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Category: Homestay
Host ID: 6283
Country: Belgium

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Last Updated: July 20, 2018


It is no coincidence you come here. When you feel the connection, it means you are meant to be here and share your being and mirror the soul of that moment, in this place.

Hi, I'm Britta, your host.
Welcome to this grounded little paradise! Tred gently and with kindness to all living things and you will be rewarded multi-fold!

I'm a coach, healer, soundhealer, artist, writer and singer.
Here, we're organic flexitarians, mostly vegetarians.
Raw food often happens as well as detoxing raw juices, mostly during summer.
Here's an alternative, ecological philosophy and we try to live that way as much as possible.

This is a non- profit organisation where high consciousness and some new technologydevices with ancient wisdom about healing and ecological wellness for all life is combined! You receive organic food and nice accomodation in natural environment!

Art is very important. As is grounded 'spiritual awareness' and love.
I'm in to tai-chi, I can give you some basics. Also yoga happens from time to time.
I have cats.
We love cats and also bees, not for their honey but for their preservation and you learn how to tred gently and with respect and cooperation with nature. :-)
We also work together with other organisations like an organic farm cooperative nearby.

But it is quiet here, usually no big groups, you can have individual attention here as well as lots of retreat options.

There's so much to give, plenty to share and enough space here. If you need some time away, in nature but close to the city (Antwerp), this is a perfect spot. We live in 'De Brechtse heide', the woods, near a village called Sint-Job-in't-Goor, the scenery includes squirrels, birds, horses from the neighbours and so forth and so on. You can have a lot of privacy and quiet time in your own space if you want. We don't need to entertain each-other all the time ;-) but quality sharing is always welcomed.
Cooking and eating habits are variable, I often would like that you cook your own meal as I like to do retreat eating-meditations from time to time. You can even cook in your own cabin if you like, there's a fire and a fridge.

Very important, there's a NO DRUGS policy here, which includes canabis! This has to do with the focus of a wholistic place of this centre.

We are constructing parts of a wooden house to build a communal space with lots of windows, recuperated materials. After that, we need to renovate the roof urgently. Do you have some experience and the mindset for it?
So now we welcome people who like to work with wood and powertools, (carefull) deconstructions, moving things, cleaning up, replanting bushes and trees, cutting trees and wood ... :-)))

Looking for:

The roof will be the next project!

We are constructing parts of a wooden house to build a communal space with lots of windows, recuperated materials. After that, we need to renovate the roof urgently. Do you have some experience and the mindset for it?
So now we welcome people who like to work with wood and powertools, (carefull) deconstructions, moving things, cleaning up, replanting bushes and trees, cutting trees and wood ... :-)))

Schedules and days off will be planned together as soon as you arrive. This is a small organisation so we can take your wishes in account.

Various and flexible.
The work develops organically also, we ask a flexible attitude. The workpace is relaxed and steady. Don't stress!!!!! Do what you can. Joy and gratitude are the best fuels to drive your activity. Use the Force within. ;-)

Tell me what you can do, I will try to meet your talents, most likely we will find a place for you, as synchronicity usually takes care of these things! ;-)
But first of all I am looking for a WOOD-WIZARD/CARPENTER, handy-man or woman,someone who is handy with building- experience and who understands the art of it and most of all loooves woodwork, creating with wood. We will need your help and expertise in the renovation work for the gypsywagon and the roof of the house. Our gratitude will be priceless!!! One or maximum two persons for longer time with a trial period of two weeks.
But also others who like this kind of living and want to contribute with their special talents are welcome! Various tasks for people who stay short-term, maximum one week.

There is room for one woodwizard long-term!
If your passion is constructing with wood with (he)art and soul, I have a delightfull dreamjob for you here!!!!! Plus a nice private cabin just for you!
Rebuilding a gypsywagon!
Also at this moment the roof needs to be replaced with easy placable roofpanels but some experience would be nice.
Applications can be sent from now on!
Contact me for more info!
Thank you!

Looking for woodworkers! Where are you lumberjacks? ;-)


The accomodation:
Comfy gardenshed with your own coocker and woodstove. . Outside toilet. The house is common space, except for my bedroom. If need be there's an extra caravan. A yurt for meditation, retreat, arts etc. Gypsywagon when renovated.

For now the arrangement is: Maximum 3 to 4 guests. Usually, there's just one or two volunteers at the same time here.

The gardenshed has got a double bed and a bedcouch and there's carpet where we can put matresses or your campinggear on the floor. Check first if I don't have guests for the specific accomodation yet. You can also camp in the large garden.
The small house has got a bathroom, kitchen, officeroom and livingroom
The living room has got a lovely woodstove that heats the whole house.
There's plenty of space to camp with your tent and also for one camper.
There's internet but no WIFI, you have an outside toilet and you can have the use of the bathroom and kitchen in the house.
The food is mainly organic and vegetarian. Help yourself. Eating arrangements are agreed upon for each volunteering-situation.

No Wifi, the internet here is with wires. One day, I had a former yuppi here and he said to me: "Britta, never get wifi here, keep it like it is!! We, the younger generation are hooked up far too much to internet acces all the time, with our smartphones in our hands, distracted, never coming home entirely, into this moment, on this place. This is really a good healing opportunity for us here!" So I listened to him. :-) I also believe Wireless radiation is not beneficial for our health...



There is a Flow which you can not name, it is subtle but you know when you are in it and when you have lost the way for a moment, when you have looked too far... Many of us out there know... My eyes opened by welcoming you, my dear guests, how many of you young souls are full of light that we enjoy to share, learn from the feedback we can give or just simply being with each-other, working together, breathing in silence, doing tai-chi, laughing or crying together, listening to the moments when we struggle,... Anything to keep reminding ourselves and each-other of this Flow within. Welcoming every step of the way and yet in a grounded, centered aim getting the work done, manifesting our awareness into matter...

You can find a lot of contemplation opportunity, becoming more and more conscious about yourself, life, ...
I can teach some tai-chi, chi-gong.
Some information about bees and natural beekeeping.

About healing and wellness... ASK!
I'm just a person with her own challenges and I will not act like the healer all the time, I live and let live.
When you want a healing, ask me specificly and I will channel what can be beneficial for you and we can agree upon specific healing-sessions if needed.

However this place tends to bring you into an awareness journey on its own.
There are a few devices of modern technology, sending out healing electro-magnetic pulses, reminding us of our own potential. My main focus is on inner awareness all the time, so this sets the tone and the atmosphere for the whole area a bit, you can benefit from this, as well as I benefit from what you bring me, we mirror, co-create and learn and finetune. It can be like coming home, a relief and yet at home (within), there is no hiding place anymore from what got stuck or suppressed. I will always do my best in guiding you through the wobbles if you need it.
There is ALWAYS room to share what you feel inside, but you are free in it.

From this we go back into the world and share the gifts.

All of my guests were all happy to have been here.


And further more:

This is the countryside, lots of forest and horse pastures, chapels, ponds, hiking and cycling-paths, typical Belgian cottages and villages nearby.
Antwerp is 25k from here, there is a bus going there every hour, just around the corner. If you are handy in fixing bicycles, you can borrow 1 to 3 of them here. ;-)
There's a local beerbrewery in a monastary nearby, you can taste their beer and cheese in a modern pub, across the road of their property, one hour walk from here, through the forest.

I will probably do some cruising with you to nice spots (f.e. Antwerp, Lier, Turnhout, heather sanctuary, ...) or workspots in the area, for example picking our own food on the organic farm etc.

NO DRUGS! Yes, this includes canabis!
NO DOGS! I have cats who don't like dogs.
No smoking in the house or other accomodation. You can smoke outside if you like but why would you if you have the benefit of uplifting fresh insights and air ;-) .
No alcohol abuse, some on occasion, no problem but why would you if you have a natural relaxing rush by coming home to yourself? ;-)
No loud noises after 10 pm every day, on occasion, no problem.
No racism, no sexism, no violence nor putting people down.

Sometimes bees live here;
Fear of bees can often be taken away by good information, if you really have a fobia for bees, please take your own responsability.
Are you allergic to bee-venum? Take care of your own medicine.

If you leave bees alone, they will leave you alone as well. Please be a responsible owner of your own life!

Oh yes, I will always react on your request ut keep in mind that it might take a while sometimes.

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