A Workawayer is: A traveller willing to help out for a few hours a day in return for a place to stay and food to eat. (Some hosts also offer a wage.)
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Workaway is primarily for cultural exchange or learning new skills and a way of making new friends.
If a host is looking for help with a business or business activity, they may offer payment to ensure that they are meeting the minimum wage requirements of their country.
Where a host is offering payment this will be clearly marked on their profile.
The Workaway philosophy
As a community based on learning, sharing and exploring new ways of life, what makes Workaway work is the spirit and dedication of our members in providing positive cultural exchange experiences.More about our mission
We've been around since 2002 and are proud of the trust and respect that has developed in our community ever since!
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Workaway is the AirBnB of working holidays, with placements reviewed by past visitors.
If you dream of swapping the nine-to-five for more fulfilling work overseas… Workaway has placements across the globe.