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What is hovos all about?

Hovos is a marketplace for connecting 'hosts' to 'volunteers'. A host needs help with something and in return for this offers accommodation and meals to the volunteer.

Examples of a typical host

  • French owner of a chateau needs help with maintaining the large garden
  • Family in Rome needs an au pair to care for their child
  • Spanish family wants to learn English

Typically volunteers offer their help and in this way reduce their travel expenses. Many of them are budget travelers, but they are also interested in meeting other people in other cultures and gaining experience in doing something.


As a volunteer you offer a helping hand in exchange for accommodation & meals.
Decrease your travel expenses and go further on your budget.

Meet locals while you travel and experience their unique culture as you help with their chores and projects.

Hosts who need help with their projects


As a host you offer accommodation & meals to travelers, who help you with a project in return.

Whatever projects you need to complete, our volunteers can help!

Create your project profile and find volunteers today.

Volunteers willing to help you out.


You can create an account for free however to fully use the service an annual 'membership fee' of 25 dollars or 25 euros is required. There are no additional costs.

Being a member builds more trust and therefore we show members first; this accounts for both volunteers and hosts. Members can also increase the trust by verifying their mobile phone and passport. Increased trust means more chance to find a host or volunteer.

Read our hosts' blogs and get inspired

hovos travel sim

Be connected

Hovos proudly presends the Hovos Travel Sim. Stay in contact with friends and family with a global sim for fair prices and reduce roaming costs by up to 95%.
  • Free incoming calls in over 95 countries, coverage in 200 countries
  • Low cost calls, data & SMS worldwide - reduce roaming fees by up to 95%
  • Once your travel SIM arrives you can add data bundles
  • Can be used as a data SIM for iPads and tablets
  • 4G SIM works in any unlocked handset and is compatible with all SIM sizes
  • Keep your existing number using our Virtual Numbers service