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A free-diving instructor, a sailor, a sculpture and a farmer - Børje is the host of a sculpture Workaway experience that works to save the environment! Whether by raising awareness with creative sculptures or actively removing marine pollution off the coast of Norway, he aims to make a real difference.
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This month we talk to host Heather from the Skopelos and share a slice of magical Greek island. Come uncover the beautiful well-trodden paths of the past, while enjoying the spectacular natural backdrop of Mamma Mia's romantic island!
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Han's idyllic hobby farm in Ottawa, Canada offers an unique opportunity for travellers to experience countryside life, from caring for rescued dogs and horses, enjoying the dynamic Canadian weather, to sharing life stories and having deep conversations over delicious home-cooked meals. This is definitely a paradise for nature and animal lovers!
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We have the pleasure of getting to know host Musti from Morocco, who is committed to building bridges between cultures by opening his home to travellers! From diffusing cultural misconceptions to helping workawayers discover unique local experiences, Musti introduces Marrakesh to the world through language exchange, sharing amazing life stories and enjoying the benefits of argan oil!
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This big ol' plantation-sized slice of paradise in Sri Lanka is not just a coconut estate! This month, host Tilak tells us how he created a haven of natural beauty and wildlife, while giving back to the local community and welcoming travellers to enjoy the village sustainably.
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We had the pleasure of getting to know a lovely family living in the UK. Drawing on their experiences as journalists and travellers, they told us how they’re creating a new project that moves beyond recycling toward something even better. Get out some scissors and glue and tap into your inner child for this special interview!
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This month we spoke to one of our many workaway hosts, who runs a family farm in Turkey, as we learn about their story of how they made a big career move from banking and pharmaceutical sales into permaculture, all because of this one magical potion for a good life - "happiness"!
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"We don’t want it to be just a farm with plenty of vegetables and animals [...] the future belongs to those who are innovative and courageous to go for the practice..." This month, we asked a host from a aquaponics and organic farm in Sichuan, China to share some words of wisdom about their experiences.
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This month, we caught up with Hester who lives on a sheep farm in South Africa with his family. His vivid description of the beautiful landscape and the history of the region are out of this world. After just a glimpse of seeing the farm through his eyes, we know you’ll be dreaming of visiting soon!
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This month, we talk with Juan who helps run a guest house in Ecuador on a remote beach in Santa Marianita. Drawing on his experience hosting over 100 Workaway volunteers (!), he shared valuable wisdom and his compassion for helping others. We’re already imagining the beautiful breeze coming off the waves and know you’ll be wanting to book a flight ASAP!
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"It is more than just a farm, it's a way of life :). We really love what we do. We wake up every day at 4:00 AM with a smile on our faces, ready to start a new day. We feel lucky that we have a good life." This month's Workaway "Host of the Month", a beautiful organic farm from the Jordan Valley reminds us to slow down and enjoy the view.
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This month, we talk to Samira and Alan with this school project in a Ecuadorian Amazon village. Dedicated to helping protect indigenous culture in the heart of the Amazon, they need volunteers like you and me to help teach English in their remote village. We’re inspired by their project and know you will be too!
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While we are in the depth of winter in most countries around the world we can’t help ourselves dreaming of warmer places, on a boat, in, I don’t know, somewhere like the.. BAHAMAS! Workaway host of the month David is living our dream..
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It’s been a whole year since we started interviewing our hosts, and what amazing people we have spoken to! This month is no exception with Geneviève and Erick from France, at their beautiful organic farm community.
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This month may be one of our favourite interviews so far. We sent 2 of our team members Shirley and James to Vietnam to discover hosts away from their laptops. Little did they expect to meet such an amazing 12-year old girl and our youngest ever host-- ok, her family are the one that are actually hosting, but she loves Workaway so much we just had to interview her!
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Hosting backpackers helps keep the spirit of travel alive in our community, as well as connecting people from all over the world. And I’m happy now I get to share my valuable travel experience with all my volunteers.
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After flying to Costa Rica and searching for the optimal land to putting this dream into reality, all the answers were found in this little piece of jungle in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. While building the camp, and surfing together every day, we began to feel something special was on its way.
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Family owned for almost 600 years, the farm was traditional up to the 70s. Neglected after a community finished around 2000, it now has love provided by Devi & Ezra the youngest generation of their family : With the volunteers we found a sustainable way to keep our project going.
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Read all about an alternative Spanish language school in Medellin, Colombia, where the goal is to teach Spanish by connecting students with the locals, which for them is one of the most important aspects of meaningful travel.
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Finding out more about a Workaway host on Skiathos where volunteers help with a children's play lounge and bring the world to their door!
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November's Host of the Month comes from Chiang Mai, Thailand - a lodge with elephants that touched our hearts with a recent video they shared...
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"There's always a funny or heartfelt story each and every day. We often get to witness people experience whale watching or catching fish for the first time!"
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"The home has gone from an eyesore to a majestic beauty"... September's host of the month looks at the magic behind their home restoration project.
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"I adore how networks like Workaway allow us to find mutually-beneficial relationships, which allow us to thrive creatively and culturally. Of course it saves travellers money, and it also allows them to really get immersed in the lifestyle of another culture, rather than just peering in at it from the outside!"
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Our first ‘Workaway host of the month’ goes to an English school in Taltal Chile, who has hosted more than 50 Workawayers in the last 2 years!