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Please note that I am busy at the moment and cannot always respond as quickly as I might like (or as you might like!) but I will revert back as soon as I can!
Also, please don't apply if you intend to freeload or if you have no intention of helping, it puts a strain on others. You are not expected to do a lot,15 hours per week is very little, but if you do nothing, others will notice and you will be asked to leave.
Important points to know before sending a message, thank you!
Village on the west coast of The Netherlands - NOT suitable for those who wish to stay in a city. There are lots of other wonderful workaway opportunities in cities but this is just a village.
10 minutes drive/20 minutes cycle from the beach, 20 minutes drive/40 minutes cycle to The Hague centre, 15 minutes drive/35 minutes cycle to Delft.
2. Tasks Requested:
Due to a spinal injury and cancer treatment, help with looking after
a) the house and garden
b) Ralph - a Great Pyrenees (see photo).
3. Accommodation Offered:
Accommodation only (meals not included) in exchange for 15 hours per week. Other options can be discussed!
4. Ability & Experience:
Please specify that you are happy with the tasks listed and that you can perform the tasks (i.e. do not have an illness or injury that prevents you from doing these tasks).
Please also specify whether you have experience with dogs, household maintenance and/or gardening.
Knowledge of one will suffice ;-)
5. Share one sentence as to why you would like to stay here and which task suits you best.
6. Please advise if you would also be interested in the same project in Ireland, as we will be moving in the near future.
Description of Tasks
Garden: Easypeasy - Mostly Permaculture and NoDig, some ability or experience an advantage.
Great Pyrenees Ralph: Brushing his fur and gentle short walks locally - not too strenous exercise for giant breeds while they are still growing. He does go to the beach or park for off leash exercise. Experience with dogs required for this task.
House: Cleaning, including emptying/loading dishwasher, mopping the floor, other household duties. Some fun DIY projects that might be happening or which might interest you.
When applying, please specify that you understand points 1- 4 above and point 5 should explain what appeals to you about this workaway project. Thank you!
Over the last 16 years, I have restored a period villa in a little village near The Hague. Previously, I have worked in many different countries and for more than a decade for NGO's. Now I volunteer but, unfortunately, I have hurt my spine. This means that I am currently struggling to look after my beautiful garden and do little maintenance jobs. As this is such a wonderful location, near beautiful cities of culture and glorious beaches, I thought someone might like a holiday in exchange for some help. You can also enjoy wonderful, wholesome, local produce in this magical place. Al freso if the weather permits! I am a native English speaker but also speak Dutch. Location is 40 minutes cycling to The Hague or Delft, it is also possible to cycle to numerous trams and buses in the area. Collection from tram/bus possible.
With my injury, I still volunteer for an NGO, so I often need to do work online every day. Sometimes I might have visitors and guests related to this NGO work but this will not impact your stay in any way. My background is as a tax consultant for a bank but I also have a degree in Psychology and Finance, which I use for my current volunteer work.
Aide avec des éco-projets
Bricolage et projets de construction
S’occuper des animaux
Aide à la maison
I am a native English speaker, so I can help you improve your language skills - also if you wish to learn Dutch. The period villa is located near beautiful beaches and parks, and bikes are available to borrow. So, for those who wish to enjoy the outdoors, there is plenty to do. For those who love culture, musea and shopping; Delft, The Hague, Rotterdam are all relatively nearby. There is something for everyone, this is a beautiful, tranquil place. I have lived in several countries and love meeting travellers to share stories of adventures and experiences, looking forward to hearing yours and creating some new ones?
A mix of looking after the garden/house and Ralph.
Private bedrooms, all with garden view, private bathroom for workawayers with rain shower and view of the garden. Use of living room and kitchen in the villa; and the terraces in the garden, of course! No smokers, no parties, no drugs, no bringing other people to stay.
There is so much to do and see here. Apart from the villages and beaches nearby, Delft, The Hague, Rotterdam are also easily accessible by bike and public transport. You can cycle to numerous trams if you wish to visit other cities and villages.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Good WiFi in the bedrooms and living room.
Plenty of space to park a campervan or motorhome.
Only on prior agreement.
Plus de 2
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week
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