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We had an excellent time with this lovely family. We were spoiled in all ways! We would go there any time again... thank you
feedback left for Home away from home, Calgary, Canada - 25/06/2011
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From the day 1 I felt very welcomed. This family is spontaneous, warm and genuine. I enjoyed my time there and really hope to see again :) Thanks so much! Kram!
feedback left for Join us in our family run hotel, Greece. - 15/12/2012
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I love thisFarm! Hari and his wife Kum Kum are some of the most compassionate and kind people I have met. Hari\'s vision for the farm is inspiring and the work makes you feel healthy and happy. I stayed for only 10 days but wish that I could have stayed longer! We mulched, weeded and worked on building a cob kitchen while I was there. There was time for much needed hard work but there was also time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The farm would really benefit from people with a background in carpentry and organic farming, so if that is your passion then definitely come and help! I worked hard, played hard, ate delicious food, and met some people that I will never forget. Thank you Hari!
feedback left for Volunteer at a Farm in the Himalayas in India - 28/02/2012
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It was my first workaway experience so I can say it was a good start to be part of this community. I was looking for a cultural exchange and experience. I have spent 10 wonderful days with this community helping with greenhouse and in the kitchen, interacting with people in all age categories, learning their life style and religious values, etc. My experience and impressions were all positive. There was no any moment I felt an outsider, although I am myself from a former Soviet country, it was easy to bond with everyone. I was delighted to share my culture with them and everyone was genuinely interested in me. Honestly, it was indeed a cultural and learning exchange experience and see how diverse life style in the US can be. The food was Phenomenal, it was a part of this adventure needs to mention. All the ingreients are used mainly organic and seasonal. I am trying to make it home, nope it does not taste like there, I guess there is smth in the air there :) Also, the body care products from the Soap shop are also great, worth mentioning, thank you for making a gift basket and nice set up in my bedroom. I want to take a moment again and thank everyone (Othniel, Yashaywa, Rachel, Zidik, all the children, etc sorry don't remember everyone's name) who made my whole experience rewarding for their kindness and great hospitality.
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I could write a thousand words to express the perfect experience I had during my time here! The location is excellent, mountain view and close to the local town. I owe a huge amount of thanks to Jo, Nick, Ash and Jade for everything they have given me, I left feeling so much happier than I arrived.
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really enjoyed my first workaway experience, max was a great host, offering lots of information and guidance whilst leaving me to my own devices, completed a variety of tasks including decorating, gardening, painting, basic maintainance, some building of dry stone wall veranda to name but a few, all in all i would highly recommend max as a place to visit if coming to bulgaria. many thanks. jay
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Thanks Kirsty and family for making me feel at home with you all :) I miss the little girls already! It was great helping you out with your house and children and I enjoyed what you are doing with your garden. Thanks Quentin for the quiet beer in the afternoon. The hot-water swimming bore was awesome too, thankyou!
feedback left for Experience life with a family in outback NSW - 14/11/2012
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Workingaway for Jo and Antonio was great they are lovely hosts who are very reasonable with the work (in Nov I was asked to help with weeding, household chores, preparing the soil around their olive trees, nothing too hard at all and they encouraged us to do see the greater area during time off. Awesome relaxed family, I really enjoyed the evenings with Joanna's delicious cooking, wine, Italian movies and hanging out with Massive- their lovely son. Thanks again for everything guys!! Hope the new kiwi is cool :)
feedback left for Help a family in Tuscany on their organic farm - 19/11/2012
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I just returned after spending one month with Freddie and working at the orphanage. It was a great time and I highly recommend anyone to choose Freddie as a host. He is doing a great job getting you involved and making you feel at home. Thank you Freddie, greetings to Mbale!
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Such a welcoming people. I met a wealth of interesting people from all sorts of backgrounds all living together in community, which is an amazing thing. There is always something to do and with 80+ people many a conversation to be had. Thank you for all your hospitality Matt
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I agree with everything that\'s been said so far. Vasilis is a rare person who dedicates almost all of his waking time to improving and promoting his neighborhood. His mind is always overflowing with ideas, so it\'s inspiring to be around him. Just a note on this, though - be prepared to offer your own ideas, too. He really wants volunteers to take the initiative and tell him what kind of talents they can share. The accommodation was also excellent. Vasilis is very well-equipped for visitors. You have an entire floor of the house to yourself or to share with other volunteers, and he makes sure you\'re always stocked with food so you can cook for yourself. Or sometimes he or his mom will cook something and share with you. Overall I had a wonderful experience here and wouldn\'t hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Go and spread your creativity.!
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Maybe what makes the Smiths family more unusual is what makes them more lovely. They have taken us as a part of their family and have relied on us a lot. We think this kind of experience is what makes workaway a worthy place. We hope everyone going has as much fun as we had. Our first experience has been awesome! Thanks for everything, Nuria and Ferran
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This was my first workaway experience and I am very happy about my stay in South Bohemia. I felt like I had a new daddy and mommy. My daddy being of course Ilona, giving me jobs in the Tourist Information Center and my mommy being John, cooking wonderful dinners and chatting as only 10 Czech matrones could (crap jokes are the best jokes anyway). No seriously, I strongly recommend them to anyone wanting to stay in the Czech Republic. They always need people mastering a load of languages or people that are handy in the house or garden/farm. I am looking forward to next year when I'll surely visit them again!
feedback left for Help us on our South Bohemian fruit farm. - 07/09/2012
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Very genuine down to earth people. Graham and Saranne are fun and easy going, the kids are awesome and when the grandma comes over shes pretty cool as well. Happy to put the hours in for people like that. i couldn't recommend them any higher, should be 5 smiles.
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I spent two and a half months workawaying with them and felt a bit sad last Friday when it was time to leave, as I started to feel like home in Les sardines aux yeux bleus. As hosts they were very friendly, relaxed and flexible, giving us lots of occations to discover beautiful places in Southern France. In the guest house there are always lots of things to do, but our work consisted mostly of simple and nice tasks and was never too exhausting. I can only recommend to stay with them if you only have a chance! Amanda
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This was my first workaway experience, and it was wonderful! The family is very generous, warm and friendly. The Island itself is a interesting place with beautiful views and the people show great hospitality. Work was sometimes hard, but interesting and varied. I got treated with good food and shared some wonderful musical experiences with the family and their friends. I will for sure return to see you soon again!
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As my first host, I couldn't have asked for a more welcoming or friendly couple. Brian and Jeanette have set the bar very high for what to expect from a workaway host. The food was great and plenty. The work was never too long or too difficult. The farm is nice, the animals are all friendly, and there is plenty to explore in the surrounding area. A really great experience.
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I had an amazing time here with Bow, his family, and the whole volunteer crew. I came with the specific intent to learn about natural building and that's exactly what we did. The environment is relaxed but serious, calm but fun. The regular schedule ensures that work really gets done, progress is made, and learning goals are attainable. During my 3 week stay we made hundreds of clay bricks, foraged for palm fronds and made roofing, plastered a bench with clay, demolished an old project, and laid the foundation for a new building! Bow showed us local plants, crafts, and other jungle goodies. He's a WEALTH of knowledge and you never know when you're going to get schooled in something awesome. This is on the same property as a Dutch NGO. It's a school, guesthouse, and farm working towards being a self-sustainable organization. We spent a good amount of time with staff and volunteers from that project as well and everybody I met was friendly and wonderful. If you're lucky, someone will be hosting free yoga in the mornings and evenings at the NGO, a short walk from where Bow's volunteers stay. Bow's sister is a great cook, and if you have dietary needs (I'm vegetarian), she will be happy to meet them. I was always well taken care of. There's great day trips you can take on the weekends on your own, with a small group, or hosted by Bow or one of the other long-term volunteers. Lastly, I want to add that at first I questioned why I should pay to volunteer somewhere. There are many places to work and live/eat in exchange only for your work. I justified it to myself in that I really wanted to learn about natural building and if I'm paying for the opportunity it will probably be more organized and I will get the chance to learn more. Though this is probably true, I see it differently now. It seems so clear and obvious now that I feel silly not thinking about it like this in the first place... but Bow is trying to start an organization for his community and help provide for his family. He's not a wealthy expat, he's not trying to build his own house, or even trying to start his own company. By paying a modest fee for room and board, you free your work from being bound by a transaction. The work becomes truly a donation. When your work is a gift it makes it that much more meaningful and intentional. It's a call to yourself to remember to work mindfully and work hard. Your work is a gift that is a representation of your own value and self-worth. The harder you work, the more you honor the project, the community, and yourself. At least, that's how I see it now. This is a very special place where you will learn, grow, and share. I couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable, education, and fulfilling experience! You'll love it here!
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Thanks Donna and Dennis for a fun-packed week...well almost a week. Gina loved feeding the cows in the morning and Len really enjoyed fixing/repairing things around the farm. We were part of a special event...the St. Paddy's Day/Giant Pumpkin Party/Contest where we got to meet and mix with the local folks. Four-year-old Campbell was so proud to be the winner of the event! Gina was proud too that she got to prepare American Apple Pie for dessert which received rave reviews. Donna cheerfully bussed us around and made sure we got to our Hobbiton Tour on time. Thanks, Donna! We were served up delicious dinners which were always accompanied with a glass of wine. But I think our favorite was the Nacho Nite. Thanks, Dennis!
feedback left for Help us in Waikato, New Zealand - 23/03/2013
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Words are not enough to describe the wonderful time I spent here. It was like a dream that passed sooooo quickly. Should I begin with the beautiful place where is situated? I still remember the nights with clear moon when I was accompanied till the door of my room by the song of the forest and crickets, and the moon lighted my way…here everybody is friendly- the nature, the people, and the little girls are adorable… in fact a place is special because of the people that are living there are special. I met really wonderful, lovely and helpful people :) when I needed something or I had a question, they solve all my problems in a few seconds. The work I had to do was easy and the atmosphere was relaxing- here I met other volunteers and had enough time to discover the places nearby. Everything was great!!! It was a dream and dreams don’t last forever so unfortunately I had to come back to the reality, but I will come back as soon as possible :)
feedback left for Volunteer in a Monastery in Romania - 13/08/2012
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Have just spent 6 weeks in the home of this wonderful couple in a beautiful part of the Great Smoky Mountains (foothills). My experience was extremely positive and I met a lot of wonderful people as Dwight and Kat made me feel like part of the family and included me in lots of their regular activities. I was made to feel very welcome. Although I did not visit them them to work on the farm (my focus was on the dog training aspect instead), you can learn so much from them about dogs, farming, country living and just life in general. Kat is a fantastic dog trainer, as well as having a huge range of other skills (which I won\'t mention here \'cos she will get a big head!) with a wealth of knowledge covering pretty much every aspect of this broad science. And Dwight is one of those guys who can fix just about anything and has a wonderful respect for and knowledge of nature. So whatever your area of interest is, you stand to learn a lot from visiting. Overall, really easy people to get along with, good sense of humour, interesting, knowledgeable and very kind people. Hope you too have a wonderful experience on here! Ronan Kenny
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I really enjoyed the time in this pleasant family. Alfonso and Micòl are really interesting and generous people. I loved to hear all their stories about their moved life, about their points of view in relation to the society, about trying to build up their life in Sicily... And it was really interesting to experience the way of family life with the two \\"cude-chaotic\\" kids - different to my life in Germany, but nevertheless with many common points and lots of things to learn! Thank you for this nice experience and thank you for welcoming me so warm and kindly!!!
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I was with Paz and Juan for almost two weeks, it was my first experience like workawayers, and it was great! I spent most of the time gardening and farming, with a expert guide, Paz. She explained me a lot of interesting things on that kind of subjects and others. They are also really good cookers, so I enjoyed the eating time too. It was really a plasure to work, eat and spend time with both of them, for that I hope to be back sometimes. Thank you again and good luck with your dream coming true. See you, Fulvia
feedback left for Help us on our Bio farm in Extremadura. - 02/06/2013
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Wow...what can I say about Kate, Marc, and Antoine! The days never truly felt like work...rather just lending a helping hand to great friends. From the moment I arrived they made me feel as a part of the family. Thank you for showing me around your charming village and the beautiful area of Bretagne. I could not have asked for a better host family. A special thank you to \"mama Kate\" for being such a wonderful surrogate mom, keeping us well fed and entertained. I look forward to coming back and seeing your progress once everything is finished. Best wishes to you all! Dominique
feedback left for Maison de Maitre in beautiful Brittany. - 20/03/2013
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what can i say! was my first experience and was really amazing. I learned a lot (not only from Jo's skills at the garden, but also from leon and the kids). They are such a beautiful family, always ready to help you and to teach you new thing. They completely won my heart.
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Hi all, We've just finished a three week stay at the Estacion Biologica las Guacamayas and can only describe our experience as truly amazing. The only thing more special than the station, the jungle and the rivers were the people......... Jeovani senior, Cornelio, Romulo, Miguel, Juan, Jeovani Junior, Elizabeth and Maria.....these guys are not like staff they are like family .... Big love...see you again soon....Haste Luego Amigos
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We stayed with Hanne and Milton for 5 weeks and loved every minute of it, really couldn't have wished for a better workaway experience! They live in a picture-book perfect house in the rural country side of Beutow and own a beautiful fishing lake. The work ranged from maintaining the lake, gardening, wood work, painting to shabby chic-ing furniture. Every day was different and we thoroughly enjoyed each and every task! They have lots of books for you to read and films to watch in your spare time. There're also two bikes which you can use to cycle around the surrounding areas and explore the village which is very picturesque. And of course there's also the lake to have a go at fishing! Plus the cities Lunenburg and Hamburg are not too far away. Cannot write a review without mentioning the food too! Unbelievably good! Probably thought about Milton's homemade burgers every day since we left... Plus the Lufts family, Marco and Paddy were an awesome bunch of people too and we really loved getting to know them as well. Overall it was all kinds of amazing, we can't thank Hanne and Milton enough for being such stellar hosts! Pair of legends!
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I had a really great time in Portugal and Mike&Kath were the best hosts I could ever imagine! They were friendly and hopsitable and I felt like they were my own family... The work was really okay so that I had enough time to see a few towns of Portugal and meet a lot of nice and friendly people... I really enjoyed my time there and would always go there again!
feedback left for Volunteer in the Sunny Algarve. - 20/04/2012
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I stayed at the hacienda for 5 weeks and it was great! The location is beautiful, I lived in an earth-built dome, and Ed and June were very good hosts. They were also very open to ideas I had for projects, and I ended up being able to head up the construction of a greywater system there. The bolivian workers are also really great people, and I\'ll miss hanging out and joking with them during breaks and after work over a beer or a bag of coca. Awesome first workaway experience!
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This is my first workaway experience and I ended up staying for 2 months in the retreat. I had a really wonderful time in this beautiful place. I enjoyed working with other volunteers and staff a lot, as well as meeting guests from all over the world. And I really appreciate the effort that Mikael and Maya put in to make me feel like home here. The girls are adorable and talented in music and handicraft and I really enjoyed spending time with them. I also helped in the kitchen and was glad to have chance to work with different people. It was really fun to join the activities, too. I learnt a lot about the climate and the nature. Huskies-sledding, cross-country skiing , snow-shoeing etc are definitely one of the best experiences in my life. I will never forget the amazing Aurora and the stunning scenery we saw. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience!!
feedback left for Retreat/Family in Lapland - 02/02/2013
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I spent two weeks in this beautiful old house surrounded by nature and mountains. Gabriele is a fantastic host, with many friends and a big family. Every day we would have a feast prepared by his mother and between 3 and 10 people could turn up for lunch. The work is hard but contributing towards the project is very rewarding. I worked no more than 5 hours a day unless I chose too. Plus I was taken to some amazing places by Gabriele in the surrounding areas. He and His family are so welcoming and friendly... I really felt like I could be myself here. Thank You so much and see you soon :)
feedback left for Mountain house in the Abruzzi National Park. - 21/08/2012
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Thanks for welcoming me into your home Christine and Eric. It's a lovely area and your animals are adorable! Relaxed atmosphere and the work is not hard. Christine's cooking is fabulous and I really felt at home there. Will miss you guys and really hope to visit again.  All the best
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The Rahman family has been very kind and generous to me during my stay with them. I have learned a lot about their country, travelled to many places and have they have always looked after me during my time here. In them I feel that I have made valuable friendships and hope to keep in touch with them in the future. Thanks for your kindness! Cheers, Nathan
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Erna and Terry are simply wonderful, no words can describe how grateful I am to them for the amazing time I had in Normandy. Every meal was hearty and delicious, they never wanted me to work too much and they were so kind to show me the surroundings driving me everywhere (Normandy beaches, Domfront, Bayeux, Mont Sain-Michel and more!) and never accepted gas money! The farm is really nice and there are a lot of animals: dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, geese, kune kune pigs (btw, how are the seven piglets?), rabbits, and eighteen (plus one) bl**dy sheep; but Pip and Meg are definitely my favourite, I miss them a lot! If you want to workaway, have fun and visit Normandy, you definitely have to come here. It will be hard for me to find better hosts! Terry and Erna thank you very very much for everything (and sorry if I took so much to write this feedback), I really hope to see you again!
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It\'s difficult to describe the experience, it was so great that you literally need to experience it. Staying with Chris, Sue and the boys was like living with distant family, they made us feel extremely welcome and treated us brilliantly. The amount they know about their vegetables, the local area, and generally Italy was so helpful and eating the vegetables we helped to grow was a very rewarding experience. I have to add I have never eaten so well in my LIFE! Every meal was like an orgasm in my mouth, and to all sit around the table and have lunch together was amazing. Chris and Sue want you to enjoy Pescia as much as possible and see what Tuscany has to offer, the six hours work flew by, mainly because it was really enjoyable. After work, we could do what we wanted really, some relaxing fishing, a hike, swimming, or even heading into town; all of which were immense. We couldn\'t have asked for a better workaway experience or even hosts. The amount of times I laughed during our time here was insane! So much work has gone into the house and the land, it is difficult not to be impressed, I am sure they are extremely proud of what they have and I am so happy to have been a part of it. If you want to work in Italy I couldn\'t reccommend a better place. I hope to be back one day. Take Care
feedback left for Italian Tuscany smallholding farm - 01/07/2010
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i\'ve been there for 3 month, i think the castle and the surrounding is very beautiful. ingrid and jim are very open and positive people and there are frequently interesting new people visiting. there are many different projects going on, this place is already so cool now, but i think it\'s gonna be really huge. i learned a lot of new skills and i had a great time with all the different people here. i\'m very grateful for that experience.
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Norway is an amazing place full of great people and culture. Working at the hotel showed me this and much more. Karola and Andre are wonderful people and very nice to work for. I had a great time working there during the summer of 2011 and I hope someday to return!
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We could not have asked for a better first-time experience as Workaway newbies! Sharon, Dick and Maia immediately made us feel welcome and comfortable in their home; the food and accommodations alone made us feel like we came out on the better end of the deal. The tasks we completed weren't too arduous (floor and wall scrubbing, along with some light lifting) and still allowed for time to explore their lush finca and Ciudad Colon. We especially enjoyed Sharon's hysterical story-telling, Dick's good-natured humor and ever-present smile and Maia's superb horseback riding guide skills. Be ready to work...but if you can follow through on commitments, know how to alphabetize and enjoy lively dialogue with your meals, you'll want to experience Finca Saramandaia!
feedback left for Get involved with farm life in Costa Rica - 25/08/2012
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We stayed here for 2 weeks,with 58 very sweet dogs and truly amazing staff.It's been hard,dirty work,but when you have all these lovely dogs around it doesnt really matter.We repaired a lot of the fences so all the dogs can now walk and play free outside of cages,will not be lock up in whole day anymore.We loved every single day we spent working and caring for dogs .We were leaving that place in tears and heartbroken.Thanks for amazing experience to all staff ..we will be back :)
feedback left for Dog rescue and hotel near Mendoza - 15/04/2013
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I had a great workaway experience in Finland and I am thankful I had an opportunity to spend a week in such a friendly and special family.
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An amazing Workawaying experience - great people, comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, interesting and varied work, really beautiful area, delicious flapjacks and crumbles, I loved my time here.
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Thanks to Luis I felt very welcome and the girls are realy funny and independent. The job is very easy and I had a lot of free time. Andorra is worth a visit, specialy if you like trekking or ski.
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I had a wonderful experience staying with Patrick, Anna and their family and would highly recommend them to other Workawayers. The work was well planned, varied and very rewarding and worthwhile. But mostly - what a fabulous, fun, creative, inspiring and open minded family! We shared great discussion and laughter, delicious homegrown food, a welcoming and very comfortable home, and a lifestyle that I aspire to. I had a great experience of French hospitality in a beautiful environment and the opportunity to really learn about other cultures. Thank you. I wish I could have stayed longer. I look forward to keeping in touch with the family, and next time I'm in France I will definitely visit and help in the garden! :-) PS Hi to Buddha, the cats, the chickens, the sheep and those cheeky donkeys! I hope the garden is thriving as the weather warms up.
feedback left for Learn about organic gardening Rennes - 16/05/2013
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Stephen, you are such a good host. Thanks for everything and I am sure I will come back!!
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I spent about 4 weeks here as a volunteer and had an awesome experience. Andy and Simona were wonderful hosts and I felt welcome there right from the beginning and was always part of the family. It is a beautiful property and there was plenty to see and do in the surrounding area on my time off.
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I stayed here for 4 weeks and I had a great time! We had a few parties, good dinners, perfect location (very close to the beach) and Bea (the manager) and me even went surfing together :-) I´m still friends with another volunteer and we want to travel together, and I will also visit a few people I meet in this hostel soon! So its not too bad to make good connections :) I also didn´t mind working nightshift, as it has its positive and peacefull aspects, also cleaning. Chilling on the roofterrace is the best :-) Thank you for the good time!!! See you soon! Ramona xo
feedback left for Volunteer at a hostel in Las Palmas - 31/05/2013
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We spent 5 weeks at Michel's in the secluded stillness amongst the hills. We quickly felt at home and got in to the \"go with the flow- routine\". The vegan diet made us feel energized and light in our bodies and we are grateful for having learned many things about making vegan food and cakes. Michael is lovely, intellectual and a creative musician! He was our first host and we are very happy to have visited Perugia first and we would highly recommend him to anyone. The animals are also very friendly and have contributed to make our first workaway experience a joy! Thank you Michael! See you in the spring! Love Carl and julia
feedback left for Volunteer with a musician in Umbria, Italy - 21/11/2012
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hi, this was a great first workaway experience!!! elizabeth, paul and their children jasmin and isaac are a nice and lovely family to stay with. I really appreciated the welcoming and easygoing atmosphere and felt very soon like part of the family. the work was project based and we didn\'t count the hours. there was time for some excursions too and I had a lot of fun with the children. I\'m looking forward to meet all of you again at the end of my trip. sparedaddy daniel
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I just spent a very enjoyable 2 weeks with Paul in his beautiful mountain retreat. We worked hard, but the work was varied, interesting and rewarding. In addition, the fantastic wildlife, ice cold beer breaks, intelligent conversation and amazing food made for a thoroughly worthwhile visit. Cheers Paul!
feedback left for Help in Slovenia - 03/05/2013
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I was the first helper in the new opened Lodge, I enjoyed staying with the very hospitable family, had lots of fun with the tongan people... wünsche euch allen viel Glück und Erfolg in der wunderschön gewordenen Lodge...the place is magic, especialy the sunset... Doris
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I had a really nice time staying here, Anjo is a great person and I had a lot of fun getting to know her and her friends. I have a lot of respect for what she does for the dogs, she is a very warm and generous person. Asturias is a beautiful place, the dogs are a lot of fun, the work is not hard, I had a nice warm bed and ate very well- she is an excellent cook. I would highly recommend staying here, you will not regret it!
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Me and a friend came to stay with Laurent in August for just over a week and what a beautiful place it was. Stunning views, sunshine and a beautiful garden were all on offer during our stay. I helped Laurent with the big task of strumming and brush cutting a large orchard farm that had overgrown. The work was rewarding and very fair. If you have the chance to go do it! By far the most impressive food I have honestly ever had on a workaway as Laurent is such a talented chef. I hope all goes well with the digging for your apple trees!
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We had a wonderful first workaway experience for 5 weeks helping Jo and Paul to renovate this fabulous house in a beautiful location. Paul and Jo are so amazingly friendly and easygoing hosts, and went out of their way to make us welcome at every turn, nothing was too much trouble and they treated us like royalty and made sure we always knew they appreciated our efforts. The girls are fabulous fun and Paul is a great cook too, feeding us so much fab food day after day we now need to seriously diet! Truly fantastic hosts, it was a pleasure to work with them and for them and we will no doubt be back!
feedback left for Renovating an old Provencal house in Provence - 13/10/2012
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Ann & Fitz were very kind to me and made me feel very welcome. They are both excellent cooks and were willing to run me to the doctors and to the airport. They really went out of their way to help me and I felt very valued. Work consisted of helping in the garden and doing the housework and cooking, which I enjoyed. The property is very beautiful as is the surrounding countryside. And two nice cats as well although Frank is very cheeky.
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WOW! I have just come back to home now from this farm after three weeks and it was absolutely breathtaking not only because of the variety of animals (exotic and also typical for a farm in France ) but mainly because of Karan´s family! They treated me like a family member. I have lived in some families in England but this family in France was the greatest in many aspects and I am not exaggerating at all. I particularly admire Karan, she seems to have infinite patience for virtually everything ( with me- I was sometimes very clumsy, and not very smart with DIY, with children, dogs, animals and with house problems such as a broken dishwasher, problem with a sink, et cetera) The big surprise for me since beginning was that her children have got a new-found respect for volunteers. ( probably the countryside in Burgundy, healthy environment, delicious food and nice sleep makes people better. ) Food was absolutely excelent, we ate like a lords – Karan´s excelent pasta, pork dishes, and luxurious summer picnics next to a nearby lake or just under a farm´s pergola – I was feeling sometimes if I really deserve such a big dinner when we did not work a lot, in summer we ate outside with a spectacular view of the near village with typical french boulangerie. Sleeping: You have to experience sleeping in the countryside- It was the best sleeping I have ever had and I did have neither my pillow nor my own mattress – quiet place, full of stars, moon and your room in totally dark – I have now a new dream! Type of work : First days I was very sad we worked only very little and with a big breakfast, dinners I thought I am just a parasite on a farm :). It took time to me to realize that the work on the farm is a lot but you have to work on your own cooperative initiative and help where you can – and I am sure that every person in the world can help there. One day I weeded, another day repaired bikes or building with another volunteer a pergola, watering, feeding animals The family is very kind to everyone – one example : they gave a bike to a one great volunteer for traveling throughout France. There are always someone new, volunteers, travelers, visitors for seeing animals, students who Karan teaches, children´s friends. I could not have better time – thank you very much indeed Karan, Joseph, Jacob, Emilie, Callum, Sherlock, Gaya, Aggy, The Jacks, Alex, Ettiene, :D!
feedback left for Camelid farm in France - 11/08/2012
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Great place. Planned to stay one month, and I stayed 2. Best workaway conditions I had until now in central america. Good food, great accomodation, fun partys. I can only recommend the place. Have fun.
feedback left for Volunteer at party backpackers in Guatamala - 31/05/2013
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My work away experience here was fabulous. My experience here in GENERAL was fabulous. Salem is a great host, and he manages to reel in only the best guests to stay at his hostel. Its like a big family there. I was really sick for about half my stay and everyone took such good care of me! The work is generally super easy. There are almost always several workawayers, so you'll be tag-teaming the cleaning with them, and it gets done so fast! I would highly recommend going to stay with Salem in Mazatlan, and going to Playa Bruja, and stuffing your face with tacos, and all the other amazing things that Mazatlan has to offer.
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I spent 1 month in September with Lukas, and then another 3 from January to March. I can honestly say that so many of my experiences there will be hard to beat! From spending time with the 16 wonderful huskies to being able to participate in a sled race with a team, there are so many opportunities for those interested and dedicated. Lukas is a great guy with excellent humour, very welcoming and relaxed but passionate about his work and dogs, always excited to see what you have to offer. If you have any special skills (or hidden cooking talents) be sure he will find and encourage them! The dogs are some of the best I've ever had the pleasure of working with, and I miss them all very much. There are so many personalities and fascinating dynamics, the opportunity to work and spend time with such good natured, skilled and fascinating animals is a must for all interested in animals. Seeing and being part of the progression of the dogs has been a unique and hugely satisfying experience for me that I will never forget. Life in Gnadendorf is full of scenery, great walks with the dogs and surprising opportunities (like mysterious beach volleyball courts!). If you need a lot of partying, you should think before coming here, but if you are motivated, adaptable, excited and dedicated to work with the dogs and other projects then pack your sense of humour, love for the dogs and get on a plane! Thanks for the memories, Lukas, and I'm looking forwards to visiting everyone again!
feedback left for Help with huskies near Vienna. - 19/03/2013
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Banana Lodge que bonito! This is such an amazing place to volunteer! Ana and Eduardo are friendly, generous people and Misahuallí is one of the most beautiful places I have stayed. When it did not work out to care for their daughter, Margarita, they were very kind and assigned me to other tasks. I am glad to have spent my time working at the lodge!
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From the very first step out of the airport i was made to feel right at home and as welcome as a family member. The entire two months was a learning experience from each of the family members. I will never forget the life lessons and great skills I acquired from this wonderful bunch! Their home on Water Island is a true retreat and sanctuary from the rest of the world. It was absolutely incredible being able to help make their home a better place. If you are looking for a good experience and a great family to work with, look no further. I will be forever grateful for the Bitterwolf\'s kindness, hospitality, and contagious attitude! Thanks again guys ;D
feedback left for Help us out in the beautiful Virgin Islands. - 27/12/2010
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Amazing! it was our first experience and...what can we say? Just perfect. Friendly family, beautiful house, lots of work to do in the garden and great opportunity to learn everyday something new. We stayed for about 20 days...and we were sad to go back home ^^ Thank You Very Much, Selene & Paolo
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Suzy and David, it has been a pleasure to work at your beautiful farm in Sushitsa! They are a great couple, very likable and easy going. I can hardly imagen how to feel wrong at their place... :) The volenteers do have lot of free space while working, can get creativ in and around the house and, don't worry, there is always work but on the other hand you will not be working all day long... I also realy enjoyed learning how to make jam, the pool, the horse rides, my best friend the donkey Maggy and all the other animals, nice nights playing poker, black jack (Yeah!!) or jazz (lets not talk about it, David....) And, ofcause, the Village! Sushitsa is so beautiful. If you want to exerience the traditionall Bulgarien life : go to Sushitsa!! You will see things that you would never expect to be left in a european country... Thank you for your hospitality, hope winter is not getting to bad this year... Best wishes to you, SUZY and DAVID! (and, ofcause, to all my friends in the village.. ;) ), and Maggy and the dogs... Gwen
feedback left for Volunteer in Rural Bulgaria - 12/09/2012
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I cannot begin to describe how much I enjoyed my time at the ranch. Bear and Diane were fantastic hosts and the work was fun and varied, with something new to experience every day. You get out what you put in, and should ask if there's something you are interested in doing. I got the opportunity to do some horse training, and learnt how to do join-up and energy work, among lots of other things. I think about my time there every day, it was an incredible life experience and I feel like I made some real life long friends.
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Anthony, Diane and Ellie are very nice, warmly and welcoming, they are lovely people. From day one we felt completely welcomed. We spend one month with them and keep a very good memory of our time there. We learned so much about willow, and gardening. Diane has a great knowledge about that. The work was really interesting and we loved taking care of little lambs.There was always something to do. Very nice and healthy food too! Thank you for these 4 weeks.
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I don't know what was the most incredible during my stay in Randaberg. Surroundings, people, food, lambs ? Hard to say. Bodil and Alexander are kind and funny and interesting people ! Well you have to work hard if you come here but it's more than worth it. I'll be back for sure, to see my new friends !
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Hello Bobby, is was a wounderful time with you, full of experience and getting in contact with interesting people and a beautiful area. Working with the books and discussing literature with the customers was a wonderful way to explore English language. It was the best that could happen to us... Thanks for your hospitality and the trip to the Skellig Michael, it was an impression of natural beauty and history of mankind never to forget. It was nice to do some wood work and painting and to see things done. Hope many guests and \"willing workers\" will find their way into your hospitable house And!!!!!! Please don't forget to tell all the customers about the real treasure in your house, in the wifi-room at the end of the corridor: A real piece of the original transatlantic cable, laid by the \"Great Eastern\" from Valentia Island to America 1866... Best regards from Leipzig Michael and Rafael
feedback left for Help us in Knightstown, Eire - 12/10/2012
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i spent 6 weeks Barnes close and i may back one day. perfect place for reading, walk in the forest. the work isn't hard , alot of work in the kichen and cleaning. the stuff is amazing Ian lisa sara and jonas so good. recommended specially on christmas
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Our first experience like workawayers wouldn'd be better than this one. We really felt like at home and with a lot of freedom to see all the region. Fabien, Lea, the house, the area around the house and everything was perfect was perfect. The works were perfect. We enjoyed in this place where we could join the nature. It was perfect place to feel that the nature was around us. We could enjoy it with the nice visits, canoeing and the swims in the beautiful river. Thank you very much for been such great, dynamic and interesting person. Thank you very much to have given us the chance to have more knowledge about the organic way. We will come back soon and we will be available to learn more. Thank you Fabien.
feedback left for Family in France looking for help - 14/08/2012
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Oh my goodness...seriously the BEST summer of my entire life. There are no words to describe how awesome it was working for Wild Blue Yonder! They trained me to be a raft guide. They trained me in the office. My work ethic definitely got better. There weren't a lot of down days, but we had SO much fun. WBY is definitely a family. You do your part around the house (metaphorically speaking), and you get rewarded. I really hope that I can return next year. Yo, Gina, Freeman, Rio, Miska, Dean, Ciara, Marco, and all the other staff were awesome. I cried and cried when I left. Haha. But thank you guys so much for giving me the best experience ever. You guys are awesome!
feedback left for Whitewater Rafting in the mountains! Canada - 15/08/2012
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Dave, Mary, Charlie are great host , when you arrive there the first day you are more than welcome . Every morning you can enjoy fresh milk direct from the cow ;) , enjoying wildlife and learning a lot of differents skills . My stay there was really excellent and i m looking forward to see them !
feedback left for Farmwork or pizza garden in the States - 01/04/2013
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If you have the chance to be a part of the lovely crew of the Posada San Francisco, do not hesitate to go there, you won’t regret it. I couldn’t have asked for a better first workaway-experience: I spent a couple of months in beautiful Old San Juan mainly helping with the late night check-in’s. As it was my very first experience of being abroad on my own I was a little anxious when I got there, but as soon as I’ve met Virginia & Christiane all my concerns were gone: they are truly awesome; the whole family is incredibly warm-hearted and I felt happy being a part of the crew for a few months. Working at the hostel was great for me as I got to know so many amazing people from all over the world of which a few became close friends, I wouldn’t want to miss. Further I had countless unforgettable memories, which make me smile. Thank you for everything, Virginia & Christiane, I will never forget you!
feedback left for Welcome to Puerto Rico in the Caribbean - 08/04/2013
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We had a great 11 days with Adam, Kathrin and the lovely children. They made us feel very welcome in their home and in their family run language school. Working in the school was very enjoyable and there was plenty of free time for sightseeing and relaxing. Lebork is a beautiful historical town with plenty to see and do in it and its surrounding areas. I would recommend a stay with the Erni family.
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Had a blast here. Don't expect a party city but do expect a small village with deep Catalonian history and unbeatable surroundings. You'll eat and sleep well here.
feedback left for We are accepting workers now... - 12/07/2012
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It was my first workaway experience here at Rathsallagh and I have to say it was really good. Really friendly people, food was good (where else can you get three warm meals a day?), accommodation wasn't bad either. Work wasn't too hard, plus you got the opportunity to earn some money working extra hours. If you are searching for a rather rural place to stay, Rathsallagh is definetely perfect.
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That\'s such an incredible place. I\'m here right now and it\'s like an experience : The project is as ambitious as great these people are. Jonathan rules everything with a big commitment about true democracy. That leads to many exciting situations through discussions and amazing creations. Artistic, optimistic, delicate and definitely humanist. Full of strong personalities, A place for learning life.
feedback left for Build a culture of beauty in the Loire Valley. - 10/12/2011
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Roseann, Mike and Olivier were great hosts! Me and Nathan had a wicked two weeks here, good food, rewarding work and pleasant company. After a days work we would relax and play games in the pool, have some delicious food then watch a movie, what more could you want? You'll be happy to know Olivier got me back into trampolining here in England go out on the thing everyday now! Hope you enjoy the rest of the summer and manage to get most of the work done before winter comes! If not me and Nath are used to working in the cold up here anyway so you've got our number!
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Who thinks all the great feedback the chocleros received must be a lie, is totally right! Because all the feedback that could be given wouldn't describe how increible it is! It was simply awsom: we had lots of fun, learnd much spanish in a short time, the athmosphere was always welcoming and familiary, we met a lot of really great people t and had simply a amazing time. The work was hard, never to hard, fun and completely satisfying. If you'll ever got the chance to spend some time with these crazy and lovely people, just do it! Thank you all for a unforgettable time! Hugs, Lisa and Maximilian P.s.: Wusstest du schon, dass nacho.....
feedback left for Volunteer in Uruguay. Punta de Diablo. - 17/02/2013
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We had a wonderful time staying with Angelo in Sicily! His property is close to two sweet little towns, and a bus ride from both Catania and the beautiful Mt. Etna. Angelo gave us great advice and even lent us cold weather clothes to climb the volcano. During our time we him we worked on clearing his property after some renovations, some winter gardening and chopping firewood. The work wasn't difficult, we could do it on our own schedule, and it was enjoyable to help him get the property in order. We enjoyed his company and that of his lovely old pup, Asia. Recommended!
feedback left for Organic gardening on the slopes of Mount Etna. - 27/12/2012
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We had the most wonderful time with Uschi, Reinhard and ALL the animals.. it's a real struggle to put it into words. The setting of their beautiful place is great- this tiny little village surrounded by forrest and farmland. Although some may consider it isolated, it is really wonderful to get away from it all (and there are towns nearby!). We really felt that we were taken in and treated as part of the family- it was so sad to leave. Some of our favourite memories include drinking mulled wine around the bonfire with neighbours and friends. The work is not hard, as long as you aren't afraid of a bit of poo, and then most of the afternoon was free for walks with Fynn (world's best dog!), working with the horses or whatever you choose. Uschi is a fantastic teacher and so willing to share her knowledge. We would highly recommend going to stay with Uschi and Reinhard if you are after an authentic German workaway experience, with wonderful people and horses!
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It was my first workaway experience to stay with Suse and Fabian's lovely family and I felt like I was part of it. I had a lot of fun taking care of their 3 children. During the 3 weeks I stayed, I helped in accompanying children for homework and playing piano, teaching Chinese, cooking, painting wall...I also enjoy watching Suse's figure show, drama class and to learn more about how a family owned theatre runs. Wennigsen is a beautiful and good place to experience countryside life. I had my own space in the wooden cabin in garden but it can be a bit cold in Winter. I would love to see the family and Wennigsen again in another time in Summer maybe.
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How to describe this experience? My words won’t do it justice. I had an incredible time with Tonio, the entire clan, and my fellow workawayers. I felt like another member of the family. We all shared in the hard work picking olives, amazing food, great stories, and lots of laughs! I’ll never forget little Rosalba saying one day in the olive groove “Mattieu, I’m Olive!” while sitting in an olive crate. Gracia (Tonio’s lovely mother) prepared food for us each day, era sempra bounissimo! We would get a call to our apartment for dinner, everyone would run down drooling over the smells reaching their noses. Concerning the work in the olive groves, I enjoyed it a lot, although it was physically demanding it was satisfying. We always had a break midday to enjoy a great meal and relax. When the sun was out hitting the leaves of the olive trees, it was magic! When we weren’t working Tonio took us out on excursions throughout the region which gave us great exposure to the culture, food, and people in the area. Thinking back I have very fond memories from my time in the beautiful Italian country side, satisfying hard work with friends who became my extended family. Tonio e tutte le famiglia, grazie tante!
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I had a great time working here and they are lovely people that are incredibly welcoming and friendly. would highly recommend anyone to go and stay with them as I´m sure they´ll have an experience to remember! I wish them all the best with their hostel and I´m sure i´ll be seeng them again in the future!
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Giangiacomo and Agnese were the perfect hosts... Definitely one of my favourite volunteering experiences ever and I hope to return sometime in the near future!
feedback left for Workaway in Italy - 29/11/2011
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Ruurd And Elena our wonderfull people, I had a verry nice time with them and was able to do a lot of carpenting chord around de house...Retiro no Rio is amazingly situated, just along side the river Modego, you are free to use their kayaks etc...The food....Hmmm it was so good, I had a wonderfull room to my self and would recomend this adres to everyone who wants to go to the center of Portugal..Furhermore Ruurd and Elena made me feel like I was really appreciated...There are two little town just arround the corner, where you can have some fun with the locals...If possible I would come back at any givin time!!!!
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It was a wonderful time, you probably won't find a nicer, funnier hosts. I spend 3 weeks with them during winter and they show me a lot of places and they took me to do a lot of snow sports. It was my first workaway experience and I can wait to do it again! I totally became a part of their family! THANK YOU!
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A crew here is very kind and made me feel comfortable, like a part of a team from the beginning. The whole project is well-made and its results are obvious and beautiful! Even though work sometimes took longer than expected, there could be always time found to take a bike and explore lovely french countryside around! It can be also a nice language experience, either French and English. This project is a good match for everyone not too difficult to accommodate but willing to meet any kind of demand in exchange to great food and nice conversations. Thank you for accepting me, guys, and hope to see the results of your effort one day!
feedback left for Build a culture of beauty in the Loire Valley. - 10/08/2012
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A fantastic place to be and work!
feedback left for Volunteer at a hostel in Pisa. - 15/05/2013
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The time I spent at Les Etangs were absolutely brilliant. I can't imagine there are many hosts out there who are as kind, accommodating and friendly as Karen and Ged. I arrived with no working experience and this was not a problem with Karen and Ged, who were more than willing to help if/when I messed up! I left feeling like I had learned loads in three short weeks and felt a real sense of accomplishment. Food and accommodation are fantastic; you are really made to feel like one of the family. If you do choose to go, which I obviously highly recommend, don't watch any Disney movies with Izzy and Karen as you will be reduced to tears as I was. Thanks Karen, Ged and Izzy!
feedback left for Help on a beautiful smallholding in France. - 15/07/2012
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I volunteered with Alex and David two years ago and had the best time! They were very accommodating and enthusiastic, and Isolde and Thomasina were (are) sweethearts. Sitting around the dinner table with them and in their living room are great memories! Although I had fun running around pruning olive trees, I really enjoyed being able to get some hands on work with repairing walls and working the angle grinder. If you get the chance to work with this family, you must!
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I actually cannot describe how amazing my experience here was. More than a month later I still miss the shanti! The family are extremely generous, loving, fair and welcoming, making you feel completely comfortable and at home; they especially love to feed you! It can also be a lot of fun, with a lot live music, the guests all eating together and quite a few parties on the weekends. Do be prepared not to hear much English and don\'t expect to be constantly entertained, but really, I don\'t think you could find a better place to go, so please work hard to help them out! Maja
feedback left for Volunteer in Liguria in Italy - 08/09/2010
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We spent fourteen memorable days with Leif and Anna Beth. They have a wonderful family and they are all very positive people. We have earned some new experiences and everything we did was fun.:) We haven't work as much and we had wonderful dinners. We would like to give a special thank for the patience they had in their strives to help us learn Norwegian in which we are new. We believe that the consequences of their slow talk and pronunciation in order for us to understand them will remain for some time.:) So many lovely memories of a gorgeous family from Hagaveinen 11...
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I had a great time at the project, stayed for a month and i'm already excited for coming back again in May! Yanik and his family are really nice and welcoming, and francine's cooking is always great I learned a lot from the work and just from talking with yanik about hydroponics and all sorts of crazy stuff, and it was also great having many other volunteers around from all over the world Definitely recommended for all!
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This place is probably one of the best places one can choose for a workaway-stay. Jenny and Bruce are very caring and warm hosts and always make sure the stay is as comfortable as possible. Although there is plenty of work to do, the delicious food, the stunning view and their interesting stories more than compensate for it. I had a wonderful time and also met lots of other workaways who stayed in the area. Thank you again for your hospitality and for sharing your piece of paradise with me! :)
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I was planning on staying for one month in January, but I'm still here in March. It's a lovely family, very easygoing. There's loads of things to do and see around Galway.
feedback left for Help a family in Connacht, Ireland. - 03/03/2013
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I volonteerd at Mickael and Maya s retreat in Feb and March 2012. It was an extremely busy season at the retreat but they are brilliant hosts and look after everyone very well. The three girls and fun, independant and easy to get along with, I miss Sonia´s singing! The workload is reasonable and leaves a good part of your day to do other things. I was also able to join in alot of activities such as snowshoeing, skiing, northenlight wathching, husky sledging, feltmaking, breadmaking, and Maya even lent me a yoga mat and some of her books for me to discover yoga, as there weren t any classes going on during my stay. The food is excellent and like many others, I have taken a few recepies home:) Finally I would just like to add how breathtakingly beautiful this part of the world is, from the multicolored sunsets and starlit nights to the healthy relationship that the people have with silence. Would definitely recommend Aurora.
feedback left for Retreat/Family in Lapland - 23/04/2012
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This special place has changed my life because of the people who live there and come there for a visit, because of the sensitivity they pay to the nature and because of its beautiful natural surroundings. And much more. It made me to learn a lot about simple, yet fulfilling life. If you like to be in 24 hour contact with the nature with people who love the same, if you like to share your spiritual experiences with others or just to relax your mind and not think anything, or to share silly jokes, then this could be the place for you. Ci vediamo,
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We couldn't be happier that we chose to stay with Gill and Alan for our first workaway experience. We were warmly welcomed and quickly felt like part of the family. Gill is an excellent cook and in the whole month we stayed, we hardly had the same meal twice, which was quite amazing! With all the delicious cakes Gill makes, you definitely won't go hungry here! Alan was happy to tell us all about the history of the kiln and the surrounding area and we had many interesting conversations around the dinner table. The work was sometimes physical but always fair and varied, and we were never pushed too hard. They always drove us to nearby towns at weekends so we could do some sightseeing... and rescued us when we got a flat bicycle tire! We fell in love with Molly the dog, and Fudge and Snowy the cats, we miss them already! We would recommend them to anyone and we wish them all the best in their future projects! Anna and Martin =)
feedback left for Volunteer to help restore our ancient home - 22/10/2012
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Amaaaaaazing Place! We went there for working, but we found a new family. We did some working with cley, tried to build the solar shower and helped with the greenroof, but most of the time, we just enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Hope to see you soon beautiful people!
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This was my first workaway experience and I could not have been more impressed. Pam and Mark treated me as if I was part of their own family. I had no experience in this walk of life, but Pam and Mark had no concerns and gave me a job that was typical of the region-tending to the olive trees. They gave me great confidence in workaway and I hopefully will see them again some day.
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Thanks a lot, Amanda and Simon for a great week. Wonderful food, and the bike was great to have. Too bad I didnt have the chance to explore the area a bit more--its right near the beautiful coast of Cataluña. Great food, and really interesting projects to work on. Hope the garden turns out great
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Staying with Kate & Chris was a fabulous experience, they made us feel very welcome and like part of the family. They are extremely laid back but also very proactive and organised when it comes to getting jobs done. if your looking for a beautiful retreat, with extraordinary scenery and good company, with a little hard work this is the perfect work away location!
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We spent three weeks with Craig and Annemieke and it was just perfect! They are very nice, open-minded and cheerful people (and they cook so well !! ;) ). They made us feel at home from the start and prepared us a cosy bedroom. We had great evenings with them playing funny games, watching movies or having interesting debates ! It was a pleasure to help them with the lovely garden and the house though we would have liked to have the time to do more, they really diserve it. Nicolas learnt many things with Craig and he enjoyed it much. The big task you will have to do if you come is to throw a stick to the dog every 2 minutes if you dare to throw it once ! (cause she's a kind of hyperactive dog, but very nice ) And if you don't know what to do during your days off, don't worry, Annemieke is a real tourist information center ! Craig is always joking and he can make you laugh in every kind of situation. We really loved our time with you and we wish you to finish your house soon. Hope to see you again one day ! (if Nicolas gets his driving licence aha ! ;) )
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Johanna, you're amazing! I admire your work ethic and your creativity, and your ambition! I enjoyed staying in the house and am looking to go back sometime! Thank you for the experiences and for your trust. I felt extremely at home in Leipzig, and I see is as my home away from home! Anyone who wants a unique experience and is looking to go to Germany, Georg-Schwarz 10 is the place to go :)
feedback left for Babysit Children in Germany - 08/04/2013
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The school offers foreigners the opportunity to work at Colombia’s Lago de Tota and teach locals about the importance of water and wetlands. Each volunteer will be immersed into the culture, have unique experiences with the locals, and positively impact the surrounding environment. Overall, the opportunity to work with them is an incredible experience. You will learn about a new culture, speak better Spanish, and have a dramatic impact on preserving Lago de Tota and the surrounding wetlands. Felipe and his family are very accommodating and will make you feel at home. I would recommend this opportunity to anyone interested in Latin America, Spanish, the environment or education. I learn so much about the Environment and Spanish during my time. Speaking Spanish helps, but even if you know a minimal amount Felipe is happy to build a teaching program (such as teaching English) around what your skills/passions are. If you have any questions about what the experience is like, please feel free to send me a message. Saludos, William
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I am currently staying with the Boehme family and loving it! I will have loads of good stuff to follow.... I have been with the family for almost a week and I am having so much fun with Jeff, Ruth, Oscar and Louis :) I will be sad to leave x
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We only stayed with Leah & Nice for a very short time but really enjoyed ourselves. Beautiful house, beautiful area and beautiful people! We would definitely go back again! Thank-you!
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Philip and Julia made my first workaway experience an unforgettable one. They were very helpful, welcoming and friendly. Thank you so much for such a wonderful opportunity
feedback left for Help needed in a beautiful Chateau - 26/10/2012
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Amazing place, brimming with good vibes- thank you so much. such great people, really warm and loving environment, with much opportunity for learning and personal growth. food is excellent, and very nice accommodation also. much spiritual wisdom to be found here. my most sincere thanks. love
feedback left for Happy Healing Home - 17/05/2013
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Wonderful hosts and cute animals! I love the farm so much :)
feedback left for Work at a horse farm in Germany - 30/07/2012
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I can\'t say enough good things about my stay at this Cottage so I\'m just gonna keep it simple and say only that I LOVED IT.. Loved it so much in fact that what was meant to be only a 2 to 3 week stay turned very easily into 10 months :o)) Easy going, friendly and creative, that be this family through and through and with a welcome I know for sure will be hard to beat. I\'ve left now for some new flavours but I\'ve come away knowing that I\'ve made some good friends and I\'m already looking forward to seeing them again :o)))
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This was my first experience as a volunteer, and I could not have chosen a better place! The hospitality was something out of this world, and the chores were not at all difficult or hard. I had plenty of free-time and the surrounding is very relaxing. I loved the way I was recieved and treated as a part of the staff all the time and I was always given the opportunity to intermingle with the locals. Not to mention that the food and the rooms are fantastic! It was the best experience abroad I have had so far!
feedback left for Volunteer in the Indian Himalayas. - 24/10/2011
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been contacting the lunds for a last minute work-awaying opportunity. They responded fast. Spent 2 weeks with them, and i was welcome to be part of the family. I got the chance to help them out and are rewarded with the horse ridding lesson from them. :) don't worry if you are not a good cook, since when you leave their place you will definitely increase your cooking skill. Their animals were also human friendly. I recommend those who are willing to work but yet enjoy some fun time to stay with the lund. :D
feedback left for Working cattle horse ranch, Nebraska USA - 07/12/2012
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Such a nice school with great people, I really enjoyed with you guys. I'm gonna miss Eugenia so much!!!! you might see me next year over there :P
feedback left for Volunteer in at a language school in Girona. - 25/10/2012
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My stay in Winchester has been a great experience. I shared to weeks with Laura, Jana, Tim, Ivan, Mel, Bennett, Ashley, Cole, Beth and several other workawayers! I could make myself feel at home and I appreciated that a lot! I liked the casual atmosphere and even gained some muscles working in the garden or just running the nice farmer´s trail in good company! The desserts were unbeatable! By the way, thanks again for all these cookies! I think it took me 3 days to eat them all ;) This family deserves its four smileys! Caro
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My girlfriend and I had an amazing two weeks with Nar, Ahmet and the rest of their farm family. They were kind a generous hosts and a great first impression of Turkish hospitality. The work mainly consisted of planting winter crops, we were there in late November, such as a huge field of artichokes. We also helped cook and clean up after our meals and were able to ween tidbits of Turkish cooking mastery from Nar and the other cooks from time to time. Needless to say the food was amazing and abundant. They mostly cooked vegetarian but we also tried three different types of fish from the Black Sea. At times communication was difficult because our Turkish is non-existent and not everyone speaks English, but there is always someone around at the end of the day who can answer your question. The sleeping quarters were basic but cozy, cots in a BIG shared tent with stoves to keep warm in the winter. I hope we make it back to this slice of paradise by the Black Sea some day and feast once again with our Turkish family. Thanks Nar and Ahmet! ps. they have 16 cats that will keep you endlessly entertained.
feedback left for Let's create together near the Black Sea. - 21/01/2013
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I spent a lovely 3 weeks with Andreas and Nele! They are very friendly, hospitable and easy going. Their lovely todler always cheers you up! They are building their dream on their wonderful land and put anything they can find, like old building materials or things found in nature, to good use. Recycling fans! Because so many things have to be done, you need to be able to take own initiative and work independently. You also shouldn't be afraid to get your hands dirty and it's a good thing when your flexible, for example with hot water (not always available) and things are different every day. If you love nature, organic food and growing and old houses, and if you love to work, you will have an excellent time at Andreas and Nele! Highly recommended! Danke schön ihr Beiden! :)
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Just finished my 2 month stay here for my first workaway and would definitely recommend! The family Tom, Belinda, Sam and Lulubell are all very welcoming as are all the other volunteers. Weather is great, food and accommodation good, and everything generally pretty cheap!
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We had a wonderful time staying with Suse and Fabian! Their home is located in a beautiful area and is very interesting in its own right. We really enjoyed their relaxed pace of life and liked to jog around the villages in the evenings. The accommodation was very cozy and we felt at home spending time with the family in the living room. Suse and Fabian took us on several outings with their kids to the neighboring areas and we had a fun day out at Hannover Zoo. Most of all, we enjoyed getting to know the Wessel family and enjoyed learning about their way of looking at life and their creative endeavors. Oh, and their coffee is delicious!! All the best, Alexis and Paul
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Russell and Mitch are great people. I had the best time working for them. It was really great to see how they live, how they do things and what they have done so far. Russell is am amazing builder and Mitch is the best cook! I hope that my further Work Away experiences will be as good as this first one. Thank you so much, Russell and Michelle (and Poppy of course)!
feedback left for Live, work,play, travel in the Bay of Islands. - 24/11/2012
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I had a really wonderful week with Francesco and Robert. They were warm and super hospitable hosts and I hope to see them in NZ as soon as they've won the lottery. (Fingers crossed) I stayed in a beautiful loft room in the attic and was treated to so much delicious food. Francesco was eager to show me local sights like the Basilica in Tolentino, but even more enjoyable than that was being a part of their lives for a week, doing ordinary things like grocery shopping and getting my haircut with Francesco's hairdreser (which Francesco not only arranged for me but accompanied me too as well). They also invited me to apertivi, lunches and dinners with their lovely friends. The work was generally between 3 and 5 hours a day, usually a couple of hours before lunch and a couple of hours after (though this would change depending on the season). I won't go on, because I agree with the things Michael and Matt have said. Just to sum up, I absolutely recommend Robert and Francesco as hosts, especially if you are social, like good food and enjoy beautiful landscape. Wishing you both all the best for the \"inferno\" ahead! x
feedback left for Workaway in Le Marche, Italy. - 02/05/2013
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This was my first workaway experience, and it was the best, Gerry is a great host with lots of good stories, I would rccommend this stay to anyone! Say Hi to Timmy and Toddy too! Lots of love
feedback left for Help out near Tomar, central Portugal - 24/03/2013
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These guys are incredible! from the beginnig of my stay they were great, they treated me like anyone else in the family, they took me to many places and they were always helping me in all ways, i could not have expected so much! the kids are great, they are very funny, i can say that we are friends now i wanna visit them again. definetly i recommend anyone who wants a long term stay to choose them.
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I had the greatest time imagineable with the Rowbothams. Kirstie, Paul and the kids (and the dogs) were all super friendly and welcoming. There wasn't a single minute where I felt out of place. As a my first workaway experience it surpassed all my expectations. The work was hard, but Kirstie was always there to show me how, and it hardly felt like work at all as it was so relaxing in between the vines. The days went so quickly, and the work was always satisfying - one could see and feel the difference one makes immediately. I'm just sad it went too quickly - I am already planning to go back soon.
feedback left for Organic Vineyard in Bordeaux. - 26/03/2013
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I had a wonderful time with Kirstie and her lovely family. Kirstie is awesome: besides housekeeping, two lovely children and 3 big (very cute) dogs, she easily manages the work on the vineyard. She is a great cook who prepares you delicious meals (perfect after rainy, gray days of work). When you're interested in wine, this is the place to be! I learned so much about wine and wine making; moreover their wine is so good! Thanks for this great time! It was a great pleasure for me too to share your lifestyle and experiences. Bon voyage and Merry Christmas! If you have the possibility to get there, don't hesitate! You will be received with open arms and make an awesome life experience !
feedback left for Organic Vineyard in Bordeaux. - 22/12/2012
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My experience was really great! It was my first Workaway, and I enjoyed it a lot! I knew a lot of wonderful people, others worksawayers and staff. The work is organized everyday, and It is an opportunity to be part of this project. A workaway highly recommended. Workawayers, staff and directors are very nice! Thanks!!!!
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I spent around 3 weeks last summer here and I had a wonderful time. I miss them all. Great week-ends activities!! Amazing food (always nice when you\'re far away from home, believe me!) Thomas and Hanna are wise, smart and ambitious persons. They gave me a lot of inspiration for my future project.
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Just coming back from a short stay in Gnadendorf, I have to say that I just had an amazing time with the huskies! Lukas is a friendly and easygoing host who trusts his volunteers with his dogs (and his car as well...), and working with the team of 16 huskies is very rewarding. During my short time there, I learnt a lot and enjoyed being outside, taking care of the dogs, going for walks and working with groups and in the garden. Since this is in the countryside and the dogs need to follow their routine, this is truly not a place for people who want to party at night, sleep in in the morning, or walk into town to do some shopping, but anyone who is devoted to working with dogs, being outdoors and learning more about animal-assisted therapy will find this truly rewarding. I wish I could have spent more time there and hope to be back some day!
feedback left for Help with huskies near Vienna. - 27/03/2013
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Being in this place with these wonderful people can change your view of life. Try, you will not regret! I am very thankful for this experience. Make the world a better place - Jean-Yves and Michèle will show you how. Merci beaucoup Michèle, Jean-Yves et Marie-Terèse! All best wishes Carina
feedback left for Volunteer at our organic farm in France - 30/03/2013
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There's only very good things to say about Tim! It was my first workaway experience and I COULD not imagine something better!!! Tim and his childs are very open mind and intresting persons, I live a pefect Irish week with them! I absolutly recomend!!! It was hard to leave them but I will come back as soon as possible! \"bula bus\" my friends!!!
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We enjoyed every single day on this wonderful Island. We were sleeping in the top level of the treehouse which was beatiful because you have a great view and it felt like in the middle of nature. Robyn, Jürgen , Matthias and Amber were really amazing ! The are happy, funny and open people who made us feel at home ! Thanks for the great experience ! We had an an awesome time with you guys (and oft course with the other workawayers and people as well) Much love :-) Lydia and Max
feedback left for Help us out in the beautiful Virgin Islands. - 24/03/2013
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There are no words that can truly give Roxane and company enough credit for the beautiful, inviting environment they have created nestled in the mid-Pyrenees. Cassaet (the house) was truly an oasis-in-progress for us and we couldn't be prouder to have been a small part of its renovations. It was the best first workaway experience than either of us could have imagined. We did a random assortment of tasks while we were there, from cooking to painting to water-blasting to feeding the chicken. Roxane was a kind and flexible boss, always a pleasure to work with! Everyone who lives at this house is a fantastic cook in their own way -- whether it was a quick soup or delicious Thai something or handpicked nettle soup, every meal was incredibly delicious and a great bonding eperience. Thanks, guys, for being so on board with our culture -fusion Thanksgiving. Roxane herself is a giving, understanding, artistic woman with an easygoing disposition that makes you immediately feel welcome and like part of her family Gavin and Fabian both contributed wisdom and skills of their own, as well: we absorbed a lot about life and ourselves by listening and learning here. We didn't want to leave at all, but we'll be sure to meet somewhere in the world again... maybe Thailand. :) Thanks for everything.
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Man. I was expecting hard work. but this was insane. impossible people, no fun at all. and just plain no fun na kidding. I had some of the best times I have ever had, in my life. hard work, but food breaks, and worthwhile work. Food was, every signle day without fail, insanely good. either cooked by the two thai owners or by chris a chef half the year for a yacht that cruises the Meditteranean. mad walks into the mountains, wild little kids running around, i got to shoot a gun, jumped off waterfalls. smoked 10cent tobacco. na. go here. cannot be regrettted.
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We stay with John 1 month and it was a very good experience, maybe one of the best part of our travel , southern compfort is one of the best place we'v never seen in Malaysia , peacfull and quiet ! John host us in the best way as possible and he will stay a very good friends for both of us ! Thank you again for everything we learn and we share during our experiance in Lawas sarawak
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BEST WORKAWAY EVER !! Workaway chez Elise et Mathieu a ete pour moi une experience memorable ! J'y ai rencontrer deux parents formidables ! Mon experience de travail s'est tres bien deroule, le travail est un peu difficile physiquement, mais tres bien structurer et se fait toujours dans la bonne humeur ! Les repas etaient EXQUIS, et nous avons passer des soirees autour de la table a refaire le monde ensemble. C'etait un echange sincere entre la charge de travail et ce qui me fut apporter ! J'ai vraiment eu l'occasion de faire partie de leur famille, qui compte deux jeunes enfants enjoues, plein d'energie et, je dois le dire, magnifiques ! Ce fut un sejour parsemme d'echanges et de bons moments ! J'ai vraiment eu le sentiment de participer a leur projet de vie ! Je ne vous remercirai jamais assez pour ce que vous avez fais pour moi ! Un vrai plaisir de vous cotoyer, si je le pouvais je resterais dans le Gers !! J'encourage tout le monde a passer laisser sa marque dans cette partie de la France, vous ne le regretterez pas j'en suis persuader ! Que ce soit pour votre premiere ou derniere experience workaway, c'est l'Endroit ou aller ! Je ne vous oublierai jamais les amis, Vous avez a coup sur marquer ma vie !A tres bientot j'espere !! Bonne continuation et longue vie a vous !!!
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We just spent 1 week at this place and we are very much convinced that this project is being run from the bottom of the manager's heart. As we've been there only for one week we were more or less engaged as assistant teachers and we did organizational stuff such as website management. We wish would have been able to stay longer but maybe next time. Thanks again to Sopheap, Cebolase, Kanha and all our fellow volunteers for the nice time we had here. Hopefully we will see each other again one day. :-)
feedback left for Help at a rural school in Cambodia. - 24/01/2013
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What to say?? I had such a wonderful time I can't even describe it, but say: Thank you! Patricia and Wim are living their dream, and you can tell that from the very first moment you step into Le Moulin. It's a wonderful place, with such a magical atmosphere, it was really difficult for me to leave. I also learnt very useful skills and met amazing people. It was a wonderful experience, in perfect time and place with the right people. Thank you for all the love!!
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I was volunteering here for three weeks in November of 2012 and I think I had a best time of all my travelling in Guatemala there. Hotel is in a very beautiful setting, there are hiking possibilities around area. You can visit other villages around the lake and see the real life of Guatemala. Hotel managing was very organized. The working hours gave me enough time to relax and see the area around the lake. Job itself was enjoyable and time passed by really quickly. It was never boring. I met amazing people - other volunteers and travellers who were staying there.
feedback left for Volunteer at a traveller hostel in Guatemala. - 15/05/2013
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Even not being 100% part of staff, William has been a great host with me. Thanks William for your help, I wish you all the best and who knows, maybe we will see us another time. Cheers!
feedback left for Help in hostels in Northern Ireland - 21/12/2012
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I loved to workaway with Cristian and Melania, they are really friendly and helpful couple, with a lot of useful advice of what to see in Bucharest and Romania. The work to do is easy they are really flexible and you get to know travellers from all around the world. The location of the hostel is great, walking distance from the main atractions and the old city (where the bars and nightlife is) Bucharest is a beautiful and safe city, people is friendly, it has a lot of things to see and its easy to travel around Romania from there. I wish you all the best with all your plans! See you soon!
feedback left for Volunteer at a hostel in Bucharest - 14/05/2013
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I spent a month with Frank and Daniela this summer (’12) and had an amazing time. They were very welcoming and supportive, as were Daniela’s lovely children and Dolce & Fatimah (the quinta workers). What I will remember most is having the opportunity to meet scores and scores of extremely friendly and interesting people on a daily basis in the form of guests, staff and fellow workawayers. As Luke said- hard, but rewarding work. Frank and Daniela are the most hardworking people I’ve met so their standards are high, however you will never work anywhere near as much as they do. Admittedly I did struggle with the workload to begin with however F&D were always there to offer guidance and support and I have come home with so many more life skills. Thanks for an opportunity of a lifetime! Brave Rabbit x
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Has been a pleasure live this experience in the real rural Australia with you Anna. I have learned a lot about horses and the breaking horses. I have been really comfortable in your small farm. The food was delicious and you always cared for us. Good luck with the amazing Flea!! See ya!
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I will never forget the 4 weeks I spent at Dikencik (September 2012). Ayse and Cengiz were wonderful hosts and they live in a very beautiful place. Their philosophy \"love food, hate waste\" permeates their entire lifestyle and is inspiring. I look forward to seeing the artichokes crops again!
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I can not explain how good i felt living and working with Erin and her childrens. Erin is so cool and Sofia and James really lovely kids. I will miss them a lot ( and i am still doing now). Thanks Erin for all time you gave me, the good advice and the best wishes, that i know, come from the deep of your heart! Of course i recommend this workaway family to stay with them. They are wonderful and funny! Just THANK YOU!
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I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the amazingly beautiful Villa . Andy and Simona are excellent hosts, cooks, guides and friends, so it was a pleasure to spend time with them. They allowed me to work on a wide variety of fun tasks, all whilst making me feel welcome and at home. I hope to meet you all again in the future and there is always a home for you to stay at if you decide to spend some time in Canterbury.
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What can we say about Udo, Cristi and Aoni Leon, the best family in Samaipata (and maybe Bolivia..) I arrived there as a volunteer, I left as a friend. I cant find the words to explain how my experience with them was wonderful. The time I past with this family was incredible! They have a hole world to share with you, always a great story to count,(travellers always have good stories to count!) youre learning new things everyday. Thats for all these reasons that we call this place : School of life o Escuela de la vida. For me, the experience with them is an experience that I will never forget. There will always be a special place in my heart for this WONDERFUL family. Workshops, nature, river, firecamp, good bread (hehe) and a lot of love and good energies. Thats how I can resume the nice and easy-living with them. Thanks for everything xxxxx this was probably one of the best experience of my 6 months travelling Cati
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Sarah, Nigel and Chris were the most fantastic hosts I could have asked for as my first Workaway family! So warm and welcoming from the moment I arrived, their beautiful little house is the perfect place to stay. I loved every moment of working in the garden, caring for the animals, checking out the beach, going to shows and festivals with Sarah and Nigel and hanging out with Chris and Emma. Missing you all a lot, can't weait to return the favour in Aus! Love Jilly
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Lisa and Julian were our first workaway experience and we really enjoyed our time with them. We spent in their house 5 nice weeks and we couldn't imagine better hosts! Lisa is excellent cook and we had a lot of fun during our dinners with them. Julian knows all building tricks and is always ready to give an advice. They also took us if they were going out so we discovered a lot of new places thanks to them. We can strongly recommend this family.
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My partner and I helped out on the farm for 6 weeks. June and Oz own 2 beautiful properties that we were able to fully engulf ourselves with. Between daily chores of animal maintenance to renovating an 18th century farm house, to reworking the garden to just about anything . They both showed us the ways of how the Haute Pyreneesers do their thing. We meet numerous amounts of people as well during our stay. We fell in love with their animals (especially mr. kneehigh), and we difficult to leave. Even though things seem crazy sometimes we were always able to come back to ground level by the end of the day. It would be amazing to see them and the progression of their place in the future.
feedback left for Lovely place in haute Pyrenees - 20/04/2012
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I spend an incredible 28 day in Eflatun, it was a very enriching personal experience. Aydin and Ebru were amazing hosts, and within a week I already started feeling at home, as if I have always been there. It is a unique place to spend time, both relaxing and working. I got to do things I never imagined, I learned a lot about life in the countryside, and even if sometimes work got pretty exhausting, at the end of the day, I always felt very good about it. I will surely miss riding in the Toyota car on our way to the “other land”… I hope rainy days for the almond trees. I will also miss baby Ata, walking with him in the garden, he has a great personality, and I would love to see him again when he grows up. Thank you Aydin for having the patience to work with an inexperienced “city girl” like me :) I wish you all the best; I hope you have the strength to accomplish everything you, and your family, dream of! Hope to see you again… Big Hug from Romania!
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I spent a great time with Elaine, Jamie and Kate. I learned a lot of things working and sharing the time with them for one month that I stayed. There are lots of work to do in the smallholding and a lots of places to explore in this area. I enjoyed cycling and walking around. Moreover, I visited places and towns and enjoyed some bars with them,Jamie is a machine in darts. The acomodation is great and I could adapt it to me. All the facilities are provided and they make feel you as part of family. We enjoyed the Jamie's meals in dinner. I met Laura and Manu, others workawayers, that was a pleasure to share those days as well. If you like working and learning outdoors with hands, enjoying a quiet environment and living with a great people this is your place.
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WOW! What a great experience , we couldn t have asked for more! Our first workaway adventure has enriched us so much. We spent a month in the lovely and warm company of Hendrik ,Christine and their friendly cats at Raspberry Hill and we enjoyed every moment of it. You can just sense the positive energy from miles away and we really felt like part of the family. We loved all our tasks and delicious dinners sprinkled with lovely and rich conversations about life. Eberholzen is a beautiful and very friendly village with amazing surroundings, we also enjoyed our free time in Hannover, Hildesheim and Kassel. Likewise, we had the opportunity to attend our first meditation workshop together and we must say it was a wonderful experience. We were so excited to be part of the Raspberry Hill project. It is the perfect place for couples to retreat , relax and raise their awareness and love with the help of Hendrik and Christine. We are deeply grateful for such a magnificent encounter and wish them nothing but love and success. As for you workawayers, we assure you of a very good time working on a beautiful project with lovely hosts.
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There are just too many amazing things to describe them all, when you are a Volunteer at Freddies place. I came to Mbale to volunteer for a month but ended up to stay for three month. Freddie made every day to become a good day, he was there for me when ever i needed an advise or help or just a friend. I worked with an organic vanilla and coffee cooperative and learned much more than i had expected. I just can recommend to come to Mbale and stay with Freddie when you want to have a great successful volunteering!! Freddie thank u for everything-you know i will be back one day!
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Julia is an excellent host – very welcoming and relaxed, with the work well-organised and flexible. It was good fun working on the kitchen redecoration in a team with Kate and other Workawayers and then eating together with Julia, swapping stories, learning new card games and having a glass or two of wine. In my second week, I was able to enjoy the fine late-November weather while putting up new fences in the gardens. My room was luxurious and, with the Chateau’s stunning views over the Canal du Midi and vineyards to the Pyrenees, I found this a great place to stay and relax in my free time. Visiting historic cities like Carcassonne is easy by train. I had a car and took a couple of day trips - to the wild and beautiful Mediterranean coastline just across the border in Spain, and through stunning mountainous countryside less than an hour to the north of Ventenac. Julia creates a great atmosphere at the Chateau. I thoroughly recommend being a volunteer here.
feedback left for Help needed in a beautiful Chateau - 06/12/2010
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Marie is a wonderful workaway host. She is kind and generous. She sets clear expectations for the work which is very helpful. On warm days the outdoor work was a little more challenging but it was rewarded with a cool glass of lemonade. This was my first workaway experience and it was very good!
feedback left for Discover the hidden Algarve - 22/05/2013
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This was my second workaway experience and I LOOOVVEDD it! :) Thank you Simonetta for everything!! I felt much more like a part of the family than I did a worker. Simonetta and her family were extremely welcoming and fed me too well! The work was easy and I got to work on my Italian while helping around the house and painting. It was a lovely stay and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an authentic Italian experience! I can never thank you enough for my time in Gavorrano, Simonetta! If I could've I would've stayed forever! Ti voglio bene anche! Tanti baci xxx
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Diane and Brian were fantastic hosts. Diane's food was delicious and I very much appreciate Brian sacrificing meat for the week that I stayed. Their house is lovely and it was a treat to have a bathroom and living room all to myself. It's a quiet spot but Diane and Brian made an effort to show me some of the local area during my breaks from weeding. Thanks for a lovely stay.
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I had a wonderful experience living and working with Paul and Bianca and their animals for 3 weeks. As soon as I arrived I was impressed by the beautiful countryside, especially the far reaching views of the Pyrenees and the forests - a truly idyillic location. Paul and Bianca are friendly and relaxed and made me feel welcome right from the beginning of my stay. I found the work itself rewarding and enjoyable to such an extent that it almost didn't feel like work - for me it was great to be outside doing something physical and having a sense of achievement at the end of the day by being able to see the progress I'd made. I did a whole range of tasks including cleaning out animal sheds, taking down/repairing fences, cutting back hedges, clearing brambles, helping to move livestock, digging/filling in trenches, mowing lawns, strimming, milling corn, doing some prep work for renovation of the gite and locating 'escaped' donkeys!; various tasks on the tractor including cutting the grass in the field and spreading fertiliser. I also removed a gate with the tractor ....but that wasn't planned!! (sorry Paul and Bianca!) But it wasn't all work: sitting down together to have Bianca's very tasty home cooked meals was very enjoyable, especially when were able to sit outside on the terrace. The opportunity to have a siesta after lunch was always welcome...and often taken up. The dogs are amazing and we went on a few long walks together - very therapeutic. The public transport links are reasonable and Paul was good enough to give me a lift to the pick up point at the local village so I was able to spend the weekends visiting my friends in Toulouse. Thank you Paul and Bianca for helping me make some great memories which will stay for me forever. I wish you all the best for the future and hopefully see you again!
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Cornelia and Torsten were great hosts! I had my own small room and got a lovely breakfast, lunch and dinner every day (and they prepared nice vegetarian meals for me!). I mainly helped with the horses and some gardening. I also watched the house for one weekend, while both were away. I took walks with the horses and the dogs and enjoyed the rural surroundings and the hospitality for 2 1/2 weeks. I have to say that it could be a bit limited without a car, if you like to go lots of different places in your free time. But if you like to get away from the crowd for a while it is a great place to stay!
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I spent 3 wonderful weeks working here and could have stayed longer! Nothing better than waking up to the beautiful lake view each morning and being surrounded by nature. The work was great and the host is very easy going. I made lots of wonderful friends and will take away some of my best memories of Canada. I highly recommend spending some of your time here!
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Jonna and Rien are not only caring and lovely hosts, they are truely remarkable people! The work was always fulfilling and the food delicious! Not to mention their beautiful house and magical garden I had the pleasure of working in almost everyday. I will remember this experience for the rest of my life and for that I am enernally greatful. Thank you for everything! Sorry it took me so long to write this! I miss you both, give Laslo a big hug for me! Love, Taylor
feedback left for Help in the garden in Liege, Belgium - 06/02/2013
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I had a really great time at Susan and John's place, I couldn't ask for a better accomodation or family to stay with for my first workaway experience. I spent 3 weeks there, and they were extremely kind, generous and wonderful hosts. I felt very comfortable in their house, and the food was great (Susan is a great cook!). The work was fun and enjoyable: help in the garden, cleaning stuff and some sand in the rainy days. Ashburton is a quite village in the Devon countryside, there are a lot of path and hills where you can walk with John's pet Tallullah, the most lovely dog I've ever meet. And if sometimes you need the town life you can easily join the towns of Plymouth and Exeter. Thank you Susan and John.
feedback left for Gardening and painting in Ashburton, England. - 25/03/2013
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Thanks all! To you prospective workawayers: Anyone who loves the country, or loves the mountains (Garbet is pleasantly situated between both), or gets more pleasure from a hard day's work than from not working at all is advised to check out Barry and Virginia. You work hard, but the work in an ends in itself. Logging, butchering, working in the garden- if this is the stuff you crave you'll have come to the right place. All you need is a little grit, a little vinegar, a will to roll up your sleeves and get sweaty. And even when the weather's nasty - and it was - you can always count on an evening of good company and a good dinner. Thanks again
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Emma and I had a great time with Clare and Sarah! We did some organizing and cleaning and got to explore Limerick, Galway, Ennis, and the Burren. I know that we will probably be back sometime! Clare immediately made us feel completely at home! Thanks for being so great!
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Hello , I had a very nice time with Franscesco and his two Boys! I was impressed by his alternativ lifestyle and wise choices! Franscesco is very talented smart and handy!! Thank you for your hospitality ! Sophie
feedback left for Alternative lifestyle in central Italy - 26/01/2013
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I stayed here for nearly two weeks and I would like to say thank you to these very nice and friendly families. The place is ideal to discover the Coromandel area, beside the work is enough time to make your own way. Thank you Kelly and Dawn that I could do all these adventures. Stay well and keep going Maxi
feedback left for Childcare in Coromandel, NZ - 21/03/2012
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Everything about this experience is wonderful, working in the garden is very relaxing with a view of the lake and the company of the sweet cats who purr next to you and the neighbor s sheep over the fence. Christoph is really really nice, open minded and respectful. Thank you so much for the time that we shared. I hope to come back soon.
feedback left for Volunteer in a big house in Zürich - 23/05/2013
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Maybe these feedbacks are getting a bit boring to read, but I also can only say that like the other workawayers I had a very good experience with Joanne and her family. They are very fun, open and easy going people. The 2 dogs are part of the family and are very lovely as well. I am happy I could stay with them and had a real Ozzy family experience.
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We spent a month in the fertile hills of the Arriege with the indefatigable Fryer's; Barry, Virginia, Audrey (and doggies!) and our fellow workawayer, a delight of a young lad, Joe. As Barry said unfortunately the weather was not ideal, a couple of late dumps of snow prevented us from getting our hands as dirty as we would have liked but our month there was very beneficial and enjoyable nonetheless. Barry, Virginia and Audrey are stores of wisdom on an array of matters and the craic is mighty over a few glasses of red wine. Dinner times are the highlight of the day and the food and conversation are both top class. Barry has learned a lot over his interesting life and is more than willing to share his knowledge if the student is ready to learn. We would have loved to stay longer but learned we were \"with child\" and returned home to set up a nest in preparation. Apparently this is the third such incident! We would reccomend a stay chez Fryer wholeheartedly and unreservedly to any prospective workawayers. From Ireland with love, Oz and Ais

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