Big house and garden keen to welcome positive travel vibes and some help in the Sonian Forest, Belgium

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  • Última actividad: 28 sept 2023



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  • Descripción


    Welcome to the Sonian Forest and this house with a beautiful garden and relaxed atmosphere.

    My name is Jan and together with my irish setter Castard I work as a forest ranger in the Sonian Forest and have a house and garden which are too big and are keen to welcome positive travel vibes and some help in and around the house. Mostly gardening and pimping the workaway annex glamping zone to get that 5th star rating for uber comfy zone :) You are also welcome to help in forest activities. Always interested in meeting new people and learn new perspectives on life. Some good energy topped with some belgian beers and chocolate are a free bonus here ^^

    Let’s share some nice moments. I appreciate open communication, mutual respect and transparency - if u have any question or doubts please ask me.

    I’ll will be happy to give u some bearings in and around the house. U are welcome to a very comfy camping experience which we can pimp a bit further during your stay. With all the covid measures the communal areas are the ground floor bathroom and kitchen. U will be having a nice space in the annex with hammock, bed, couch, egg chair,.. ( if you want to camp in the garden it’s possible as well , I have some tents ) No drugs or smoking in and around the house please.

    There is wifi around the house and some garden areas.

    Every single help u can give during your stay is very welcome and appreciated. I’ll facilitate and explain as much as I can. With a fresh smile each morning the practicalities will sort itself out.

    As you’ll experience I believe in freedom and responsibility . Setting goals and letting u be a co-architect of your day and the work to be done. If you see another way or think of something don’t hesitate to bring it up.

    Projects that could need your help:


    Collecting fruit and making jam
    seeding islands of wildflowers
    Fire wood storage construction
    fire wood
    - making kindling
    - splitting logs
    - repairing jacuzzi
    - Making a small pond

    Improving workaway glamping location
    Let’s talk about options
    - getting workaway bikes in 5**** condition


    Communal bathroom - daily clean
    Communal kitchen - daily clean
    Reorganizing for workaway ease of use
    Windows cleaning
    Re-organizing house for winter workaway?
    Car cleaning


    Getting firewood
    Marking and selecting where to plant trees coming season
    GPS marking forest machine tracks
    Wild camera maintenance and scoring pictures on cloud platform

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Located in the Sonian forest but still an easy bus stop 140 metres ride to Brussels centre. U are welcome to join me on evenings to a bar to meet up some locals.

  • Ayuda


    Gardening , marking forest tracks, projects in the garden, some cleaning and cooking in the house, exploring Belgian beers together with friends

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Holandés: Fluido
    Español: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento


    Glamping in annex or in garden tent with bed, two person hammock, wifi and beamer, couch

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Bus stop at 100 metres, easy acces to Brussels museums, vibrant centre,..

    The Lion's Mound (French: Butte du Lion, lit. "Lion's Hillock/Knoll"; Dutch: Leeuw van Waterloo, lit. "Lion of Waterloo") is a short bike ride away , immerse yourself with Napoleon and European history

    How to reach Jan's house from Bruxelles-Midi :

    In the train station, follow the "De Lijn" signs until you get out of the station next to Hotel Pullman.

    The "De Lijn" bus company platforms are in front of you (in the middle of Avenue Paul-Henri Spaak). Buses 136 and 137 depart usually from platform 1. Both take you to Jan's house (direction Alsemberg).

    ⛔!!! At the moment (July 2020), the 136 and 137 depart from a temporary bus stop just in front of Hotel Pullman.

    The bus trip is about 30 minutes. Get of at Uccle Petite Epinette / Kleine Hut.

    Tickets can be purchased by uploading the "De Lijn" app. Choose the m-ticket for 1.80 euros. It's valid for 1 hour. Once bought, when the bus departs, you need to activate the ticket in the app.

    Travel safe!

    P.s. a mask is compulsory at the moment in public transportation.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

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

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 447196412348

Comentarios (28)


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Precisión del perfil: (4.9)

Intercambio cultural: (4.8)

Comunicación: (4.9)

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