From the start
Many people have asked us how we found this place. Luc usually replies: "We didn't find this place, this place found us." By chance, coincidence. In August 1996 two persons told us, apart from each other, that there was a beautiful farmhouse for sale in Orval and "that it might be something for the East West Centre". The East West Centre is the organization for which we (Luc and Lieve) have been working for many years. It organises courses about natural living and personal growth. We longed for a place of our own for our residential workshops, a place in nature with a well equipped kitchen where we could do the cooking ourselves, because we wanted good quality, fresh, organic food.
Actually we thought we were much too busy preparing the new course year, but the weather was gorgeous and it looked like a nice trip so we went to have a look on a hot sunny Sunday. And as soon as we had seen Bois-le-Comte we were so impressed and so thrilled that we started dreaming... and calculating and planning. It was a whole story before the purchase became reality but on 24th of December '96 we finally bought Bois-le-Comte.
We have worked and lived here since 2011 - and we love it! Often we are the faces and voices of Bois-le-Comte but Bois-le-Comte is much more, much bigger than just the two of us. A big thank you to everyone who helps create this place!