During your stay you overnight in a special Grondulow (max. 5 persons or max. 8 persons), a kind of earth house. A unique place in the meadow between grazing cows.
It's a real farm experience. You can help milking and feeding cows, enjoy your time with the tractor on the field, play with animals, gardening and survival across the farm.
Every Grondulow (Earthhouse) has his own livingroom with a view on the grazing cows.
If you stay in a 5-persons house you'll have 2 sleepingrooms, a private toilet and a bathroom with bath.
If you stay in a 8-persons house you'll have 3 sleepingrooms, a private toilet and 2 bathrooms with bath.
You can find Koe in de Kost in a little village called Heeten. It has his own bakery, supermarket and other basic facilities. You will love this place because it's full of nature (it's between the Veluwe and National Parc Sallandse Heuvelrug) and culture (less than 20km from historical cities like Deventer and Zwolle). Travelingtime from Heeten - Amsterdam is 1h20m.
PRICING: price per Grondulow. From 175 per night. In holiday season higher prices.
There's a lot of space inside and around the Grondulow. See also pictures!
Interaction with Guests
There is a lot of interaction between guests and the farmer and his wife. During your stay you can help the farmer with his work at the farm. You can milk the cattle of cows, you may also feed them, etcetera.
Heeten is a little village between two city called Zwolle and Deventer. Deventer and Zwolle are both old, historical cities which are both nice for sightseeing. Beside the two cities, there is a lot of nature around Koe in de Kost, where you can hike of cycle.
LOVE. Our little family of four had the best stay here, and are honoured to be the first Australian family to stay. We've been on the road travelling for 11 weeks and stayed mostly with AirBnB hosts and this is probably our best! Highly recommended. We were staying mainly for the 'quirkiness' of the grass roofed bungalows so the farm stay was an amazing bonus. Our girls thrived and were so sad to leave. Two nights is not enough and we would be have stayed longer (4+ nights would be ideal) except we had another host waiting our arrival. A hugs thanks and best wishes to Farmer Franz and Trisha. Hope 'baby Tom' is doing well!
My name is Loes Dijkhuis-Alferink and I am co-owner of Koe in de Kost, which are 6 holiday houses on a real farm. Graduated in fashion design, but got back to my roots: a farm in a local village. I love nature and would like to give everyone the possibility to enjoy a unique farm experience.