For travelers on a budget… or who want to meet new friends

Carol & Bob at Ms. Katies GreeceCarol & I have been exchanging homes for years now with www.HomeForExchange.com. It’s been a terrific help in locating places to stay without cleaning our travel budget. We even usually exchange cars. The side benefit is the warm feeling we receive back – hosting a family from a foreign country to ours.

Advance announcement…

Now, HomeforExchange is offering a different kind of program to meet the needs of travelers. The new project is: www.hovos.com

Hovos.com is a marketplace for connecting hosts to volunteers.

A typical host is looking for help with a ‘project’ and in return for this help he accommodates the helper,Costa Rica Park, Cahuita by Bob Grytten which we call the ‘volunteer’. A typical volunteer is a traveler who either has a low budget or wants to meet new friends and  earns by helping out.

The concept is not new, but our approach is. We are not limiting ourselves to for instance ‘organic farming’. The host’s project could be anything from fixing the roof to building a house. Common help projects are related to gardening, language practice, child care, third world projects.

Both hosts and volunteers can join free of any charge, our slogan is: “No Stay No Pay”. Only if a host and a volunteer have found each other will we charge a small service fee.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s