Help us to keep up with our garden tasks on Bornholm island, Denmark

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  • Última atividade: 15 out. 2023



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 1 semana



  • Descrição


    We are a couple from Belgium although Diedrik was born and raised in South Africa while Sofie is from the Flemish part of Belgium. But when the traffic around Brussels became too much we decided to move to Bornholm, (Sofie’s family originally come from here). We have an ecological garden, for instance we have “wood wall-fences which attracts numerous bird species and small animals. With our experience of seeing African wildlife, we were very pleased to find a wide range of wild animals in Bornholm, including our 15 European bison!
    We live close to Rønne, about 8 kms away, the regional airport is close and the Baltic sea, fishing and diving spots and beaches of course are only about 1 km away, at Arnager. We have also built a pétanque (boules) court and we have a couple of bicycles (old school) you can use. The island is a hiking and cyclists paradise (the main cycle paths were laid on the old railway lines that were removed years ago) and if you play golf the course is only a short bicycle trip away. The local bus stops very close to us (you can buy a bus ticket that takes you right around the island). (Transport on the island: (Dantaxi +45 5695 2031) or buses (BAT: +45 5695 2121))

    Our yellow house (originally the local school in 1888) is surrounded by farmlands and meadows. We are less than 1 km from the sea & sand beach at Arnager. Bornholm is known throughout Scandinavian countries as ‘The Sunshine Isle”; and for good reasons too as it has on average more sunshine hours than any other place in Denmark. See this website for any info on the island: ()

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Sofie comes from a family of educators and she has broadened her education in the graphical industry to qualifying as a hat maker, as a Health Coach and more recently as a Baker and chef.

    Diedrik is a former lawyer but when we moved from SA to Belgium many years ago, he became a qualified wine educator and he runs the European Wine Academy. So, culturally-speaking we could teach you some Danish and Dutch, as well as Afrikaans and of course English. We could give you an insight into the cultures of Flanders, Belgium and South Africa and chat to you extensively about Southern Africa, its bushveld and wildlife.We could show and teach you some typical Flemish, Belgian and South African recipes.

    Our communication with you will be in English. If you’re interested Diedrik can show you how to taste and evaluate wine correctly, how to read a wine label etc. Sofie can also talk about weaving (you will see the many Gobelin tapestries in our home, the work of her father) or about plants and food. Good discussions are always welcome around our table and we love food and wine.

  • Ajuda


    We both work full time, and as Diedrik is no longer as nimble as when he ran double marathons, we are interested in persons who can help us with these projects (to avoid misunderstandings, we have listed the types of projects we need help with):

    • General gardening, trimming hedges, building wood walls
    • Chopping firewood
    • Yard maintenance
    • Digging holes for plants and poles
    • Repacking, cleaning our garage and 3 small sheds
    • Various painting jobs, various, inside and outside, also garden furniture
    • Helping in the house when needed.

    Experience using a chain saw and lawn mower would be great!
    We do not have animals which require your attention although we have some chickens and ducks but there's not much work involved there, except an initial tidying up of their yards. Diedrik enjoys doing the feeding himself.

    Because of our chickens and ducks, and serious allergy issues we do not allow any pets, cats or dogs.

  • Idiomas

    Afrikaans: Fluente
    Danish: Fluente
    Inglês: Fluente
    Holandês: Fluente
    Alemão: Iniciante
    Francês: Iniciante

  • Acomodação


    Your apartment:
    Outside the Summer season you will stay in one of our small aprtments with its own bathroom and a small kitchenette (which also has an Air Fryer), TV (Netflix) and wifi. If it is not free in the summer season we will provide a large double bedroom inside our home. It, and our house, is a strictly non-smoking and a zero-drugs environment. It has 2 single beds which can be a double bed.

    Since people have different waking up times and nutritional requirements, it may be that you prefer to eat breakfast and lunch separately, especially as you have your own fully equipped kitchenette, if not you are welcome to join our table. We generally enjoy pretty standard European-style food, with porridge, muesli or sandwiches for breakfast. Lunch can be anything, usually typical stuff, and in the evening, well…. that just depends on what is fresh and available! You are of course welcome to help with the cooking, especially if you can teach us some of your own region’s typical dishes. We are not particularly vegetarian nor vegan, but we respect people who are- just inform us of that in advance.

    So, there will be breakfast, lunch and dinner provided in general, but there may be days if we are not at home that you will have to cook for yourselves.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    As you will have seen from looking at the other Bornholm hosts our island is a pretty special place! Bornholm is unique in that it has a wide range of habitats, with sandy and rocky beaches, woods and forests, farms and fields, small towns (largest population is about 13 000, and that is for our ‘capital’, Rønne!) and rolling hills. It has less than 40,000 inhabitants, so the pace here is very different to that of the city. One of the things that I like most about our island is the quality of the water, and in fact in 2019 it won the ‘Grand Prix ‘d Vand’award for the best quality water in Scandinavia. Our beaches are clean and in fact the sand is so fine that in previous centuries the sand of Bornholm was used in hour glasses. Yes, Bornholm can rightly be described as the Pearl of the Baltic. We have most of the amenities which metropolitan centers would have, including a theater, shopping malls, supermarkets etc, but the emphasis lies on the rural character and not so much on the urban. Bornholm, because of the special light, is famous as an arts and crafts colony. Dont forget to look at the website:) which tells you what to do, events, restaurants, etc, far better than we can.

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    Horas previstas

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

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 278592178145

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