Posts

Farm of happiness: How this host in Turkey discovered a better way of life through permaculture

/
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"!

Discover the courage to grow and create at this innovative workaway farm in Sichuan, China

/
"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.
travel with kids adventure

The Whole World in Two Tiny Hands: Homeschooling with Workaway

/
Kids are the best teachers of life and to teach kids is both a challenge and an adventure. We have homeschooled our children for six years. During that time we travelled a lot, exposing them to varied cultures and lifestyles, yet it was only when we started hosting Workawayers that the dynamics of our homeschooling experience has changed so much for the better.

Should I sign up as a host on workaway?

/
Am I too old to host on workaway? Or too young? Who would want to come to my area? What if I don’t speak English that well? Too much of this, not enough of that? Here's a short list of potential self-doubts or preconceptions a new host might have with solutions to overcome them.

10 steps to being a great Workaway host

/
Before even embarking on the experience, a host needs to be prepared mentally and practically for a visitor - it’s not always easy sharing your space or adapting to someone else’s. Here we've got a 10 point step-by-step guide to help you get the most of out of your experience as a host...

Workaway Host of the Month: The Host that Saves Elephants

/
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...

This host's whale watching camp is a dream come true for workawayers!

/
"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!"

Unleash your creativity at this arthouse and B&B in Italy

/
"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!"

Bringing the world to your classroom: English school in Tatal, Chile

/
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!

How to be a great volunteer - One host's perspective

/
Listening to the voice of someone involved as a host with Workaway can give us an idea of the benefits and challenges that are involved in having a volunteer stay.