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Everywhere in NL, BE, FR
All Year: All year.
Area (ha): 39 x 5 M // 357 tonnes
Persons: 1
Category: Boat
Host ID: 14999
Country: France

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Last Updated: December 11, 2017

Hello, I'm traveling by inland river barge through Europe, especially France, Belgium and Holland. The barge is an original Dutch built peniche and made for the old French channels. I still transport cargo and I am the third generation of a shipper family from both sides of my parents. I live and work alone on the barge sometimes accompanied by my girlfriend.

There is a simple separate -little- room (see photo..)for guests in the front of the barge which is not suite. (no sanitation, but there is a chemical toilet and lavabo) Also a heating system, fridge/freezer and micro-wave.

The work to do depends on the person, maybe some cleaning, housekeeping work, shopping and cooking??? And serving the aperitif of the skipper of course at 18h00 exactly..LOL.

My intention is to make contact with other people and have an exchange of cultures.

Kind regards,

William
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Program next months (for find and now more of the places and channels look Google):

*?*? Right no (22-06-17) I’m with the barge in city Groningen in the Northern part of the Netherlands will stay her still for some days. After (about 27 and 30 june) I navigate back to city Geertruidenberg in Southern NL, this will be a nice trip.

*?*? Ad 7 July up to 30 July I will go on holiday to discover Chicago USA and around….no not by barge but by plane…….Maybe there are channels and locks also......(??) So no Workers possible ad this period // In fact short stay possible right now up to 6 July for a Worker.

**? After no idea what goes happens in August and rest of 2017 ? Barge will be in the Netherlands. I will maybe buy 1 or 2 pleasure boats in NL, this have to be prepared ready for sale and navigate (clean, paint, inspection and reparations etc.) To navigate with this pleasure boats from NL to French. Also I have to go by car to Paris and Bourgogne where are 6 boats mooring up to sail (also cleaning, reparations etc). Sometimes I want travel private or spend some time with family…

Notes :

*?*?Plans can suddenly completely change !!!!!!!! In fact plans change every day....So don't ask my what go happen in future : I really don't know (however I always can explain how to come/travel to the boat and I will pay the local ticket). One thing is sure : There happen always something ! It can be everywhere city, village or countryside...

*?*? After 30 years traveling on the barge I set up a new trade : I buy boats in Holland and sale the boats in French. It is interesting also, I see a lot of nice places and different people. The work for the helper is a bit the same.

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