A selection of our feedback from hosts and workawayers
I arrived in the beginning of September 2015 and planned t stay may be till Christmas. In the end its was hard and heartbreaking to leave the family in May 2016. The family is not just an other workaway place for me they become friends, dear friends. During my time we climbed mountains, explored waterfalls, canoed clear blue lakes, stayed in a remote and off grid cabin, build hiking trails over Christmas and had many more incredible adventures. The four kids are all wonderful and sweet. They love exploring and being outside as well as movie nights with home made popcorn. The parents are both hardworking. Roxanna not only organized the household and takes care of the family she is also nearly every day out and about as a photographer. Ryan is in construction and is building houses all over Chilliwack. He is very calm and also very helpful. We had a lot fun stories at dinnertime. It was a honor to stay with you and help you out with the kids and in the house. I was privileged to meet you and to become friends. I miss you already ;)
Charmaine and Ian were my last workaway esperience and I can asure you it was the best, they are the best hosts in the whole world and I really enjoyed my time there, they are carrying, funny, outgoing and so sweet! They will make you feel like home since the first moment your feet touch their house, they took me to places to visit, walk and meet interesting people. The place where they live is so beautiful and peaceful, is a side of england I didn't know and so well, what can I tell just good things to this amazing and lovely couple, you will never regreat staying with them. THANK YOU VERY MUCH IAN AND CHARMAINE! Hope to see you both soon again, and you know the whole family is welcome to Mexico whenever you want!
This is the truest daintree experience you could have! Meet the locals, see the hidden gems, live a simple existence.
I felt more at home in the first hour at toons home than I did my entire 7 months living with my previous host family. Toon will humbly welcome you into his home and graciously teach you his way of life-- which is amazing by the way. One of the first things he asked me was what I was hoping to get out of the experience. He will help you achieve whatever goal you have whether that be though food and health, gardening or sustainability. I truly felt it was important to him that I got all I wanted to out of the experience. I'm grateful to say that over the month of my time with Toon, he became a true friend.
We did so many fun things together! We went swimming daily in the creek that is just a few minutes walk from his house, we cooked a feast on coals at the beach, took a little trek down the creek, gutted/ skinned a cow, explored waterfalls, and lastly he took me on a trip to the tablelands which is a spectacular place! Thank you, Toon for the memories. I will cherish this escape from reality forever.
We are so very lucky to have Jenny. Now she's here I don't want to let her go! I couldn't recommend her more highly.
She has a wonderful attitude and always wiling to go above and beyond. She gets along well with the kids but at the same time is good at not letting them get their way all the time in a gentle and caring way. We have three children, 21 months, 5.5 years and 8 years. An example: mornings are our most difficult time. Trying to get kids woken up fed and off to school and preschool. My husband normally does mornings. Yesterday he didn't wake up in time and she handled the morning all by herself! Which even we find hard. All the kids were fed, dressed, teeth brushed and ready to go out the door with no tears and on time. Amazing !! She's excellent at helping with chores, very proficient. She is looking for other workaways to complete her travels and anyone else would be lucky (to put it mildly) to get her help. We will always remember her and hope to stay in touch once she's gone. Email me through Workaway if you have more questions I'm happy to answer any!
An amazing place and experience encountered during my one month stay with Pushpa and Janak. Both of them are the kindest and warmest people I've ever met. I felt so at home even though it was my first trip to Nepal through workaway. The kids and dogs are just so adorable and I totally enjoyed volunteering there, walking, playing with the disable kids & doggies or simply spending time with all of them. I highly recommend it anyone who wants the same experience I did. Thank you Pushpa and Janak for making me a part of your family. I am already missing you loads and can't thank you enough for all you've done. Moh timilai maya gotchu (spelling might be wrong but I am sure you know what I mean ;) )....Jeni