Help Links

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In an emergency we have to consider alternatives to keep ourselves sheltered and safe. These links were provided by Emily Lance on Facebook Jan 29, 2016.  Feel free to share.

Couch Surfing and Home Share:
https://www.couchsurfing.com
http://www.globalfreeloaders.com
http://www.hospitalityclub.org
http://www.stay4free.com
http://www.bewelcome.org
https://www.mytwinplace.com/en/
http://www.travelhostdate.com
http://www.belodged.com/1000_Home/1000_1000_home_en.asp

Work for your stay or Host Volunteers:
http://www.workaway.info
http://www.helpandhost.net
http://helpstay.com
http://www.the7interchange.com
https://www.helpx.net

Work exchange for stay London only:
http://www.brokeinlondon.com/free-accommodation-work-excha…/
Flatshare work exchange opportunities UK:
https://www.gumtree.com/flatshare/uk/exchange

WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms): an exchange – In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles.
http://www.wwoof.net
http://www.wwoofindependents.org
http://wwoofeurope.net
http://www.wwoof.ca
http://www.goabroad.com/…/organic-farming/volunteer-abroad-1
http://www.permies.com/…/WWOOF-organic-farm-volunteers-inte…

Other “good” food jobs, often a stay can be worked into salary or hourly pay:
http://goodfoodjobs.com/mobile2/search.html

Work for stay at hostels:
http://www.hosteljobs.net/#
http://www.hostelmanagement.com/…/hos…/hostel-jobs-available

The Hitchhikers guide to hitchhiking the World:
http://hitchwiki.org/en/Main_Page

Hospitality exchange for Hitchhikers & other travels – newer website started in UK, quickly gaining members:
https://www.trustroots.org

An innovative app using groups and mutual friends to help find you a “trusted” place to stay – Made for iPhone but has a web app also:
http://horizonapp.co

Startup App, “Friends of Friends Crowdfunding”
http://crowdfunding.foftravel.com

Hospitality exchange for cyclists:
https://www.warmshowers.org

Stay with a local instead of a hotel (or host) for much less than typical accommodations:
http://www.staydu.com

Exchange Homes with another Family temporarily (rather than paying for hotel accommodations in another Country):
https://www.homeexchange.com/en/

Last Minute Travel Deals & More:
www.lastminute.com

Farm Stays (you don’t work, you pay discounted rates for living accommodations on a farm and also learn the workings of a farm):
http://www.farmstayus.com
http://www.farmstay.co.uk
http://www.farmhouseaccommodation.co.uk
http://www.farmstaycampingaustralia.com.au

Desperate with nowhere to stay and fresh out of alternatives? Make a career out of it, or supplement your income. Consider house sitting – get paid and/or get a free place to stay in exchange for tending to someone’s home while they’re away:
http://www.mindmyhouse.com
https://www.trustedhousesitters.com
https://www.housecarers.com
https://www.nomador.com
http://www.luxuryhousesitting.com
http://www.caretaker.org

(Helpful guide to becoming a house-sitter:
http://www.fivedollartraveller.com/10-ways-house-sitting-t…/)

Want something totally unusual? Get some peace at a Monastery stay. Often priced at $50/night but most will accept whatever donation you can afford, or free if no means to pay:
http://www.monasterystays.com
http://matadornetwork.com/tri…/15-monastery-stays-worldwide/
http://www.cnn.com/…/trav…/monastery-stays-travel/index.html
http://www.women-on-the-road.com/stay-in-a-monastery.html

Also, get paid to help people relocate their vehicles:
http://www.autodriveaway.com

 

Please leave us your comments and let us know what worked and what didn’t.

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