5 Ways to Succeed as a Workawayer Before You Even Arrive

The Wildflower Heart

If you read my post about getting started with Workaway, you know a little bit about how enriching my experience was. I am not the expert workawayer, but because I have gone to live with a host family through the program and my family has hosted three people through the program, I believe I have an interesting perspective on how to be successful in this role.

  1. Choose a family that you mesh well with.

It isn’t always possible to tell if you will mesh well with a family over Skype or messaging them, but it is important to read their profile thoroughly. This includes reading every bit of every section of their profile as well as any and all comments other workawayers left. If someone had a bad experience, they likely won’t say “this host sucked” but they will probably mention how hard/easy the work was or how…

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