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Retro caravan in nature

5.00 (5 reviews) Verified Herselt, Antwerp, Belgium #s008667

Ways to spend the night

  • Trailer or caravan

About this campspace

This place called 'Biesbos' in the middle of the greenery has recently become our nature spot on 'the outside'. We and our dog are there very often, but we also want others to enjoy this place. In the long term, this should become a food forest and a place to experience nature. We also want guests to enjoy this forest in the making. That is why there are 3 camping pitches in addition to our own chalet: 1 caravan and 2 camping pitches for a tent. From this place you can enjoy walking and cycling in many special nature reserves, including the Langdonken, Goor Asbroek and the forests around Averbode Abbey. There is an extensive hiking trail network that passes by our location. Mountain bikers and cyclists will also get their money's worth here. If you prefer to go to a city, you can go to Aarschot with many cultural options. For your shopping you can go to Herstelt or Wolfsdonk. A bicycle is available for shopping.
Welcome in advance,
Patty and Freek

Perfect for...

Nature lover, walkers, cyclists, alone or as a couple.

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Stay warm & dry 🍂🔥

  • Fire bowl

  • Firewood available

  • Bed linen, pillow and duvet

  • Indoor seating area

About this campspace

This place called 'Biesbos' in the middle of the greenery has recently become our nature spot on 'the outside'. We and our dog are there very often, but we also want others to enjoy this place. In the long term, this should become a food forest and a place to experience nature. We also want guests to enjoy this forest in the making. That is why there are 3 camping pitches in addition to our own chalet: 1 caravan and 2 camping pitches for a tent. From this place you can enjoy walking and cycling in many special nature reserves, including the Langdonken, Goor Asbroek and the forests around Averbode Abbey. There is an extensive hiking trail network that passes by our location. Mountain bikers and cyclists will also get their money's worth here. If you prefer to go to a city, you can go to Aarschot with many cultural options. For your shopping you can go to Herstelt or Wolfsdonk. A bicycle is available for shopping.
Welcome in advance,
Patty and Freek

Stay warm & dry 🍂🔥

  • Fire bowl
    Available for all guests

  • Firewood available
    Available for all guests

  • Bed linen, pillow and duvet
    Available in Vintage caravan Eriba

  • Indoor seating area
    Available in Vintage caravan Eriba

Food and drink

  • BBQ

Comfort & Fun

  • Fire bowl

    There is a small campfire area. Can only be used if nature is not too dry. A BBQ grill can be hung above the fire bowl.
  • Firewood available

  • Hammock

Sanitation

  • Toilet

    Compost toilet with a view of nature

Parking

  • Parking on site

Views

  • Sunset view

  • Forest view

  • Field view

Available pitch types

Select check-in and check-out dates to see available pitches.

Vintage caravan Eriba

  • Trailer or caravan

Authentic caravan Eriba from 1976 with double bed and dining area for two inside. There is a terrace in front of the caravan so that you can also eat outside. Nice view of nature.

from € 50.00 per night
Max. people
2 persons
Pitches
1 pitch

Vintage caravan eriba

  • Trailer or caravan

    Trailer or caravan

Authentic caravan Eriba from 1976 with double bed and dining area for two inside. There is a terrace in front of the caravan so that you can also eat outside. Nice view of nature.

Check-in between: 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

Check-out between: 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Min. number of nights: 1

Child price applies from this age: 0

Child price applies to this age: 18

Min. number of days that can be booked in advance: 1

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

  • Dishwashing sink

  • Kitchen

  • Dining table

  • Gas stove

  • Cooking basics

  • Dishes and cutlery

  • Electric kettle

Comfort & Fun

  • Decorative lights

  • Bed linen, pillow and duvet

Electricity

  • Electricity

Seating area

  • Outdoor seating area

  • Indoor seating area

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 30 days before check-in date will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excl. Campspace fees). If they cancel between 14 and 30 days before check-in, they will receive a 50% refund. Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Rules

Since we have a dog ourselves, other dogs are not allowed.

Pets allowed: no

Max. people
2 persons
Pitches
1 pitch

Your host, Freek

5.00 (5 reviews)

Acceptance rate: 100%

Response time: fast

We are Patty and Freek. By purchasing our renovated vintage caravan (Eriba Triton 1977) we got to know Campspace and a lot of nice places. Now that we have our own nature spot, we also want other guests to enjoy it. Patty in particular has a green thumb and likes to work with paint and clay. Freek is delving into food forests and also likes to work with wood (turning). Together we especially like walking with our dog Basil (Bordercoli).

Tips

  • Hiking in the unique Langdonken nature reserve.

  • Walking in the nature reserve Bos en Heide around the Abbey of Averbode.

Reviews

Erwin

Tell us about your experience
Very cozy retro caravan. Everything we needed was there. Beautiful surroundings to relax for a while. There are beautiful walking and cycling routes in the area.

How was the contact with the host?
Very pleasant :). We received an extensive tour from Freek and received a lot of information about the food forest and what nice walks and cycling routes there are in the area. We cycled to Averbode Abbey and took a walk in the woods nearby.

Tips for new guests?
Cycling to Averbode Abbey is recommended

November 2023 · Translated from dutch

Host Freek has responded

Hello Erwin,

Thank you for your nice response. And certainly welcome again when the weather is better when everything is in bloom.

regards
Freek

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Scout Emiel About the scout program

Tell us about your experience
We really enjoyed our stay at the lovely caravan of Freek and Patty. It's a great place for charging your batteries in nature and we would definitely recommend it. The hosts made such an effort to make the place this sustainable with the eco toilet, the compost and the water well, which we greatly appreciated. Also, we are definitely planning to come back to see how Freek's "food forest" has grown and which further genius ideas he has put into practice.

How was the contact with the host?
From the moment we arrived, Freek made us feel very welcome. He showed us around the forest surrounding the caravan and his enthusiasm about the place immediately lit a spark in us. Also, Freek was really helpful and suggested a lot of things that one could do in the region.

Tips for new guests?
Make sure to go for a hike in the region of Averbode, as suggested by Freek. It's an absolute recommendation for everyone who wants to see the great diversity this area has to offer.

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lore

Tell us about your experience
It was a great stay in the retro caravan. We stayed three nights and enjoyed the peace and nature. Everything was present in the caravan. Highly recommended!

How was the contact with the host?
The contact went very smoothly. Freek is very warm and open. He gave us a lot of information about walking and cycling routes in the area. He was always available for questions. Received a very nice welcome!

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Host Freek has responded

Lore, we are also happy if you enjoyed it. Thanks for the nice response! Always welcome, freek

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Lien

Tell us about your experience
Lovely spot in nature and a super cozy caravan...
Everything I needed was there... (kettle, stove, refrigerator, ...)
A place to definitely return to...

How was the contact with the host?
I felt very welcome. Both the messages in advance with detailed directions and some extra tips about a festival nearby, as well as the welcome, were much appreciated.

Tips for new guests?
Highly recommended if you want to relax!

August 2023 · Translated from dutch

Host Freek has responded

Hello Lien,

Thanks for the nice feedback. Always welcome.

regards
Freek

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sander

Tell us about your experience
I had a wonderful stay in this lovely caravan. It was a perfect stop on my cycling trip. It really is a unique place in the forest and it gives you the feeling of being somewhere in Scandinavia. Furthermore, the facilities are basic; A shower bag on a tree and a compost toilet. Both are very neat, so totally great!
The arrival with a cold beer from the region feels like coming home. I will definitely come by again!

How was the contact with the host?
Contact was very good. Unfortunately, the host himself was not present, but everything was well supervised via the app and Freek was easily accessible for questions, etc.

Tips for new guests?
Here you can enjoy the tranquility!

August 2023 · Translated from dutch

Host Freek has responded

Hi Sandra,

Thank you for your nice response. Hopefully see you next time so I can welcome you personally.

regards
Frank

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Sustainability

  • Waste separation

  • Organic cleaning products

  • Water-saving measures

We save water by using the dry toilet, collect as much rainwater as possible and partially purify it using an IBA. We also have our outdoor shower that is heated by the sun.

Additional info

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 30 days before check-in date will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excl. Campspace fees). If they cancel between 14 and 30 days before check-in, they will receive a 50% refund. Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Rules

Since we have a dog ourselves, other dogs are not allowed.


Checking in and out

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

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