Worldpackers is a collaborative community – and awesome online platform :) – that connects travelers and hosts who are looking to exchange their skills for accommodation.
We have many different kinds of hosts all over the world, from hostels and bed-and-breakfasts to ecovillages, farms, surf camps, and NGOs where you can have a collaborative travel experience.
Hosts describe what kinds of help they need at any time, which can be cleaning, gardening, or even cooking! They’ll also say what kinds of additional benefits they provide. Aside from accommodation, some hosts include meals and even discounts on trips and tours!
Travelers make a Worldpackers profile with info about themselves, their experiences and their lives, photos of other voyages, and a list their skills. Then, the next step is to search for hosts who offer what you’re looking for. You can filter your search by a specific location, kinds of help needed, and time period, including last minute requests where you can help right away.
When you find the opportunity of your dreams, all you have to do is become a verified member, apply, and wait for the host’s response! If they think you’re the right person for the position, they’ll pre-approve you and from there, all you have to do as a traveler is confirm the trip and you’re good to go, it’s time to pack your bags!
Hosts can also search for travelers if they want to be proactive :) We have a search feature that filters travelers by skill, nationality, and language, and also shows you the travelers who are looking to travel in your area and have a unique ability to offer!