Travelling is becoming a luxury for many, especially for students, temporary workers and the unemployed.
A new trend is becoming popular all over the world. it offers the opportunity to spend time away from home while reducing costs on the threshold of zero.
It’s called Workaway!
Workaway is a valid network based on voluntary work in exchange for food and shelter, the principle is identical to the one of wwoof (World Wide Opportunities Farm), a network concentrated on agriculture. Workaway offers many activities: baby-sitting, eco-tourism projects, construction, agriculture, English classes in the villages, a private house cleaning, gardening, dog-sitting, reception, dining … and so on and so forth!
The philosophy of the website is simple: it was born to promote the contacts between those who are willing to work for a few hours a day and get food and shelter in exchange. The benefit to those who use this kind of service is the possibility to reduce the cost of travelling, to make new friends in different countries and to discover the local culture and language.
The agreements are usually taken for a short time (a week or ten days), so that the hosts (who offers hospitality) and workawayers (guests ) can realize if they are well enough go on, but there are no time limits.
On the website, after the registration (22 €, valid for two years, so less than a euro per month), you can see the complete archive of those who offer hospitality in exchange of work.
In addition to looking for the destination you want to visit and the offer that best suits your needs, you can consult the feedbacks left by other travelers and by those who offer hospitality, reducing the risk of unpleasant situations.
If you want to see new places and meet new people, explore or learn a foreign language by collaborating and providing your labor contribution, Workaway is a good opportunity to consider.