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BE00700

Riemst, Belgium

View from kitchen to dining table

View from kitchen to dining table

Dining table and kitchen

Dining table and kitchen

Dining table

Dining table

View from dining table

View from dining table

Sofa and library in the background

Sofa and library in the background

Relaxing!

Relaxing!

View to garden

View to garden

Possibilitiy to relax

Possibilitiy to relax

Welcome in our strawbale house!

Welcome in our strawbale house!

Wood, hidden straw and clay

Wood, hidden straw and clay

Musicians corner

Musicians corner

Upstairs, bridge to all the bedrooms

Upstairs, bridge to all the bedrooms

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Southwindow from gardenview

Southwindow from gardenview

Summer in our garden.

Summer in our garden.

View on terrace

View on terrace

Summersun and flowers

Summersun and flowers

View from the terrace in evening.

View from the terrace in evening.

From outside into the livingroom.

From outside into the livingroom.

At the back of the garden our gipsywagon and the huge trampoline.

At the back of the garden our gipsywagon and the huge trampoline.

Our house from the backyard.

Our house from the backyard.

Front of the house

Front of the house

Hein in Paris 2011

Hein in Paris 2011

Geert in Paris 2011

Geert in Paris 2011

Silke, Dries and Jente in Paris 2011

Silke, Dries and Jente in Paris 2011

Dries and Hendrik in Paris 2011

Dries and Hendrik in Paris 2011

View from kitchen to dining table Dining table and kitchen Dining table View from dining table Sofa and library in the background Relaxing! View to garden Possibilitiy to relax Welcome in our strawbale house! Wood, hidden straw and clay Musicians corner Upstairs, bridge to all the bedrooms Master bedroom Southwindow from gardenview Summer in our garden. View on terrace Summersun and flowers View from the terrace in evening. From outside into the livingroom. At the back of the garden our gipsywagon and the huge trampoline. Our house from the backyard. Front of the house Hein in Paris 2011 Geert in Paris 2011 Silke, Dries and Jente in Paris 2011 Dries and Hendrik in Paris 2011
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Strawbale house near to Tongeren-B and Maastricht-NL

Dear home exchange friends!

Welcome in our house, one of the first strawbale houses of Belgium, built in 2003 in wood, straw and clay. It is a very cosy and warm house, open to the first floor. We have many big windows to our beautiful garden, where you can eat on the terrace.
The house has a kitchen with a coocking island, a dining room, a living room, two computercorners. All these funtions are compacted in one open space without walls and doors.
On the first floor we have 4 separate bedrooms and a bathroom. Our 4 children all sleep in a highsleeper, a real adventure! Also here we have a lot of open space.
In the garden there is a gipsy wagon, so some extra beds to use in warm weather. We have a huge trampoline. You can use our bycicles.
We like music, so you will find a piano and some guitars. We have a soccer table in the livingroom and a small library with English, German and  Dutch books and a lot of lifestyle and decoration magazines in Dutch.

 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 4 Children
  • 4 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • dentist / teacher
  • dentist / teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 9

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Bicycles: 6

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Belgium
  • France
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Spain

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Riemst is a small village, near to Tongeren, in the region Haspengouw, which is rural with beautiful landscapes, nice to walk and to bike.
We are living in the Euregio, which means that you have 4 regions in 3 countries with 3 languages, very near to eachother:
- Hasselt, Tongeren, Bilzen are small towns in Belgian Limburg, Flandern, (all 15 min drive) where people speak Dutch.
- Tongeren is the oldest town of Belgium with an impressive Gallo-Romanic museum and a wellknown vintage fair on Sunday morning.
- Liège is about 25 km and is a city in Wallony, the French part of Belgium (20 min drive). Liège has nice shopping possibilities, an international foodmarket on Sunday morning and a famous opera house.
- Maastricht is a beautiful and very cosy city in Limburg in the Netherlands, (15 min drive) where they also speak Dutch. It is a university city at the river Maas, with a lot of shops and restaurants.
- Aachen is a big city in Germany, (30 min drive) so here you can speak German, with shops and the famous church of Karel der Große, the Dom of Aachen.
You can enjoy our neighbourhood with nature, small villages, small cities. There is a good touristique service - we will provide you with touristique information.
If you like to visit bigger cities, then you can drive in a (few) hour(s) to Antwerp, Brussels, Brugge or Gent, Köln, Düsseldorf, Metz, Paris, Amsterdam, London, ...
Here are some touristique websites:
- http://www.toerismelimburg.be/
- http://www.tongeren.be/Toerisme/Toerisme_Tongeren
- http://www.liege.be/tourisme
- http://www.vvv-maastricht.eu/home.html
- http://www.fremdenverkehrsbuero.info/fremdenverkehrsamt-aachen.html 

Occupation

  • dentist / teacher
  • dentist / teacher

Children

  • Boy - Age: 23
  • Boy - Age: 17
  • Boy - Age: 15
  • Girl - Age: 24

Pets

  • Golden retriever
  • Cat