Come join us and help with some maintenance and enjoy the lovely nature of the northern province Drenthe, Netherlands



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    We are a couple of 60 years old. We love to meet new people and have a nice time together. Besides working around the house, we like to enjoy life. We want you to have a great time too.
    We appreciate peace and meaningful conversations.

    Iriah has Lyme disease and is therefore often tired. Hendry also has some physical problems. This is why help is very welcome, besides the fun of having people around. We will of course work around the house ourselves too.

    I, Iriah have worked as a psychomotor therapist in a mental hospital. I gave, among others, relaxation therapy, respiratory therapy and mindfulness. Providing security and trust is essential for me in my work and I am good at creating an atmosphere where everyone is accepted as they are. I believe in the power, potential and wisdom that every human possesses. At this moment I don't have a job anymore. I do enjoy working in the garden and tinkering.

    I, Hendry, am working as a teacher and coach at a university college in the area of Applied Psychology. I have many years of experience in helping people within the field of education and research. I enjoy seeing people developing themselves. For me, every human being is beautiful and unique. You too :-)
    I like to develop myself and to make things with my own hands.

    Together we have, besides the job of Hendry, our own course and training center. We love to do this.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Help


    In October 2021 we will move to our new home in Roden in the north of the country. The house and the garden need to be renovated. Once we live in the house, we can talk to experts to see what the renovation will look like next year (what needs to be done when, in what order and what can we do ourselves). Then we also know which help we can use in which period. So at the moment we can't give you any certainty about whether we can use your help in the period you want to come to us. But feel free to contact us in advance and we'll keep your offer in mind.

    The idea is that you are helping us 5 hours per day renovating the house or work in the biological (and partly permaculture) garden and doing other things. So we hope that one of the helpers we are looking for, is a carpenter or has experience with renovation.

    The rest of the time you can relax, lie in the hammock, explore the environment or walk in the woods. We will supply your bed and meals.

    We have a summerhouse in Sweden. We invited people the last years there too and we really enjoyed working together with other people. So we are looking forward to meet new people again.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Swedish: Intermediate

    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


    At this moment (September 2021), we don't have a room in our house. We will buy a caravan for you to sleep in and In the first months of our new home you can help building your own cabin. If you prefer you can bring your own caravan, camper or tent. Be aware of the fact that a tent is only suitable for the summer period.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Please note:
    The lyme doctor has told Iriah that she should be very careful in getting infections: covid, but also other infections . Lyme suppresses the immune system. Therefore, if you have symptoms of covid, if you are ill, have a cold or have to cough (even without a cold) before arriving, we ask you to wait a few days before visiting us.

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    • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 947858331456