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Driewegen, Netherlands

backsite of our house

backsite of our house

livingroom

livingroom

washbasin and shower in the bathroom

washbasin and shower in the bathroom

atelier

atelier

the library

the library

the gardenroom

the gardenroom

bathtub in the bathroom

bathtub in the bathroom

afrika slaapkamer

afrika slaapkamer

livingroom with wood stove (also central heating!)

livingroom with wood stove (also central heating!)

blue bedroom

blue bedroom

the master bedroom (the former forge)

the master bedroom (the former forge)

the kitchen

the kitchen

the master bedroom (former forge)

the master bedroom (former forge)

africa bedroom

africa bedroom

view towards the house from the back of the garden

view towards the house from the back of the garden

our grapes

our grapes

green bedroom

green bedroom

front site of our house

front site of our house

backsite of our house livingroom washbasin and shower in the bathroom atelier the library the gardenroom bathtub in the bathroom afrika slaapkamer livingroom with wood stove (also central heating!) blue bedroom the master bedroom (the former forge) the kitchen the master bedroom (former forge) africa bedroom view towards the house from the back of the garden our grapes green bedroom front site of our house
Platinum

Member since

2011


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
October 28, 2019 - January 12, 2020 2 weeks

we are flexible with dates.

House in Driewegen, Netherlands

We, Cor and Evelien, live in a small village (500 inhabitants) in the so called Zak van Zuid-Beveland, a national landscape and a part of the province  Zeeland. In spring this part of the country is filled with apple- and peartrees, so you can imagine it's all blooming wherever you look. In the autumn apples and pears are harvested and in many cases you can buy them from the farmers themselves. It's also a part of the country which is very suitable for cycling. All kinds of small roads, dykes give you the opportunity to enjoy the quiet landscape.
Beautiful cities in Belgium like Antwerpen, Brussels, Brugge and Gent are all within one hour drive! We live 80 km. south of Rotterdam and within one hour of medieval cities as Bergen op Zoom, Breda and Middelburg.
The oldest part of our house was build in the 17th century as the village forge. Over the years people have build new rooms and made the house bigger. There are a lot of little tresholds in the house. The master bedroom (the former forge) is downstairs, as is the bathroom and toilet. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a loft. Visitors and friends are always very surpised when they enter our house. This is because when you are standing in front of the house you can't imagine how the house extends to the rear.
We have a very big garden (1700 square meters) with a lot of fruittrees, almondtree, walnuttree and many different kind of berries. It means a lot of work as you will surely understand but is is lovely to work in the garden.
There is also a pond  which is 1.20 m. deep in the centre and 0.40 cm. at the sides. In the garden we have made numerous places either in the sun or the shade of the walnuttree where you can sit, enjoy a glass of wine, read a book, or just talk. It is very quiet here. Only the birds will be heard.
Our four children are all living with there partners and their children in different parts of the country. Evelien is a retired teacher in a primary school and is also an advanced flower designer.
Cor is retired after over 40 years of working in education. Last job: chairman of the governing board of 22 primary schools. Cor have a small company which offers pilgrimtravels and tailormade special trips: www.tevoetisgoed.nl 
Please be in touch and we are sure you will love our house, its garden and the surrounding area. 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 11 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • retired primary school teacher & floriste
  • retired chaiman of the board of 22 primary schools

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 9

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Switzerland
  • Estonia
  • Egypt
  • Spain
  • Great Britain
  • Georgia
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Morocco
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Austria
  • France

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Italiano
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Occupation

  • retired primary school teacher & floriste
  • retired chaiman of the board of 22 primary schools

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

Lifestyle

We love to travel and explore the history, the sights, the people and the culinary heritage of a region. We love to cook and have travelled extensively.
We believe in our global world and also think that by exchanging experiences and houses people value other cultures much better.

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