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: AndaluciaI live with my 11 year old son in an old converted mill in the countryside south of Colmenar; our neighbours are kindly Spanish people plus of course goats and bees! My partner spends some of the time in the UK. We are on a steep hillside with three terrace plots dug out to accommodate vegetable areas and fruit trees, but writing three books in the past four years has limited my time and they were looking sad and somewhat neglected until helpers arrived! We have a constant battle with the chumba plants (prickly pear) and the not infrequent visits of the jabali (wild boar) who help turn over the soil.... Help with all of the above plus painting walls white on a regular basis makes up just some of the list! It sometimes seems that all we need help with it catching up as a result of the wiles of the weather: stuff blown all over the place, branches down, paint looking a bit sorry for itself. Plus not being the world's keenest 'housekeeper'.............. !!!
Area: EnglandI live with in a lovely little town called Bruton in the county of Somerset. We are 2.5 hours from London, 2 from Devon and Bath , 1 from Bristol and Exeter.Glastonbury is really close. FANTASTIC transport links including coach, train and bus :) Cosmo goes to a Steiner school close by and there are many alternative minded people here and it is a close knit and supportive community. There are many weekend festivals in the local area over summer. Its a very quiet area so don't expect LOADS to do but if you like hanging in quiet pubs and meeting lovely people with beautiful souls, walking in nature and seeing British rural life with an alternative twist then this is the place :) Our home would suit someone who is self sufficient and loves countryside. If you like to jump on a train and go on adventures, jump on a trampoline or talk Birds of Prey with a 7 year old around the fire then come visit. We love it here and are happy to share our home and our community with anyone who comes to stay :) I cook a hot meal in the evenings and generally expect Workawayers to get their own lunch and breakfast unless I am cooking anyway (i provide all your basic food needs). It is important that you have a reasonable level of English so that you can understand my son :) I ask for 4 ish hours a day depending on what the work is. I am unable to cater for complicated dietary needs. I can provide vegetarian or vegan food but it has proved complicated to cater for raw food diets (that said i am happy to provide money towards you providing your own raw food diet. Wheat free and dairy free are ok. I feel I need to mention that I get many many applicants every week and it is virtually impossible for me to answer them . If I take a month off from workaway generally I get back to it and have 100 / 150 messages to answer ...I'd love to answer every one but I can't ...I don't have the time and I have a life to live ! So apologies in advance for a lack of reply. Please don't take it personally .
Area:We have a small English school where we have just 1 classroom. I'm Mark from England but i've lived and been teaching here for over 10 years and my wife,Mint is from Sukhothai and is now the secretary. We have an 11 month old baby girl. We would like to share our home with people who like children and are looking to teach English and generally help out.We are looking for anybody really but if you are confident around children and can speak basic English great.You don't have to be a native speaker. I can help with lessons and teach you all that I've learned so this won't be a... here's the class good luck. If you are looking for a new career or have just graduated be it from a teaching degree or anything else. Then this may be a stepping stone to help you get into the business or just somewhere to have fun and learn some teaching. We have lots of teaching material and also books on teaching. This is our small way to help local children practice their English skills. If you don't want to teach then you could help us with the baby and general house work. I'm a pescatarian which means i don't eat meat.I eat fish and can eat from a plate which has meat on it.I can pick around the dead animal.haha.Mint and our baby eat most things. We don't expect guests to stay too long,1-2 weeks is ok or just a weekend is fine by us. We've had many guests from couchsurfing in the past and you can see some comments on my profile.Ask me for the link as i can't put it on here for some reason. My wife can teach how to cook delicious Thai food and all about Thai culture and even the language. I'm also very interested in natural ways to stay healthy,herbal food and keeping fit.All of which i'm willing to share and of course learn more about.I've travelled to many countries,hitchhiked and by bicycle. Our baby can teach you how to be calm,happy or stressed.haha. No, she's a little darling and i've been told one of the quiestest and happiest babies ever. We don't make a fortune from this,just enough to feed our 3 mouths so i would say we can't offer luxurious food or accomodation.
Area: EnglandHello we are a disabled professional couple new to the area of Sheffield, just moved up from the south of England. We both lead very busy work lives and in order to continue doing so require additional help from an extra pair of hands to help with domestic things around the home that we cannot manage. like reaching the top shelf for example as I am in a wheelchair. We are both also very green minded and would like to grow our organic fruit and veg and live an eco friendly lifestyle, but require help around the garden to pick fruit and veg grown.
Area: Languedoc RoussillonWe own a beautiful B & B in Quarante. The house dates from 1771 and is in the center of a pretty French village with shops and bars. Buses to anywhere in Herault, via Beziers, are cheap and regular. Walking, cycling and nature are great local activities. There is a thriving foreign community in the village. We have 5 rooms available for our B&B guests and we also provide evening meals when required.