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Camping between flowers and trees in De Oevergoot

5.00 (5 reviews) Verified Balen, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium

About this campspace #s006899

Your host

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    3 pitches

Our wonderfully quiet spot is located in the middle of a beautiful nature reserve, a place to completely relax. Inspired by the permaculture principles, we give
our living environment here. We have a large colorful vegetable garden from which we can prepare a nice meal in the evening for whoever wants it. Breakfast is also possible with eggs from our chickens and sourdough bread from local bakers. Besides a lot of chickens, a few rabbits live here, our enthusiastic dog Storm and in the meadow next to us is mule Jack. We use groundwater that we filter for drinking and there is a simple compost toilet with a view of the elfin grove. In the summer, when it is not too wet, you can set up your tent here, otherwise you can choose a higher and drier spot in the garden.
The canal and cycling routes are a 5-minute walk away and the center of both Mol and Balen are not far away.

Ways to spend the night

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This campspace offers

Shared amenities

Food and drink

  • Icon Drinking water

Comfort & Fun

  • Icon Fire basket


  • Icon Toilet


  • Icon Phone charging station


  • Icon Pets allowed

In case of rain

  • Icon Rain shelter

Seating area

  • Icon Picnic table

Ways to spend the day

Merel's tips
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    Treat yourself to a delicious organic meal straight from our vegetable garden

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    Go home with a beautiful bouquet from our lush flower garden 🌼🌻

In the area
  • Icon Hiking
  • Icon Cycling
  • Icon Wildlife watching
  • Icon Canoeing or kayaking
  • Icon Fishing
On the campspace
  • Icon Making a campfire

What will you find in the area?

Landscape characteristics

  • Icon River or stream
  • Icon Urban area
  • Icon Forest

Sustainability practices

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    Waste separation

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    Self-grown food

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    Food products from locals in the region

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    Solar panels

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    Organic cleaning products

Your host, Merel

5.00 (5 reviews)



Tell us about your experience
With Merel and Steven it hasn't felt like we've been hosted it felt like family. They've been so open and kind so we felt very comfortable at their place. It was really nice to get to know their lifestyle and we got great inspirations for ourselves. The place was really great because the nature brought quietness and that was exactly what we needed to calm down from city trouble. On our last night we made a great campfire and played lots of instruments and the whole setting was just wonderful. There are not enough words to describe from the feeling we've got of the time there, we just felt in love with this place and the hosts so we can't stop thinking about it even after our trip. Just thinking of coming back their! We are so thankful for everything, because we are only 18 years old and it had been an experience for life!:)

How was the contact with the host?
Merel and Steven are two so interesting persons and getting to know them was a bless😍😊
Thank you two we wish you the best!!!

Tips for new guests?
You can walk through their garden and see the vegetables and flowers grow or walk through the woods and be in an idyllic nature with very nice camping tracks. Or ask them for a breakfast or dinner it is really really delicious!

September 2022 · Translated from german

Host Merel has responded

Dear Franca and Diana, we miss you!! It was a great pleasure- I wouldn't also say to host you- but to have you here with us.. So grateful for what we've been exchanging, lovely deep conversations, the magical bonfire, good food,... You girls are so young but so incredibly mature and wise, it's amazing. We wish you all the best on your future adventures, a great schoolyear and hopefully life brings us back together one day.. :) Stay young and wild and open as you are and remember that everything is possible ! Big hug from us

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Tell us about your experience
Magical hidden spot in the forest, beautiful garden full of flowers.
Many varied walking routes in nature reserve 💖.

How was the contact with the host?
Warm reception. Fine communication.

Tips for new guests?
With a camper you camp in front of the gate on a quiet forest path.

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Merel has responded

Thank you for the nice review and your coming! Your enthusiasm and openness was very pleasant. Very much looking forward to the next one (Jack is already looking forward to it 🐎)

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Tell us about your experience
As fervent nature lovers, constant seekers of peace and refugees from heat waves, we wanted to camp in a place that could serve as a base to discover beautiful natural gems and cast sufficient shade and coolness on our tent and surroundings.
De Oeverfluent more than lived up to these expectations.

Our camping spot was located next to a hiking trail that is part of the Grote Netewoud, in the middle of nature that is still being developed, and under an alder grove where we could fully enjoy the sounds of hedgehogs, owls and so much more at dusk.

The openness and hospitality of Merel and Steven were really the icing on the cake for us.
The (vegan on request) meal with vegetables from our own garden, permaculture principles, creativity and simplicity were a great inspiration for us. The spontaneous conversations are very pleasant.

Overall highly recommended and a place where we would be happy to return, in short.

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Host Merel has responded

Thank you very much for the nice review and your nice presence here!! Hopefully you have discovered many other beautiful places and we can welcome the three of you here again 🍀

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Tell us about your experience
Merel and Steven have created a beautiful, almost self-sufficient oasis of plants and animals that they treat with great respect. Driving the last bit over the forest path with signs feels like going on a small adventure. A truly unique, idyllic place where Storm the dog watches over the chickens, you hear the hawk on arrival and regularly spot the kingfisher. A place where we and our dogs felt very welcome. Place for a tent in the woods and for our van on the edge of the plot. On a wetter day we could use the cozy home-built conservatory, but everywhere there are nice places for a campfire. Merel and Steven are disarming and helpful (with walking maps, a hot water bottle, playing on special instruments) and have interesting texts. They cooked for us and gave us a tour of their fantastic vegetable garden which blends in with the environment. Back to basics, swimming in the canal to freshen up, compost toilet, all good! Well, it's a sprinkling of superlatives. And that's not even talking about the immediate surroundings and the Kempen. It's a cliché, but WE WOULD LIKE TO COME BACK HERE. Thank you!

How was the contact with the host?
Smooth, balanced

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Merel has responded

It was a very rich experience for us to receive Wieke, Vincent, Aisha, Tijmen and the dogs here for 4 days and nights. Nice to feel that they were so connected to the place and the environment. Much respect and amazement for nature and all living things. Grateful for the nice conversations and the peace you carried with you. You have reflected back to us the magic and beauty of this place so beautifully. We very much hope to meet you again and we wish you many more green and quiet places with the van!!

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Tell us about your experience
Top location in an oasis of greenery with many opportunities for cycling/walking. Beautiful domain with a large vegetable garden, large pond, nice places to chill out, chickens, bunnies and the dog Storm and the elfenbos where we also set up our tent. We will definitely come back!

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly welcome and had great conversations with Merel and Steven.

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Host Merel has responded

Very very great experience with our first guests Floris and Stien! They really came for the place and making connection with us. Their greatfulnes and enthusiasm will last with us. Hope to welcome you back one day :)

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We think it is important that you take care of both yourself and the place and the peace here (so no drugs or excessive alcohol use).
Dogs are allowed, provided you can keep them out of the vegetable garden :) Also keep in mind that we have a dog ourselves (which has to be assertive in the beginning)
Making a fire is certainly possible, in the space provided. We do ask for a contribution for the wood.

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 14 days before check-in will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excluding Campspace fees). If they cancel between 7 and 14 days before check-in, they will receive a 50% refund. Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Checking in and out

Check-in between: 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Check-out between: 7:00 am–12:00 pm

Quiet camp spot in the forest

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

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Quiet camp spot in the forest

Tent Van
Max. people

Our permaculture paradise is located in the middle of a beautiful nature reserve that we would like to share! There is room for 2 tents in the elfenbos, and at the front of the footpath at our entrance you can stand with a van or van.

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 18
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 1
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 360

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