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campspace In the middle of forest, next to pond

4.38 (13 reviews) Verified Hechtel-Eksel, Flanders, Belgium

About this campspace #s002246

Your host

Tim

A wonderfully relaxing place in the middle of nature. Birds, foxes, wild boars.
All off grid, a compost toilet and rainwater is all there is.
You are surrounded by forests, bike rides, walks ... Everything in nature is close by, even fishing in the pond.

You sit close to the pond, when it rains the surface is moist for a long time. Waterproof shoes are certainly not an unnecessary luxury.

Space for

  • Tent

Facilities

  • Toilet
  • Pets allowed
  • Campfire possible
  • Picnic table
  • Drinking water
  • Hot shower
  • Shower (cold water)
  • BBQ
  • Phone charge
  • Electricity
  • Gas (stove)
  • Sportsgear
  • RV Sanitation
  • RV Hookup
  • Hot water
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Heater in accommodation
  • Shelter
  • Covered kitchen

Things to do in the area

  • TIP eat ice cream
  • TIP walking / cycling
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife watching
  • Fishing

Your host, Tim

4.38 (13 reviews)

Host is verified by Campspace

Like so many, the days are fully booked during the week with work and social arrangements. That is why the city is the most logical place to live in. To relax we have found a small paradise, for us the ideal flight from all crowds. We live as simply as possible, solar panels, rainwater, compost toilet. It is always pleasant to be able to share that with others.

Reviews

Odilia

Tell us about your experience
It was a fantastic week camping in this beautiful spot, thanks in part to the great helpfulness of the owners who made my stay comfortable during rainy days! (Thanks again for that!) It is a natural, well-maintained site where respect for nature & nature restoration are paramount. Campfire sites, pick table, clean compost toilet. Lots of birds and with some patience almost a guarantee to spot beavers. Orchids in the driveway. A green oasis for the enthusiast :)

How was the contact with the host?
Excellent, the host is very helpful and the instructions on the site are clear.

Tips for new guests?
This is a perfect camping spot for those who love simplicity and who are happy with woodpeckers, owls, swimming past beavers and so on. Bring enough dry clothes / shoes, binoculars, mosquito repellent and possibly a solar-powered charger or the like is handy :) Vallei van de Zwarte Beek, Resterheide and Dommeldal are recommended in the area.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Tim has responded

Thank you for the nice words. The pleasure was absolutely mutual. Guests like you are what we do it for. Just enjoy the peace, nature and simplicity. Hopefully we'll see you again soon. But hopefully with a little more sun and a little less rain.

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Roeland

Tell us about your experience
It was wonderful to spend almost all alone in the peace of nature on a small campsite. The croaking of the frogs and the chirping of the birds sounded like music to my ears😄
We didn't really miss the lack of electricity and running water. And we also quickly get used to the compost toilet!
We had to take in the daily target practice of the nearby military domain, but that was not so bad.
What was a bit disappointing was the pond where it was not possible to fish because of the excessive vegetation. At info, however, it said fish pond...
But overall a positive experience!

How was the contact with the host?
We contacted the host via text messages. This went fairly smoothly and correctly.

Tips for new guests?
Mosquito repellent is a must.
Waterproof hiking boots are not a luxury in wet weather.
Bicycle rental nearby (the Lage Kempen), a good half hour walk.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Tim has responded

Hi Roeland, nice to read that you were able to enjoy nature. The heavy rainfall has caused the oxygen plants in the fives to proliferate, we try to get it back in order quickly.

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Vincent

Tell us about your experience
TLDR: Nice location. Bad communication.
When we arrived at this location there were a number of surprises:
- We weren't alone at this location
- The compost toilet lacked stock of wood chips (degoutant) Especially after a week of use by other people.
- Active IP cameras (they are used effectively, not just when something happens)
- Very nice environment

Long explanation: When we arrived we were a bit surprised: There were already a number of tents (2). The owners of these tents were already present at the campspace on Monday, Tim had never announced during this period that new people were coming. To our surprise another family arrived: They were again not informed about the presence of other groups. That's not a disaster; But you want to know that in advance. Especially if you leave all your stuff on a closed domain.
Finally, the compost toilet. I haven't even been in there. Call me a prude but I don't think it's okay to dump others' excrement on an (open) compost heap. Certainly if that bucket then has to be rinsed out again in a canal that flows into the ponds of the location. That's really gross. Put that on the fact that I'm too prudish: That's quite possible. But then it turned out that the wood chips (which are an essential part of the functioning of a compost toilet) had not been replenished during the week. Read: The wood chips were gone. There has been no maintenance or checks during the whole week. He should have hung a 6th camera in the pot.

How was the contact with the host?
Didn't have much contact with the host.

Tips for new guests?
If you don't like being watched by cameras (5 cameras?) then this location is not for you.
Military areas surround this zone, expect the sound of gunfire (didn't bother us).

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Tim has responded

Hi Vincent.
Too bad about the toilets, you should have given a heads up, then we would have been happy to clean everything. We always trust that everyone leaves everything clean, which did not happen this time. Very disappointing to hear that. There is a whole stock of wood chips provided next to the compost heap, you will not have found it then.
We do indeed share the camping site with several people. Too bad that wasn't clear, in the future I will explicitly state it again before accepting a booking. The place for you alone is certainly possible, but that can be discussed in advance.

The cameras are there because we can't always be there ourselves, but we do give people the chance to camp there. When we are there ourselves, we also see everything. We inform everyone in writing that there are cameras so that campers are not surprised.
These have come about because we have often arrived at something that looks more like a festival meadow instead of a quiet piece of nature. Things broken or things that just disappeared.

So for maybe next time and for other guests. Be sure to let us know if something is not right. We prefer to solve it quickly on site instead of having to find out afterwards and we can't change anything.

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Stephanie

Tell us about your experience
Tim was a wonderful host! He even helped us start a fire and gave us some mosquito spray at night. Very cozy next to the pond. We went with our baby for the first time and he loved it!

How was the contact with the host?
Very fast and easy to communicate with

July 2021

Host Tim has responded

I'm glad you liked it, it's an adventure with a baby! Hopefully we'll see you again soon

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Geert

Tell us about your experience
The location was just perfect for what we wanted. Far away from the world, pond, fire, beautifully maintained piece of land.
We went for Father's Day, with my father, my daughter, my brother and his daughter. The neat sanitary facilities make the entry point for camping here much smaller, and all three generations have really enjoyed it and are immediately asking when we will go back. This will most likely become a new annual tradition. :) So I recommend the location to everyone, but please keep a spot open for us next Father's Day. :)

How was the contact with the host?
Tim has been very helpful in advance and at the beginning he also came to have a look to clarify things and answer questions.

Tips for new guests?
Cycling through the trees is nearby.

June 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Tim has responded

Bye Gert.
Thank you for the nice comments, sharing our piece with people who can enjoy the peace and nature just as hard, that's what we do it for. Hopefully we'll see you again soon!

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Manuela

May 2021

Tessa

Tell us about your experience
The Host Tim and Sara were really kind and helpful. They offer us bug spray against the bugs in the evening. They have two sweet dogs that walk around and like a hug now and then. The host helped us with finding a nice area to walk and find the best spot to eat icecream. :) We did some fishing in the pond next to the tent and had some campfire. The area is middle in nature. Frogs everywhere so if you don't like them... don't go there. The sound of birds, frogs, and crickets in the night is like an orchestra of nature. You can walk for hours in nature and don't get bored.

Tessa

Tell us about your experience
The Host Tim and Sara were really kind and helpful. They offer us bug spray against the bugs in the evening. They have two sweet dogs that walk around and like a hug now and then. The host helped us with finding a nice area to walk and find the best spot to eat icecream. :) We did some fishing in the pond next to the tent and had some campfire. The area is middle in nature. Frogs everywhere so if you don't like them... don't go there. The sound of birds, frogs, and crickets in the night is like an orchestra of nature. You can walk for hours in nature and don't get bored.

Chris

Tell us about your experience
In the middle of a forest in Belgium, you will find an off-grid house next to a small lake with beautiful surroundings! This host is trying to build his own village here and still has many plans! Meet Tim with his dog on his Campspace in the middle of the forest

Tessa

Tell us about your experience
The Hosts Tim and Sara were really kind and helpful. They offer us bug spray against the bugs in the evening. They have two sweet dogs that walk around and like a hug now and then. The host helped us with finding a nice area to walk and find the best spot to eat icecream. :) We did some fishing in the pond next to the tent and had some campfire. The area is middle in nature. Frogs everywhere so if you don't like them... don't go there. The sound of birds, frogs, and crickets in the night is like an orchestra of nature. You can walk for hours in nature and don't get bored.

June 2019

Tessa

Tell us about your experience
The Host Tim and Sara were really kind and helpful. They offer us bug spray against the bugs in the evening. They have two sweet dogs that walk around and like a hug now and then. The host helped us with finding a nice area to walk and find the best spot to eat icecream. :) We did some fishing in the pond next to the tent and had some campfire. The area is middle in nature. Frogs everywhere so if you don't like them... don't go there. The sound of birds, frogs, and crickets in the night is like an orchestra of nature. You can walk for hours in nature and don't get bored.

Chris

Tell us about your experience
In the middle of a forest in Belgium, you will find an off-grid house next to a small lake with beautiful surroundings! This host is trying to build his own village here and still has many plans! Meet Tim with his dog on his Campspace in the middle of the forest.

Maarten

Tell us about your experience
The site was great, as was the host. We were with 4 children age 5-7 and they loved it

June 2020

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Rules

It is a wonderfully quiet place, we like to keep it that way.
Please take all your waste with you, we do not have a collection service.
The toilet is a compost toilet, which you can empty yourself when you leave.
There are some cameras because we can't always be there ourselves and things regularly disappear.

Checking in and out

Check-in between: 1:00 pm–11:30 pm
Check-out between: 12:00 am–1:00 pm

Quiet piece of nature in the woods

Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

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Quiet piece of nature in the woods

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Max. people
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2

Quiet camping pitch in the middle of the woods.
Enjoy nature by the water with a campfire to escape the crowds.

  • Pets allowed
  • Toilet

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 8
Children's price up to this age: 16
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

from € 15.00 per night

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