Join us and provide general help with our new project in the Flemish countryside, Bever, Belgium

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Belgium

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a professional couple both in full time employment living in a renovated farmhouse in the Belgian countryside. We are both based in our home office, Quinton works for a well known cycle clothing company, and Griet for a leading international IT firm. Due to our differing workloads we would appreciate help with various projects and tasks, ranging from light renovation and decorating, to caring for our animals or even a bit of childminding for our 9 year old son.

    We speak English, Dutch/Flemish, French, German and Afrikaans. We have two double rooms available for travellers who are not a couple. We have excellent and very fast internet - with no limit or caps.

    We can and do cook just about any style of food, Quinton is certainly no vegetarian but we try to be healthy and varied!

    We are opening our new B&B in April, catering mainly for cyclists and their friends and families. We will need help with the start up and operation of the B&B, including general guest interaction, cycle route guiding, maintenance and cleaning. This would particularly suit young cyclists who want to train and race n Belgium, and cover some of their costs and accommodation while they do so.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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

    With an active 5 year old we often do city trips and visits on the weekends, and go to parks and playgrounds at any time the weather is good. If we plan a short break to the UK or any other city, our visitors are welcome to travel with us.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    As we head towards Autumn and Winter we need to get some minor decoration done indoors (mostly painting and such like) as well as tidying up the barn (mostly cleaning and packing). The garden needs a bit of pruning and clearing too. Basically we would welcome either a helping hand with these kind of tasks, or childminding that would free us up to do the tasks ourselves.

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have two double rooms available, and the house has excellent and very fast WIFI and wired internet access.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a rural area, in the middle between Lille and Brussels, also near Gent. We have major rail links nearby, and can easily fetch and drop visitors off at bus or rail stations. We have bikes for those who want to ride around. Quinton travels widely in his role, and may be away for a few days at a time.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Ghent


Host ref number: 939998781282