Host of the Month

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A haven for dogs, cats and nature lovers: Animal Refuge on the Algarve, Portugal

Our latest Workaway host of the month is an animal lover who's realising his dream to provide abandoned animals with a second chance at finding health and a home -- with the help of workawayers! Surrounded by forest and the golden Algarve sands, this spacious, eco friendly animal rescue shelter in Portugal is the perfect place for nature lovers and animals alike.

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  • about 7 min
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Marine conservation, sea sculptures and coastal cleanup in Norway!

A free-diving instructor, a sailor, a sculpture and a farmer – Børje is the host of a sculpture Workaway experience that works to save the environment! Whether by raising awareness with creative sculptures or actively removing marine pollution off the coast of Norway, he aims to make a real difference.

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  • about 7 min
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Uncover paths to paradise on the stunning Mamma Mia Greek island of Skopelos

This month we talk to host Heather from the Skopelos and share a slice of magical Greek island. Come uncover the beautiful well-trodden paths of the past, while enjoying the spectacular natural backdrop of Mamma Mia’s romantic island!

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  • about 9 min
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Experience a sustainable lifestyle in Sri Lanka amongst natural wildlife and local community

This big ol’ plantation-sized slice of paradise in Sri Lanka is not just a coconut estate! This month, host Tilak tells us how he created a haven of natural beauty and wildlife, while giving back to the local community and welcoming travellers to enjoy the village sustainably.

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  • about 6 min
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How this creative family is using their recycled art to inspire the community to reuse & recycle

We had the pleasure of getting to know a lovely family living in the UK. Drawing on their experiences as journalists and travellers, they told us how they’re creating a new project that moves beyond recycling toward something even better. Get out some scissors and glue and tap into your inner child for this special interview!

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  • about 6 min
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Farm of happiness: How this host in Turkey discovered a better way of life through permaculture

This month we spoke to one of our many workaway hosts, who runs a family farm in Turkey, as we learn about their story of how they made a big career move from banking and pharmaceutical sales into permaculture, all because of this one magical potion for a good life – “happiness”!

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  • about 6 min
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Stay on a sheep farm in South Africa “Where the land meets the sky”

This month, we caught up with Hester who lives on a sheep farm in South Africa with his family. His vivid description of the beautiful landscape and the history of the region are out of this world. After just a glimpse of seeing the farm through his eyes, we know you’ll be dreaming of visiting soon!

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  • about 5 min
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Dance and kitesurf with locals at one of the most beautiful beaches in Ecuador

This month, we talk with Juan who helps run a guest house in Ecuador on a remote beach in Santa Marianita. Drawing on his experience hosting over 100 Workaway volunteers (!), he shared valuable wisdom and his compassion for helping others. We’re already imagining the beautiful breeze coming off the waves and know you’ll be wanting to book a flight ASAP!

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  • about 5 min
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Grow a good life: learn to live on less on this beautiful farm in the Jordan Valley

“It is more than just a farm, it’s a way of life :). We really love what we do. We wake up every day at 4:00 AM with a smile on our faces, ready to start a new day. We feel lucky that we have a good life.” This month’s Workaway “Host of the Month”, a beautiful organic farm from the Jordan Valley reminds us to slow down and enjoy the view.

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  • about 6 min
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Live and teach among the indigenous Achuar deep inside the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest

This month, we talk to Samira and Alan with this school project in a Ecuadorian Amazon village. Dedicated to helping protect indigenous culture in the heart of the Amazon, they need volunteers like you and me to help teach English in their remote village. We’re inspired by their project and know you will be too!

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  • about 4 min
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Island living: Exploring Bahamas on a workaway sailboat

While we are in the depth of winter in most countries around the world we can’t help ourselves dreaming of warmer places, on a boat, in, I don’t know, somewhere like the.. BAHAMAS! Workaway host of the month David is living our dream..

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  • about 6 min
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Living the simple life in a farm community in Southern France

It’s been a whole year since we started interviewing our hosts, and what amazing people we have spoken to! This month is no exception with Geneviève and Erick from France, at their beautiful organic farm community.

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How hosting travellers can benefit your kids

This month may be one of our favourite interviews so far. We sent 2 of our team members Shirley and James to Vietnam to discover hosts away from their laptops. Little did they expect to meet such an amazing 12-year old girl and our youngest ever host– ok, her family are the one that are actually hosting, but she loves Workaway so much we just had to interview her!

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  • about 5 min
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The ultimate travellers’ dream: what is it really like to run a hostel?

Hosting backpackers helps keep the spirit of travel alive in our community, as well as connecting people from all over the world. And I’m happy now I get to share my valuable travel experience with all my volunteers.

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  • about 10 min
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Living in a Surf Camp in Costa Rica

After flying to Costa Rica and searching for the optimal land to putting this dream into reality, all the answers were found in this little piece of jungle in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. While building the camp, and surfing together every day, we began to feel something special was on its way.

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  • about 9 min
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Workawayers help rescue farm and transform it into a community

Family owned for almost 600 years, the farm was traditional up to the 70s. Neglected after a community finished around 2000, it now has love provided by Devi & Ezra the youngest generation of their family : With the volunteers we found a sustainable way to keep our project going.

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  • about 7 min
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Colombia Language School: Connecting Travellers to Locals

Read all about an alternative Spanish language school in Medellin, Colombia, where the goal is to teach Spanish by connecting students with the locals, which for them is one of the most important aspects of meaningful travel.

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  • about 5 min
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Bring Out Your Inner Child – Workaway at a Play Lounge on Skiathos

Finding out more about a Workaway host on Skiathos where volunteers help with a children’s play lounge and bring the world to their door!

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  • about 6 min
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Workaway Host of the Month: The Host that Saves Elephants

November’s Host of the Month comes from Chiang Mai, Thailand –  a lodge with elephants that touched our hearts with a recent video they shared…

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This host’s whale watching camp is a dream come true for workawayers!

“There’s always a funny or heartfelt story each and every day. We often get to witness people experience whale watching or catching fish for the first time!”

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  • about 6 min
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The 125-year-old mansion that transformed into a beautiful home for family and travellers

“The home has gone from an eyesore to a majestic beauty”… September’s host of the month looks at the magic behind their home restoration project.

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Unleash your creativity at this arthouse and B&B in Italy

“I adore how networks like Workaway allow us to find mutually-beneficial relationships, which allow us to thrive creatively and culturally. Of course it saves travellers money, and it also allows them to really get immersed in the lifestyle of another culture, rather than just peering in at it from the outside!”

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Bringing the world to your classroom: English school in Tatal, Chile

Our first ‘Workaway host of the month’ goes to an English school in Taltal Chile, who has hosted more than 50 Workawayers in the last 2 years!

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