Help renovate holiday house in Aardenburg, The Netherlands



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  • Description


    Hello! We, Elke and Arno and our two boys (8 and 11) are living in Aardenburg, a small town in The Netherlands near the Belgium border and North Sea coast line. We renovated our house with bio-based materials, our heating comes from the clay walls and we're using smart home technology for controlling indoor climate and installations. You can see and experience the future of renovation, building and living in a sustainable home.
    A nice garden connects the homes between our house and the vacation home.
    We are renovating our vacation home, a 99 years cosy home and want to transforming this nice house into a cosy, relaxing holiday home where you can stay during your visit.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Language practice

  • 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

    You will stay in relaxing environment, We can introduce you to the local community, we have bikes so you can discover this beautiful area by bike and walking. This town and countryside is well known for walking and biking tourists.
    From time to time you can join dish with our family. You're welcome to join for sporting, running, swimming, biking, survival-run. From Aardenburg you can plan city trips to, Bruges, Gent, Sluis, Knokke, Middelburg or go to our beautiful sea side.

  • Help


    General maintenance: a lot of sanding and painting inside the house needs to be done, doors, windows frames.
    Are you good in working with wood, might be we build a pergola on the terrace and garden.
    It might be helpful from time to time to help our kids with with their foreign languages english and french.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Nice cosy house with three bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, terrase and garden. With a view at a more then 1000 year old beautiful church.
    You can perfectly stay at the house on your own, everything in kitchen (stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator) is working. Washing machine is available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    From Aardenburg you can visit the beach and Belgium cities like Bruges, Knokke, Gent and Brussels. Traveling to the Dutch cities like Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Utrecht is also possible but it takes some time to go over the Schelde river by boat or bus. Anyways, you're welcome to use our bikes so you can go easy to bus and train stations or I bring you by car.
    You can reach beach by bike and many more interesting places like Sluis, big outdoor swimming pool of swimming in open water.
    If you like sport, you can join me for training, running, swimming, bike racing triathlon or a survival run ;-)

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    • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 972773638499