese: 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

    Accommodation

    You will be staying in our villa, where you will have a nice and cosy large room where you can sleep and spend alone-time when you want to.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The rural village of Wenum Wiesel is at 1 kilometer from the city of Apeldoorn (11th largest city in Holland). A busstop is literally in front of our house at 50 meters, taking you to Apeldoorn's central station in 10 minutes. From there you can easily reach places of interest. By car, moving west, within an hour you reach Amsterdam, and moving east you reach Germany in 30 minutes.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    There is an office availible.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a lovely and private place where you can put your camper/van.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We do have an old dog and a cat, so let's keep in touch about this

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 924799721841

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