Help us with gardening in Muscat, Oman

  • Oman
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  • Last activity: 02/02/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are both gratefully enjoying the fruits of 40+ years of work (Andrea language teacher, Frans IT specialist). We live in a beautiful environment in Oman, leading a life as it should be. In an attempt to downsize we want to sell 1 of our 2 properties. For this help is needed. The money will be spend in making this (small surrounding) world greener. Greening the desert is not easy.

    Our house is big, surrounded by a vegetable garden bordering a golf course with 10 minute walk to the sea. Our close-by apartment is for sale. We live a very healthy, sustainable life, trying to honor nature. Growing and cooking own vegetables is time-consuming, and I would like to have help with that. I am also trying to learn more about the plants that grow under Omani conditions and make notes about these plants.
    We speak English, German, Dutch, French, Finnish, some Russian, Arabic, and want to improve our very basic Spanish and Portuguese. I am still full-blood language teacher for German and English with loads of material and can help with learning English or German.
    You would have your own privacy in our house. You would be asked to help for about 2 hours in the morning (6 – 8am) in the garden and thereafter for helping to prepare one meal together with me. (we do intermittent fasting with our food window between 10 am and 6pm). We eat mainly vegetables, but also fish we catch ourselves.
    Frans is doing many repairs, also bicycles, goes fishing and is passionate about golf. We hike a lot in the nearby mountains.
    You could ask for references about me with former trainees that I supervised in my former job.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    language, healthy life style, Qigong, Yoga, Golf, Fishing, bike repairs, fixing things, insight into local life in Oman both expats and Omanis.

  • Help


    Help creating a sales exposé and photos for our holiday apartment.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Finnish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate
    Arabic: Beginner
    Russian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I am a language teacher for English and German and I want to improve my Spanish and Arabic

  • Accommodation


    separate bedroom, own bathroom +, outdoor kitchen, We cook and eat together our vegetables and the fish we catch. Local shops and restaurants help in feeding us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Oman is a great place to learn new skills, meet most friendly people and have a good vitamin D-supply over winter.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 971842195519

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