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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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This is a very cool family. I really enjoyed my stay with thewm. They treated me well and were very inviting. The work was not that hard, and they were flexible with hours and days workled etc.
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Being at this eco hostal was one of my best experiences, it is for sure one of the best places in South America. but not only the place is good it is the people who makes it so special, gabriel and hanna are really lovely and its what more encourage you to colaborate! its really easy to stay here for ever, the only work you have to do is give love to the house, the people and the family! thanks for having me, This eco hostal will change you for ever! I will miss yambo, joint and the gato! <3 Love to all the family, blessed!
feedback left for Volunteer in the Colombian mountains - 25/02/2013
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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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Man. I was expecting hard work. but this was insane. impossible people, no fun at all. and just plain no fun na kidding. I had some of the best times I have ever had, in my life. hard work, but food breaks, and worthwhile work. Food was, every signle day without fail, insanely good. either cooked by the two thai owners or by chris a chef half the year for a yacht that cruises the Meditteranean. mad walks into the mountains, wild little kids running around, i got to shoot a gun, jumped off waterfalls. smoked 10cent tobacco. na. go here. cannot be regrettted.
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Ann & Barry were our first work away experience and we don't have a bad word to say. They are both really easy going people, who made us feel utterly comfortable for the duration of our stay. They have a lovely home and cooked delicious food everyday, keeping us very well fed. They were also very contributive in helping us with our continued journey. I would reccommend a stay with them to anybody who was interested. You won't be dissapointed.
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Joanne, Ross and their daughter, Brianna, are wonderful people! They made me feel really at home here and have a lovely house in a quiet corner of Sydney. They have hosted lots of travellers in the past and are always happy to help - plus the dogs are hilarious and soppy as hell!! I hope to stay in touch in the future :) xxx
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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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I spent two months with Eric, Veronique and Ajan, and I had loads of fun! As my first workaway, I was a little nervous, but from the moment I got into the car with Veronique I felt at home. If you've got an open mind and genuinely want to learn, there's no better place to be. I learned a lot about everything, (not just fruit trees) and the chickens and bees were pretty awesome too. My only regret is that I didn't stay longer, but I felt it was time for a change of scenery :) Good luck with the grafting, and the rest of the year! Maybe I'll drop by and visit before I head home, and see how everything has grown. Thanks for everything!
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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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I had a fantastic time with Sue and Mike who are both lovely people and excellent hosts. This was my first experience as a workaway and i couldnt have picked a better place to start! I had a lovely room and Sue is an excellent cook and i was made to feel very welcome and at home. Sue and Mike introduced me to their friends and showed me around the local area. I worked hard in the garden clearing an area for new lawn to be laid as well as a few other jobs but it was a pleasure to do it and nothing seemed like a chore. I would recommend Sue and Mike as hosts to anyone wanting to visit the area and i now consider them both to be my friends and i will definitely keep in touch and be back in the future. I am very grateful to both.
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I had an absolutely lovey time staying 'au ferme de Chenaud' with Genevieve, Erick, Helouise, George and Mathild. It was very easy to settle in and feel at home. The work was pleasant and the 3 cats, numerous goats, 2 horses and Pony, 1 dog and plenty of chickens are adorable. I learnt a lot in terms of agriculture and cooking/ baking (though I still didn't get the tarte tartain right) and defiantly had the opportunity to improve my french. The second time I visited I got sick for a few days and they were lovely, bringing me tea and checking up on me. If you want to spend some time living light and reading or just relaxing Erick has an amazing library and there is ample free time to do so. Thank you so much for having me stay, I thoroughly enjoyed staying! Best wishes! xx
feedback left for Help in a community in Southern France - 27/02/2013
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My first workaway experience! But it was the time of my life, I had so much fun staying with Laura and her family! They are so welcoming, friendly, kind and down-to-earth, and so is Laura! I really enjoyed my stay, and Laura knows really a lot of stuff, and can tell you a lot of stories. A really great host. I feel like I have a second home.
feedback left for Help around are place in Los Angeles - 30/05/2013
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Thank you very much for the wonderful time! Working and living with you has been a very nice and interesting experience and I am very curious what the garden looks like in the summer, so I'll definitely come back! And the food was so amazing, I am already planning on trying to cook lots of it myself! :) Merci beaucoup pour tout!
feedback left for House and cats sitting in Brittany - 05/04/2013
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Alex and Jan are fantastic hosts! I had an amazing time with them on their farm learning new things everyday. I enjoyed feeding the animals, gardening, learning new recipes and have discovered an interest in metal music! Thanks for an amazing experience guys. Please stay in touch :-)
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I spent a week on Mr Sao's farm and that is indeed one of the greatest experience of my life! Straight away I felt like a part of his family and really enjoined sharing life with them and learning about Karen culture. I had luck that I was there in time of Sonkran so with other volunteers had a chance to celebrate it in traditional way with lot of water (of course), music, dancing, Karen whiskey and delicious food! All Karen people are warm-hart and genuine, I left place filled up with positive energy and will return for sure coz part of me stayed there! Thank you Mr Sao and Mrs Savani!!!
feedback left for Join a hill tribe in Northern Thailand. - 28/04/2013
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I had a really nice time staying here, Anjo is a great person and I had a lot of fun getting to know her and her friends. I have a lot of respect for what she does for the dogs, she is a very warm and generous person. Asturias is a beautiful place, the dogs are a lot of fun, the work is not hard, I had a nice warm bed and ate very well- she is an excellent cook. I would highly recommend staying here, you will not regret it!
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This family is absolutely awesome! I spent a little less than two weeks with them but I wish I had spent longer. Everyone made me feel welcome! They made an extra effort to talk to me in English since I don\'t speak German. During my stay there I helped mostly around the house and in the kitchen and I helped picked berries. I didn\'t know what to expect since it was my first experience doing workaway, but I had such a great time with them, I didn\'t want to leave. I truly recommend the experience to everyone... You will get to enjoy their beautiful property and the surrounding area of Corinthia while spending time with wonderful people. I really miss all of them and hope to see them again :)
feedback left for Volunteer on an organic farm in Austria - 07/09/2011
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We had a wonderful first workaway experience for 5 weeks helping Jo and Paul to renovate this fabulous house in a beautiful location. Paul and Jo are so amazingly friendly and easygoing hosts, and went out of their way to make us welcome at every turn, nothing was too much trouble and they treated us like royalty and made sure we always knew they appreciated our efforts. The girls are fabulous fun and Paul is a great cook too, feeding us so much fab food day after day we now need to seriously diet! Truly fantastic hosts, it was a pleasure to work with them and for them and we will no doubt be back!
feedback left for Renovating an old Provencal house in Provence - 13/10/2012
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What can we say, we didn't really want to go, and were welcomed to stay on. We signed up for 2 weeks and stayed 3. Nicky, her husband Mick, daughter, and even faithful dog Mikey, were much nicer than we ever hoped for. The gardening and curtain making, plus the climb up to the chateau, left us feeling strong and satisfied. Nicky was very flexible, to allow us to enjoy the local markets. We were shown what needed to be done, and she trusted us with the tasks. The apartment was more than enough pay for our 8:30am to 12:30 pm work. Plus we had a lovely coffee/tea break each day. We leased our own car, so made extensive travels on weekends. Can't speak to public transport, but I know that Nicky helped others out with rides to get settled in. Hesitate recommending only because we are tempted to keep this stay \"a well-kept secret!\"
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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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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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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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I stayed two weeks here, for my first workaway experience. I had the pleasure to wake up every morning in a piece of paradise, surrounded by mountains which top was still ensnowed. Edith and Felice, and all the people I met there are really very nice. I would be assuredly happy to come back when I have the opportunity !
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Javier and Alejandra are very open and kind people. They, together with Alejadra\'s nice family in Jerez, always made me feel welcome and gave me the feeling that I belonged with their family. This experience has been a big step for my personal development. I\'ve learned so much about a culture, opinions and ideas, different than mine because we\'ve exchanged a lot. Lourdes is a child with a pure heart, just like her parents. She is very smart, and she picks up English very quickly. Once you find out what kind of thing\'s she likes to play with, time will fly by. I\'ve learned a lot from her and she has reminded me that playing is a lot of fun. The hours you work are in the morning so I had a lot of free time the rest of the day. I spend only three months with this family, but they will always have a special place in my heart.
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This was my first experience as a volunteer, and I could not have chosen a better place! The hospitality was something out of this world, and the chores were not at all difficult or hard. I had plenty of free-time and the surrounding is very relaxing. I loved the way I was recieved and treated as a part of the staff all the time and I was always given the opportunity to intermingle with the locals. Not to mention that the food and the rooms are fantastic! It was the best experience abroad I have had so far!
feedback left for Volunteer in the Indian Himalayas. - 24/10/2011
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I had a marvellous time with Paul and Julia! I spent one month with them which went by far too quickly. Their whole family is very friendly and welcoming, and they kept me laughing for the whole month! I was doing something different almost every day, and they were flexible and accommodating with the working hours. The food was delicious and the surrounding areas are beautiful. Paul and Julia are so kind and generous, and deeply appreciative of the work done by all the workawayers. I feel very lucky to have had them as hosts and I will miss them very much. They have a number of on-going projects at the moment and any skilled builders out there should definitely consider volunteering here!
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What can I say? This was my first workaway experience, and Chris went above and beyond anything I expected. With Chris, having fun is at the same level of importance as work, each meal gets more delicious than the last, and the accommodation provided is 200 steps above the backpacker ghettos I\'ve gotten used to! The paradise location doesn\'t hurt either! Thanks Chris for a fantastic stay!
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This is a place unlike any other establishment I've visited during my travels. What made this workaway experience so unforgettable was the people at the centro who are good-natured and warm-hearted people. The work was fair and mainly consisted of outdoor and indoor maintenance that included dishwashing, raking, and bathroom/shower cleaning 5 days a week and about 6 hours a day. The food is all vegetarian as it reflects their attitude of being nature conscience. I would find myself only looking forward to meal times most of the time I was there! Delicious! During free times, we visited Lake Orta and the peninsula nearby. This area is truly an oasis for outdoor enthusiasts. Even the 10-minute uphill walk to the centro everyday was beautiful! I miss the centro and the people there already. Thank you all for having me!
feedback left for Volunteer in Piemonte, Italy, Lago d'Orta - 09/05/2013
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I had a great week working with Delboy and everyone at Trotters. It is a very relaxed friendly environment and it's a very good company. We were treated extremely well and got taken into the desert for safaris and sunsets,what a great place to work! If you have good computer skills its a bonus as there are things on the website they need help with as well as emails etc.
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I had an amazing time here with Bow, his family, and the whole volunteer crew. I came with the specific intent to learn about natural building and that's exactly what we did. The environment is relaxed but serious, calm but fun. The regular schedule ensures that work really gets done, progress is made, and learning goals are attainable. During my 3 week stay we made hundreds of clay bricks, foraged for palm fronds and made roofing, plastered a bench with clay, demolished an old project, and laid the foundation for a new building! Bow showed us local plants, crafts, and other jungle goodies. He's a WEALTH of knowledge and you never know when you're going to get schooled in something awesome. This is on the same property as a Dutch NGO. It's a school, guesthouse, and farm working towards being a self-sustainable organization. We spent a good amount of time with staff and volunteers from that project as well and everybody I met was friendly and wonderful. If you're lucky, someone will be hosting free yoga in the mornings and evenings at the NGO, a short walk from where Bow's volunteers stay. Bow's sister is a great cook, and if you have dietary needs (I'm vegetarian), she will be happy to meet them. I was always well taken care of. There's great day trips you can take on the weekends on your own, with a small group, or hosted by Bow or one of the other long-term volunteers. Lastly, I want to add that at first I questioned why I should pay to volunteer somewhere. There are many places to work and live/eat in exchange only for your work. I justified it to myself in that I really wanted to learn about natural building and if I'm paying for the opportunity it will probably be more organized and I will get the chance to learn more. Though this is probably true, I see it differently now. It seems so clear and obvious now that I feel silly not thinking about it like this in the first place... but Bow is trying to start an organization for his community and help provide for his family. He's not a wealthy expat, he's not trying to build his own house, or even trying to start his own company. By paying a modest fee for room and board, you free your work from being bound by a transaction. The work becomes truly a donation. When your work is a gift it makes it that much more meaningful and intentional. It's a call to yourself to remember to work mindfully and work hard. Your work is a gift that is a representation of your own value and self-worth. The harder you work, the more you honor the project, the community, and yourself. At least, that's how I see it now. This is a very special place where you will learn, grow, and share. I couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable, education, and fulfilling experience! You'll love it here!
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Nze omukyala gwe ssebo!! I absolutely fell in love with Mbale! The nature, the mentality, the open-minded and friendly people.. and of course the most lovely Kids!! Mister superferfecto simple Freddie made my trip the best ever possible, by being onehundred percent reliable and awesomely fun! Go there, see beautiful Uganda, and enrich yourself by getting to know a wonderful culture and People! Webale nyo for everything Freddie, greetings to mister latin Lover and the rest of the mbale- crew! Stay tuned! Eva Namataka
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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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I had a great experience living with Leah and Nico, and of course the babayy Jasmine. I worked the amount agreed upon and on my time off they took me all over the area: to a horse track, to their family's homes, to towns nearby. I enjoyed sharing meals with them, Nico is a great cook. Leah and Nico are very nice and accomodating. I felt quite comfortable and welcomed in their home. This was the ideal workaway experience for me.
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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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Bev and Stu, you are amazing! We loved your home, animals, and even the work, especially painting the house :) We really enjoyed staying at your home and if we would have more time, we would have stayed longer. :) we wish you all the best and hope to get back to New Zealand and see you again :)
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Marco was the most amazing host, I would have loved to have spent more than a week at his place. The location was absolutely beautiful, right in the mountains of Liguria. His home and gardens were lovely, we spent a couple of days in the gardens, and restored some of his outdoor furniture, the rest of the time Marco was happy for us just to cook for him and to enjoy the mountains and Liguria. I would go back and stay with Marco in a heartbeat, he is a real, beautiful soul that I am very glad to have met. I highly recommend!!
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I just spent a very enjoyable 2 weeks with Paul in his beautiful mountain retreat. We worked hard, but the work was varied, interesting and rewarding. In addition, the fantastic wildlife, ice cold beer breaks, intelligent conversation and amazing food made for a thoroughly worthwhile visit. Cheers Paul!
feedback left for Help in Slovenia - 03/05/2013
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We enjoyed our stay with Lin and Bill. The work was varied and Bill was very much a hands on host. Coffee every hour was very welcome !! We felt very much at home. Thank you Lin for use of your computer. Their accomodation is clean and modern - lovely shower. Hot water and a flush loo are always a bonus!! Would recommend these hosts to anyone whether they are skilled or not.
feedback left for Help renovate an old stone house in Lusignan - 01/07/2011
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We had such a wonderful time, we stayed for one month in October for our first Workaway trip and did not want to leave at the end! the farm is in picture perfect surroundings and Elisa Vincenzo Tommi and Viola are an extremely welcoming and beautiful family and it was a joy to stay with them. The work was great we very much enjoyed being out in the sunshine picking avocados and olives and helping in the vegetable garden, there are a lot of things to do so there's always much to choose from! Elisas cooking is unbeatable. and we definitely made the most of it! and we tried our hardest to learn some italian from very patient teachers. The children are fantastic, it took a couple of weeks for them to come around, but once they started to play.. we were (quite happily) used as climbing frames for the rest of our time on the farm. a wonderful experience, so wonderful in fact that we can't wait to go back again in a few weeks! to meet baby number three.... and eat up all the food again! THANKYOU!
feedback left for Babysytting in a farm in Sicily from April - 04/03/2013
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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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I spent quite some time staying with Gabriele towards the end of last year and on the whole it was a great experience. Absolutely breathtaking location among the woods and mountains, especially in the winter snow, great to get up to every morning. You certainly won't go hungry either, I reckon I've got a pretty good appetite but I often found myself defeated by Maria's mountains of pasta. It's a matter of taste but I really enjoyed the work on the whole, great to get outdoors and you'll certainly keep fit (chopping wood and riding around on a tractor were particular highlights). I know some people go into Workaway expecting to be very much 'part of the family' and spend every waking moment with the host, which certainly won't be the case as Gabriele is a busy man and lives down in the village, but the family are very friendly and generous and never make you feel unwelcome. Besides, there tend to be a few volunteers around at a time so it's really just like sharing a house, there's a great sense of community and you can make some really good friends. Oh, and Gabriele's parents don't speak English so I'd advise looking up a few words of Italian before you set off, \"Basta\" and \"Grazie per il pranzo\" will come in particularly useful. Oh, and if you're going in winter take some warm clothes!
feedback left for Mountain house in the Abruzzi National Park. - 28/03/2013
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Tanya has to be one of the best people you can do workaway with! She was very kind with regards to inviting me into her home and her Family. Living conditions are nice and cozy in the caravan and the Family is fun and loving. Tanya even took the time to take me to a lot of her events. I had an amazing eight days with Tanya and her Family and I am wishing it was for longer. Great laughs and great times. I highly recommend staying with her.
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A lot of good things have already been said about this lovely family, so my leaving feedback here is just my deepest wish to say: THANK YOU. I had an amazing time with all of you and I'm sure I will come back sooner or later. Kari, I think you are amazing and I'm very happy to have met you and I learnt a lot from you. Please say hi to all the kids and Rob and of course Elyse and Chris! Big hug from Sherwood Forest! Gesa
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Brigitte and her family are some of the kindest most intelligent and thoughtful people I have met. Brigitte really took me under her wing right away, so helpful with language, meals were always delicious and plentiful and I would always learn something new and interesting in conversation around the table. She went well above and beyond my expectations when she took me to the moulin rouge to learn the charleston. That woman can dance! Location is great, it\'s three minutes away from everything you need, including the train station for your days off exploring Versailles and Paris. The work is different every day, which I like a lot. It was really great to just bop my head along to the music while painting, cleaning and gardening. I really liked the other work away-ers there with us, I think we made a great team. A+++ hosting!!! Stay and work here, you will love the whole family right away!
feedback left for Help us decorate and get to visit Paris - 20/03/2012
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I made my first workaway experience at this backpackers and it was awesome! William and and Steve were very good hosts and the other volunteers were great people with whom share the job and hang out! Work hours are long but the job is really easy, even it can be a little bit stressful during weekends with the hostel full, but you have a lot of free time to relax and enjoy the city and Northern Ireland. One day, we rented a car and had a beautiful tour on the coast. Belfast is a small city (and that's why I really like it) but if you look well you can find a lot of things to do. Thanks to CouchSurfing I met a lot of cool people and enjoyed pubs and night life, including really good languange exchanges. I also spent a week in the other hostel on Giant's Causeway and it was relaxing and lovely.
feedback left for Help in hostels in Northern Ireland - 09/05/2013
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Being a beginner volunteer I can\'t compare this place to my previous volunteering, but I am sure, that it was the perfect place for me to start this activity. All conditions were very good for me. The family is very kind and helpful, the jobs are various and interesting, the accommodation is comfortable, the food is like at first class. The other volunteers also helped me a lot in my English. Thank you for everybody. You always can talk about interesting people about new and different topics,learn new and new jobs and get experiences in very different areas. The sightseeing, the beach, the visiting of the local inn, the woolfest, the happy evening meals, the barbecues, the celebrating Kathy\'s birthday, the \\"sheep battles\\", the road construction, the hay bales were unforgettable for me. Thank you for the experience in tractor driving, sheep shearing, some joinery work, car driving on the left hand side. In one word: I am very grateful for your great help and I can recommend this place for any other volunteers. Thank you for everybody, again. Laszlo
feedback left for Come and experience life on a Scottish Estate! - 03/08/2011
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What a lovely fortnight! During my stay with Larry we restored a fireplace, repointed and decorated some walls and built a bookcase. It was all very enjoyable work and I was encouraged to do things that interested me. I'm not sure I've met anyone else that can foster creativity in quite the same way that Larry does. She has great ideas but also leaves plenty of room for freedom. Larry has a heart of gold and her culinary skills are unmatched. She made sure we had plenty of enjoyable things to do both when working and in our free time. I would love to return in the future if she'll have me!
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I stayed in Manasterea Fardea for just over two months. This was my first workaway experience, and I can never thank you enough for the blessing it was to be with you. I know that I have made some life-long friends there. Leaving was so much harder than I ever anticipated. Thank you so much for your generous love and open hearts. I was in the Monastery during the Winter Months. We mostly spent our time making icons, learning English, singing and laughing. It was a joy to be with you. Thank you for having me.
feedback left for Volunteer in a Monastery in Romania - 28/01/2013
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A crew here is very kind and made me feel comfortable, like a part of a team from the beginning. The whole project is well-made and its results are obvious and beautiful! Even though work sometimes took longer than expected, there could be always time found to take a bike and explore lovely french countryside around! It can be also a nice language experience, either French and English. This project is a good match for everyone not too difficult to accommodate but willing to meet any kind of demand in exchange to great food and nice conversations. Thank you for accepting me, guys, and hope to see the results of your effort one day!
feedback left for Build a culture of beauty in the Loire Valley. - 10/08/2012
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I spent nine days with Camilla, Richard and their lovely daughter. The job was fair and they are great host. If you love to share a family life, i recommand them for sure Hope to see you again!
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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 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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Staying in the countryside with Claudia was beautiful! It was a pleasure to work in the garden with her, and to wake each day to find new flowers, or discover new fruit trees or simply watch the sun set. Claudia is lovely and funny and a great cook, with two gorgeous dogs Nana and Beige. And she let me draw on the walls of my caravan. I am curious as to how everything is going! See you sometime in the future :)
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I have no words to describe the incredible time I had at Ananda Nagar and Acupuncture clinic. Dada, my host, took care of us and made sure everything would run smoothly for me and my boyfriend. We were welcomed with open arms and felt at home the whole time. The room was excellent and very spacious with a big balcony, where you can relax. The food was excellent, very delicious Indian vegetarian meals (vegan for me), cooked specially for us. I'm an acupuncture student and this place caught my attention as usually internships and observation are done in China. Here I found an amazing project that overpassed all my expectations. Although Ananda Nagar struggles in many ways, being a very poor village in rural India, where most basic things are lacking on the everyday life of the population, the acupuncturists and the monks who live in there, are truly dedicated into making life easier and better for everyone. The generosity I saw and experienced was incredible. The quality of their services in Acupuncture is amazing and they are full of knowledge, as they treat from 60 to 80 patients a day. You'll find conditions and diseases already extinct in the western world, which makes this place a gem for observation and practice. Although I visited in 2010, I kept contact with Dada until this day, this is how well I felt there and how empowering my visit was. In Ananda Nagar, you'll experience the real India, away from all the touristy areas.
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Very genuine down to earth people. Graham and Saranne are fun and easy going, the kids are awesome and when the grandma comes over shes pretty cool as well. Happy to put the hours in for people like that. i couldn't recommend them any higher, should be 5 smiles.
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I spent two glorious weeks working for Sandy and Ewan and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The work was varied both inside and out; cleaning, gardening, feeding the chooks and sheep, and even helping with cattle mustering, I enjoyed every single day in the most beautiful setting. Sandy was such a great host and we certainly ate our fill of fresh eggs and grass-fed meat each day. Thank you so much for making my first Workaway experience such a positive one x
feedback left for Help out in Australia's Northern Territories. - 16/05/2013
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Louisa and Stuart are such great people! They are really friendly, open-minded and gentle. We could not have asked for a better family to stay with for our first workaway experience. Even though it was hard work we still enjoyed every minute of it. We were there with two other workawayers and they divided the jobs between us depending on our abilities. Our week there was absolutely wonderful, plus Louisa is an awesome chef and we were constantly full of delicious food and cakes haha. Hopefully we will get to come back one day! X
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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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Being in this place with these wonderful people can change your view of life. Try, you will not regret! I am very thankful for this experience. Make the world a better place - Jean-Yves and Michèle will show you how. Merci beaucoup Michèle, Jean-Yves et Marie-Terèse! All best wishes Carina
feedback left for Volunteer at our organic farm in France - 30/03/2013
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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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Ann & Fitz were very kind to me and made me feel very welcome. They are both excellent cooks and were willing to run me to the doctors and to the airport. They really went out of their way to help me and I felt very valued. Work consisted of helping in the garden and doing the housework and cooking, which I enjoyed. The property is very beautiful as is the surrounding countryside. And two nice cats as well although Frank is very cheeky.
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I was one month there working and it was great fun. People you work with is really friendly and you can meet a lot of people around all the world. Thanks to Chandler and everybody who made it possible. Joaqum
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i\'ve been there for 3 month, i think the castle and the surrounding is very beautiful. ingrid and jim are very open and positive people and there are frequently interesting new people visiting. there are many different projects going on, this place is already so cool now, but i think it\'s gonna be really huge. i learned a lot of new skills and i had a great time with all the different people here. i\'m very grateful for that experience.
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We stayed with Rosa and Pompilio the whole month of March and what a month ! We enjoyed every bit of it; discovering the Italian way of life with them is an unforgettable experience. Rosa went out of her way to make us feel welcome and Pompilio is really keen on sharing his knowledge. We learnt so much about farming and nature, as well as cooking the Italian way ! The area is just amazing and it's very well connected if you want to travel around in your free time. If you are thinking to stay with them,just do it !
feedback left for Organic farm in Sabina (Rome) - 12/05/2013
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I stayed here for a month and a half in the summer of 2012. Gianfranco and Angelica were the best hosts i could have hoped for. The house and surroundings were great, and the food was incredible. I had lots of free time to explore and take part in a few expeditions. I also spent time with Giandfranco's two sons who made me feel very much at home and I ended up making lots of good friends. The perfect workaway experience in Sicily!
feedback left for Volunteer in Sicily, Italy - 29/12/2012
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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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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 have spent 3 weeks athere and I wish I could stay longer ! This farm is an incredible place. I haven't enough word to explain how great the kelly family is. Denise, Vincent, their son and friends (not forgetting Nanny) make you feel confortable like you are at your home. Denise is always here to listen to you. Ske looked after me and make sure I was enjoying myself (and of course I was) Vincent answered at all my « many » questions ;) I learnt a lot of things with him and had a great time. So I enjoyed every second I spent there. Every day I had at the farm was unique. There is always something to be done and you never get bored. After feeding all the different animals, you can also have a walk with their husky or ride their horses (and get a lesson how to do it :) I'm lucky because we have a nice weather so Vincent cooked wonderful BBQ and I had some nice evening, listening music and drink a beer around nice people. The atmosphere between helpers is great. I had such a great experience and If you get the chance to visit, jump on it. I hope to go back there soon as possible.
feedback left for Help on a pet farm in Connacht, Ireland - 21/06/2013
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We had an amazing time with the Seeser family. The work was hard, fair but most of all worth it. A give and take. Because what we learned from working and living with them was worth gold. They always treated us well, the food and wine was superb and the accomodation in the palace was more beautiful than we could ever imagine! Thank you! Emil & Robin
feedback left for Farm producing olive oil and wine in Italy - 26/12/2012
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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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The Yollands gave us a great workaway experience. From the beginning they made us feel like a part of the family. And also the accomodation in the caravan was, especially in summer, very comfortable. We did all kind of work around the house and fields (building a wall, gardening, fencing for the sheep...) which we enjoyed doing. They helped us explore the nice bastille towns in the are and in the evening they took us with them to barbecues. If you are looking for a very nice family in rural france and dont mind it being a bit messy this is the place to go.
feedback left for Volunteer in Gavaudun. - 11/09/2012
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Mar is a fantastic person, very friendly and happy. I was there for a month and I learnt a lot of things about straw building. Also I discovered Mancha culture and i had new friends I want to return for visite again your new paradise. Everybody can know somebody like her, a person plenty of life! I wish the best for you. good luck!!
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It was a great experience, everything was nice!
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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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Totally cool experience. Mona and Stefan are wonderful people. It´s really nice to sit and have a drink with them. Their restaurant is fantastic. I always looked forward to the meals. The work is tough sometimes but really rewarding. And the landscape is unbelievably beautiful. It´s really something to step out and look at it every day. Thanks Mona and Stefan!!
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I couldn\'t be happier with my first workaway experience! David and Vivienne were both wonderfully hospitable over the week I stayed with them. The work was completely reasonable, the food was amazing (in part thanks to Vivienne\'s mother), and the area of Scotland was beautiful (despite the rain). I had a fantastic time and hopefully I\'ll be able to pop in for a visit someday. Thanks for everything guys!
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First of all I have to say that It has been very difficuult to write a text that summarizes all my feeling during the eleven weeks I spent there with Sarah, Nigel, Chris, Emma, Claire, etc. From the very beginning, I felt as if were part of the family and to be honest I had never thought of being so lucky and be able to enjoy that way in my first experience as a workaway. You have an extraordinary home, family and friends; I enjoyed each moment living there with you because you have a lot of friends and I could have a nice chat with everybody: this was georgeous because I could very often meet different people, it also was fantastic when I went with you and I could listen to you playing folk music. The work there is very simple and almost each day you can do a different work. This has been one of the best experiences in my life and i wish to go back in the summer so as I can see Tess, Molly, Willow and Spicke again!!. Hugs and kisses for everybody, always in my heart.
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I had great workaway at Quinta. I really enjoyed time there helping out in the kitchen, around the pool and keeping cottages clean. Ted is very welcoming and easy going, makes your stay a pleasant experience and keeps you entertained with various tasks such as cutting palm tree. I liked the idea of dinners with the guests and flexibility so you can plan your time to discover local area or just chill by the pool. Wish you more bare bums each year!
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Well, after a horrid start to the workaway program elsewhere in Europe we made our way to Spain to live with the Greville clan and what a fantastic family!! Not only did they go the distance to make us a part of their family but they did everything, and more, that could be asked of a host family when it came to getting us out to see Spain. The work and hours are more than fair and the food is fantastic, Caroline is a great cook! Working for Rob is a blast, his sense of humour makes the day fly by. If you're willing to pull your weight and want to visit a family who is well integrated within their local Spanish community, then you MUST come to see the Greville clan, you'd be missing out if you didn't! Thank you so much Rob, Caroline and Ben! We look forward to seeing you in Canada!
feedback left for No two days the same in Antequera, Spain! - 11/03/2013
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We stayed at Jodie's and Kev's for just over a week in this time we felt part of the family, it felt like home!! The food was gooood, Ben probably enjoyed it a bit too much haha. Work hours were fair and relaxed and the jobs that needed doing were good, we couldn't of asked for better hosts! I spent my birthday whilst at Jodie's and Kev's and you guys made it the best! (thanks again!!) we will see you soon!! Xxx
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We stayed with Gaelle and Cedric for one week. It was our first workaway experience, and it was great! There are multiple jobs to do and you never get bored, the animals are amazing, they have great friends who visit them, and Gaelle's and Cedric's opinions on life are interesting and we really appreciated them. And Serge and Gaelle are amazing cooks, the vegetarian food was delicious. Thank you very much for your hospitality, we had a great time with you and the rest of our trip went great too! Take care! =)
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My experience was really great! It was my first Workaway, and I enjoyed it a lot! I knew a lot of wonderful people, others worksawayers and staff. The work is organized everyday, and It is an opportunity to be part of this project. A workaway highly recommended. Workawayers, staff and directors are very nice! Thanks!!!!
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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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The Pilgrims are amazing! I had such a wonderful time with them and didn't want to leave. The work was interesting as we did every day something else. And they didn't hesitate to go to the new neighbour as ask if I can help there with milking the cows. I also enjoyed visiting their friends and going to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. But at the end it is the family who made me have such a good time and I am looking forward to see them again!
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I spent 3 weeks at Annecy Hostel and it was all wonderful. The brothers who run it are super friendly, the work is not difficult, and you meet loads of interesting people from all over the world. The hostel is really more like a big, friendly house than a hostel, really, and Annecy itself is a gorgeous city with plenty to do. I miss it already and highly recommend it to anyone going to France.
feedback left for Volunteer at a hostel in the Alps. - 02/10/2012
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This has been one of the biggest and best experience in my life. Astri and Frank greeted me with open arms and smiles the first day I arrived, and I was not in doubt that this place consisted of loving, kind people. I enjoyed my work from day one and there were time for fun, laughter and cosy time too. Astri and Frank were open for any ideas you had, and you felt like you were a part of a big family. My job vary often and I loved this variation. It could anything from working alone to work in teams or to planning the weekend for the children. This place is many things but most important of all about the children. You will easily realize and feel that the children are the heart of the foundation and anything you do of work will make the children happy. This must be one of most fantastic and beautifully places in the world - people are open minded, sweet and loving and it is placed in an amazing area, surrounded by nature and love. I can recommend here for everybody who love to work for a good cause and be a part of a great, loving team in one of Norway's most beautifully places.
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Jeronimo and Misericordia are wonderful and very welcoming. They bring their own travel experiences to a healthy table of organic food and conversations. I highly recomend them for hosts and friends! Thank you! Gracias!
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Being my first work away experience, I had no idea what to expect but the experience I had here was truly wonderful! Met amazing workawayers, work hours were flexible, it was so awesome to meet people from all over the world (guests). Paula and Anastasia are fun and genuine people who made workawayers feel very comfortable :) so far my favorite work away experience!
feedback left for Help for small, friendly hostel in Berlin. - 08/05/2013
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I was planning on staying for one month in January, but I'm still here in March. It's a lovely family, very easygoing. There's loads of things to do and see around Galway.
feedback left for Help a family in Connacht, Ireland. - 03/03/2013
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Ruurd And Elena our wonderfull people, I had a verry nice time with them and was able to do a lot of carpenting chord around de house...Retiro no Rio is amazingly situated, just along side the river Modego, you are free to use their kayaks etc...The food....Hmmm it was so good, I had a wonderfull room to my self and would recomend this adres to everyone who wants to go to the center of Portugal..Furhermore Ruurd and Elena made me feel like I was really appreciated...There are two little town just arround the corner, where you can have some fun with the locals...If possible I would come back at any givin time!!!!
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I had a great week with Nina and her family. They welcomed me into their home and opened my eyes to a more sustainable life. Nina is a very kind and caring person and their kids are adorable. I enjoyed being part of their family and Nina taught me lots about gardening; I also picked up a few cooking tips (Nina is an amazing cook). Nina and James are inspiring parents and they helped me to understand how I might be a good parent in future. Thank you so much for the experience!
feedback left for Helping with family life in Melbourne. - 01/05/2013
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We had such a good time in Mina Clavero. These are great people and they made sure we were comfortable and taken care of. We recommend connecting with them should you pass by Mina Clavero. The work was fun and taking care of the kids was a great experience for us. They taught us Spanish while we taught them English. Great fun.
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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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Kong is the best host and his daughter a real gem. I was able to help him start a hot 18 day compost for his gardening plans as well as a worm farm to produce natural fertilizer. He has so many plans which we turned to perma culture to give ideas for sustainable ventures. I think I tried most of the local delicacies in the five days I was there and saw so many local spots of interest. I highly recommend Kong and his family as a great spot and anyone who loves gardening can be a real help to this budding gardener. Good luck with the sunflowers, Kong.
feedback left for Come and volunteer with us in Malaysia - 19/04/2013
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I really loved it here. The location is amazing and ontop of that, Claire and Ricardo were so welcoming and friendly and i was never uncomfortable. Claire is such a good cook too, you can never really go hungry in that house. Ricardo knows the best places for ab sailing too. Was my first time and i loved it. The kids are fun to be around, as long as Maite is doing her homework instead of taking videos of herself and Sofía isn't running away to the park all the time. I really enjoyed myself here and would definitely recommend anyone to come and help out (: x
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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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Wonderful hosts and cute animals! I love the farm so much :)
feedback left for Work at a horse farm in Germany - 30/07/2012
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I spent about 4 weeks here as a volunteer and had an awesome experience. Andy and Simona were wonderful hosts and I felt welcome there right from the beginning and was always part of the family. It is a beautiful property and there was plenty to see and do in the surrounding area on my time off.
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First experience as a workawayer could not be better. I have met some real friends here, worked, breathed the hot air, lived in a tree house... Jen is a great cook, she made me gave up on meat, George is a fountain of travelling and living experience, their daughters are wonderful and playful, working there gives you the pleasure of seeing everyday what you are doing with your own hands (I have helped George in fixing a small roof and an external stairway)...Good easy work and plenty of food. Met some exceptional girls there, Chels, Meg and Grace...Lovely people, landscape, beautiful night sky, fresh food, close enough to the beach and a lovely little town. You cannot ask for more! I will be back there for sure! Thank you Jen and George for having me there!
feedback left for Explore the Greek country side - 22/08/2011
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I had a very great time on the farm. We cultivated a lot of vegetable, took care the animals... Arnon and his family are so lovely, I felt very comfortable. Arnon showed me a lot of beautyfull places around here and I learned a lot about the Thaiculture. I enjoyed the time very much. Thank you :)
feedback left for The Little Farm Friendly Project Thailand - 05/05/2013
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Last summer, I spent four wonderful weeks here. The hosts are the most warm, caring and knowledgeable people I\'ve met in a while! I learned so much about gardening, canning, cheese making and building. The place is peaceful, the accommodations are comfortable and the food is healthy and delicious. In fact, I enjoyed my stay so much that I can\'t wait to go back :)))
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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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Staying with Ari and Freydis was great! They are indeed very nice and it is fun to work with them! I absolutely recommend getting involved with them, with their amazing kids and all their animals(cows,calfs,hens, and sheep now). If you are looking for experiencing authentic Icelandic farm life in a nice family and surrounded by fabulous landscapes this is it!
feedback left for Help needed in a Farm in north east Iceland - 04/10/2012
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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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I volonteerd at Mickael and Maya s retreat in Feb and March 2012. It was an extremely busy season at the retreat but they are brilliant hosts and look after everyone very well. The three girls and fun, independant and easy to get along with, I miss Sonia´s singing! The workload is reasonable and leaves a good part of your day to do other things. I was also able to join in alot of activities such as snowshoeing, skiing, northenlight wathching, husky sledging, feltmaking, breadmaking, and Maya even lent me a yoga mat and some of her books for me to discover yoga, as there weren t any classes going on during my stay. The food is excellent and like many others, I have taken a few recepies home:) Finally I would just like to add how breathtakingly beautiful this part of the world is, from the multicolored sunsets and starlit nights to the healthy relationship that the people have with silence. Would definitely recommend Aurora.
feedback left for Retreat/Family in Lapland - 23/04/2012
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I had a wonderful week on the language immersion programme in Poland. The co-ordinators are lovely, friendly people and I made some great friends who I will stay in touch with for a long time. The place is very relaxing and despite becoming slightly tired by the constant social interaction, I would highly recommend taking part in this programme. Thanks for the great experience.
feedback left for English language immersion programme in Poland - 07/09/2012
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What can I say, Chelle and Barry are absolute stars! If you like a good old laugh, lots of loving animals and delicious home cooked meals, this is the place for you! I would highly recommend working with Chelle and Barry, they are truly the nicest people, and the locals are lovely, too - I hope to go back myself soon, I'm missing the mad house already! Thank you so much both, see you soon!!
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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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thanks so much for having us we had the most amazing time on your farm and will be comring back one day to do it all over again we loved what you are doing their good luck and al the best kylie and søren xx
feedback left for Hosting in Bulgaria - 14/08/2012
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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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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 spent two weeks working and staying with Lukas and have nothing but positive experiences from my time in Gnadendorf! Lukas is a great guy with genuine concern for others, a positive attitude, and a great sense of humor and adventure! He is flexible and understanding with the work that he gives you and is extremely hospitable. The dogs are all incredible, and so affectionate. I highly recommend this Work Away experience to anyone that enjoys animals, the outdoors, and good company!!
feedback left for Help with huskies near Vienna. - 05/02/2012
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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 had a great stay here in January working with the cows, painting and experiencing the northern lights. Gunnbjorn and his family are wonderful people and the surrounding area is beautiful. I will miss my time here (especially Runnskar)- takk fyrir!
feedback left for Helping on a dairy farm in Iceland. - 28/01/2013
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I spent 3 lovely weeks with the family in February. Despite the cold weather and snow, I really enjoyed this amazing place, the warm and welcoming family, and the fantastic horses. This was my first workaway experience, and I feel really lucky to have found such a good place - beginner's luck I suppose! The work was not difficult; the everyday chores of course involved feeding and stable routines, and some mucking out. The beautiful old purpose-built stable barn is all indoor so you are protected from the elements, which makes the work a lot easier! There are 20 horses, including 4 ponies, 2 foals and the gorgeous Red Baron. They are all totally used to people and being handled, so there it is never scary to be around them. On some days I was able to ride, and tried several different horses while I was there. As a rather rusty rider who hasn't really ridden for almost 10 years, I also benefitted from a much-needed riding lesson from Jasmina, an excellent young instructor who understands the Welsh Cob mentality! I travelled with Katharina to observe a couple of very interesting riding lessons, and also to a farrier school. I also helped a little with some of the lessons, grooming the horses or just being available if anyone needed any help. There is such a lot you can learn from Katharina and her establishment about horses, horse-care and riding. A highlight for me was doing the free-jumping with the horses in the indoor arena! Aside from the horsey stuff, the family really included me in many social activities, which is how I discovered some crazy German culture that I had never heard of before, such as Fasching! My accommodation was in a lovely private room overlooking the horses' field, with internet access and a private bathroom. Meals were eaten together with whoever was in the house, normally prepared by Katharina who is a very good cook! I had lots of time for myself and was never over-worked. It was easy to fit into the routine, to learn what I had to do, and I was never confused about what was expected of me. Katharina and her family have hosted many volunteers and interns over the years, so everything continues very smoothly with the arrival and departure of volunteers. My one regret about my time here is that I didn't speak any German. It really is NOT essential to speak German, as all the family speak excellent English, but it would definitely be an advantage and would have allowed me to contribute more e.g. with riding pupils. However, if you don't speak German, don't let that put you off as you can still have a really amazing time, and pick up a few words of German along the way! I would highly recommend this workaway host to anybody interested in working around horses, and/or who wants a genuine experience of true German culture. I had a brilliant time, and hope to return in the future, perhaps with some enhanced German language skills!
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What to say?? I had such a wonderful time I can't even describe it, but say: Thank you! Patricia and Wim are living their dream, and you can tell that from the very first moment you step into Le Moulin. It's a wonderful place, with such a magical atmosphere, it was really difficult for me to leave. I also learnt very useful skills and met amazing people. It was a wonderful experience, in perfect time and place with the right people. Thank you for all the love!!
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My work away experience here was fabulous. My experience here in GENERAL was fabulous. Salem is a great host, and he manages to reel in only the best guests to stay at his hostel. Its like a big family there. I was really sick for about half my stay and everyone took such good care of me! The work is generally super easy. There are almost always several workawayers, so you'll be tag-teaming the cleaning with them, and it gets done so fast! I would highly recommend going to stay with Salem in Mazatlan, and going to Playa Bruja, and stuffing your face with tacos, and all the other amazing things that Mazatlan has to offer.
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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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Our time with Sharon, Dick, and Maia was amazing. We ate great food, enjoyed interesting conversations, and received invaluable advice pertaining to travel. Regarding accommodations we couldn't have asked for better quarters. For the amount of work asked the reward was more than fair. We hope to see them again on our travels.
feedback left for Get involved with farm life in Costa Rica - 12/11/2012
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I can not explain how good i felt living and working with Erin and her childrens. Erin is so cool and Sofia and James really lovely kids. I will miss them a lot ( and i am still doing now). Thanks Erin for all time you gave me, the good advice and the best wishes, that i know, come from the deep of your heart! Of course i recommend this workaway family to stay with them. They are wonderful and funny! Just THANK YOU!
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Alessandra and Massimo are wonderful people, and their home is just as wonderful too! I stayed for a month and it was great to share their company and work together. You can tell from the beginning that they are open, relaxed and friendly, and their home is always open to friends and family, and guests for the B&B. It's kind of like everything you'd imagine in a rural farmhouse, with modern amenities as well. There's always something to do, and you take away as much as you put into it; mainly I spent my time gardening, translating and helping with housework. But they are both very creative, so it's the perfect place for the more creatively inclined. They also travel a lot... I guess I can just summarise and say that they are interesting to get to know :) I really hope you continue to do this sort of thing in the future! I enjoyed it very much and I think other people would too. I would recommend it to anyone who is open and willing to learn new things. The landscape and Sassello are lovely, and if you want to see more, it's no problem to get a bus (or lift with one of them) to Savona and from there you can go travel anywhere you want to with the train. Genoa, Cinque Terre, the Italian Riviera or Turin aren't too far! Savona's nice too, also for a splash in the sea. I wish you the best of luck with il bimbo and Cascina Granbego! Maybe I can come again in the end :) Simon P.S. It must be mentioned that Settembre (the dog) is the most beautiful dog in the world :D
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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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I had a great time at the project, stayed for a month and i'm already excited for coming back again in May! Yanik and his family are really nice and welcoming, and francine's cooking is always great I learned a lot from the work and just from talking with yanik about hydroponics and all sorts of crazy stuff, and it was also great having many other volunteers around from all over the world Definitely recommended for all!
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I couldn't have asked for a better experience for my first workaway - I had a brilliant time. John and Sarah are both excellent company and treat their guests very well, supplying great accommodation and delicious food. They've fully embraced the ethos of workaway and integrate all the volunteers into their lives so that you really feel like part of a family. Their cortijo is set in paradise with beautiful views and interesting places to explore. The work itself is interesting and provides lots of opportunities to learn because it is so varied. I've come away feeling fantastic, both physically and mentally. My only regret is that I couldn't stay longer. Would love to do it all again!
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Dear Sabine, you know that, when I left my home for this first workaway experience, my main goal was to improve my german a bit. I come back home with much much more than this... You and your family are really great persons! It was like being at home and I will always bring this days with me in my heart. The experience with horses was incredible! And I really hope to have the chance to come back soon! Thank you very much for the opportunity you gave me. Stefano P.S.: special greetings to Opa and Oma! ;-)
feedback left for Help at a horsefarm in Germany - 17/05/2013
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Really good people, good food, work was amazing, wish them all the best with whatever the future holds and hope to see them soon!
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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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I only stayed with Arthur and jack for a few day as I got an offer in another place I really couldnt refuse ..., but my few days there was great!! It was my first workaway exchange, and it couldn't have started in a better way. Arthur is really kind and does all he can so you feel at home. The work is very light, walking Jack and a little bit of gardening! Though i suppose it was more a matter of jack walking me, and he showed me around the beautiful spanish countryside with great thouroughness! ;) if you are looking for a relaxing stay in a beautiful environment with nice and easygoing company, this is where you should go! But I was also offered to be driven to the metro so I could go take a look at Valencia if i wanted (as I said - terribly nice and considerate!) I recommend this host highly, and I really feel that I should've stayed longer and would love to come back! Greetings from Granada, and give jack lots of hugs from me! / Felicia
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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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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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Chãos and the paddock paradise are magical places. Silent but full of power and enthusiasm. Views and nature are amazing. Wonderful food, perfect housing, beautiful trips and people with open hearts. You should definitely make this experience - Sarah and James are amazing as well as their four happy dogs and six great horses! I miss them all already and hope to come back soon... Thank you for being my hosts, friends and foster parents :) See you soon - Sascha wants to come as well ///
feedback left for Help with horses in Portugal - 21/03/2013
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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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feedback left for Help Develop our Eco Home near Port Macquarie - 22/06/2012
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The Rahman family has been very kind and generous to me during my stay with them. I have learned a lot about their country, travelled to many places and have they have always looked after me during my time here. In them I feel that I have made valuable friendships and hope to keep in touch with them in the future. Thanks for your kindness! Cheers, Nathan
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I spent 1 month with Julie in her B&B in the monthof July 2012. Together we did the household chores, taking time out together/separately in our down time. I found Julie very easy to work with; very hospitable and couldnt do enough to make my stay very pleasant and comfortable. Julie spent a lot of her personal time showing me around the local markets and villages. She was flexible regarding the type of work we chose to do, and very easy to get along with. I would definitely recommend her workaway and hope I can return in the future. Thanks very much Julie.
feedback left for Join me and help out in Languedoc Roussillon - 15/10/2012
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I volunteered with Alex and David two years ago and had the best time! They were very accommodating and enthusiastic, and Isolde and Thomasina were (are) sweethearts. Sitting around the dinner table with them and in their living room are great memories! Although I had fun running around pruning olive trees, I really enjoyed being able to get some hands on work with repairing walls and working the angle grinder. If you get the chance to work with this family, you must!
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The school offers foreigners the opportunity to work at Colombia’s Lago de Tota and teach locals about the importance of water and wetlands. Each volunteer will be immersed into the culture, have unique experiences with the locals, and positively impact the surrounding environment. Overall, the opportunity to work with them is an incredible experience. You will learn about a new culture, speak better Spanish, and have a dramatic impact on preserving Lago de Tota and the surrounding wetlands. Felipe and his family are very accommodating and will make you feel at home. I would recommend this opportunity to anyone interested in Latin America, Spanish, the environment or education. I learn so much about the Environment and Spanish during my time. Speaking Spanish helps, but even if you know a minimal amount Felipe is happy to build a teaching program (such as teaching English) around what your skills/passions are. If you have any questions about what the experience is like, please feel free to send me a message. Saludos, William
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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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I've stayed at Kat & Henry's place for two weeks and apart the prompt response to my requirement and their great welcome, I need to say they are two wonderful, generous and reliable persons that helped and encouraged me so much to speak and get a better level of English, sharing a lot of their time with me. They showed total disposition to make me feel comfortable in every moment. I enjoyed a spacious, fantastic, cosy room; healthy and delicious meals; useful advices with any doubt I had. And gave me a lift to the villages in the surrounding at any moment I asked them. Their dog, Lebowski, is such a huge ball of dark hair always willing to play. The work is not difficult at all with them, you don't feel you are working but having fun. I was helping them to refurbish their mansion with another workawayer and made a great team, working the four together most of the time. I can say I had a marvelous experience, learnt so many things (like polyfilling) and spent a very good time, so I would warmly recommend them as hosts to any workawayer.
feedback left for Volunteer in the Cotswolds - 21/04/2013
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Howard and Polly were brilliant hosts. They were so genuinely welcoming, making me feel right at home for the three weeks I spent there. I learnt so much about the natural horse lifestyle from Polly with their own six horses and from watching Howard's hoof-trimming work (which took us to at least seven different Départments!). Can't recommend them highly enough, anyone who stays with here is very lucky :)
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Thanks a lot, Amanda and Simon for a great week. Wonderful food, and the bike was great to have. Too bad I didnt have the chance to explore the area a bit more--its right near the beautiful coast of Cataluña. Great food, and really interesting projects to work on. Hope the garden turns out great
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The best hostel! The best staff! I stayed for six weeks and didn't wanna leave. The managers Bobby, James and Eric is so relaxed, welcoming and fun! And they arrange loads of activites both in and outside the hostel. Staying here you get a lot of really good food, drinks, meet some cool people, and a opportunity to explore all the best of San Diego! Miss you guys!
feedback left for International Hostels Volunteer Program - 05/01/2013
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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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I worked on the farm in Alausi for 2 weeks and had a brilliant time there. We would usually work for around 8 hours per day, Monday-Friday with the weekends off. The work was tough but it kept us busy and I helped with a number of tasks including: the rebuilding of a wall, the digging of trenches, the feeding of animals etc. Victor is a really awesome guy who made me feel welcome as soon as I arrived. His cooking skills are top notch which is nice because he was usually the one preparing our meals. I would highly recommend this workaway place to anyone who is travelling in Ecuador. You won't be disappointed! Take care Victor :) Lots of love Michael
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I had a WONDERFUL time at the montessori school. The children are so charming and it was blessing to get to work with them. I feel that I got more from the experience than I was able to give. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested/has experience with teaching and with German. Living in Bavaria was also wonderful! Everyone at the school was so friendly and welcoming. Additionally, Lydia and her family were truly wonderful hosts and showed me all around Bavaria. I loved my time here and highly recommend this Workaway experience.
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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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My boyfriend and I stayed with Vera, Arnd, Anna & Louisa this past May for 3 and a half weeks (our first workaway experience), and I wish we could have stayed the entire summer! Time went by so quickly on the farm, and I am in complete agreeance with Vera that there are time holes that come and eat up the days, even though the sun sets after 10pm : ) We immediately felt welcomed and apart of the family life. We did a variety of things from cooking to wood construction & planting. The farm is beautiful and there were often other people working with us on different projects. We made it a habit to go to town on the regular as it was so easy to bike and take the train in less than a half hour. Vera and Arnd are so genuinely kind and each of them has a interesting outlook on life. Anna & Louisa became our good friends, even though they are only 6 & 9. We learned so much from them. It doesn\'t get much better than this workaway experience. You\'d be hardpressed to find something better!
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I stayed in Azille with Angela and Rusel for three weeks and I had a wonderful time. I found them as a very kind,polite and generous people. I'm really happy that I had a possibility to discover beautiful surroundings of Azille; to meet Kat and her lovely family; to have a great morning walks with Lily; to enjoy the pool :) What is very important to me is that everytime I felt that my work was appreciated. That is why I had a great time and workaway experience. Thank you! Simona
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Everything about this experience is wonderful, working in the garden is very relaxing with a view of the lake and the company of the sweet cats who purr next to you and the neighbor s sheep over the fence. Christoph is really really nice, open minded and respectful. Thank you so much for the time that we shared. I hope to come back soon.
feedback left for Volunteer in a big house in Zürich - 23/05/2013
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From the very first step out of the airport i was made to feel right at home and as welcome as a family member. The entire two months was a learning experience from each of the family members. I will never forget the life lessons and great skills I acquired from this wonderful bunch! Their home on Water Island is a true retreat and sanctuary from the rest of the world. It was absolutely incredible being able to help make their home a better place. If you are looking for a good experience and a great family to work with, look no further. I will be forever grateful for the Bitterwolf\'s kindness, hospitality, and contagious attitude! Thanks again guys ;D
feedback left for Help us out in the beautiful Virgin Islands. - 27/12/2010
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We had a wonderful time staying with Angelo in Sicily! His property is close to two sweet little towns, and a bus ride from both Catania and the beautiful Mt. Etna. Angelo gave us great advice and even lent us cold weather clothes to climb the volcano. During our time we him we worked on clearing his property after some renovations, some winter gardening and chopping firewood. The work wasn't difficult, we could do it on our own schedule, and it was enjoyable to help him get the property in order. We enjoyed his company and that of his lovely old pup, Asia. Recommended!
feedback left for Organic gardening on the slopes of Mount Etna. - 27/12/2012
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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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This place is awesome! I spent 2and a half weeks there and got treated like part of the family! I got a awesome room with own bathroom and there was always plenty of food! Jaime and Evan are great friends, easy to get along with and you can talk with them about everything, I had some interesting conversations there:) I recommend this place for everybody. I will be back next year, if all goes smoothly. If not we will see us in Germany:)) Miss u guys!
feedback left for Volunteer at a Horse Ranch in Utah. - 20/05/2013
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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 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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Working with them was one of the most rewarding opportunities of my life. I didn't expect to spend my entire stay with the Commune, but the warm personalities and off the beaten path locations kept me involved. I taught in Manali, Galot Village, and Delhi. The motives of all affiliated individuals are pure. This is one of the best run volunteer tourism operations I've seen. I give this organization my highest recommendation. I'll definitely be in touch if I return to India.
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We helped Madeleine and Marcus for a couple of weeks in the lead up to their first guests arriving. This was a time when there was a lot to do, and with them working long days it was difficult to feel relaxed in our down time and of course we wanted to help relieve their stress. However we were well looked after and the room we stayed in was very comfortable and clean and with a nice bathroom next door. Most importantly we were included in family life rather than being made to feel like serfs (which has been our experience elsewhere!) As the weather warmed up we got in a couple of nice swims in the pool and we got taken to a market, and a lovely village to explore on our time off. We also got to use the bikes. Madeleine cooked some lovely meals, despite being very busy and not having much time to shop, it is amazing what she whipped up! We miss this beautiful and interesting slice of rural France, the family and the lovely animals. Hope to come back one day for a holiday!
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I had a great time with Margaret and co. I spent 3 months over the winter there and had a really amazing time. I would consider Margaret as a good friend now, just like family, I was part of the household for a fairly long time and I would love to one day go back and visit for sometime in the warmer climate that Bulgaria boasts in the summer that I have yet to experience. Thanks for everything Margaret, I learned a lot on so many different levels and I think your art project is inspiring, best wishes and I will see you again sometime :)
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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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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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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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As it was my first workaway experience I think it couldn`t be better! Kirstie and her family are all very welcoming and friendly! Great food, good vine! I enjoyed the mix between feeling welcome to join the family in the free time but also having some private time on my own. The work was good and I learned many things about vine making. I would recommend this host to everyone and hope to come back sometime! All the best!
feedback left for Organic Vineyard in Bordeaux. - 07/03/2013
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I agree with everything that\'s been said so far. Vasilis is a rare person who dedicates almost all of his waking time to improving and promoting his neighborhood. His mind is always overflowing with ideas, so it\'s inspiring to be around him. Just a note on this, though - be prepared to offer your own ideas, too. He really wants volunteers to take the initiative and tell him what kind of talents they can share. The accommodation was also excellent. Vasilis is very well-equipped for visitors. You have an entire floor of the house to yourself or to share with other volunteers, and he makes sure you\'re always stocked with food so you can cook for yourself. Or sometimes he or his mom will cook something and share with you. Overall I had a wonderful experience here and wouldn\'t hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Go and spread your creativity.!
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We're very sorry for our late reply, because we have to thank you a lot! We had a great time in your home that we'll probably never forget and we hope you're all well. Now some details: We made some carpentrystuff and a lot of gardening and both was of course work, but we enjoyed it and learnt a lot. Besides work the guestroom is very nice and the family could not welcome you more warmly and care better for you. And - to top it all - they cook veryveryvery well :) Nesoddtangen is a good place, if you like nature AND would like to visit oslo. So all in all - GREAT! Dear Anne-Beth, dear Leif, thank you, our first workaway-experience was really \"untopable\" and we were really sad the day we left you.
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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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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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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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