Author Topic: Has anyone used Servas and/or HelpX?  (Read 836 times)

tardis

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Has anyone used Servas and/or HelpX?
« on: October 06, 2015, 08:05:01 AM »
Have you ever used either of these services before, and if so, what was your experience?  I will be travelling to New Zealand for a working holiday, and a friend of the family suggested looking into these two organizations as a way of travelling cheaply and meeting people.

Servas Website

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mozar

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Re: Has anyone used Servas and/or HelpX?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2015, 08:39:24 AM »
I haven't, but I would be concerned that there aren't enough people on it. I would look into couchsurfing.com and WOOF.

eliza

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Re: Has anyone used Servas and/or HelpX?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2015, 07:50:15 PM »
I haven't used either, but when I'm feeling particularly wanderlusty  / disengaged at work, I like to read the HelpX listings and dream of a different lifestyle.

I would also consider looking into housesitting for free/cheap lodging.  I've always found my placements through my social network, but some of my acquaintances have used TrustedHouseSitters to find house-sits.  I'm not sure of their coverage in NZ...but they might have something.