Here are the incredible tips that Nora shares on how to get free accommodations around the world.
In this episode:
How are you able to get free accommodations while traveling?
- Nora started by finding organizations where you can volunteer in order to get free accommodations.
- A few places to volunteer are: Help Exchange, WWOOF, Work Away
How were you able to start housesitting in order to get free accommodations?
- Nora found that doing house sitting will allow her the free time to work on her business while getting a free stay.
- A few places where you can find house sitting duties are: The caretaker gazette, Trusted House sitter, Mind my house, Nomador, House carers
How were you able to live on a boat for free while traveling?
- There are a lot of available accommodations to live on a boat if you are willing to lend a helping hand as a crew member.
- The nautical community is small, and you can network your way into other boats easily.
- A good website to go to is findacrew.net
Can you tell us more about hospitality exchange or couch surfing?
- There are local hosts who have free rooms, couches or a place for a tent that they will allow you to stay in who are interested in cultural exchange.
- You can look at couch surfing, the hospitality club, global freeloaders,
- Hospitality exchange is only usually good for a few days.
Explain how home exchange can also be a good way to get free accommodations?
- There are a lot of websites that will allow you to find people who will be willing to do a home exchange in the area that you would like to travel to.
Where can we find the free guides you have created?
- The Creative Guide to Free or Cheap Accommodation (including a run-down of the 5 forms of free accommodation): https://www.theprofessionalhobo.com/the-creative-guide-to-free-or-cheap-accommodation/
- How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World (e-book): https://www.theprofessionalhobo.com/travel-tips-resources/get-free-accommodation-around-world/
- My monthly column at GOBankingRates: https://www.gobankingrates.com/author/ndunn/
- My monthly “Dear Nora” column at CreditWalk: https://www.creditwalk.ca/category/dear-nora/
- Travel Lifestyle Guides section: https://www.theprofessionalhobo.com/category/travel-lifestyle-guides/