Why You Should Try Work Exchange

When you travel through a country you normally only scratch the surface of the place. It’s just one of those things about travelling, it is never going to be the same as living somewhere. You’ll experience what it’s like passing through. It’s a great feeling, but it’s definitely a different experience.


Once you’ve settled down long enough to call a place home everything is familiar. You’ll know where all the best bars, the nice coffee shops, and the restaurants that serves the tastiest food. It’s also a great feeling. So here’s a happy medium for backpackers or those on a tight budget; work exchange! The idea is simple; in fact it is probably one of the oldest forms of travelling. In exchange for services you get a free roof above your head, a stomach full of food and maybe even a bit of cash on the side.

The best thing about this is that work exchange isn’t all going to be about back breaking labour. If you aren’t the sort of person that’s going to enjoy a day out in the fields weeding or picking fruit then that’s not a problem. There are so many options out there of places you can go to and things you can do that won’t cost you more than your plane ticket.

If you’re unemployed, feeling depressed sitting at home on the sofa reading this article then this article really is a chance to change things. If you’re travelling around the world and your last pennies are running out, but you don’t want to go home just yet then you could be onto a winner.

Here’s the best offer I found browsing the web just today; help run a hostel in Patagonia. Free food, accommodation and a basic wage; Surfers wanted, volunteer at a surf lodge on France’s Atlantic coast. Sold, sold and sold. You now have almost no excuse not to have possibly the best holiday of your life before end of the month.