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Hey, I'm Yves!
Jeffrey's Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa · Member since June 2011

HI.... ok, where do I start … Yves and I are both born ( (phone number hidden) ) and raised in Belgium, close to Brussels. Yves is an only son and I've got 2 sweet younger sisters. I studied for 4 years in Brussels after high school and have a university degree in economics. In the last year, just before graduating, I got to know Yves, with whom I moved to Blankenberge @ the Belgian Coast a year later . Yves just wanted to be closer to the surf and we enjoyed the beach and fresh air when we could in the weekends and evenings after work: Yves windsurfed, kitesurfed and started wavesurfing and I enjoyed jogging and walking and trying surfing when the sun was out:-). There I worked as a consultant and later as office manager and then Yves convinced me to take time off my job and go for a real estate internship to South Africa ! The dream had always been to travel abroad for a longer period and be closer to good surf, as Belgium is very inconsistent and if it breaks, it's small and most of the time not clean at all... Going to Costa Rica for a year was the initial plan, but due to circumstances that never happened, so now we were off to South Africa ! We had an internship visum for 6 months and loved it. We extended 2 times and then after a short trip back home, we came back to JBay and are still there, now more than 5 years. We even bought a flat at the beach in JBay as an investment, which we already sold again and later renovated a place of a friend where we are stlll living now and which we rent out too when we are not there, as you can see under our account here. We now daily enjoy a beautiful surf view on only 150m from the beach and close to the shops too, a dream location.... While being in JBay, working in real estate, we started adding some of our properties to a website we were running for a while already. Afterwards we also started promoting some JBay accommodations we liked. Our hobby website was the beginning of our idea to start up a Limited Company, which we did beginning 2009: Livethelife Ltd. and we have been growing our (website hidden) website daily since then. We want to be the best in Surf Travel and Surf Real Estate online and work a lot, but we love it. We need to travel a lot to discover new destinations and find new partners worldwide. In between the work we love to sport to relax: surf, yoga, biking, swimming, ….and we love good healthy food and a glass of bubbles when we have something to celebrate. We are 2 young entrepreneurs that love life and will take the best care of your place. ( our homeowner and friend in JBay, calls me the cleaning machine, so your place will be neat and clean at all times ! :-) )

Live The Life !
Katrien & Yves

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