A selection of our feedback from hosts and workawayers
Well what can I say that hasn't already been said ........... this was a GREAT workaway experience which taught me many things about permaculture, and myself in particular. This is a very welcoming family and I felt at home immediately. I had a lovely private room which was brilliant, sumptuous meals prepared by Doreta (ok I cooked a few and Harald made a brilliant pasta lunch one day) and I have learnt many things from Doreta which I will be using myself in the future. Then there's Rainer - great guy, with a dry sense of humour and similar interests in music and comedy so lots of fun had there in the evenings. Harald is an extremely passionate guy about everything to do with permaculture, the land, humanity, and works extremely hard to achieve his goals. The work is demanding, but the day is well structured and varied. I chopped and dropped, made and turned compost, collected seeds, planted seedlings, cooked, cleaned and painted. As for the location - to die for - a pool to cool off in - what more can you ask for. A very fulfilling and rewarding workaway experience and I would be happy to go back some day and see the results of the hard labour of love that is Harald's dream. Thankyou to you all, and I hope to keep in touch.
Marissa originally contacted us privately and I encouraged her to become a member of Workaway as we only accept volunteers from this organisation or Wwoof Portugal.
During her stay she made friends with the other volunteers and got involved with all aspects of our farm. Marissa is a fun, happy person to work with and be around. I would highly recommend her as an easy going, hard working volunteer that quickly learns the ropes and becomes part of the team.
Thankyou so much for my time in Traunstein! Susanne & Clemens were so welcoming and so invested in me having a great time there and seeing the things I came to see! I was treated to Xmas markets, mountain hikes and warm, connective conversations. Susanne was a joy to teach English to - always excited to learn the ''slang phrases'' and her love for life & passion for adventure were very infectious.
I'm so pleased I ventured out of Munich to see real Bavaria - where you will stay is truly beautiful and the town of Traunstein is a ''real experience''. Watch out for the clear skies, enjoy the stars and soak back into the idyllic atmosphere created by these excellent hosts.
If I'd had an extra day I would have made a trip out to see Salzburg - but both this city and Munich are easily reachable - I was sorry my stay was so short, but I was still accommodated for with love & care. Highly recommended hosts :)
Brahim and Ahmed were some of the most amazing, kind and thoughtful people I have ever met!
I stayed with them in September 2016 (sorry for the delay in leaving feedback, I'm appalling at this kind of thing!) and experienced Eid with their families whilst helping build mud huts during the week. We got to sleep under the stars every night and listen to live Berber music! They were absolutely out of this world when I was stung and had to go to hospital, I can't describe my gratitude for their actions. Thank you Brahim and Ahmed!!!
I would 100% recommended visiting M'Hamid and helping them on their camp, it is an experience I will never forget and one that I hope to do again at some point!
I spent 6 weeks here and would have stayed longer if I didn’t have to leave! I felt very welcome and part of the family from the first moment I met everyone.
Dominik is such a positive person and always has a big smile on his face. He is a great manager and really cares about his volunteers.
Volunteers were always coming and going while I was there but there are generally about 14 volunteers at a time. For me, the volunteers really made this workaway truly amazing. It was nice to meet people with similar interests and form REAL friendships that I will cherish forever! Also the vegan meals were prepared by the volunteers for everyone and were so delicious it was often hard to resist eating too much :P
Help was varied and different for the morning shift (8am-11am) and afternoon shift (1pm - 3:30pm) which I really enjoyed! From general maintenance/cleaning to picking fruit and making juice/jam/wine. I also got to design the labels of their products, a brochure, flyer and ticket :)
I am very thankful for this workaway experience and all the awesome people I have met! Even though it was sad to leave, I will definitely be back after my travels :)