Workaway works on word of mouth and local publicity.. If you like the idea and want to do your part in helping promote the site then please print out a poster and display it in a noticeable place.
Good ideas of where to hang a poster would be; Backpackers, youth hostels , travellers bars , small hotels, local notice boards...anywhere where you think travellers might benefit from seeing the workaway message.
Thank you so much and have a great time travelling :)
Poster for workawayers
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Poster for hosts
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Area: TuscanyI live "in the sticks"in a area of 80 hectars of mainly woods.with a marvellous view unto the sea there is a guest house with 4 apartments and a main house in one big house I offer a good lodging with own bathroom and good italian cooking in exchange of gardening and somehelp with the care of the pool. I have a dog and a helper with another dog. People usually feel very happy in these surroundings. Ciao Elga
Area: British ColumbiaI am 67 I was born in England, have lived in the Canadian wilderness for 30 years. I have built cabins alone. I am also an artist and a writer, and have had many books about my wilderness life published. I have had many volunteers over the years.
Area: AucklandWe are an English / Kiwi family of five: my husband and I and our 3 children 10, 8 and 4 and live in a large family house in a new development in Karaka, South Auckland. The older children are at the local school and youngest attends the local preschool. My husband works in Auckland city and I work in a local hospital. Our children are keen on various sporting activities: table tennis, rugby, cycling etc. They enjoy visiting our family farm (5 minutes away). The area we live in has lots of paths (cycling and walking) and is close to town and countryside. We enjoy meeting people from overseas and have lived in Spain in the past.
Area: Pai, ThailandAfter the success achieved at an organic farm a group of hardworking and likeminded folk were inspired to set up a similar project; reforesting an area of degraded farmland whilst living as close to sustainable as we can. We are open to receive volunteers, although due to the nature of the project we only accept a limited number of people at one time. Our main goals are to reforest and improve the diversity of the land, live as simply and sustainably as possible, and hopefully through giving this experience inspire others to rethink their way of life and embrace the beauty of simple living. Volunteering with us you will gain a wealth of experience living and working in a sustainable permaculture system. We try and keep closely linked to the culture and traditions of the local area, encouraging the sharing of ideas and methods. We generally eat Thai style food, using as many locally picked and grown herbs and vegetables as possible. All our construction is loyal to the local style of wood and bamboo building, and we invite local workers to assist us, giving all our volunteers the opportunity to learn directly from our local Thai masters! We are also looking for additional long term residents to offer support to the current project manager Catherine. If you have some experience working on farms, or are keen to expand your skills in this area then please get in touch about applying for a long term position. The farm is located in very beautiful peaceful surroundings, next to the native forest and alongside local villager’s farmland. We do not enforce a set work schedule, everyone is given the opportunity to decide when and how much they want to work, although the general attitude of our volunteers is to be eager to get involved and see the land blossom! The farm is a perfect place for meditation, yoga and other personal pursuits, but it is not so difficult to reach Pai town and explore the local area where you can find waterfalls, hot springs, temples and cake shops! But before you read any further, please take a minute to reflect, our project is based on living as simply and sustainably as possible, this means you will have to be comfortable surrendering your western comforts! We have a limited solar electricity source, so no lights apart from the kitchen, no hot showers or wifi or even a fridge. We cook together as a family on wood burning stoves, everyone is responsible to ensure we have enough firewood, to harvest food, and to prepare meals (but don’t worry we always look after those who haven’t experienced this type of living before). The village is a 30minute walk away and Pai 6km further on from here. It is relatively easy to walk or hitchhike, and it is also possible to rent scooters from town if you want more freedom. Ideally we like volunteers to stay with us for at least two weeks as it always takes a little time to get settled and become proficient in basic skills to tackle daily jobs and activities. However if you are unable to commit as much time then you are still welcome to join us as we don’t like to turn away anyone who is keen to learn and become involved. Unfortunately we do not have enough long term residents to be able to manage any commercial sales from the land. We are therefore left with very few options when it comes to the financial side of farm life. Up to now the project is in existence due to the generosity of a great number of people who have donated either time or money for the development of the basic infrastructure, buildings, maintenance and upkeep of the project. We try and run on as little money and outside inputs as we can, but still we have daily costs such as buying tools, paying for local workers, buying necessary ingredients for the kitchen, and repairing buildings. This money has been steadily provided for us by the kindness of volunteers. We encourage everyone to donate, but if your situation deems you unable or if you are interested in becoming a long term member of the project then please let us know. If you are interested in joining us…. Please get in touch and let us know when and for how long you would like to join us. We can then arrange a time to meet either in the village or Pai town and take you over to New Land (it’s a bit difficult to find on your own). We ask everyone to be mindful of the natural environment and therefore please try and use natural or eco-friendly products (soaps, shampoo, detergents etc). You will also need to bring a good headlamp or flashlight as there is very limited electricity.
Area: CataluniaMy husband and I have lived in this beautiful area of Catalunia for 11 years. We harvest olives almonds and carobs on 2 farms. We have 6 dogs 2 cats, ducks , chickens and 2 pigs and 4 goats. We are aprox 4kms from the nearest village of Xerta which is in the Ebro valley alongside the fantastic river Ebro. We live off grid but have a solar system which provides us with power, English TV and Wi Fi. We are also close to the "via Verde" which is a cycle track of over aprox 100kms. We have a pool which will prove refreshing after work.If you enjoy walking climbing or just peace and quiet then this is the place to be.