A selection of our feedback from hosts and workawayers
I´ve spent four weeks with Caroline, Benjamin and their four lovely, open-minded, funny, kind, sharing children and these were four fantastic weeks, because this family makes you really feel part of them and integrated in their whole life. You can remark, that a stay with this family is about sharing, about give-and-take insights in different cultures, in different ways of living. They give you plenty of possibilities to spend your time with them in a way that suits everyone and they don´t allow anyone to work too much=). You can feel, that their aim is not search for a full-time-worker, but to spend a wonderful time together, which is plenty of exchanges. They gave me the possibility to see their wonderful surroundings, to get to know their generous and absolutely kind friends, to stay in the schools of the children to get to know the french educational system, to be patient with me improving my french and more...
I can only recommend a stay with this wonderful family to anyone. Thank you again for everything. I hope, I will see you again one time.
Dear Carlo and Jessie and Alfeo and carmina and Lele and Anna and so many other people :
Can't believe it's already my very last day here in cinque Porte !!! Feel like I could just stay here forever! (Sorry, mommy and daddy back in Taiwan...XD) having met sooooo many nice and interesting people here, most of all, hardworking and all trying to live a better life in a better way, making the world a better better place, INCREDIBLE!!!
Sorry if I can't speak everything in detail because it's just too difficult to describe how dramatically I've actually changed in such a short three weeks, meeting so many fantastic people with so much energy, wonderful and healthy food just directly from the garden or some wild fennos, all different kinds of the wild spices, the rising of the full moon directly from the house, the sky filled with the stars, no car buzzing but the signing of the bugs or the frogs, the coming of a new rooster, the bleeding of teeth growing of the baby, the first bite of the baby... Sorry for starting all the murmuring but all of the sudden I just feel like so many too share!
This is such a magical place, filled of the energy and all kinds of the possibility, and you'll definitely find a whole new you by enjoying the work and every day different tasks, sooooo delicious different meals every day (and you definitely could learn quite a lot of different marvelous dishes : D)
Above all, with so many lovely lovely people, Jessie and Carlo and the whole family. The first day I arrived here, Carlo told me that "cool, now I have a Taiwanese friend" and only after a few days, I do want to say gratefully " thank you so much, Jessie and Carlo, and now I got a Sicilian family (if you don't mind, haha)"
I'd better stop though I still got so much to say, otherwise I could just directly publish a book instead. Please, do give yourself a chance and come here experience by yourself!!! And see you soon, with lots of thanks (and big hugs from the heart : P)
Jinny from Taiwan ^.<
Where to begin?!
We spent an amazing month here: the food, the people, the surroundings; everything could not have been more perfect.
Sam, Jeannie and the guys made me feel completely at home from the very first day and it genuinely was like living in a Spanish paradise. Everyone is down to earth, warmhearted and genuine and I adored every minute.
The work is varied and interesting: from weeding and working the land to clearing, cleaning, and painting (although admittedly our painting left a lot to be desired at the beginning: we definitely improved with practice! )
The accommodation was first class and the surrounding woodland is gorgeous. I was given the opportunity to learn a lot about good food, wine, spanish culture, and life itself.
We had the opportunity to explore the surrounding villages, and were lucky enough that our visit coincided with the semana santa: it was wonderful to experience the processions and see this haven in andalucia through the eyes of a local.
I feel inspired by the focus, optimism and hardworking attitudes that I have seen here and leave a changed person as to when I arrived.
I will always be truly grateful for my time here and it will always have a firm place in my heart.
I cannot recommend it enough!
I stayed for 4 months in Elise's home and I immediately felt like part of the family.
Elise, the mum, is a fantastic woman and a fabulous mother, incredibly kind, generous, respectful and loving. She has traveled a lot and she really understands how you can feel away from home and the difficulties with other language. My English level is very low and everybody at home has always shown a huge patience and understanding so it is also a good place to improve your English.
Work was flexible and not too demanding (light household chores and minding children), very reasonable duties and hours, small but nice accommodation, healthy meals and total flexibility when I needed to travel. Elise really understands the Workaway ethos.
Myla and Sylva are well behaved and cheerful children. It was nice to be surrounded of their sounds, comments and energy.
I really enjoyed my free time exploring Frome and the area. Frome is a nice and small market town with shops, cafes, library, pubs... and easily access to another interesting towns: Bath, Wells, Bristol, Salisbury...
Honestly, I would highly recommend this host to any Workawayer.
There are not enough positive words to describe our experience with Deb, Rob and family in their little piece of heaven. Upon first seeing this workaway place we said that it 'was too good to be true', but it really is true! There are horse rides on the beach, campfires, ukeleles, swimming with dolphins and not to mention the best food you will ever eat.
There are various tasks to do around the house as well as projects which vary so much that you will always be able to find something suited to your own abilities.
Deb is a warm, nurturing and inspirational woman who is gifted in so many ways. Rob is smart, cool and funny (and good at poker - beware!). We feel like we have made friends for life. Thank you, a million times.