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  • Description

    Description

    We, mother and daughter, run a 15-acres smallholding in the southern part of the Netherlands..
    On our farm we have some 12 to 14 Icelandic horses (including a beautiful frisky little filly foal, born thisMay!); some of them are ours, some are here just for a limited period of time, to be trained.

    We also have some chickens (for the eggs), some sheep (our weed controllers), dogs and cats.

    Our farm borders on the woods; the environment is beautiful and quiet. A nice starting point for long walks and cycling trips, while yet we are less than a mile away from the nearest village.

    My daughter works as a part-time psychologist; the major part of her time, however, is spent taking care of the horses and training them.

    I, the mother, (a linguist by education,) tend to most of the other chores: fruit trees, vegetable garden, fences, sawing/splitting wood for the wood stove, etc.

    There is always a great variety of things to be done around here, and it will be obvious we are looking for Workawayers who like animals and who are used to - and like to do - outdoors work.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Staying here you will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy our beautiful Dutch nature and countryside, while at the same time the bigger cities with their cultural input are within easy reach.

    The farm itself borders on the woods, where you find walking trails, ponds, and if you are lucky you may spot deer, buzzards and other wildlife.

    There are several nice little villages within walking/cycling distance. And if you like some more ‘cultural’ or big-city input, you can there catch a bus to one of the larger towns close by, like Helmond and Eindhoven, where also there are railway stations and trains to other cities like ‘s-Hertogenbosch (20 minutes)- the beautiful old capital of this region- or to any other city in our country.

    You will have a good bicycle at your disposal, and you may come with either of us when we go somewhere by car. Of course you may also join us to the movies or to other places we visit (for work or otherwise).

  • Aide

    Aide

    We need some 4 to 5 hours help each day, 5 days a week.
    We have quite a few horses here, many of them, though, belong to other people and are brought in for specific training programs by Lara. And though, of course, you are welcome to watch, it will be only very occasionally that Workawayers will be able to help with this.
    On the other hand, there are always horses that can do with some extra TLC and that love to be groomed or walked.
    In general, however, the work will involve other, very diverse farm chores, such as helping with cleaving/stacking wood, maybe work in the vegetable garden, cutting hedges, anything you can think of that needs to be done on a (small) farm. (Also cooking and/or baking once in a while, is very much appreciated!)
    And if you think up something else: feel welcome to share your ideas with us!
    Exciting- for us at least- is that recently we were able to acquire some 12 extra acres of land. Among other things, this means we have finally built our much-desired ‘horses’ paradise’ with adventurous paths for the horses to roam. It makes the horses’ life a lot more natural and exciting.
    Depending on the goodwill of the province and other authorities, we will this winter be busy with a further plan, which will again involve putting up a long fence somewhere and planting hundreds of trees and shrubs along some of the new fields. These will then have the winter months to take root and start growing.

    All the above means we have a lot of exciting and creative things to do from now on.
    For all this, we very much appreciate help from Workawayers who really like - and have some experience in - outdoors work.

    We start work everyday at 9, with a coffee break at about 11. Lunch is at about 13.30 or 14.00 o'clock, which for our Workawayers means the end of their working day.
    Also, of course, you are welcome to have dinner with us early evenings.
    After dinner we usually like to spend the evening having some time to ourselves.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Hollandais: Courant
    Allemand: Intermédiaire
    Espagnol: Débutant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Staying here you will have your own room. The kitchen is used as a common area; also we have an additional “Workawayers’ den”.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    I have been a Workawayer myself on several occasions, and with those experiences in mind we hope to be able to help you with whatever you , as a foreigner, would like to see and do here in Holland. There will always be things we ourselves do not think of; please feel welcome to ask questions and discuss whatever you would want to talk about.

    Please take note: you need to have your own insurance, working here!
    Also, we are explicitly looking for non-smoking Workawayers. And please read the Workaway 'rules' to see what's generally being expected of Workawayers.

    In these difficult Corona times we follow the rules as issued by the RIVM, so please take note of those, and think about what they mean for a stay at our farm.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

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  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

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  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

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