Literally build up the project Robur at The Oak organically with wood and hempcrete!

Permaculture Gierle (Lille), Belgium
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What you offer

5h
Hours per day

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

Arts

Professional painting, sculpting or drawing.

Painting & Decorating

Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.

Handyman

Help with a wide range of repairs.

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What you get

2
Days off per week

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

Tent

A billion stars over your head and a comfy tent to sleep in.

Breakfast

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

Lunch

Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner

Have your free dinner before going to bed.

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The Experience

Robur and The Oak need creative, handy volunteers with or without (semi-)professional carpenter skills, and a good feeling of the place's atmosphere. By helping to build Robur you are part of this small-scale project that will invite burnt-out people to heal, artists/writers to be creative, and a lot more - surrounded with unique custom- and homemade fourniture in a round and spiraling ecological hobbitlike weekend-cabin in nature!

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What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

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2 weeks

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31 Reviews

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Permaculture project

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Ireland

I had an amazing two weeks at Robur op Den Eik and really miss the place! My time with the people and the work was enriching and healing, being allowed the freedom to be creative and follow my intuition with a mosaic that evolved in an organic way. I am so glad to have been a part of this truly inspiring project and would love to return in the Spring for more and to see how the Robur has developed. Much love to Marieke and all who i shared the time with there!

6 days ago

Canada

I will never forget this place, and I wish next futur people can enjoy every little second there. It's very awsome and magic and peacefull.

15 days ago

Mexico

one of the bets pleaces for be voluntare

18 days ago

Marieke replied

Thank you, Diego! :-) And I was very touched with what you wrote in the Guestbook... Safe travels and have fun!

Belgium

Robur Op Den Eik is an awesome place, where you can find volunteers from all over the world, and everyone is so different but yet so connected 😍 I loved my experience there, it's a real back to basics environment, the perfect place for people who wish to resource themselves in nature.
Adding to it, Marieke is such a patient, lively and gentle host, she's like family, and she really cares about you and about how you feel. She has a wonderful project, and I'm glad I could be part of it for five weeks. I learnt so much there ! So thank you Marieke, I wish more volunteers will come to help you.

about 1 month ago

Marieke replied

Thank you so much, Amandine, for your kind review! I'm happy you felt at home... BIG hugs! XXX

South Africa

Robur is a place for renewal. I loved every moment. It creates an opportunity to connect with nature and people and more importantly yourself. The project that Marieke has created, started as a dream, and to have had an opportunity to be part of the dream come true is a privilege for which I will always be grateful. The learning experience and growth as an individual was priceless. My role as a cook was very rewarding. Every meal was an experience even cooking with very basic equipment made it far more enjoyable as you had to be creative to prepare meals. Loved every minute of my time there.

about 1 month ago

Marieke replied

Oh Mary... I miss you so much! And at the same time I know we are strongly connected, as there is no distance in the eyes of love.
(And I'm still trying to take enough me-time, that was such a good thing you helped me with! I'm even starting to go to bed earlier, not only on the me-time moments, but also on full working days! All thanks to you...) BIG hugs!!! XXX

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About Robur op Den Eik (Robur at The Oak)

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APPLICATIONS WELCOME from October 22 until December 15 FOR THIS BACK-TO-BASICS PARADISE! PLEASE ONLY APPLY THROUGH THIS PLATFORM! Come live and work in back-to-basics paradise for a while! This is a healing and inspiring place that is already...

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