Extended: How to get free accommodations around the world with Nora Dunn
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/