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there are two agencies i found really good, one called help-x and the other, workaway.

basically they hook up people who want workers with people who want to travel, and pay their room and board with some agreed number of hours a day.

there are some really great young people wandering around being helpful.

a fun way to encourage cultural interchange, meet new folks and make progress with projects.

a bit like WOOFing but less exclusively agricultural.

there are about 20 more people coming between now and october. we get to grow a huge garden, and eat the produce together!

i tried it last year and was dead impressed with the quality of people, and how much i learned from them about their different countries.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 at 07:53:02 PM EST
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What a great idea! I haven't heard about this before. A fully win-win situation. :-)
by Fran on Mon Apr 12th, 2010 at 01:36:49 AM EST
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if you go to those websites, and read the testimonials, you'll see how many people this idea is making happy.

it is brilliant.
 ;)

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Apr 12th, 2010 at 04:24:59 AM EST
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