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This is a beautiful place to experience costa rican daily life. During my stay I worked as a mathtutor but got a lot more than that; I found a place to feel like home, visits to san jose and a sugar factory and also got the chance to look at the puriscal festival! I got to learn a lot more about riding and horsecare during my stay and the family really made me feel welcome. We created a holiday, I got to try aikido, made popcorn pie (surprisingly good!) and learned some necessary words in spanish from Abel (gum for example!). You never have to feel alone here with all the horses walking around freely, the dogs and cats with their own personalities and all the awesome volunteers that stay here. I couldn\'t have found a better place to start my travels in costa rica nor a better family to live with and atmosphere to live in. And if you feel like going for a swim, hey, there\'s a waterfall close by! I love this place and would recommend it for everyone; young, old, tall, short, inexperienced and experienced riders, animal lovers, hiking lovers or whatever. A word to describe this place is awesome. Pura vida
feedback left for Help with rebuild a driveway in Costa Rica - 16/03/2011
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We have been volunteering in India for 3 months, and this is most definitely one of the best experiences we have had thus far! The first few days were spent at Desert Adventure Camp near Jaisalmer. We did a little bit of cleaning and cooking in exchange for one of the luxury tents and a camel ride. The rest of our time was spent at the Shri Ram hotel in Bikaner. Here, along with another volunteer, we set to repainting the front of the hotel. Just as we left one volunteer was preparing to paint a traditional Indian style mural on the wall. This is a pretty big project, and I'm sure any help will be appreciated. If you are an artistic type, this could be a good place for you to visit! Yogi, Vicky and everyone else are all incredibly welcoming to their volunteers. The work is relaxed and enjoyable, and the traditional food incredible. Highly recommended!
feedback left for A home away from home, Rajasthan.India - 06/02/2013
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This was my first workaway experience so I didn't know how everything is going to work. However I felt very welcomed right in the beginning and Andy picked me up from train station with their cool Spitfire! Food was extremely delicious and Andy and Tracy both have a great sense of humour. Along with guesthouse work I got to do various jobs, for example to photograph Tracy's antiques, which was interesting! The area is quiet, but I really enjoyed the peacefulness. I had a lovely time, thank you all: Andy, Tracy, Molly and Jack! And of course Buster and the Cat!    
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Working at the hostel in Zakopane was a fantastic experience! The work is what you would expect to encounter at a hostel and the atmostphere is great! I had a blast working with the staff/other workawayers and getting to spend time with all of our guests. The hostel itself has a warm and relaxing atmosphere with a great location, just perfect for getting out for skiing/snowboarding or hiking. I definitely enourage anyone who thinks they might be interested to come stay and help out for a while!
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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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If you decide to Workaway for Luisa and Joan, you are sure to be treated very well, have a comfy bed to sleep in, a lovely house to rest and work in, plenty of nice food to eat and lots of laughs. Luisa is a real Catalan character and loves to live life, laugh and receives her workawayers with a positive attitude and is generous in spirit and warmth. She enjoys company and is very eager to spend time with her guests, be it at dinner time or at the beach. Thanks again for everything Luisa and Joan. :) :)
feedback left for Volunteer needed near Girona in Catalonia! - 07/06/2013
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How does one leave feedback for a family that weren't just hosts, but have become enduring friends. I cannot overstate how enjoyable my time on Lismore has been. From the beautiful island itself, to the amazing Campbell-Paine family, every day was truly incredible. Yorick and Sarah were brilliant hosts, very easy-going and fun to be around. Also both excellent cooks! The work was also very interesting, always something new to be done every week. I think the best recommendation I could ever make is: when it came time to leave, I wish I never had to leave at all. I hope to see you guys again soon!
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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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This was my first Workaway and it was a fantastic experience. Debbie and Daniel are great hosts, they really put in the effort to make sure the helpers are enjoying themselves. They are always up for a laugh, and good at clearly explaining the task at hand. The work is varied and you are left with plenty of free time. The fellow helpers are a lot of fun and very friendly. There were around 8 others whilst I was there, and you get to know people really well and have some great times! On days off you can relax in the lovely rural surroundings or take a day trip to one of the nearby towns, there is always something to do. I couldn't recommend this enough, thank you Debbie and Dan!
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Marco is a great hosts. He is a very open minded and friendly person. He knows exactly what is to do at the B & B. I've cleaned up the rooms and made the laundry. It is an easy work. After the work is free time to relax in the garden, to take a dip in the river or just play with the cats. Marco showed me interesting places around Terni and Umbria. Thank you for the opportunity to been in your beautiful house. You can be very proud of your beautiful 'Casa'!
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My first workaway experience couldn't be better, Fiona is a great person who gave me the freedom and all kind of facilities. I only can thank you Fiona for all you did for me and also all the good moments I had with all of you (Tilly, the singer & James, the ping-pong player). See you soon! Una abraçada!
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I highly recommand this workaway possibility. Guiselle and Hans Jürgen are wonderful people living in an absolutely beautiful spot. During the whole stay I never felt under pressure and could do the duties with calmness. I mainly helped Hans Jürgen in the garden and Guiselle in the kitchen. It's a place out in the middle of nowhere, a place surrounded by wild nature where one can really reload energies. I never felt like a worker, it was more a giving and taking and a lot of nice, funny and interesting interaction and learning from each other. Always enough to eat :) Fresh and healthy food. The workawayer's bedroom is amazing (large and beautiful). Plenty of good books available. Will be back for sure one day!
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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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I had an amazing time with Martine. After only planning to stay for 2 weeks i ended up staying there for almost 2 months. I miss it. I don't really want to tell everyone how good it was because i want it all for myself. Don't go there.
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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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I came here on Easter Sunday and the place was alive with children on a residential riding holiday. It was great fun and I am looking forward to the last two weeks of May, when more come to stay. The accommodation here is comfortable and Angelika is a great host and good cook (you will not go hungry!). There is a wonderful family atmosphere as we all eat together and chat around the table. The people who keep their horses here are also very friendly which adds to the pleasure of this place. The routine is pretty much as described in the previous review but I would like to clarify one point regarding the hours worked. Work does start at 8 and finish about 6 (that is the nature of working with horses) and there are jobs to be done in between, but not for the whole 10 hours. There is plenty of time to relax, go for a walk or ride in the beautiful countryside where you will see plenty of deer. After the horses have been fed, Sunday is pretty much a day off. Although there is an exchange of culture, this is 'workaway' and the clue is in the first 4 letters! Angelika is a very kind and generous person and I would hate anyone to miss out on this experience just because they thought the hours were too long, which is why I am writing my review whilst still here. I came with the intention of staying for my final 3 months in Germany, and I certainly will remain until then.
feedback left for Riding and training horses in Bavaria. - 06/05/2013
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I had a great time staying here! Stefan and Marie were very welcoming and helped me to feel right at home from day one. The three children are so great and easy going and I had a lot of fun playing with them. I learned a lot about gardening and cooking in a way which really taught me to love it. It was great to spend so much time outside and hands on every day. They also brought me to some small nearby cities which was great. I would love to go back any time I get the chance.
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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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My first workaway experince and a nice one. Coleta is a charming warm welcoming lady with a nice place i spent 5 days there and had a good time in the fresh country air thanks coleta and see you again !
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This was a great place to work! Me and my sister really enjoyed our time in here. Everyone was so friendly and the atmosphere was very warm and welcoming. Unfortunately we could only stay 8 days in here, because we had other plans already. But if we go back to Portugal, we definitely want to go back to this place and then hope to stay much, much longer time. We, already miss all other workers, hope to see them some day again! And we miss all those dogs too! (there is plenty of lovely dogs around) Thank you Branca and Antonio?
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I volunteered in Korvala from mid-february till the 23d of march 2013. It was my first workaway experience and definitely an amazing one ! First of all, Jaana, Seppo and the kids are a super kind, warm, and welcoming family and made me feel right at home. Then by extension all the \"korvala family\" members (other volunteers, and neighbors) were really friendly too, so the atmosphere here was really good ! Concerning the \"work\", if you love being outdoors and take care of dogs and stuff, then you won't feel it's work at all :-) Plus I learnt tons of things concerning the kennel, the sledding, Finland, and also new specific pieces of english vocabulary too while I was there ! Jaana was always ready to teach and explain us almost anything, without any stress and always with a smile ! (and so did Amanda helping me with recognizing all the dogs at first :-), big help !!). To be short, I really enjoyed my time there, it went by too fast and I miss all of it !! The good times with the children, the safari days, the doooogss... So THANK YOU again for everything !
feedback left for Help with huskies and more in Finnish Lapland - 09/04/2013
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Marina & Mauritzo are WONDERFUL hosts! My fiance and I had the opportunity to stay with them for 5 wonderful weeks and helped prepare their new home. We did a variety of work, all of which was fun, interesting and easy. Marina baked some wonderful bread and desserts and Mauritzo spoiled us with lots of great Italian cooking. We went into Rome often, but also got to visit lots of the neighboring villages. Marina introduced us to several of their friends and we really didn't want to leave even after 5 weeks. Marina & Mauritzo really care for their guests, go above and beyond, and I'm happy to say that we consider them not just hosts, but now good friends. Hope to see them again one day!
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I spent one week with Sue and Pete ant it was a great experience. The work is not hard at all, just few hours helping with the cleaning or the gardening. In exchange I had my own cabin and they taught me a lot of things, like how to make really good bread for example! :) They are a very nice and friendly couple. I really recommend this place!!
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I had a wonderful time in this beautiful guesthouse! Maria, Roger, MacDuff and Nana are great and made me feel like being a part of their family! The guesthouse is a gorgeous place: a very beautiful country house in the middle of a fantastic landscape. You can hear and see the river in the garden while sitting in the living room next to the fireside. It was great fun to go for walks with MacDuff, the cutest dog ever, and I enjoyed working with Maria in the \"heart of the house\": the kitchen. The working conditions are more than fair, the work is well-structured, so it's always clear what you have to do and definitely not too hard, I had fairly enough time to relax and to enjoy Scotland! Maria is a queen in the kitchen! She is unbelievable well-organised in everything she does, an amazing chef (try the sepia salad!!!) and a great strong and down-to-earth woman. Roger took me in his car for a lot of great trips around the area and gave me a lift whenever he had to drive anywhere. He is a great driver and an excellent guide! I really enjoyed spending my free time with them! Even though the guesthouse is in the middle of the countryside, you never have to be lonely in this wonderful family and there are so many great things to do!! The room I slept in is very beautiful, tastefully arranged and cosy, like every room in the guesthouse and I could use my own bathroom. All in all I can highly recommend this workaway host!! I will never forget you and what I learned from you, Maria and Roger, MacDuff, Nana and Kim and I miss you! Big hug and hope to see you again! Natascha
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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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Brij, Lynn, Kavin and Oliver are honestly one of the nicest families I've ever met! I spent a great week with them, I learned a lot about renovating an old barn and I feel honored to be a little part of such a great project. The barn is amazing and I even got to sleep in one of the nicest rooms! I never worked too hard and had a lot of freetime to spend with this great family and their friends. The kids are just adorable and the food was always really good! :-) I loved listening to all those interesting stories Brij and Lynn shared with me and another workkawayer about their exciting life! I can only recommend this wonderful family to every workawayer, it was a great experience and I hope to get the chance to come back and see the process of the barn and their life! Thank you for this great week!:-)
feedback left for Looking for help in Limousin area of France - 27/07/2012
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I had a really good time at the castle. Ingrid and Jimmy are just amazing. Living in the castle is kind of like living in a different world and I can definitely say it does have healing powers. If you are looking for an extraodinary experience and are not afraid of work or ghosts its the perfect place for you! There is always a lot of work do be done but I did it with joy. Looking forward to seeing you again some time. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!!
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What a wonderful week with Kristie, Paul, and their family, including the three dogs. The work was meaningful, the accommodations wonderful, and the setting idyllic. Lasting memories of beautiful Bordeaux skies when taking a break from \"weeding\" the new vines, extending lunches under the Horse Chestnut tree (in full bloom and buzz when I was there!), extended walks thru the beautiful countryside that provided breathtaking views at almost every turn. The opportunities were plentiful, the learning was rich, and the \"room & board\" was four star by anyone's standards (I was there outside of the b&b season so go to stay in their exquisite suite) - Kristie's a great chef - the family dinners, complimented by their wonderful 2009 Bordeaux... Can't imagine a more perfect Bordeaux winery experience - you should do it, too!
feedback left for Organic Vineyard in Bordeaux. - 22/04/2013
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My experience with Wilm, Patricia and the other volunteers was really awesome! They are such a nice people with lots of things to do but in a completely love, peacefull ang possitive energy and atmosphere in all sences. Yoga and meditation are really interesting and nice experiences. You will not regret about volunteer with them is that lovely place!
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I stayed with cathy and Robert for 6 weeks, today is my last day and i can't believe to leave this island. It was my first workaway experience and it was great. I'm a professional spray painter now ;-) I had a wonderful time here and met a lot of amazing people. Hope i'll be back soon. Mahalo
feedback left for Volunteer on Hawaii´s Big Island - Kapoho - 11/06/2013
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Ni hao!!!!! hahaha. This was my first workaway experience. I only stay for a week but I want to return In September all the month. Uschi and Reinhard are special. I was very good at their house. I only had one problem with they.... My English hahaha... I lost a great conversation with Uschi because I don´t speak english very good. If you like horses, the work isn´t a problem. The landscape are great!!! The food are great too. Fynn (the dog) and Lucie (the cat) are amazing. Thank you for making my stay that great!!!!!
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My stay with Cristina, Udo and Aoni was a great experience. Their relaxed and friendly attitude made me feel very soon as a part of the family. The place where they live is just too beautiful to describe. It´s like living in the middle of the jungle but without missing anything of the `civilized´ world. Besides every movement in their huge terrain is mountain-hiking (and sometimes climbing) and with the great view of the mountains around I didn´t even need to check out the Amboro National Park. I learned a lot there, as well about technical stuff as about live itself. Udo and Cristina are both very interesting and we had great talks. The work was very relaxed and usually fun. To me It´s amazing what they create there in the middle of the woods: Udo´s engineering skills and his love to nature are the best combination for building a little utopia there. I would love to see how the project(s) turn out. The food was very good: I enjoyed every lunch-meal Cristina cooked and even though I´m not vegetarian, I didn´t miss the meat. And as soon as I´m at home I´m going to try to make homemade bread like Udo taught me. I was also able to improve my Spanish a lot since Cristina is a very patient teacher and speaks a clear, understandable castellano. I still hope I´ll be able to return in a few months and hopefully there will be more Guapurú (or Bakalu). For workawayers who like the simple life in a relaxed surrounding far from the noise of the cities, love the nature and who are resistant to mosquitos and ants, this is the perfect place.
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It was a pleasure to stay with Rosmarie and Josef. They have a very nice family and I always enjoyed having conversations with Rosmarie and tring to communicate with Josef and Simon (I do not speak German, although I was able to learn some with them). The food was great, and much of it was very traditional which was fun to try! The work was not very difficult. They went out of their way to make sure that I had a good experience with them, and I really did! Winden is a very small town and the house is mostly surounded by farm land, but it wasn't too difficult to make day trips to Munich. I recommend staying with this host if you are seeking a Bavarian experience!
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Staying with Zane and Andis for 3 weeks has been my first workaway experience and it was plain awesome! They made me feel like being part of the family since the very beginning, therefore I felt definitely at home there. Work wasn't too hard as well. We (the girls) did a lot of gardening, painting and housekeeping, but there was always time for a tea break (or juice break as it got warmer ;), because as they said “This isn't a workcamp, we don't want you to die out there.” :) I learned quite a lot and they were really patient explaining how the work should be done. Zane and Andis are also very flexible, when it comes to working hours. When we had plans to go to Riga or to make a trip, it hasn't been a problem at all. Further, Zane provided lovely dishes for lunch and dinner almost every day and sometimes my all time favourite Latvian dessert “Kārums”! After-work hours were also always lots of fun - doing canoeing and boat-trips, playing card games or having movie nights! Further, I enjoyed our barbecues with their family and friends and I got really addicted to playing croquet! I basically told everyone in Germany about that! Love it! So it got never boring at all! Those 3 weeks passed by so quickly and it was kinda hard for me to say goodbye. In Zane and Andis you'll find humorous, gentle, kind and easy-going hosts and it was surely great staying with you! Miss u all! xxx PS.: While staying with them, you should absolutely sleep at least one night in the floating cottages!
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I was there working for about a month. A lot of work but also a lot of fun! It was such a great experience to learn about riding and natural horsemanship! Kristina and the rest of the people at the stable are all so warm and welcoming and friendly!
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We LOVE Sarah and Richard! After spending a week at their house, our faces were actually sore from smiling and laughing so much. We really could'nt have wished for a better first workaway experience! We really appriciated and learned a lot from how they both trusted us to do things we had never tried before. Their view of life in general is so refreshing, they really inspired the both of us! If Sarah and Richard were on \"Come dine with me\", we would easily give them one billion points for the food, the company, the entertainment and the love! We really hope to come back someday, and they are both so welcome to Norway! These people definately have the X-factor!
feedback left for Homestay in Normandy - 08/10/2012
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2 amazing weeks, 7 amazing people, 1 amazing farm. I travelled out to Tuscany not knowing what was in store for me as I had never used Workaway before, nor had I ever worked on a farm. What I left with were some great memories and some unforgettable friends (not all of which were human!). If you are looking for a \"relaxing time in Tuscany\" this is not it. It is back-breaking work, long hours, and not much down time. It is physically and emotionally draining, but the sense of accomplishment as well as the times to sit down and reflect on our days/lives (at lunch and dinner) over some wine and in the company of Viviano and his beautiful mother, Giovana, makes it all worth it. The relationships you will cultivate with the animals and the farm itself make the whole experience worth it as well. Viviano exemplifies passion...for his artwork, for his animals, for his family, and for his love of music. It was great to be around a man who thrives in hard work and rural living. Be prepared to adapt, however, since there is a certain way things are done here. But isn't that the beauty of exploring and new experiences? For me it is. I will forever remember this place and be grateful for what I learned about diligence, adversity, teamwork, and especially the friends I was able to make here and keep forever. And thanks to Giovana, I was fed well and even learned a little Italian. I hope to visit again someday. Thanks for everything, Viviano and Giovana! Prawn Cocktail
feedback left for Live a simple life and help us in Tuscany... - 28/06/2012
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I can’t say anything else that I love them 3 !! great family, beautiful from the inside and out, honest, great fun!! Always something to do with David Mr Hipper , Robs and Ems :) CU soon !
feedback left for Help out in Andalucia just 5km from the beach. - 11/07/2011
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I spent two months with the family. from the first moment I felt like one more family. provided me with everything I could need. the food was good and plentiful. my English improved a lot thanks to the patience of them. in spare time we were in route. when you return to Ireland I'll make a visit. thanks
feedback left for Farm in the Sunny South East, Ireland - 10/05/2013
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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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We both spent a lovely week with the Yollands. We immediately felt at ease around them, we had a lot of fun visiting nearby villages/ the nearby lake with the family, we had the honour of being invited to an amazing concert in a very impressive chateau, and we were honestly sad to leave, as we felt we'd been there forever when we left, despite it only being a week! Lovely family with lots of lovely pets, Alejo helped with the barn and I helped in the house/ garden. Hope to see you all again soon and thanks again guys x
feedback left for Volunteer in Gavaudun. - 26/08/2012
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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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Even if it was just a week, i enjoyed a lot to be in your wunderful oase! i miss the loveley dogs already...and off course the very good food:-)! morning walking with the dogs, learn about operations, catching cats who need the operation, mosaiking a table, teaching kids in school about how to care pets... it was a great first workaway exeperience for me and i felt really at home in colan with Rosemary and her grandson! Thanks for everything and keep doing this great and important work!!!oh, and i hope the flyers will help a little bit...warm regards
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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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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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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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Lovely time we´ve spend in Brokeloh. We´ve been there almost three weeks, and we learn a lot of things and visited a lot of places with the bicycles that Karsten and Nicky lend us, if you go on summertime you even can swim in the lake nearby!! We\'ve worked by the mornings and then just relax and have fun. Thank you very much for all:)
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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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I stayed at Kilnaborris house only for 10 days but I left sad because I could not stay longer... All the family are very friendly and kind...Michael and Louise were exceptional with me and everytime that I think about the children my heart smiles ;) They are really sweet! The house is very big and with excellent conditions, located in a beautifull and rural area! Michael took us (me and the others workaways) to meet very nice and interesting places nearby and to a lovely pub on the village ;) I just can say that Tierney Family are a really, really lovely family... And I hope to see them again! ;)
feedback left for Work and Travel in Ireland - 12/02/2013
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What a great place to go and \"workaway\" - a great vibe, Dave and Georgie were so welcoming and little Ayla is adorable. The work was varied, interesting and inspiring to be involved with. We spent a brilliant 2 1/2 weeks and would love to go back and visit this lovely family again. We were welcomed, well fed and cosy in our little caravan and there was always plenty going on and people to meet. We miss you guys. x
feedback left for Volunteer with us and get to know Bonar - 08/06/2013
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To say I miss you guys is an understatement. Nar and family are working to materialise their beliefs and passion about ecological, respectful living and spending time with them will def invigorate you. There's so much to be fascinated by and to indulge in at their farm - food is ridiculously amazing (fresh veg & fruits, vegetable patties, blow-your-mind desserts w hot turkish tea...), people look out for you and are always willing to share their knowledge, the air if fresh and it must be beautiful now in Jan/Feb, blanketed with snow. I'd have to buy a ticket back pronto if I reminisce any more.
feedback left for Let's create together near the Black Sea. - 02/02/2013
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I had a great time at the farm! Unfortunately all the corn was harvested the day I arrived. But we did go to a beach volley tournament in town that day to sell the corn with the whole group. It was great fun. The surroundings are great to spent your free time. Work and eating times are not fixed so you would need to have some flexibility in that sense. I really recommend this place. The house felt like a home right from the start.
feedback left for Volunteer in Uruguay. Punta de Diablo. - 15/02/2013
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This was my first workaway experience and I will never forget it. I have learnt a lot, not just practical skills but also about ecological living, organic cooking and esentially about life. I feel like I have grown up two years in only two weeks. I recommend to everybody the experience, you will enjoy the most amazing and healthy food you've ever tried and the most interesting conversations. The work is not hard, it can be very varied and creative, weather permitting. Thank you very much for everything and hopefully see you soon!
feedback left for Come and help us on our land in Catalonia. - 21/05/2013
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I stayed with Stuart and Louisa for three weeks and had an absolutely fantastic time. I instantly felt welcome and comfortable. The food was amazing and the work satisfying. I learnt many things while staying: about looking after animals, gardening, myself and baking bread which is now a hobby of mine. The location is beautiful with a nearby lake for swimming and a picturesque rural town. Stuart and Louisa are brilliant, inspiring, and very generous people and I could not have imagined a better place to have my first workaway! Thank you so much for having me, it was an absolute pleasure. I would recommend this workaway to anyone!
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Fantastic! Thank you for hosting me and letting me work on your beautiful farm. Apricots, tomatos, peppers, pumpkins, basil, oranges, lemons, limes, olives, grapes and persimmons. Mangia, mangia!! I felt like family in a matter of days. Over the top hospitalilty. It would help knowing a little more Italian, but lucklily another workawayer named Pepe made my life a lot easier, translating for me. I will miss all the wonderful cooking and company at the dinner table. Pizza, pasta, salads, steaks, wine and cokes!
feedback left for B&B in Basilicata, Italy - 05/12/2011
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Wow. What can we say that hasn't been said already? Awesome, immersive jungle experience, the opportunity to see and learn about all types of flora and fauna, not to mention countless other skills. Highly recommended to any Workawayer. Thank you Tom and Mike, and Emily our fellow volunteer - not to mention all the lovely guys in Poring. It was an experience of a lifetime, and we hope to come back someday soon! :) Kaaj & Tom
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I stayed for one month with Francesco and Laura, and had a really wonderful time. I enjoyed cleaning the rooms with Laura, and working in the garden (when it was not raining) and even went to the house by the sea to work for a week with Francesco. The hosts are wonderful people, who are kind and flexible and giving. Thank you for a very interesting and pleasant visit, Laura and Francesco, I hope to see you again someday!
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My time in Gavaudun was everything that I had hoped for (maybe even more). The Yollands are great! From playing a bit of Halo and visiting castles/bastides to actually working on the barn or in the garden, I loved every bit of it! And now, returning to my regular pace of juggling school, work and social life, I'd prefer to go back. HD
feedback left for Volunteer in Gavaudun. - 10/10/2012
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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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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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I stayed with Lionette, Maarten,Thomas And Kalo for nearly 3 weeks. They are a lovely family to live with. Lionettes cooking is second to none. I was here in winter when there was no normal orchard work to be done but I was still occupied with other fun jobs including refurbishing a garden chair. I hope you all have a great year and meet many nice travellers for all over the world.
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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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Volunteering at the Spicy Bungalows was one of my best travel experiences! Samart is so inspiring and has such a good heart. It was hard work but the experience was so worth it. I learned how to cook Thai food and live in the jungle ;)
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I really enjoyed the 3 weeks i spent here, working with the chickens is not hard work and does not take long between two people! The family are all really nice and friendly, I really enjoyed getting to know them. Rakel is a great cook and was always cooking or baking something, trying to get me fat! We got along well, she is a lot of fun to work with and be around, has a great sense of humour and made me laugh a lot! The whole family speak very good english and were all very welcoming...Even the cheeky 9 year old who is a nice boy really! :) The scenery and views of the mountains and countryside are amazing, have some lovely photos and great memories of my time here, would highly recommend!! The accommodation is really nice, big and feels homely, and is next to the main house so you have your own space too. I also really enjoyed the experiences i had working with and riding the Icelandic horses on the farm, lots of fun! Also was able to borrow their car a few times to drive to the nearby towns which was nice. I will miss Rakel and her family and the fun times..hope to go back to visit them maybe next year!
feedback left for Come to Iceland and help us on our farm - 10/06/2013
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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.
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My first experience like workaway was amazing, multicultural, in two months i improved too much my english. Snappers and Rupper area a nice people, polite, sometimes crazy,hahaha, and they like hard workers. The rugby matches were awesome, and it was fantastic worked with rare animals and met a lot of people. Agreet
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My time with the Ehret family was one of the most pleasant experiences I've had while traveling it couldn't been more enjoyable, they welcomed me with arms wide open and treated me with a lot of care and hospitality. The job is not really hard to do and the area is an oasis of relaxation and leisure. I can't recommend this Workaway experience enough. Did I say that my stay couldn't have been more enjoyable. I lied, the only thing that could've made it better was staying longer. Thank you Ehret family, I will carry you in my heart wherever I go!
feedback left for Volunteer work in the Black Forest Germany - 25/03/2013
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My boyfriend and I just finished our first workaway experience here and couldn't have loved it more. The location of the hostel itself is breathtaking. From the moment we arrived we felt at home and knew we had found a wonderful place. The owners are both delightful to work with which really makes your stay here very enjoyable. Minca itself is a beautiful little town with many great things to hike to such as waterfalls and swimming holes and is filled with the friendliest people. While we were at Casa Loma it was high season so there were many things to do but also plenty of down time to relax or go exploring. It's hard to say what our favorite part was but if we had to pick one it would have to be the friends we made at Casa Loma that hopefully we will see again when we come back to visit.
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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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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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Lovely couple, taking good care of its guest, hostel and workawayers. Thanks for everything. Will meet again in the future. I wish you all the best for your personal and business life.
feedback left for Volunteer at a hostel in Bucharest - 26/04/2013
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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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Chez Marian is a great restaurant to volunteer for! Especially if you have an interest in making friends, marketing/advertising a restaurant and coming up with recipe ideas for the daily menu. Cara is great fun to work with. You'll work hard too. If you choose to work behind the bar, you'll often have a chance to speak French with the locals and customers. You'll learn a lot about waitering too. But you also have local towns and villages to visit. There's a small gym in Saint Seurin, bakers, supermarket, tourist office, etc. Saint Seurin is about 5 minutes by bike too. I hope you choose Chez Marian and thanks to everyone there for giving me such a great experience and friends for life too!
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I stayed with Philippe and his family for 5 weeks. During this time I was very graciously welcomed into his family life and was made to feel very welcome. The room I stayed in was lovely and I had a lot of privacy There was also good access to the internet, so I was able to contact my family regularly. the work was very interesting and rewarding. It was very active and being outside in the sunshine was lovely. Philippe was very patient and although I arrived with very little French I was still able to take a lot from the experience and improve French as well. I would highly recommend this workaway for anyone looking to improve their French. the food was also lovely, everything was fresh and healthy. It was lovely to experience real French cuisine, and enjoy the food with the family. I would highly recommend this workaway. It was everything it promised to be and so much more. Just remember to bring a good work ethic and a willingness to throw yourself into every experience.
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Could I say twice excellent ?here are not enough smiles, when I am thinking about this place )))) One week after I left Hawaii, and I miss guys so much!!!! Cathy and Robert are so nice, friendly and excellent hosts! They have lots of funny stories for you, recommendation where you can go and what to do for fun, even extra snorkeling stuff, and towel (for traveler like me, it was important) Ah, that tasty potluck diners with neighbors (guys, thank you for food, you know what I mean ;) and extra bonus with Mike's sweets to make you feel like you have got a new home full of friends in Paradise!!! (you will get, what I mean, when you come)))) I love the nature, and the house with color of ocean waves, you can see and feel Hawaiian spirit everywhere, in little details of interior, in garden with coconut trees and beautiful flowers around, you can feel Hawaii through food, words, which I am pretty sure guys will teach you to say! And I want to say few words about work! I like, Cathy is so creative and she has lots of ideas and stuff to do for you, but in the same way, she gives you a freedom express yourself, to wake up your creativity and to make something good by hands! I like we are now friends on facebook, and hope your page soon will be full of pictures and interesting stories from guys around the world! hugs! hugs!hugs!!!
feedback left for Volunteer on Hawaii´s Big Island - Kapoho - 12/03/2013
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I really couldn't have asked for a better first workaway experience! I felt completely at home, and Toni & Ed were really flexible and relaxed about when I worked, and really accommodating in terms of my dietary requirements. The boys are great kids with amazing imaginations - I loved playing with them and reading them loads of stories; I certainly got an education in Lego, Ninjago and Star Wars! It's a lovely place with a nice deck to catch some rays on while you're eating your lunch, and the caravan was perfect - a cosy little bolthole where I could chill out if I wanted to. Thank you so much for having me and making me feel so comfortable! I'm sure I'll be back to see you in the not too distant future :-) xxx
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The experience was amazing! I stay in Furi's Hostel for 20 days and I couldn't ask for a better first workaway experience. Furi and Peter are both great hosts, works are simple and straight-forward, and the hostel is just one of the best hostel I have ever been to. Super easy to socialise, very laid-back. You will not regret staying in this place!
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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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The Slaters were a lovely family to stay with, it was my first work away experience and I loved it. The work is very physical but varied and intersting, Richard will keep you entertained singing Gangnam Style. Beautiful area to explore, always sunny, magic sunrises and sets. I miss Sue's cooking and baking, she saw that we were always fed hearty meals and a mid morning treat :) Riogordo is good for a beer and tapa of an evening and the locals are very friendly. Thank you so much for having me guys !!
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We stayed at Luz's finca for a week. It was our first workaway experience and we highly enjoyed it. Luz was very giving, and always made sure to keep us well fed with delicious and fresh food. The work was very relaxed, and an interesting experience. Are favorite part was the beautiful scenery. It was very tranquil, and a great place to go for nature lover. I highly recommend Luz's finca.
feedback left for Help on an organic finca in Costa Rica. - 30/05/2013
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I had a brilliant time staying with Ed and his family. They really helped me explore the area, and kept the work varied! The kids are great fun, and the location is incredibly beautiful. Well worth a visit, there\'s so much to do in nearby Morzine and I had a great time hanging out with the family. All in all, a great experience!
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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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Judy and Mike really welcomed Jay and I into the family although we were there for a short period of time. Their home is a beautiful place full of love and laughter and lots of delicious food. I feel very honored and blessed for the chance to stay with them and hope one day to go back again. Thanks so much for everything-you guys, and your entire family are wonderful!
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We have worked for Maria and Roger seven months ago, and we still remember that as one of the best experience of our life!! the place is absolutely beautiful, we have done a lot of long walk in the countryside with McDuff, there is always some new place to discover! Maria and Roger are so warming and nice, they make you feel at home, and always involve you in the activites of the village(night quiz, monday breakfast in the hall..!). maria cooks wonderful food everynight, and everydays there is some news goodies to try (for example the cupcakes that we cooks togheter for my birthday, thank you Maria :) ) You will have your own private lovely room where to stay. and also, if you want to visit the area you will have this opportunity! maria and roger always help you in the organization of your little trip. One of our last day they were also so kind to take as to visit Glen Orchy and Glencoe! we can\'t say enough how much is perfect this place! so, just go there and try!! don\'t miss the chance.. we really miss you,Maria and Roger, your lovely company.. thank you for everything!! we really hope to see you as soon as possible!!
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Ive had such an amazing time working and spending time with Giovanna (Sadly it was just one week). I did some german translation for the website as well as photos and videoclips. Because i was treated so well i tried to give back as much as i could in terms of the work i did. I really had so many awesome experiences and so much fun. Also everyone in Giovannas family treated me like i was one of their own. I consider myself lucky having had the opportunity to be hosted by Giovanna. Again: Thank you for everything! I really hope i will return to Mexico soon!
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I spent two weeks with Torsten during the winter, and, although language was a slight barrier for us, we still shared wonderful conversation and work together. He was endlessly generous, always surprising with thoughtful meals, chats, trips. The work I did was enjoyable and simple, and I was always willing to do more than was asked of me. Staying with Torsten was a tranquil time, and I reflect the trip with warmth.
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Moabi and Michael are lovely people. They both make you feel immediately at home when you arrive. The work was interesting and fun but we could not do too much during mid-summer because it was so hot! There is a very nice, relaxed atmosphere at Tribodar and everyone is included in decisions of what to do. The tipi makes a comfortable and shaded area to relax during the day and eat etc at night. The caravans are nice and comfortable and have electricity. I will definitely be going back :)
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I stayed in December2012 two weeks at the hostel. And I had a great time!! The team you work with was really nice. and the work was simple once you understood the system. during the day I had a lot of time to discover lisbon! A BIG THANK YOU to the whole team,especially the two bosses who gave me really clear instructions. I hope I can visit you sometime again!
feedback left for Volunteer at a Hostel in the heart of Lisbon - 03/02/2013
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I have really enjoyed the time spent in this wonderful family! Breda is a great irish woman: she received me with open arms and she was very hospitable for the entire time I was there. Her kids are so cute! I loved this workaway experience!
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This was a great place to stay on our first trip to New Zealand. Marianna has beautiful horses and a wonderful farm-stay. She was very generous is showing us new experiences in her adopted country, especially the trip Matakana Island. I recommend that if you are staying try to go on the trip, you won't regret it. Lakes Ranch is also another great place to visit with Marianna; the lake is amazing, as are the hot springs, the property itself and the horses! Thank you Marianna and Brian for showing us around Katikati!
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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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Me and a friend stayed 4 weeks with this Organization in Moshi and really enjoyed it! Joseph, the coordinator, is so nice and helpful. He made our whole trip perfect, helping us to organize our travels after volunteering and all the other little things. Also our stay in the host family was very good! A real cultural experience. All in all I can absolutely recommendyou to stay with Joseph in Moshi. We are really glad, that we did it! Marco and Hannes
feedback left for Volunteer for an NGO in Tanzania - 14/04/2013
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Hi! The place is perfect near the Trevelez in the mountain , the food is very well above all \"alpujarreño\" plate, this is delicius. I had excellent teachers of English without moving from Spain. I highly recommend this place to anybody. Regards Fernando
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I had such a wonderful time at this place with Robin and Ole,they and other workawayers were great craic and the place was so relaxing that i did not want to leave!!! Whilst i was there for 3-4 weeks I was involved with working in the Strawbale building, preparation for a wind turbine,(being a student of architecture these were my favourite parts)some gardening,cooking and cleaning. Everyday a different and interesting task, and always learning so much about eco friendly living. Thank you all so much hope to make it make there some day soon :-)
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I've just spent a fantastic week with Dawn on her farmlet. I was made to feel very welcome during my stay, the food was good, and the company was excellent. The work was varied and enjoyable and the location was lovely to go off and explore from. If you like quite, scenic places this is definitely one to try. Many thanks to Dawn and her mother for a lovely stay Pete
feedback left for Volunteer with us nr Onetangi Beach, NZ - 10/11/2012
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If you ever get the chance to visit Luigi, Grazia and Bogdan DO NOT miss your chance. This was my first workawayer experience and i loved every second of it. The accommodation i was provided was brilliant, the area was breath taking. The work was very relaxed and found myself in such good spirits all the time. Tried my hand at a few DIY projects but found myself better for painting, very therapeutic in such an amazing place. The food prepared for me was always wonderful with such a variety, i also had the pleasure of joining Bogdan and his friends for a night out on the town on a few occasions and I'm certain ill be staying in touch with all the lads! We had dinner at a few different places but i must admit they did not compare to Luigis cooking! I would recommend this experience to anyone and everyone as i cannot wait to see the whole family again!!! And dont forget to show Beano lots of love! Thank you all again for making my time in Manduria so special and showing me theres more to life, i hope to see you very soon :) Jack x
feedback left for Helping in Puglia, Italy - 31/05/2013
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I had a great few weeks staying with Claire, Dennis, Fin and Jack! They're all very friendly and I immediately felt comfortable, and like part of the family. They work was varied, which kept it interesting - everything from chopping wood, clearing paddocks to plastering and painting the house. Hours were great as after lunch each day I had free to myself, either hang around the house or explore the local area. The kids were great fun, and I'll miss them both! Jack (7 years old) made me some beautiful paintings as a goodbye present which I will hang up on my wall when I get home! :)
feedback left for Volunteer with a family in Almeria Spain - 23/03/2013
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It was super fun! I was at Landeskogen for 6 or 7 weeks, and it was great the whole time. The work wasn't difficult and it is a beautiful place. I made friends that I hope to keep in touch with forever. Julia is awesome- a very friendly, positive person that really believes in the project there. Loved it and miss everybody already (and I just left this morning!)
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I really enjoyed to work here, I stayed for three weeks and I felt very welcomed in their home :) i hope that I have been of some use, and that we will stay in contact :) Lenny
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I had a wonderful time at the farm. The hosts welcomed me into their home and family for the entirity of my stay. I learned a great deal about the state of food in America and left inspired to encourage positive change.
feedback left for Farmwork or pizza garden in the States - 08/03/2013
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Awesome isn't a word I like to use too often but there's no other way to describe my work away experience with this family. I spent a month in Dome Creek during autumn. Most of my working time was spent with Dave and a couple of other work-awayers doing firewood, gardening, digging, berry picking and any other general outdoors work that needed to be done. We tended to work for around five hours a day with weekends off. The work is pretty physical, however, the atmosphere while working was light and fun with many a song and story shared. Dave has a talent for making people feel appreciated which is no more evident than when you're covered in dirt from head to toe and sore all over! The rest of the time we spent with the family (though there was no pressure to if I wanted time to myself) playing with their two young rascals, helping in the kitchen, attempting to play guitar with Dave, taking trips into the local surroundings, playing board games, playing with their wonderful dogs and enjoying each other's company around a campfire. To sum my experience up: the atmosphere is warm and fun, the surroundings are stunning and the work is tough but rewarding.
feedback left for Off the beaten path. - 20/11/2012
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The sadness I felt at leaving this wonderful family was a strong indication of just what a brilliant place it was to stay. I feel incredibly fortunate to have experienced such a warm welcome and fantastic time with the family and their animals (DJ I miss you!) as my first workaway experience. I hope to be back very soon! :)
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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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Your stay and experience will be filled with good/rewarding moments when spent with Memo, Angelica and the rest of the Buenas cosas family! Highly recommended, great opportunities in so many different areas and an awesome place to experience central American culture. If possible take the amazing bike tour with memo through the beautiful Guatemalan countryside and various villages in lake perambulate and flores. Thanks for all the Buenas cosas! Hope to see you all again soon!
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I worked here for three weeks and loved it. Beautiful country side and walks, and great locals. It's a great way to meet people from all different countries while exploring in free time. Brendan and Marina are great to work with and full of interesting stories about their past and the history of Corcreggan! If you can't work there pop by for a visit, you wont regret it!
feedback left for Volunteers needed in rural Ireland - 04/07/2012
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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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It was a real pleasure to meet and work with Ingeborg. She was so nice and generous with us. She lives in a little heaven. Thanks to her we discovered the cowinchan valley and she shared with us her passion for this nature.
feedback left for Volunteer in British Columbia - 24/07/2012
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This place is just amazing! The location, the rooms and mainly Raul - the \"head\" of the hostel - In any situation ready to help. I have been there already 2 times this year. Once in April and now in November. It was nice to see how much work they have done in few months. Best Wishes to the future. Hope to see you again.
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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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It was great to be there, i enjoy a lot the company of everybody, i really felt secure, loved and supported when i was there. All the people that i met where so kind and respectfull, i make a lot of friends and i learn a lot about agriculture with dear Prema Murti and how to milk a cow with Alberto el vaquero. Francisco and her adorable wife Pushpa were always there to talk about spirituality and life, i miss them a lot. Food was super great and the place is beautifull. I hope that the seeds we planted can be harvested soon.
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Keith & Torsten are absolutely fantastic hosts!! We had lovely accommodation and delicious, healthy food. A lot of the food comes from the garden right outside the home. You can collect oranges and make your own organic orange juice. The surrounding area is stunning! They are laid-back hosts achieving a healthy balance of work and play =) The work was just what we expecting when coming to help restore a cenutry + old manor home. Keith & Torsten are very open to talk to and great for conversation. We learned a lot about Portugese culture. Highly highly recommend a workaway with Keith & Torsten!!!
feedback left for restoring a Manor house in Central Portugal - 14/02/2013
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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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Sergio and Iulia were so fun to live with for the last 2 weeks! Their English is better than they think it is and we had many good conversations. On the weekends they went above and beyond by showing me Valencia and taking me to the ports and such. I couldnt have asked for a better first workaway experience :) iyou guys too!
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This was my first workaway and I couldn't of picked a better place. Its a beautiful and has a wonderful atmosphere. Julia is a fantastic person and very welcoming. The people I met were amazing! Such a great experience, I learnt a lot.
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This Hostel was one of my first workaway experience. I really enjoyed my 4 weeks at the hostel. They are very nice hosts and definitely make you feel comfortable. It is a really familiar atmosphere and you feel like being in a new home. I'm very grateful to them for having me in their hostel. Thanks for the nice time!
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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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What a lovely stay in this house full of spirituality and love... This couple is one of kind! I was very glad to stay with them and to work in this impressive garden full of vegetation and overviewing a bay. P & P hosted me for my first step in Australia, and they were so kind with me, and made me very confortable. They are hard worker, full of energy, strong couple, generous, great cook, healthy eater, people who love life in all its meaning. They had such an impressive life, full of adventure and discover. I was really impressed by their way of life. I'll hope i ll carry on my life like they did and do. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you're still travelling with me in my mind, and thanks again for your hospitality :)
feedback left for Help needed in Sydney - 31/01/2013
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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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Sylvie is one of the most generous and welcoming people I\'ve met. I had a really great time at Sylvie\'s home and would definitely recommend a stay here! I stayed for just over two weeks and could have stayed longer.
feedback left for Volunteer in Uzes, south of France - 28/08/2011
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Kerryn, we can't thank you enough for our fantastic week with you! We had so much fun together and wished we could stay for a longer time. To all other workawayers: definitely stay with Kerryn. She is a funny, intelligent and generous person! You will also love her adorable cats! Kerryn, we miss you, Millie and Muff ;-) and hope to see you very soon! Stay in touch!
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I had a great time in the mountains at Yovovski yetts thanks to Lynda! She is a great host and makes any normal situation anything but dull!! The atmosphere at Yovovski's is cheery and fun and volunteers have freedom to participate where they feel best. There are always new projects too, so the chance to learn new skills is on your door step. Exactly what i was after! :) The hostel is a little out of the way of busy Bulgarian life but we went to the village every couple days for supplies. So you don't really feel isolated at all! The nature surrounding the Yetts is awesome, not to mention the best thunderstorms and full moons I've seen in a long time!! Thanks for a Great workaway Lynda!! And Yes I'll be back :) Cheers!!
feedback left for Eco hostel in the mountains of Bulgaria - 28/11/2012
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I stayed there for almost two weeks and it was really great. It was my first workawy experience and it was perfect. The food is delicious and healthy (organic!) and I had a really great time. The work was nice and they had a look that you don't work to much! I got tips for my further travellings and I also got a lot of great recipes. I can recommend this family for all people who are interested in having a nice stay and learning something about vegan diet.
feedback left for Kaitaia vegan organic homestay away. - 14/01/2013
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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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Not the first time in LV but the first time working was a good and horizon-widening experience and to see how a family business is runned in other places. I enjoyed the physical work and the inspiration by working with Andis and the great meals afterwards cooked by Zane. A lot of spare time activities and trips with my workaway collegues made the time running. I wish them all the best and hope to visit when I come to LV the next time.
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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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I have spent two weeks with Mike & his family and it was really important experience for me (my first in volunteering). His farm surrounded by beautiful country, which truly represents real New Zealand´s nature. It was a nice time I spent there. I would certainly recommend Mike´s spot to everybody who wants to experience real rural Kiwi´s lifestyle and who is not afraid of working. Mike, thank you for everything!
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My stay with Nava and jonathan was Absolutely lovely AMAZING! I would strongly recommend this project to anyone wanting to volunteer in Israel.No words can describe how wonderfull Nava and jonathan ARE see you SOON love ALAN xxx
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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 such a wonderful time working for Briar. The location I stayed at for 6 weeks was a lovely backpackers with amazing views. The valley we trekked through was a beautiful magical forest. Briar was lovely boss, she welcomed me into her home and community. She also helped me settle into life in New Zealand. It was a great first experience in NZ and I would 100% recommend a visit!!
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I spent two weeks in Vivianos place and I can say, that this is a wonderful place for everybody who enjoys working with animals! Be prepared that you work on your own responsibility and the experience you will have is what you make of it on your own. Unless you dont have a car you are mostly dependent on Viviano driving you somewhere and very rare bus traffic, so be prepared that you will spend most of the time / evenings on the farm. Viviano and his mother are very nice hosts and I had a great time with a lot of music and inspiration in their place and also learnt a lot about animals, birds, italian cooking, wine-making, gardening etc.
feedback left for Live a simple life and help us in Tuscany... - 25/09/2012
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We had a wonderful time with our little saffron family in the beautiful Marche region! Work was a little exhausting and mind-numbing when harvest reached its peak, but we had plenty of time afterwards to explore the area and visit some wonderful sights. Anne and Caspar were great hosts and we enjoyed all of our shared lunches and candle-lit suppers. They were always helpful, taught us a lot about the area and culture, and were very welcoming. Being surrounded by a lot of other helpers made the stay even better and it was great to be a part of a big family. Best of luck with everything and hope the harvest next year exceeds this one!! Hope to see you in the future and await Lo Zaff saffron on the shelves of New York supermarkets!
feedback left for Help a family in Italy - 26/11/2012
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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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Donna and Nik were the perfect hosts. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they went out of their way to ensure that Richard, my fellow workawayer, and I were enjoying our holiday. We were very much made to feel part of the family and were included in evening activities. The work was enjoyable and varied and we got to spend some time making glass jewellery which was great fun! Also, the food was fresh and fantastic! I would definitely recommend staying with this family.
feedback left for Building experience in rural northern France - 22/07/2012
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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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steve was really nice with us we had a nice time a really nice place to live a beautiful part of spain what a nice way to start with workaway :)
feedback left for Workaway in Galicia, Spain - 18/04/2013
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I had an amazing time at this place!!! :-) the people as well as the dogs were so lovely and I was lucky, that two other funny and nice helpers stayed at the same time at the dog hotel. It was really an experience I will never forget and I hope to come back one time. :-) Thanks a lot to Carla and Alvaro for everything! You're great!
feedback left for Volunteer at a dog hotel in Switzerland - 08/04/2013
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I had such an amazing time at here. The people, both staff and guests, the amazing veggie food cooked by the amazing chef Jamie and he does laughter yoga as well (what a blast!!), the best yoga with Lely and Arantza in an open air studio (best ever!!), bad-ass fun doing samba reggae with Olga (not to mention she cooks amazing food as well), the 2 most fun and respectable managers- Nicola & Charlotte, our \'on top of it before you can blink\' aka superman creative maintenance guy Alistair and our fairy Louise who is faster than a bullet cleaning. Thank you all and I love you all for helping me learn and grow from the time and experiences shared together. I enjoyed every moment and unforgettable times with these wonderful people. Did i mention that you are in a beautiful part of Spain with bicycles, hot tub, sauna, pool hammocks, books, movie projector, lots of fruit, amazing people (said this one already but can\'t emphasize more) and lots of fun. Be prepared to work and play otherwise Jamie or Olga will break out the whip. If you are sensitive to noise at night bring ear plugs as the dogs can get a bit loud. What a life changing experience. I already miss it and would go back in a second. Highly recommend to anyone lucky enough to spend time here. Thank you Rosie and Jonji for allowing me to be a part of the fam. One love and much love to my beautiful family here.
feedback left for Yoga Retreat Hotel in Andalucia, Spain. - 23/08/2010
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Volunteering with Nadia and Visente was an amazing experience of holistic approach to life and experimental permaculture with deep respect to nature. This talented couple lives in such an harmony and peace of mind that inspired us to do the same. They make a gorgeous art work of recycling glass, really impressive. As they love music, there are heaps of musical instruments to play. We also enjoyed meditation, yoga and to play with Alice. We delighted with the vegetarian meals they prepared. We developed a great respect for the family's life style and child's education values. From the train station takes 10 min drive to the house. There is no public transportation but you can call the house for pick up. After 3 weeks, the only thing we didn't like was to leave this family. We're missing Nadia, Visente and Alice very much!
feedback left for Let's grow together, Rome - 16/10/2012
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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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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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Living with Zillah and Cosmo was an absolute joy. Zillah is an amazing woman, open and honest in an extremely refreshing way. Cosmo is a remarkable young boy, I found myself describing him as \"unusually amazing\" more than once during our stay :) The work is more than reasonable, and Zillah is flexible and willing to work with just about anything. They are extremely welcoming and we both felt enveloped into the family in such a warm way. Thank you Zillah and Cosmo for an amazing workaway experience!
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I had great time in this hostel and Gaston made me feel at home since the first moment. I definitively recommend this hostel to work, it's in a really nice place and it's a great place to learn how to work properly in hostels! I have to say thanks to Gas for all the things he taught me when I was there. Luca
feedback left for Help at a hostel in Patagonia, Argentina. - 01/06/2013
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It was an awesome experience to work with Heidi and Thomas. Heidi was very kind to offer a comfortable stay in one of her house. I guess the entire family enjoyed our indian cooking. Benchamin and Johannas and Barnabas are wonderful youngsters who were very helpful. A big thanks to Heidi and Thomas, once again. We look forward to work with you again!
feedback left for Join us in the Swiss alps. - 15/05/2013
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Simply put: The best Workaway experience I could have asked for. My friend and I decided that this would be the 1st stop on a new life's journey... we didn't know what to expect but to go by the references left by other Workawayers. And they are all true and accurate!!! On arrival we were greeted with the warmest smile, then driving through the winding roads lined with chestnut trees and passing ancient towns untouched by time we arrived at accommodation we could have only dreamed of and eventually had one of the most delicious meals ever.... and then it just got better day by day! Pat and Rob are truly exceptional humanoids, big beings, awake, hospitable, friendly beyond compare and just awesome! I will definitely make an effort to be back in 2013 to explore the rest of the surrounding areas and have more delicious cheese, wine and laughter with these two great people. Constantly I felt we were in a sate of 'exchange in abundance' as once we saw the three bedroom house we would stay in (on our own) we worked as hard as we could... then we were fed exceptional food and decided we wanted to impress further and so it went ... the more we were stunned with Pat and Robs push to make us feel as comfortable and as fed as possible we pushed to get more done... the work was rewarding and I learnt a lot. Pat and Rob go out of their way to ensure that everything is as best as it can be!! I shall be in contact with them personally and hope to develop and greater business relationship with them. I thank you both for the stay here as it was physically and mentally refreshing. My inspiration is back and working solidly. Vic
feedback left for Stone farmhouse in Aquitaine - 12/10/2012
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Nele and Andreas are truly wonderful people. Me and my boyfriend stayed with them for 6 weeks just after Mirthe was born and we are already booking flights to return! They both have very open hearts for their guests, who become their friends within no time. Every day we were served with healthy, very tasty meals, often containing ingredients they have grown in the garden or eggs from the chickens! The way of life in their home is really aspiring. There is no television or radio, which is wonderful! Being as eco-friendly as possible is very important to them, as is their guests and their own well-being. Mostly I spend my time with Nele and the children, as well as looking after the household, in a traditional female role! Nele really gave me a lot of freedom with baby Mirthe. I washed her, changed her and rocked her to sleep, so of course I very much bonded with her. It was so lovely to see her grow and develop so much over just a few weeks. Kamille is adorable too, although it was more difficult to bond with her because of the language barrier. I also did a lot of cooking, cleaning and washing too, as well as occasional work in the garden. The great thing was that we really had a lot of freedom in what we wanted to do on that day. Dave really enjoyed working on the house. For him it was a new and interesting challenge; this type of work is not so typical nowadays! It really is a great opportunity to gain these unique skills. He also got stuck into other jobs like fixing the bicycles; whatever skills you have will always be put to good use. If you are hard-working, don’t mind getting your hands dirty and can work independently then this is for you, but do expect a few splinters along the way! We cannot wait to return! We feel that we really have made life-long friends in Nele and Andreas and are so grateful for our time we spent with them.
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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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Staying with Liliane and Dennis was a great experience, I couldnt have asked for more. They are both lovely and interesting people and I feel very priviliged to have met them. The work is very fair and the food is excellent, although if Dennis offers you a choice of potatoes, be sure to leave him the biggest one! I very much enjoyed all my activites with them, from visiting alozaina to staying up to watch films with them. They really are great people and I wish them all the best and hope to see them again in the near future.
feedback left for Volunteer in Mijas, Andalucia - 02/05/2013
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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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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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Jeff and Dawn are beyond great. When you first arrive, no matter where you are from, they minimize the number of people you meet, tell you to relax, and grab something to eat if you need it. Accommodating....is the best word to describe them. Three squares a day (though sometimes you work so hard lunch can go a little late :)). And no hidden costs like laundry or food. Just a hard working, polite, and fantastic couple. The work. You get to work with great horses and get free natural Parelli horsemanship training. And they will never ask you to do something you are uncomfortable with. You get to work with horses as much as you want and in the afternoon you can practice or help Jeff with some home improvement projects (fencing, wall building, and concrete laying). Beyond the beautiful countryside Jeff and Dawn will take you to their friends on a few outings a week. Or you can go down the road and talk to Rafi to practice your Spanish. Truly and unforgettable experience and I would recommend it to any person who wants to learn more about horses.
feedback left for Horse farm in Andalucia - 04/03/2012
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Who wants the best hosts of 'la douce france' must keep on reading; Patricia and Rob are the most hospital and gentil english persons who give workawayers the feeling they're coming home in the most beautiful and best concerved part of france. Being part of the family and doing general maintanance of their beautiful landscaped garden have been a rare and rewarding experience. They guide you through work, the french way of life and their huge range of interests (cooking, nature and music) and ideals. Thanks a lot to both of you and I'll try to visit you guys next year to check out the hedge we planted.
feedback left for Stone farmhouse in Aquitaine - 31/10/2012
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Anna and Eamon were great hosts. They and their daughters made my first workaway experience exceptional. They made me feel like part of the family. They looked out for me to make sure I was ok and always asked if I needed anything. They were open to new ideas when it came to the work that needed to be done and were also open to trying new foods! I had a great time at their house(which is a mansion, by the way) and made many great memories. Thank you so very much, everyone. I look forward to seeing you all again!
feedback left for Outside help in the garden in Co. Offaly - 02/05/2012
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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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Barney and Sina are great hosts!!! I had an amazing time staying in El Palmar with them, lovely Dylan, their friends and other workawayers :) They are very welcoming and lovely people. We had great food every day! The work was varied and I really enjoyed painting and being creative, a great experience. I wish them lots of success for the future and I hope to go back again and work in beautiful El Palmar at Mambo beach house! Barney and Sina, thank you so much for welcoming me into your lovely home xx
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There are no words to describe how genuinely caring and generous Julia is. She gave us the opportunity to workaway for four weeks at the chateau (without any previous experience/feedback), and they were the best four weeks we could have ever hoped for. Julia, her partner Philip, and brother Tim treated us like part of their family, which made leaving so bittersweet because we loved spending the days with them working in the garden, sharing a glass of tea in the afternoon, and having family dinners together at night once all the guests were fed. We would recommend the chateau to any new or seasoned workawayer looking for good company, fair work responsibilities, and excellent accommodations. Julia gave us an opportunity to explore our passions in life and for that we are eternally grateful. We will miss you all more than you could ever know.
feedback left for Help needed in a beautiful Chateau - 23/05/2013
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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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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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My sister and I had a great time at Angloville. All the social interaction makes you surprisingly tired towards the end of the day but it's definitely worth it. We had a wonderful week and met many new friends who we hope to stay in touch with.
feedback left for English language immersion programme in Poland - 07/10/2012
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Thankyou Adrienne for a wonderful week!! We had a really great time with you, Monika and Gaby. A typical day was laughing our heads off as we washed the windows then jumping into the beautiful pool to cool off, then lounging around in the spa. After a quick lesson on how to mow a lawn, I became totally addicted was soon mowing every blade of grass in sight! Thanks for the long, relaxing evenings having good chats and the odd midnight pool plunge! Your food was delicious, and your warm hospitality made it hard to leave. Little Ben loved it too – fresh air, new faces, and your great friends. Please, keep in touch and come to stay with us if you are ever in the city!
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Such a great experience staying with Ann, Mick, Rowen and Declan. The family is incredibly warm and generous. We learned so much about the area, working with animals and gardening. The food was amazing and the conversations very interesting. We enjoyed every minute. Thank you for having us.
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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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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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Highly recommended place to stay at! Working there was fun and very enjoyable, never too hard ;) What is more, there were many different things to learn and experience apart from farm work as the hosts made sure that my stay is as diverse and pleasant as possible  Even though I have experienced a little bit of culture shock at the beginning , it passed away quickly as I got to know all the very nice people in the community . I am very grateful for the experience.
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Mario was a really kind host! I spent Christmas with him and met his neighborhood friends! I stayed for about a week, this was my 1st Work Away experience. He made my stay comfortable. It was unstructured and you learn to relax and be present each day. Some days you have a lot of free time and other days you are doing a bit more work! But it's all good and chill. Even with my basic spanish we had some interesting conversations! I enjoyed my stay and will miss Sara the dog as well! Be sure to bring reading material if you can't read spanish! You're in a little country bubble and get the chance to disconnect from city life! Thank you Mario!!!
feedback left for Volunteeron a sustainable farm in Chile - 29/12/2012
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As my first workaway experience it has been a great pleasure to stay with Abdulaziz and work on his project. He is a friendly, funny and smart guy. He has been a wonderful host during the project and ever since that he's become a dear friend. He is extremely kind and generous and goes out of his way to help people. We went on many fun trips together and he showed me his country and culture. Without him my stay in Oman wouldnt have been the same. Great workaway experience!
feedback left for Help Teaching English in Oman - 05/06/2013
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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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This was my first workaway experience, and I loved it! I stayed for a week and enjoyed working in the sun, learning some Italian and playing with the dogs. The mountain location is beautiful, the food was wonderful and Gabriele is a great host. I'm definitely coming back one day. Thank you Gabriele, Maria and Paulo, and see you again someday!
feedback left for Mountain house in the Abruzzi National Park. - 03/04/2013

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