Help around the house, garden and forest and with kids & animals in Wallonia near Maastricht, Belgium



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  • Descripción


    We are: Anouk & Maarten with triplets Nina, Chet & Miles (12) and our 3 dogs (Bink, Kiki en Meiske). Our older children Hugo (21), Lily (20) and Jules (19) live, study and work in Amsterdam resp. Maastricht.

    We're an Euregion (dutch-german) busy-buzzing family living on the Belgium french-speaking countryside next to 3 cities (Maastricht, Liege and Aachen).

    We are non-religious (although we’ve adopted a lot of crucifixes from the thrift shop - Anouks hobby), liberal ‘Dutch’, humanistic and down to earth.

    Our language at home is Dutch.

    Anouk works fulltime for the city of Maastricht as a landscape policy advisor and Maarten has his own company, they produce a 100% recycled stroller in Maastricht. He is also financial director of a chip manufactor and works mainly at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven.

    We live in a small village in a charming beautiful big old 18th century house named Villa des Roses with a tower, congiergerie, orangerie, pigeonnaire, cabin in the woods, a big ecological style garden, vegetable patches and a forest with pathways on 20.000m2 of our own.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de 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

    We are a non-religious, liberal, open-minded, pro-active, positive, busy-buzzing and out-going ‘Dutch’ family.

    We respect all religions/orientations/genders/race and nationalities...and would never try to convince/persuade/change a lifestyle or a person. We also respect nature a lot.
    We expect the same attitude of you!

    But we never mind a good discussion which ends in an agree to disagree or maybe an understanding and another perspective of how someone else lives their life.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    Because Anouk & Maarten both work fulltime, a independant, pro-active attitude from the workawayer towards the required help is necessary. We use an organizing app called Trello.

    We have some daily weekdays chores, like help with the kids in the mornings before school, picking them up afterwards and driving them to their sportsactivity (fieldhockey in Maastricht); vegetable/flower gardening; animalcare; some cooking if your good at it (we have a huge woodoven outside): Anouk is a flex-vegan although the rest of the family isn’t. Householdtasks are expected on weekdays.

    Then there are some special projects depending your interest and skills like creating a new chicken pen: foxproof :) some inside/outside painting and vintage wallpapering in the house. Forest/garden maintenance and clearing pathway. Removing invasive brambles (removing the CO2 deposit) and cutting hedges. Helping rearrange/sorting out ‘stuff’....

    A drivers license is a must, because schools/sports (fieldhockey) are a 10-25 km one way distant drive. We have an automatic 8 persons Hyundai minivan and a manual 3+ persons (fit the triplets + driver) Toyota iQ at your disposal.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Holandés: Fluido

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  • Alojamiento


    We have a nice workawayroom with a double bed/entresol and living space. Here you share the bathroom with the triplets. When we have more than one workaway, there is a spare guestroom, with two single beds available and you share the bathroom with the older kids when their in town. We’ll provide food and beverages, you can choose them in the supermarket if you have special requests. Happy to join us for meals or let us know in you have other plans.

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    Algo más...

    During the weekends you are mostly off to do your thing, but off course you can stay! Sometimes we need to be ‘just the two of us’ and go on a trip for a couple of days, then you run the ‘menagerie’, this could be during a weekend, but we schedule this together with your plans and change it for days off during the week. Antwerp, Brussel, Köln, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin etc. are easy to reach by public transport.

    During weekends/weekdays when the kids are off to school or the evenings you can visit the cities/areas/points of interest close by, go for numerous hikes around the Natura2000 valley surrounding our village, go urban exploring at the immense abandoned steelfactory opposite the river ‘Maas/Meuse’, the abandoned castles and colemines in the neighbourhood.

    Furthermore, we have a yogaroom/gym and an indoor pool, meditate in our ‘cabin in the woods, or try out your creative talents in our atelier!

  • 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

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    We have wifi and 4g connection, but when everybody is online, the wifi can slow down...

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We have a beautiful area for a mobile home/caravan near our 'congiergerie', with water and electricity.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

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

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Precisión del perfil: (4.9)

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Comunicación: (4.8)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 912857413837