7 Workaway adventures (+BONUS) for an unforgettable summer

Summertime is officially here, calling us to give in to our inner free spirit and let the wild side of ourselves shine. We’re celebrating summer at Workaway with a special present, from us to you. If you sign up or renew before the end of June, you’ll automatically receive an extra three months FOR FREE on top of your annual subscription!
Just to help you get started, we’ve put together 9 special Workaway adventures to make your next summer unforgettable...

1. Stay in an oasis on the edge of the Sahara and help a nomadic family rebuild their ancestral home in Morocco

travel group with host family in Morocco enjoying meal in traditional mud house

Learn natural building skills and experience Berber culture first-hand in this beautiful oasis right on the edge of the Sahara desert. Have a go at making mud bricks, relax under the shade of the palm trees and listen to local stories by the campfire. This host is near Tagounite, an ancient Jewish village almost untouched by tourism. Explore the abandoned kasbah’s, hire an ATV and roar off into the dunes, or check out crash sites of the curiously high number of meteorites that have struck the area.

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 Morocco

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Help us rebuilding our house in an oasis at the edge of the Sahara desert, Morocco
Hello dear people, My name is Said. I come from a big Amazigh-Tuareg family. After many years of living a nomadic life in the Sahara desert, our family settled down in a village called Tagounite. I live in the small village Bani Hayoune, 4 ......
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2. Relax by the riverside and enjoy kayaking at this chilled-out youth hostel in Canada

workaway traveller paddle board enjoy sea

Perfect for water lovers, this laid-back youth hostel in Canada is nestled in a quaint town on the banks of the Saint-Laurent river, Quebec. Whether you’re paddle-boarding, kayaking, or fishing in the river, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking views and seals nestled on the rocks. You may even be lucky enough to see whales! Lend a hand painting, help with maintenance, or get busy in the garden while staying among travellers like yourself.

 Canada

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Help in a youth hostel in Ste-Félicité, Quebec, Canada
AIde dans une auberge de jeunesse à Ste-Félicité, Quebec, Canada Hello, if you want to have an Hostel’s convivial experience in a Gaspesien village, you should come to our place! The hostel is located near the St-Laurence river and we are looking ......
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3. Rescue animals and experience vegan living on a chemical-free farm in Malaysia

animal rescue volunteering in Malaysia group photo

Care for injured or abandoned animals in a sanctuary surrounded by tropical plants, nature, and most importantly over a hundred dogs! Enjoy the ‘fruits’ of your labour and eat delicious, wholesome meals at this 100% organic farm. Explore the nearby landmark Batu caves and waterfalls, and meet the locals of Raub, a historic mining settlement. Or hang out with the host family and enjoy table tennis, cuddling with the dogs and maybe a BBQ in the rooftop garden.

 Malaysia

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Help at a chemical-free farm, orchard and dog sanctuary in Raub, Pahang, Malaysia
I have an 8 acre orchard growing durians and bananas. We have full utilities including wifi. This place also serves as a dog sanctuary for 100 + abandoned and abused dogs. i also have chickens and would like to grow lots of organic vegetables. I ......
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4. Live in a tiny house by a beautiful beach and practice sustainability in Uruguay

beach community sustainable bamboo building unique workaway stay

Looking to connect to nature? Stay in a tiny home by the beach and gain experience building self-sufficient and ecological structures in this beautiful spot on the coast of Maldano, Uruguay . Try your hand at surfing, explore the nearby villages, or spend time with other members of a welcoming community. The reviews for this host rave about the friendliness and warmth of the host family, the stunning natural setting and the laid-back vibe.

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 Uruguay

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Help us build a sustainable house in the woods by the beach in Maldonado, Uruguay
we are felipe and nicolle and Benicio (our toddler), we live in a tiny house by the woods we made ourselves, its made of earth and it has a green roof, we look to live as self sufficient and sustainable as posible, we also love animals and have two ......
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5. Camp under the stars in Wadi Rum


Get off the tourist trail and join this small but extremely friendly community, descended from the Zalabieh tribe, to experience true Bedouin hospitality in the Wadi Rum desert . Hike the open landscape, climb nearby peaks, or take a safari tours and watch the sunset from the back of a jeep. Take part in some traditional dancing after dinner by the campfire, and lose yourself stargazing into those wondrous Arabian nights from a luxurious bell tent. Becoming part of this unique community is the ideal Workaway for any social media mavens looking for a real talking point on their CV … you’ll likely pick up some Arabic along the way, too!

 Jordan

Come and experience real Bedouin culture in our camp in the desert of Wadi Rum, Jordan
Hello and welcome! My name is Abdallah and I run a Bedouin camp in the Wadi Rum desert together with my father Madallah. Being members of the Zalabieh tribe, our ancestors lived here for centuries. We love our homeland and like to invite you to come ......
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6. Let your creativity loose and ‘glamp’ the night away in Albania

travellers relaxing next to tents on glamping site workaway community

Lose yourself in the music at this remote but worth-it host in rural and unspoiled Rrjolle, on the banks of the Buma river. The owners of this quirky, eco-friendly ‘glamp-site’ also run a radio station, and evenings are filled with live sessions from volunteer DJs and musicians … maybe you could be next up on the decks? Share your sound and ease into the sweet tune of the simple life. Artistic types will find plenty to do here, and Workawayers are encouraged to get creative with their ideas!

 Albania

Live music, radio station, eco-friendly camping and a creative garden in Rrjolle, Albania
HELLO Everybody from Pierin and Domenico !!!!! We are lovers of nature and music, we like to live peacefully, respecting the customs and traditions of the magnificent place in which we live. Pierin was born here, in Rrjolle, 43 years ago, and he ......
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7. Learn about empowerment through education at this project for disadvantaged women in Guatemala

feminist workaway project volunteering with women education workshop

Advocate for disadvantaged women in vulnerable positions to help them from being exploited in historic Antigua, Guatemala. This socially responsible project is focused on empowering and educating women and children who have survived domestic violence to create sustainable long-term livelihoods for themselves. Improve your Spanish while you help out with childcare or gain valuable digital marketing skills. Why not contribute your compassion this summer to make a positive impact?

 Guatemala

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Support a women's home near the beautiful and historic Antigua, Guatemala
We are a home & education center for women & children survivors of domestic violence located near the beautiful world heritage site of Antigua, Guatemala. Our home is in a small private residential community just twenty-five minutes by bus from ......
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... nothing catch your eye yet? How about these *bonus* hosts?

BONUS 1. Take care of rescue horses minutes from the beach in Spain

two workaway volunteers cuddling horses smiling happy

Spend the summer on the island of Tenerife, Spain in this diverse, digital-nomad-friendly community committed to waste reduction and freeganism . This host is looking for people interested in training or looking after their rescue horses - perfect if you want to spend your summer galloping along the coast and stumbling across unique beauty spots . In your free time build up a sweat hiking across the mountains of volcanic rock, cool off with a spot of scuba diving or snorkelling, and finish off your day with a stroll on the beach at sunset.

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 Spain

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Help us create a self sufficient eco horse and animal sanctuary in Tenerife, Spain
We are a couple with a dream to create a self sufficient eco horse and animal sanctuary. We are now a registered charity We want to rehabilitate as many horses and animals as possible in a sustainable community. Growing together as a "finca ......
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BONUS 2. Lend a hand at this floating resort and soak up the rays in Mexico

workaway travellers kayaking in mexico outdoor excursion jungle resort

Eco-warriors are welcome at this amazing resort suspended above a beautiful freshwater lake in Bacalar, Mexico . Whether you’re helping out with guests, cleaning the cabañas or coming up with ideas to make the place even more sustainable, you’ll be surrounded by incredible flora and fauna and a friendly, fun team of people. Wake up to bird song in the middle of paradise, take a dip in the crystal clear water of the lagoon, and relax for an afternoon snooze in a hammock. Adventure seekers can enjoy kayaking and jungle treks to see the native monkeys, opossums and agoutis. Be careful - you might never want to leave!

 Mexico

Help in our eco-resort on the beautiful freshwater lake Bacalar, Mexico
Come and discover the wonderful flora and fauna. Swim, kayak in the magnificent lagoon, go explore the jungle trails, or just enjoy our scenic beauty, birds and wildlife. We live in a very unique and relaxed way. You'll be treated as part of our ......
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With so many adventures to be had we just know you’ll be inspired to create your very own! So let your hair loose, shake off any remaining winter blues, and turn your face to the sunshine. (And sign up to become a Workawayer, already)!

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