A selection of our feedback from hosts and workawayers
Rosie and Chris are amazing hosts that embody the true spirit of Workaway!! From the moment we arrived they ensured we were comfortable and had everything we needed. We had a lovely cosy and clean room and their entire trullo is a work of art! They worked together with us on our jobs, we did a bit of gardening, painting and put up the structure for a carport. They always ensured we were well-fuelled with food and drink and insisted we took plenty of breaks. They enjoyed a good chat, had a great sense of humour, and were very willing to share their vast knowledge and experiences of Alberobello and the surrounding area. They took us to their favourite bars and restaurants and gave us great recommendations for nearby towns and areas to visit. We very rarely felt like we were actually working! At the end of the day we looked forward to the yummy dinners Rosie would prepare fresh every day. She is an amazing cook! We learnt so much during our stay here and felt like we had a truly italian experience!! Thank you once again for having us and ensuring we left with the most amazing memories, this was definitely a highlight of our entire trip around Italy!!! We wish you all the best with your future endeavours and would love to visit you both again in the future :)
Hi Suzie and Laurie ! How are you ? Hope you are good. Thank you for giving me an excellent feedback. Both of you are very amazing, easy going, and so patient when you teach the students. You give us an amazing time and experience. We were so happy to have you here. it can be memorable moment for us. And what did you teach for the students was very useful, they hope you could visit us sometime and I hope so, it was so really much fun. So we will do miss you so much. We will keep in touch very well.
Thank you xx
Steve made us feel really welcome from the moment we arrived – from collecting us at the airport, making sure our room was painted and ready, and sharing a welcome kir royale (which is delicious, much better than Calvados :-) ).
There was a lot to do in the garden and renovating the gite, but Steve was very relaxed about schedule and always grateful for the amount of work we accomplished. He’s the kind of guy that will go the extra mile for you, so we were happy to get as much done as we could. We managed to clear, weed, turnover, and seed new lawns at the front and back – including wielding hoes and pickaxes, which was a lot of fun. The most rewarding project was getting to design and style the gite – the opportunity to see a renovation through from start to finish was fantastic, and the end result is a gorgeous, calming space that we can’t wait to come back and visit again.
The area is very rural, Steve was kind enough to give us use of two bicycles to explore the area but we also rented a car for the latter part of our trip to explore Caen and the beaches.
We had so much fun on this workaway, learnt a lot, and know we’ve made a friend for life.
Thanks again to "workaway" that makes it possible to always get to know amazing people! Also this time we had a wonderful experience: with Lucrezia! She worked with us for three weeks. It was easy to live with her because she is a very friendly, independent and conciderate young woman. She supported us very much with a lot of work: daily housework. like cleaning, ironing, cooking or gardening and more. She always saw the work that needed to be done and did every task quickly and reliably. Especially, she did a very good job as babysitter. She treats children so lovingly, like an angel! Luna enjoyed playing with Lucrezia very, very much. Thank you very much for everything, Lucrezia! It was a pleasure to host you! I hope we will meet each other again! Here in Germany or in Italy! You know, you are always welcome to our family!
You must be back in Canada, so its reality, job, mortgage, the whole 9 yards and I wanted to thank you so much for your time spent with us, it really make a difference to our busy summer season! Tyson, as you know I really enjoyed working with you, I knew that without a doubt that everything you did was to an incredibly high standard and all the activities you did with the clients was handled professionally but with a sense of fun. I know it exposed you more to the customer service side and that you found that not only did you enjoy it, but you were really good at it too. Suzie, you were just lovely with the clients and especially the children - I know how hot it was some days, but you just smiled right through it - wow, you had a mean tan by then end of it! As I mentioned to Tyson, because of the strong personalities, and the mix and dynamics of some of the volunteers, things will be run differently next Summer. Fortunately by then we will be back in a position financially to take in paid staff over this period and have the volunteers for back up. You both know our story and what we have gone through over these past few years, so I just want to thank you so much for contributing to at least one of the chapters in such a positive way! You are both really genuine lovely people and I hope by now Tyson, you have won your bet and shaved that awful beard off !! All the best for the future xx