Stay with us in our beautiful 100-year old orchard in the middle of Friesland, Amsterdam Lake District! You can help us weeding, mowing, pruning and picking fruit, chopping wood. And in summer season receiving guests and pelgrims on the small campsite in the orchard, as we are situated along ' het Jabikspad" one of the pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostella! In reward you can learn the dutch way-of-living, enjoy the beautiful nature in Friesland with the lakes, rivers etc. and learn to make jams, chutney and lemonade from all the fruit from the orchard.
We are living with our 3 children and dog called Mazzel on this beautiful spot.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You'll experience the dutch way-of-living, get to learn the principles pruning fruittrees and making jam, chutney and lemonade. You can enjoy the beautiful nature of Friesland, dive in the lakes or in the river round the corner and bike around! You can even take some sailinglessons nearby!
When you want to stay with us, you should not be scared to get dirty hands and to get tired, sometimes it is hard work, but there's also enough time to enjoy a cold drink and chill under the apple trees! We expect you to be able to work together but also independent. There's always enough work around; weeding, mowing, pruning and picking the fruit. And also general maintenance; some painting, chopping en building (especially when you have experience building a pool, please join us, because we're planning to build our own low budget nature swimming pool!;-)))
In the summer season we have a small nature-campsite were people can bring their tent and put it under the appletrees, so more people can enjoy the beautiful old orchard! In those months it is very helpfull when you want to receive guests when we're not around and do some cleaning work if necessary.
You'll sleep in a well equiped, cosy tent, with normal bed etc. You use the facilities of the nature-campsite and we share meals. If you prefer cooking on your own we have facility for that, no problem.
Because we've only one tent, you can come as a couple or alone.
As our place is situated in the middle of Friesland, its the perfect base for exploring this "AmsterdamLakeDistrict", there are a lot of cycleroutes and the bus and trainstop are very close-by. Visisting our beautiful "wadden"islands and the famous "Waddenzee" is easy from our place; we'll help you around no problem!
In our village there is a shop were you can buy almost everything you can think of, and a nice pub. There is a place for swimming in the river or you can use our supboard for supping. And of course here is always time and space to make a campfire and enjoy hanging around!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week