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28/03/2017
Excellent
We were very lucky to host such a great volunteer as Hailey. She always came to her shift on time and with a lovely attitude! Always chatting with the guests, making them feel welcome, being stress-free and hard-working. Hailey fit the hostel vibe perfectly, and we would welcome her back anytime!

28/03/2017
Excellent
Santiago made our first workaway experience a piece of cake - he was very friendly and easy to communicate with from the very start. The work itself was straight-forward and easy, the hostal was in a great location and the environment was super laid back and chill. Thanks for everything Santiago... you and machita will be greatly missed! Stay gangsta!!!!

28/03/2017
Excellent
This project is made out of love! I really had an absolut great and magic time in wayra wasi and felt from the first moment really at home! It seems like everything is possible if you want it.. you just need to take the initiative and tell hektor or Oskar, what you would like to do,learn or see! So we went to a canoe trip, made an absolutley adventures jungel tour, visited oskars community and learned so much about the trees and plants in the forest and had in the end a traditionell dish, made out of the jungel! Hektor is an Incredible person, really wise and tolerant! Sometimes we got up at 4 in the morning to drink kind of a magic tee and listen to all the legends and histories from the kichwa culture! The work wasnt hard for us at all, but it will depend on the time you are there.. but anyway, whatever you will do, the work will be exciting and filled with positive energy, because this is what all the people you are sourrounded by express, a lot of calm and positiv energy! Unfourtunately there is no monkey anymore, but you will live together with some nice dogs! And the last thing, you can definitly drink the tap water, that was no problem for us all!

28/03/2017
Excellent
Where do we begin! Louis and Aga are two incredibly open-hearted and friendly people who are willing to help with anything and everything, welcoming you into their home with open arms the moment you walk in. They orientated our task around skills we excelled most at, which in our case was more of the design and decorative work compared to the manual work. The environment to work in is so relaxed and the atmosphere is one of ease and comfort yet we still achieved our goals and it was so rewarding to see all the progress we made as a team. They took us out to local classes and groups to help us discover the local area and invited us to many dinner parties with their friends during evenings or the weekends so we never, ever had a dull moment. Bydgoszcz itself is a small yet beautiful city, with plenty to do and the location of the hostel itself is in the centre so everything is within walking distance. Furthermore, Gdansk and other popular areas are so easily accessible by train or bus for weekend retreats if you ever want to explore further afar! We truly have enjoyed our past 4 weeks staying with both Aga and Louis and working within this exciting project and cannot thank them enough for all that they have done. We wish them all the best with everything for the future.

28/03/2017
Very good
I appreciate Joe's work. He has many irons in many worthwhile fires, and deserves more volunteers to come and see the reality, inside and outside the city. I was grateful to meet people with rich stories and to help with the physical and mental work related to maintaining houses and homesteads. Joe is a wonderful man with a character whose conservationalism is exceeded only by his kind heart. I'd be glad to visit again later this year when I may travel through Indy again.

28/03/2017
Excellent
Yo pasé un bueníssimo rato en Cochabamba en el Hostel! Trabajé allá por 10 días, en la recepción y a veces desayuno, y aprendi mucho! Hice muchos amigos, entre otros voluntarios y huespedes :D Tamy nos daba mucha libertad y el trabajo era tranquilo mientras divertido. La ciudad es muy linda también! Esa fue mi primera experiencia en Workaway y creo que fue muy buena :D Gracias por todo!

27/03/2017
Excellent
If you ask me or one of our staff or friends, Luis was part of the family, a best friend, a happy and positive person you can have around whenever you are. I was impressed about his power to work, and the easy way he's skilled to integrate in all of the tasks and his reliability. We miss his spanish language skills, he's always trying to learn spanish to others, like something he has to share, free and without any catch. A true traveller, a person you can count on, an easygoing character, a funny and hard worker. He loves to cook, to share to the others his tasty traditional dishes. We missed his happiness whenever a soccer team was playing and his special soccer team t-shirt he wares all the time there is a game. The crowd loved him, any kind of crowd, either a group, a pack or a single person. We loved him, we recommend him, and we hope his travel will heads him whenever he will find the best time and people. We miss his smile, his grace.. Best wishes and take care Luis, We have to meet you again, either in your homeland or anywhere in Europe. Cheers! Bogdan

27/03/2017
Excellent
El sentimiento es mutuo hermanos queridos. Gratitud infinita. Llenaron todo este espacio con sus corazones, sus historias, su trabajo, su cocina. Aprendimos muchísimo juntos. Gracias por darlo todo! Buena Vida!

27/03/2017
Excellent
This was my first workaway experience and I think Rose and Darrel set the bars very high for other hosts. I was with them for two weeks in March and it was a good time. Rose kind of spoiled me with all her delicious food. Who does not want to be called if there are pancakes ready? But beside the magnificent food they now and then tried to show me some “Australian culture” like vegemite, BBQ Australian style or all those funny Australian abbreviations. I spent most of my hours painting the walls white again, throwing tennis balls or brushing some dog. The dogs are big lovely terrorists, but if you throw the balls often enough…they may be exhausted after some time. There is always something that needs to be done but it’s okay if you need a short break. In the evenings, we were watching movies or sitting around a fire. On my days off they took me to the cities nearby so I could visit the area around. The best thing was that they went to Monsanto with me even though it’s an hour drive. That was a fantastic day! All in all, this was a great experience and I would recommend everyone to stay with Rose and Darrel in Fundao for a few weeks. And for all of you who like dogs, but love cats even more: There is a beautiful little fellow at the farm named Gever!

27/03/2017
Excellent
Yo pasé genial en la casa de Lucia! La familia es muy amorosa, me trataron como un miembro más de la familia. Pude acompanar Lucia a meditaciónes y qi gong. Compartimos momentos muy buenos con charlas que nunca voy a olvidar :) Muchas gracias por eso! Solo puedo recomendar este lugar a cada otro!

27/03/2017
Excellent
Ofer is a friendly person, he has a lovely family and children. Although I can not really communicate with the children in Hebrew, but I still like to be with them, especially Emma. If you are eager to live in a family, you will have a good time here. Working at Ofer's home is flexible, depending on your strengths and Ofer's immediate needs. There is a big garden here, such as kumquat, rosemary, hyssop, lemon grass, wild alley mustard ... etc, so when I weeding I will feel calm and joy. Food is amazing everyday, Ofer will prepare for the volunteers. I stayed at Ofer's house for a week, but Ofer took the volunteers to the Dead Sea, and seeing the sunrise in the Dead Sea was really a wonderful experience. So overall, a great place to stay!

27/03/2017
Excellent
For the workawayers: (What I write below is all based on my specific experience during two weeks of March. My experience may be different than someone who comes in, for example, October.) I spent two weeks out in the Tabernas desert with Jules and Terry. Keep in mind that this is an olive grove, and during certain parts of the year, there is nothing olive-related to do. With that aside, I enjoyed my time here immensely. Nearly every day after work (which is done by 2pm!), I would rest up, and then set out over the hill to explore the vast landscape of great beauty. If you like to wander around aimlessly, appreciating the outdoors, you'll be content here. The desert is a very unique landscape, coupled with rocky hills and eventually mountains, this place holds many beautiful sights and places for contemplation and inspiration. It is quiet to begin with, but once you go over the hill, the silence is absolute. Sounds of wind and birds will be the most prominent. Great place for meditation, or If you are in to photographing landscapes, the Tabernas desert is a gold mine for compositions worth capturing. Or even just reading a book with an incredible view in the background! Don't come here to sit on your laptop, take advantage of the beauty the desert has to offer. The work is simple and straightforward. Jules has a grand mosaic project underway (at least while I was there), you'll most likely be working on this. Otherwise Jules will task you with generally maintaining the area to make it look as beautiful as possible (I was here in March, this may not be what it is like during other parts of the year, keep that in mind.) Jules is not one to boss you around, but rather he expects you to be ready to work and pull your weight. The beauty of this property is the collective effort of everyone involved. Put your heart in to it! This is how the work can be most rewarding. Also- a word about food. Jules, as he is not there to boss you around and breathe down your neck, it is up to you to observe if you are low on food and to let him know. Don't wait for the food to dwindle to nothing and not let him know, then be grumpy and upset about it. Just let him know, communication is key. For Jules and Terry, I can't thank you enough for having me. I wish I could have stayed longer, and I plan on returning some day to see that magical desert once more. The work I did was nothing exciting, but the end result was very gratifying, and the time spent was very meditative. I miss Esha and that nut Luna very much. I hope my return is sooner than later. Terry I am so sorry that I never got to say goodbye. I had no clue you were leaving town for a few days, I'd have given you a proper goodbye otherwise. Thank you for putting up with Victor and my shenanigans. Thank you guys again, my time spent there was truly amazing. I can say honestly that I felt very at home during my stay. Cheers, Jules.

27/03/2017
Excellent
With Juliya, Adri and their family we had the most wonderful welcome and experience! Indeed, all of them treated us as part of the family since the beginning. We learned new and interesting tasks everyday and we did not even have the feeling of working, actually. The amount of work was more than fair and they also helped us to visit the surroundings. We had very interesting talks and an amazing time with them. Discovering the beekeeping world with them was the best workaway experience we could have ever asked!

27/03/2017
Excellent
My time in Mustapha's place was very good, I stayed there for 11 days, he was always willing to help you to find your daily activities giving you advices of the city, showing you some places only a citizen would know, he also made the best tea in Marrakesh. I would definitely recommend to stay with him and know more about the moroccan culture

27/03/2017
Excellent
I stayed at the farm for two weeks and I had a wonderful time! The help was good and never got boring as the tasks varied, I for example collected and sorted eggs, went on deliveries with Lucy, packed salad bags and sowed vegetables. Lucy and Al are great hosts and their children Oscar and Tom are very sweet. I loved spending time with them! Thank you so much for everything- you really helped me to make the most of my stay!

27/03/2017
Excellent
I've spend one month with Ellie, Wes and their cute baby Roo. They are amazing. I love the city and Ellie's family. Everyone was very attentive to me, I was able to learn a lot and get to know everyone. The days of chores were super quiet, Ellie and Wes made me feel at home. Little Roo is very independent and very intelligent, taking care of her is like learning from her at the same time. I just have to thank this wonderful family. I want you to know that my house will always be open for you in Brazil. Thank you Ellie and your family.

27/03/2017
Excellent
A very big Muchas Gracias to Lorenzo, Christina and all the family there who live in an incredible and huge place next to the big General Carrera lake. Unforgettable memories with the family, the others volunteers and all the dogs, horses, chicken and pigs!! The help is mainly farm and manual-physical work, sometimes hard, but the beauty of the place and the big air make the stay very pleasant and perfect to learn Spanish! I spent almost 2 months there and would advice the place to anyone who want to have a great experience in Patagonia and live the famous patagonian lifestyle! Adrien

27/03/2017
Excellent
We spent two realy nice weeks with Chiel, Catarina and Alexander. It was our first workaway experience and it was perfect. Their project was realy interesting and we learned about permaculture and sustainable life. They also live in a beautiful area (Slunj and Plitivice Park). The daily life was pleasant and it will be a pleasure to be back in the future.

27/03/2017
Very good
Living with Per and his working crew has been a nice adventure. We stayed together as a family and enjoyed the cozyness around the stove in the evening, or making pizza and other great meals. Unfortunately the work felt a bit chaotic every now and then, but it might just be because I am used differently :) However, it was really interesting for me to learn new skills like laying cementfloors or building natural fridges! Thank you for the 3 weeks you were wiling to host me Per!

27/03/2017
Excellent
I arrived here on September 5, 2016 and stay for six months. From the second I set foot on the property I feel in love with the land, the people and the community. It feels that I left a piece of me behind and am already looking forward to returning to be with my family - I miss you Joe, Noah and most of all, Elias. For other Work-Away'ers --- this is a place you come to be part of nature, to connect with the land of our magnificent world. Each day unfolds differently and it's best to come with an open heart and an unwavering "can do" attitude. Previously I didn't have much experience working outdoors but Joe took me under his wings and taught me pretty much everything he knows. Thank you again for the lessons, the insight and the love you gave me. I miss taking down those enormous pines and, or course, I miss raking!!! Unconditionally, David Kiaurakis

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