Desde: Bélgica

  • ...

    Tipo de cuenta

    Cuenta individual

  • ...

    Viajar a


  • ...

    Fechas de viaje

    20/07/2019 - 25/08/2020

  • number of facebook friends

    Numero de amigos en Facebook


  • Medallas

    Top Workawayer
    Facebook verified

  • Descripción

    July 2019 till September 2020 => Year-of-the-Sun: biking, camping and volunteering in the East and South of Europe.
    Starting the 1th of July => Germany - Poland - Tsjechië - Slovakia - Hungarian - Romania - Bulgaria - Greece - Italia - Spain - Portugal - France.
    Changings due to Corona :
    -volunteering in Belgium till the 15th of June = when it is allowed for me, to cross the border again.
    -by now I stay and volunteer for co-housing Het Abtshof, Borlo, Belgium.
    -biking, camping, volunteering in Germany ( visiting my son in Berlin)
    -renting appatment again in the center of Ghent, Belgium = moving furniture from basement to apartment Zebrastraat, De Cirk.
    (Restart my payed job the 1th of September)
    - traveling by bike/foot through The Netherlands and the south of Denmark: August from second week onwards. Or Workaway and visiting friends and family to meet and volunteer for, in Belgium.
    This is a rough plan. Changes can be made based on Corona-safety-rules, your replies etc.

  • Habilidades y conocimientos que quiero compartir o aprender

    Ciertos conocimientos de: 

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Mantenimiento general
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Vida en una granja
    Proyectos ecológicos
    Ayuda doméstica
    Cuidado de animales
    Trabajo de caridad
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

    Puedo enseñar: 

    Proyectos artísticos
  • Que habilidades tienes?

    SEE TEXT BELOW 'What else'.
    Useful skills for volunteering (abroad):
    ° Painting & Decorating (certificated).
    Also sketch and paint (decorative) murals and small designs (I like to be involved in Artistic Projects)
    (Self-employed designer/draftsman during 10 years)
    ° Experienced in hand weaving and -tufting.
    ° Party make-up for children.
    ° (Active) Home-sitting & Animal-sitting.
    ° My all-round skills are okay (See the pics volunteering for Mountain Bothies)
    ° I have a drivers licence (with me).
    Long term- volunteering in Belgium:
    - Training-actor for GP's in training.
    - Neighborhood mediator in my hometown
    - Co-operator integration-course.
    Teacher/mentor young newcomers.
    One of my favorite skills: using things in unexpected ways.
    (Also see:type of help)

  • Idiomas hablados

    German: Fluido
    English: Fluido
    Dutch: Fluido

  • Edad


  • Nacionalidad

    Belgian (Lived 10 years just over the border, in The Netherlands)

  • Algo más...

    Do me a PAINTING AND/OR DECORATING proposal and I'll tell you if it's in my interest and competence.
    DO NOT WRITE ME if you have NO tasks for a painter/decorater!
    Why am I so strict in this?
    1. I combine Workaway with covering distances on a bicycle. Staying in a family for 3 weeks is therefore to long: 7, 10 or 14 days is more realistic for my way of traveling. So, because of my rather short stay, it must be clear from the beginning what type of work I can do ... and painting and decorating I can .... If it is work indoors, even during cold and/ or rainy days.
    2. I have very good experiences with working in this way. When I was a fresh Workawayer I needed to search for hosts. In this way I could direct the search in the direction of painting and decorating. Look at the feedback and you will see people were happy :-) and I was happy too.
    Before my actual travels started the situation changed: potential hosts started asking me to come to work. Great ... I tought. But also: 'why exactely do those people want ME to work for them?' By now I have had 2 Workaway-experiences in the east of Europe I left with relief. So I will go back to the situation in with I know WHy people want me to stay at their property ( because they are in need of a painter/decorater).
    It's also my experiences that when the relationship concerning the work to be done, is fine, it's easier to get a nicer relationship in general. Inportant when you just stay for 7, 10 or 14 days!

    This is a link to an article, describing my good deed for the year 2020, during my actual travels, on Sicily:

    This is a link to an article, made by a journalist, during my last summer-holidays:

    And this was made during my Nordic Trail:

  • Más información

    • Fumador

    • Permiso de conducir

    • Alergia

    • Dieta especial


Using walking-stick in unexpected way :-)
Detail of decorative painting, my impression of Iceland, on sliding door, workaway Iceland. As signature I used the footprint of my walking boot. I used the pictures I made as inspiration.
Bush-craft with Franek, Workaway in Poland. Year-of-the-Sun 2019-2020
On my way .... to volunteer for YOU?
Paneling the walls ... on of my favorite jobs! Volunteering in the Mountain Bothies Association's Workparties.ScotYear. WorkParty Mountain Bothies Association. Renovating a bothy that burned down.
Decorative wall-painting in Sicily. My impression of Sicily. Used the pictures I made as inspiration. During Year-of-the-Sun: bike, camp, volunteer east and south of Europe, July 2019- August 2020
Painting on Bornholm. Workaway. At this location I started to understand very well: when people respect you, trust you, you become MORE :-)
WorkAway in Denmark 2016 for Heidi and Markus near Horsens.
An impulse of unexpected volunteering in Sweden: Scratching a SummerHouse, Summer-Holidays 2013. They effort me a coffee and told me about the scratching of the SummerHouse ... So ...
January 2014. Painting Hostel-ceilings and -windows, Sumburgh, Shetlands. Volunteering found with the help of Couchsurf-Host :-)
Nordic Trail July 2016 - August 2017. Through Sweden. This is an ordinary bike. I made the picture by looking into a traffic-mirror. That's why the picture is slightly distorted :-)
WorkAway. Outdoors painting in Iceland.
WorkAway. Face-painting for KinderGarten in Denmark.
Summer 2018: biking, camping and volunteering in Normandy, Brittany and Cornwall. Paint works. Front door with integrated house-number.
Nordic Trail. painting staircase and walls in Norðragøta, Faroe Islands.