De Verscholen Tuin (The Hidden Garden) is a small farm with a big (7000m2) garden.
The farm is actually a meditation and training centre.
Organisations and teachers rent our meditation room and garden for yoga, tai chi, and different kinds of meditation. Mostly for weekends and evenings.
We love healthy, incredibly tasty food, time for tea, home made jam, tai chi, meditation, and good company.
The oldest part of the farmhouse is about 300 years old. We have room for three WWOOFers. Every WWOOFer is offered a place of their own to sleep.
The house is 20 minutes by bike and car from the centre of Antwerp, a city with a 16th and 17th Century centre, a port, lots of museums, fortresses, parks, etcetera.
Bicycles and maps of the area are available.There are also frequent tram and bus connections to the centre. The terminal of tram 24 from Antwerp central station and of tram 4 from Antwerp Berchem train station is 5 minutes away.
We are 20 minutes from Antwerp Berchem station and from Antwerp central station, with direct and frequent connections to Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris. It's usually possible to pick up WWOOFers from Berchem station.
We prefer WWOOFers to stay for at least three weeks. Ten days is our minimum.
The sort of work here is mostly gardening; weeding, digging, mowing, watering, clipping, planting, and picking. We cultivate vegetables, fruits and berries, herbs and nuts. There are a few animals: two dogs, two cats, and a duck (one of the dogs killed all the others, and our chickens, too)
There is also some basic construction work; mostly wood, clay, and straw.
In the spring of 2013 we are planning the construction of a brik barn. In December 2012 we'll prepare this buildingsite.
Then there are: spoiling the dogs and cats, cooking (depending on interest and talent) and help with the bloody PC.