With lookdown restrictions easing we all want to get rid of the travel bug, that have infected even the globetrotter amongst us.

Work as an Au pair

some household pay for travel expenses and you get to stay for free.

Contrary to poular belief an aupair doesnt have to be from abroad, a local person could become an au pair and stay in a different Town/city.

Some agencies do thorough security check so you can count on being safe.

As well as affording great opportunities to work with wonderful children and boosting your C.V. if you want to go and have a career in a nursery

An au pair is entitled to 2 days off per week. One of these days should be on a Sunday at least once every month.

There are no fast UK regulations in how much holiday time that an au pairs should receive. Industry standards recommend that an au pair who stays with the family for 12 months should receive four weeks of holidays. (In case of shorter placements, this can also serve as the basis for calculating a prorated amount of holiday.)

As an added bonus some families take the au pair on holiday with them.

Here is a great au pair agency https://www.aupairworld.com/

House sit



This is where you get to stay in someone’s place in exchange for keeping the house simply occupied or and take care of it so that could include pets and plants.
This usually less stressful than the au pair option above but would be typically for shorter duration.
The tasks or time you get to this varies from gig to gig.
Here is one such company that could arrange this or you ; https://www.animalaunts.co.uk/

Volunteer your time and get free travel

In the world of work this means a job where you give up your time to work for something and then get paid for that but what if you don`t have a job or don’t want to commit to a contract or simply want to travel for doing something rewarding in exchange that is where sites like https://www.diverbo.com/ come in to place.

Experience farming

Try out living eco-friendly with a farming family, where the range of experience depeds on the family you stay with where no money is exchaned between the host.

You get to take part in most daily to day activities of the farm.

This is the organisation that arrange this: https://wwoof.net

I f you were wondering about the name? According to the website states:

Formally called “Working Weekends on Organic Farms”, WWOOF came into being in Autumn 1971, in England and when the demand for longer periods occurred, the name was changed to “Willing Workers on Organic Farms”. Since then, in recognition of the world wide nature of the organisation and the confusion caused by the word “work”, WWOOF now stands for “WORLD WIDE OPPORTUNITIES on ORGANIC FARMS”.

Yacht crew mate

Would you take offense in being called a land crab than this might be your boat.

Good news most of these experiences are paid as you will be working as a crew meber the types of ships vary. take this example from

Contract: From mid to late April 2021 for the Summer season until October 2021.
Salary: €3,000p/m.
Location/Programme: Starting in Lymington UK and heading North on delivery to
Scotland and beyond.
Owners: UK flagged vessel, with three crew total. Private use and some Charter.
Crew Tasks:
Laundry, change beds and keep all interior areas clean and tidy.
Be able to carry out deck wash downs.
Help with sailing, mooring lines and fenders, tender manoeuvring.
Overall assistance above and below decks where needed
Excellent housekeeping skills, including napkin folding & silver service.
Crew Requirements: Candidate must be confident, well presented, organised, bubbly personalty and know naturally when to serve, when to chat and when to disappear into the back ground.
Be prepared to get stuck in when required.
STCW10, ENG1, Food & Hygiene Level 2, non smoker, Seaman’s discharge book.
Sailing skills a bonus but not essential so long as candidate is willing to learn.

https://www.crewseekers.net

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