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BE306

Gavere, Belgium

Heated swimmingpool 12 x 4m

Heated swimmingpool 12 x 4m

Villa with garden south oriented

Villa with garden south oriented

Rowing boat in pond of our forest

Rowing boat in pond of our forest

Terrace 12 seats

Terrace 12 seats

Dining room and piano

Dining room and piano

Dining room 12-14 seats

Dining room 12-14 seats

Sitting room

Sitting room

House at front (north) side

House at front (north) side

Piano

Piano

Kitchen

Kitchen

Terrace, possibility for 6 - 12 seats

Terrace, possibility for 6 - 12 seats

Hall with quilt 'the Universe'

Hall with quilt 'the Universe'

Parent's room, Kingsize bed , Quilt 'Home exchanging'

Parent's room, Kingsize bed , Quilt 'Home exchanging'

Guest room with Queen size bed, quilt 'Beach and sea'

Guest room with Queen size bed, quilt 'Beach and sea'

Room Sarah

Room Sarah

Room Jonathan

Room Jonathan

From our Secret Garden directly path to our Forest

From our Secret Garden directly path to our Forest

Bridge over little pond in our forest

Bridge over little pond in our forest

Forest

Forest

Our Golden Retriever

Our Golden Retriever

Our Family in CZ 2013

Our Family in CZ 2013

Our sheeps in the meadow

Our sheeps in the meadow

Bruno feeds the sheep

Bruno feeds the sheep

Mercedes CDI270, automatic

Mercedes CDI270, automatic

Toyota Prius, NHW20 automatic, 5 seats

Toyota Prius, NHW20 automatic, 5 seats

1 Horse, 1 Pony, 1 Shetlandpony

1 Horse, 1 Pony, 1 Shetlandpony

Rowing boat in our forest ,with Bruno, daughter Helena, son-in-law Hendrik,grandchildren Bérilune and Amauri

Rowing boat in our forest ,with Bruno, daughter Helena, son-in-law Hendrik,grandchildren Bérilune and Amauri

Playing Petanque with Lut our son & son-in-law in our garden

Playing Petanque with Lut our son & son-in-law in our garden

Bruno cooks on the paëlla pan

Bruno cooks on the paëlla pan

Quilting

Quilting

Heated swimmingpool 12 x 4m Villa with garden south oriented Rowing boat in pond of our forest Terrace 12 seats Dining room and piano Dining room 12-14 seats Sitting room House at front (north) side Piano Kitchen Terrace, possibility for 6 - 12 seats Hall with quilt 'the Universe' Parent's room, Kingsize bed , Quilt 'Home exchanging' Guest room with Queen size bed, quilt 'Beach and sea' Room Sarah Room Jonathan From our Secret Garden directly path to our Forest Bridge over little pond in our forest Forest Our Golden Retriever Our Family in CZ 2013 Our sheeps in the meadow Bruno feeds the sheep Mercedes CDI270, automatic Toyota Prius, NHW20 automatic, 5 seats 1 Horse, 1 Pony, 1 Shetlandpony Rowing boat in our forest ,with Bruno, daughter Helena, son-in-law Hendrik,grandchildren Bérilune and Amauri Playing Petanque with Lut our son & son-in-law in our garden Bruno cooks on the paëlla pan Quilting
Platinum

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2004


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Light house with heated swimmingpool, 20 km S of Ghent

We live in Belgium, near Gent.

Please visit our website http://come2belgium.be.

Our home is well situated for visiting many nearby interesting historical and cultural cities (Gent 20 minutes, Brussels 45 minutes, Brugge 70 minutes, Amsterdam (3 hours), Paris (3 1/2 hours). Your day will be very pleasant: breakfast on the big terrace (75 m2), cycling one of the many routes in the area or visiting historical cities in the afternoon, and enjoying the quietness of long evenings when you return.
Dikkelvenne is a small, friendly village with many cycling/ walking routes.
There are 3 normal bicycles at your disposal, and 1 electrical bike.

Our house is located on a domain of 3 hectare, with a huge garden, meadow with sheep’s, horses, chicken and our little forest.

From our garden you can walk through our meadow, into our forest, where it is very quiet. We have put some wooden banks, where you can sit and relax, watching the birds and frogs in the 3 ponds of the little forest.
Our garden is totally enclosed. In the garden is also a piste de jeu de boules (petanque).

Ideal for family with children: big garden, little animal farm outside (3 sheeps, 4 chicken (daily fresh eggs), 2 geese, 3 horses). We also have a dog (Golden Retriever) who longs to play with you. She is a family dog, very sweet and friendly.

There are 5 rooms to sleep, in total 7- 8 beds. The parents room has a King size bed connected to the bathroom. The guest room has a Queen size bed. Two other rooms have single beds, the fifth room has 2 single beds. Every room has its own washbasin. There are two toilets upstairs, one downstairs.

We have the experience of 415 successful home exchanges and home-sittings.

There are several computers (Apple Mac and Windows) in the house connected in a network. Access to very fast internet is possible with Wifi with a nearly endless download limit (100 Gb). Download speed is 56 Mbps and upload speed is 3,7 mbps. Thanks to this you can skype your family and friends with high quality.

Feel free to play music on the piano and two guitars .

You can read the comments of the families who have exchanged with us in the reference letter of our website a list with the experiences of the families during their exchange in our house which you can find as a separate section ‘References’ on our website . All these families have given their permission for you to contact them if you would like some further information about their experiences.

We prepared an information box in our home in which you will find much more of information about the area and places to visit.

 

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Our Family

  • 6 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 31 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Bruno Retired Director Business Information / Environmental manager
  • Lut Psychologist - Psychotherapist for adults
  • Helena Psychologist- Psychotherapist for children
  • Sarah Doctor, specializing in Oncology
  • Jonathan Civil Engineer Electronics
  • Rebekka Communication Manager, District Manager Clavin Klein

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 8
  • Total Area: 270000 m2

References

In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Guitar

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Private swimming pool
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • France
  • Greece
  • Thailand
  • China
  • Vietnam

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Español
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

 We live in a  nice rural environment, yet ideally situated for visiting many  interesting historical  cities (Gent 20 min, Brussel 45 min, Brugge 70 min, Amsterdam 3 hours, Paris 3,5 hours, London 4 hours.
Dikkelvenne is a small, friendly  village with many cycling and walking routes.
There are 2 bicycles and 1 electrical bicycle at your disposal.
 

Occupation

  • Bruno Retired Director Business Information / Environmental manager
  • Lut Psychologist - Psychotherapist for adults
  • Helena Psychologist- Psychotherapist for children
  • Sarah Doctor, specializing in Oncology
  • Jonathan Civil Engineer Electronics
  • Rebekka Communication Manager, District Manager Clavin Klein

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • Dog (Golden Retriever)
  • Sheep (4 Suffolk & 1 Mini)
  • Chicken (4)
  • Geese (2)
  • Horses (1 horse, 2 ponies)

About Our Family

We, Bruno (61) and Lut (59) have 4 children who are grown up and live in their own houses.

As we have done 41 home exchanges with our family in the past, our children still like to accompany us, if they have the possibility. Sometimes only Bruno and I participate at home exchange, it's also negotiable.

We have 4 children. Helena (33), Sarah (32), Jonathan (30) and Rebekka (29).Our eldest daughter Helena is married with Hendrik , they have three lovely children Bérilune, Amauri and Maëline. Our youngest daughter Rebekka is married with Sonny.

Lifestyle

Bruno loves to cook during weekends or vacation. In every country, he likes to visit the local markets to buy local food and learn typical dishes from the region.
He is a member of Harmony Con Animo, plays Bass Trombone.
He has a passion for animals, I call him the 'Animal Whisperer'

Lut loves to read books, she is member of a Readingclub of the local Library at Oosterzele.
She has a passion for making patchwork and quilts, is member of a Quiltclub.
The biggest passion however is doubtless Home exchanging, and making friends all over the world.
She likes to play Familygames with the children (Catan, Pictionary, Incognito, Camelot) , as well as playing Jeu de Boules when there are enough players.
She loves to see good movies, a hobby she shares with her daughter Sarah.

References

This member has completed 31 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: