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Cozy tiny house with the horses in the middle of nature

About this campspace #s007350

Your host

Ellen
  • 9000m2

  • 1 pitch

At the back of our very large garden is a HEATED caravan that has been converted into a super cozy tiny house. You sleep next to the horses in the middle of the green. This is the ideal place to completely withdraw and come to yourself or to enjoy being together in peace. The horses will keep you company.
The view of the animals gives you the chance to observe them closely and enjoy the movements within the herd. These animals are so authentic and pure. This teaches you to enjoy the little things in life.
Having a nice chat around the campfire about the experiences of the day, about what the horses had to tell us, makes you realize how much these animals can still teach us.
If desired, you are responsible for their care.
The horses are also used during coaching sessions where they give you more insight into who you are and why you are here. They show you what you need at this moment in your life to break through certain patterns and make the right choices. They can also reveal dynamics within a family or group.
You can also experience beautiful walks and bike rides in the beautiful Hageland. If you cross the street, you walk straight into the Demer Valley to get lost in the beautiful nature for hours.
We live on the mountain bike trail. So you leave directly on the gravel into the Demerbroeken. My husband has everything you need to tinker with your bike:
Bike Wash, compressor, and knowledge of bicycle mechanics. Your bike is safe and dry here under the shed or in the garage.
Other fun activities nearby:
- Sail down the Demer (full or half day) from Aarschot or Scherpenheuvel
- Walking in the Merode (Averbode Abbey)
- Visit Horst Castle (Castle of the Red Knight)
- Swimming in the Rotselaar lake
- Multi-day hiking routes to nearby bivouacs (Rillaar, Walenbos)
The pleasant city of Aarschot is also nearby. You can go there for cultural trips, swimming parties, delicious dinners, cinema, fun shopping, etc.
The caravan has 3 single beds and a sitting area that you can convert into a double bed. There is a fully equipped kitchen with oven, fridge and freezer. A toilet and shower are also available. And of course heating for the colder periods.

Perfect for...

nature lovers, hikers, cyclists, mountain bikers, peace seekers, adventurers, families

Ways to spend the night

  • Trailer or caravan

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At this campspace

Animals

  • Horses or ponies

    Our horses live 24/7 outside in an Equi Habitat and can therefore be completely 'horse'. You can always take care of them if you feel like it. They are also used in coaching activities.

  • Chickens

    Our chickens are eager to meet you.

  • Birds

    The many plants in our garden attract many birds.

Farm

  • Other, namely

    We have our own permaculture project and are working on the construction of a food forest.

Landscape characteristics

  • Meadow or plain

    Our horses are on an Equi Habitat. This is an imitation of the natural habitat of horses with many shrubs, herbs, grass, trees, ... and in between paths on which the horses find their way.

  • Vegetable garden

    We grow our own vegetables, berries, fruit, nuts,... and have started building a food forest.

  • Flower garden

    We love wild flowers.

This campspace offers

Shared amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQ
  • Kitchen

    There is an outdoor kitchen under the shed

  • Gas stove

    A gas stove is provided in the outdoor kitchen

  • Electric kettle

Comfort & Fun

  • Fire basket
  • Decorative lights

    under the shed

  • Trampoline
  • Hammock
  • WiFi

Electricity

  • Electricity
  • Phone charging station

For RVs

  • RV electricity hookup

Heating

  • Wood burner

    outside under the shed

Pet-friendly

  • Pets allowed

In case of rain

  • Covered kitchen
  • Rain shelter

Family-friendly

  • Animals on site

    horses, dog, chickens, cat

  • Playground for children

    trampoline

Parking

  • Parking on site

    When staying in the tiny house or with a tent, you can unload on the site and then park in front of the house

Views

  • Sunrise view
  • Sunset view
  • Forest view
  • Field view

Seating area

  • Picnic table
  • Outdoor seating area

    under the shed and all over the yard

Private amenities
Tiny house next to the horses in the middle of the green

Food and drink

  • Hot water
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwashing sink
  • Kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Gas stove
  • Cooking basics
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee maker
  • Coffee and tea

Comfort & Fun

  • Bed linen, pillow and duvet

Sanitation

  • Toilet
  • Hot shower
  • Cold shower

Heating

  • Electrical heating

Parking

  • Parking on site

    You can unload on site and then park in front of the house

Seating area

  • Picnic table
  • Indoor seating area
Not included

Food and drink

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    Drinking water

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    Wood-fired oven

Comfort & Fun

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    Hot tub

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    Sauna

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    Fireplace

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    Fire bowl

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    Firewood available

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    Swimming pond or river

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    Swimming pool

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    Sports and games gear

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    Towels

Electricity

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    EV car charging

For RVs

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    RV Dump station

Views

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    Lake view

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    River view

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    Sea view

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    Hill view

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    Mountain view

Ways to spend the day

Ellen's tips
  • Cycling and walking in the Demer valley and surrounding area (Natura 2000)

  • Swimming in the Rotselaar lake

In the area
  • Hiking

    Short or long walks or bivouac trips (Natura 2000)

  • Cycling

    From recreational to sporty cycling and mountain bike tours (Sven Nys and Eddy Merckx route nearby)

  • Wine or beer tasting

    Several wine estates and beer breweries can be visited in the area

  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming

    In the lake of Rotselaar or the outdoor swimming paradise De Halve Maan in Diest

  • Sightseeing
  • Visiting nearby towns

    Aarschot, Leuven, Diest, Scherpenheuvel

  • Wildlife watching

    In the beautiful Demer Valley across the street.

  • Canoeing or kayaking

    The Demer flows a mile south of our site. You can do sailings from 6 to 16 km.

  • Fishing

    In the winding Demer

On the campspace
  • Making a campfire

    We have a large fire place where you can warm up and enjoy the world's most beautiful natural spectacle, the setting sun.

  • Board games and puzzles
  • Outdoor cooking

    In our cozy outdoor kitchen with a view of the horses

  • Activities on the farm

    Taking care of horses, feeding chickens, helping in the vegetable garden, building and maintaining the food forest

  • Wildlife observation

    Across the street you can walk straight into the Demer valley (Natura 2000)

What you can find in the area

Landscape characteristics

  • Lake

    4 km away is the lake of Rotselaar where you can swim

  • River or stream

    The Laak and the Demer flow nearby

  • Urban area

    Visit the pleasant cities of Aarschot, Leuven, Diest, Scherpenheuvel

  • Orchard
  • Forest

    There are several adventurous forests in the area, such as the Meetshovenbos and the Papendel. We also have a small piece of forest in our garden to explore.

  • Hills

    A little to the south the landscape starts to slope, which provides beautiful views.

  • Wetlands

    The Vorsdonkbos en Turfputten nature reserve is located in the Demer valley, on the border of Gelrode and Betekom.

  • Vineyard

    There are several vineyards that produce quality wines.

Animals

  • Alpacas
  • Cows
  • Sheep
  • Goats
  • Horses or ponies
  • Deer

    During a walk at dusk in the Demer valley across the street you are guaranteed to encounter some deer.

  • Birds

    There are many bird hides in the Demer Valley to spot rare and unique birds.

Farm

  • Vegetable farm

    We grow our own vegetables and fruit, but you will also find several organic farms in the area, such as Ons Logisch Voedsel in Booischot.

  • Orchard farm

Surface

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  • Grass

Sustainability practices

  • Waste separation

  • Self-grown food

  • Food products from locals in the region

  • Green power

  • Organic cleaning products

  • Water-saving measures

Rainwater is collected here as much as possible, we grow our own vegetables and mainly buy locally. We plan to live as self-sufficiently as possible in the future.

Your host, Ellen

5.00 (1 review)

We are a family with two daughters, 1 dog, 2 cats, 6 chickens and 2 horses. We recently moved from Antwerp to Betekom because we were looking for more peace, space, soil, grounding, biodiversity, slowing down and of course also room for the horses. In this place we can cherish our love for mother earth.
We are working towards being able to live as self-sufficiently as possible in the long run.
We don't want to keep this place to ourselves but like to share it with others. So feel completely welcome!

Reviews

Silke

Tell us about your experience
Quiet location between the fields, view of their 2 horses. Cozy furnished caravan. Some basic cooking supplies are provided (coffee and tea, salt and pepper), but no olive oil. We were not prepared for it :) You do have all the kitchen equipment you need.
Explanation about everything that was needed in the caravan. There are nice books and games available.

How was the contact with the host?
Nice and smooth contact with Ellen and Jef, both in advance and upon arrival. Want to help give you the best possible experience and see what you need as a guest.

Tips for new guests?
Be sure to bring fat if you want to cook here.
The shower and toilet (porta potti system) are very basic, but okay if you have no problem with that. The doors are difficult to close, so if you often have to go to the toilet or are with someone you want some privacy with; keep this in mind.

January 2023 · Translated from dutch

Host Ellen has responded

Hey Silke, thank you for your feedback. It was nice getting to know you.
We have already prepared the olive oil for the next guest (s) ;)

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Rules

Dogs are allowed. The horses must not be fed. You may be able to help with care.

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 3 days before check-in date will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excl. Campspace fees). Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Checking in and out

Check-in between: 2:00 pm–8:00 pm
Check-out between: 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Tiny house next to the horses in the middle of the green

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

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Tiny house next to the horses in the middle of the green

Trailer or caravan
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At the back of our very large garden is a HEATED caravan that has been converted into a super cozy tiny house. You stay next to the horses in the middle of the green. The ideal place to retreat and get closer to yourself or to enjoy each other in peace.

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 12
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 2
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 360

from € 60.00 per night

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