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Homestay Schiedam, Netherlands

8 reviews8

Help with the home renovating

High demand host
This host has received 5 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with the locals
6 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Practice English
2 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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The Experience

Hello, This summer we are finally moving forward with the renovation of our home! because it will be a big renovation we need a couple of extra hands to help around, mostly to pack stuff and help moving items around the house.

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  • Fluent Spanish or Intermediate English
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
12 days

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5 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

6 Meeting locals

2 Meeting international travelers

2 Practicing English

2 Get in touch with nature

2 Developing social awareness

2 Immersing in the local culture



I had a great time in Rotterdam and Gisela was a lovely host! She was very welcoming and I loved the meals she prepared. I helped with building her website and moving some things in the house for the construction work that is starting soon. Overall the work was nice and the hours were reasonable so I had a lot of time to explore the city by myself after. The only downside was that I didn't have my own key so I couldn't come and go as I pleased but Gisela was mostly home and we managed to coordinate times pretty well :) Overall a good experience and I'm happy that I stayed with Gisela!

5 months ago



My stay at Gisela's was truly amazing! I enjoy it a lot. The work made fun and Gisela made sure to give you the right tasks so that you don't do anything wrong. Moreover, Gisela's hospitality was over the top. I felt very welcomed and I really appreciated it that she indeed cooked me breakfast and dinner everyday. Her food was amazing, I love it. There are no negative things I can point out it was truly a 10/10 experience but only due to Gisela's kindness and hospitality

10 months ago



Essa foi a minha primeira experiência com o voluntariado e não poderia ter sido mais maravilhosa! A Gisela é uma pessoa incrível e atenciosa, se tornou uma grande amiga! Adorei!

2 months ago



Aspectos positivos: -La acomodación estuvo muy buena -La ubicación facilita conocer Rotterdam y también Ámsterdam -A nivel personal, Gisela tiene buena energía y ganas de aprender y trabajar -La comida fue muy buena, Gisela tiene muy buena sazón Recomendaciones si vas a aplicar: -Aclara muy bien los horarios de trabajo ya que la anfitriona trabaja en semana y puede ser difícil ponerse de acuerdo -La anfitriona es estricta a nivel general, lo mejor es no tomarse nada personal y cumplir con lo acordado -Habla con la anfitriona si se te sientes [email protected], ella es muy receptiva

4 months ago



Adorei a experiência! Eu tive o meu espaço privativo, as tarefas foram tranquilas e restou bastante tempo para passear, conhecer a região e aprender um pouco sobre a cultura local. A anfitriã Gigi é uma pessoa excelente, que tem um coração muito grande e gosta de fazer sempre o melhor para todos. Ela se tornou uma excelente amiga e levarei essa amizade para minha vida!

5 months ago

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