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ichangedmyname

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Please share your workaway experience
« on: September 20, 2014, 02:21:06 AM »
I discovered workaway.info a couple of months ago and I have been daydreaming of doing that and slow travelling around the world. I set my goal for 2 years from now and will save money to fund it.

3 days ago I uprooted myself from a frustrating marriage and moved in with relatives. Looking for employment is kind of stressful and I hate bothering people by sleeping on their couch. So now I'm toying with doing workaway instead but just around the US for now. I'd like to know what tips you may have or experiences to share. There is a fee of about $30 for 2 years which isn't that bad at all.

My current cash total is about $6k and investments are at $15k definitely far from being FIRE but I feel like the perfect time is now. Am I crazy? I figured I could get more experience working and meeting new people and not worrying about rent and utilities. I've seen a lot of postings I'm interested in. But I feel like it's crazy.

Somebody burst my bubble? Thanks!

train_writer

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Re: Please share your workaway experience
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2014, 03:10:55 AM »
I am sorry for your situation.

I have one experience with wwoof, not in the US though. And in general, you will meet a lot of people in a similar situation as you are in. I was in a certain eastern European country and the work was hard, but I also got my European treeworker certificate and during the last 2 weeks many opportunities to hike, swim and relax.

What I heard from some of those Wwoofers was: Some farms or 'employers' require you to work hard, almost like 'free' labour. Others are much more relaxed and require eg. 5-6 hours of work per day and even offer you other activities or leisure time or a certificate.
Always be prepared to walk away if you happen to meet such "employers" as they spoil it for the others.

Good luck!