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What you offer

Hours per day

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Help with a wide range of repairs.

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What you get

Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.


Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!


Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Bikes at your disposal

Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.


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The Experience

We are building our own house in a sustainable way (straw clay, wood) and right now we could use some helpers with allready some building/carpentry experience. We offer a nice working space, possibility to learn more about natural building, yummie organic meals and a nice team of volunteers from all over the world!

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  • Beginner English or Beginner Dutch

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 days
Stay up to
2 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

7 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Eco Village

Learning & Fun


Working in De Hobbistee was the best experience in an eco village. All people was very open mind and helpfully. Long conversation, good organic food and good feeling. Also the work is a good work to improve your personal skills. Niek, the project manager, is a good and smiling man :)

3 months ago


Nice people!

9 months ago


De Hobbitstee para mí fue una experiencia buenísima en donde aprendes mucho y sin duda la pasas a todo dar. Conoces a gente de todos lados con quien compartes no solo trabajo sino comidas, conversaciones, música, buenos momentos. Algo que me encantó fue la calidez con la que fui recibido por anfitriones y el equipo, me hicieron sentir como en casa. El trabajo es muy sencillo y los horarios están geniales. El proyecto es una cosa colosal que va por muy buen camino!
Recomiendo mucho este lugar si están interesados en la construcción y la interacción con animales y la naturaleza!

10 months ago


Incrível, pessoas maravilhosas!!!

over 1 year ago


This is the best place you can be as a volunteer. I spent 2 weeks here and not even once did I get a feeling of being away from home. The hosts are so warm it feels like a family after you've spent some time there.
There are a lot of different things to help with and learn. I learnt something new everyday. Everything from people, landscape, food, to work is beautiful and will make you want to stay there forever.
Don't miss the chance to experience this awesome place :-)

over 1 year ago
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About De Hobbitstee

  • Hosted by Maaike

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  • Response Rate: 70%
  • Response Time: 4 days

About the host

Important: This season we are only looking for handy volunteers with carpentry/building experience! Please only apply if this is the case :) We offer the opportunity to take part in a unique natural building project. We are building a double house, based on ecological, renewable principles. It will be a house of clay, straw and wood, with a greenhouse covering the whole south side. In june we are working on the foundation, in july its time f...

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