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Do you have a green thumb?

Are you looking for a volunteering opportunity that involves getting your hands dirty and sweating it out in the great outdoors?

If yes, then this project is right in line with your tastes and/or abilities. Find generous hosts with a love for gardening who need help and who're willing to provide free meals and accommodation in return.

Hovos connects hosts who need help with their gardening activities/projects and volunteers who are interested in an outdoor job.

Find the gardening help you need and transform your green space

HOSTS

Do you have to pay for a gardener to weed, cut the grass, hedges and maintain foliage plants?

A volunteer traveler from Hovos can do the same job for free. You only need to provide them with accommodation and meals. If your gardening projects requires several pairs of hands, volunteers from Hovos can help you see the project through to completion while keeping your budget lean.

Sign up today to find the gardening help you need and transform your green space. Beyond the experience of shared work, you'll enjoy the opportunity to interact with volunteers from a different country. Volunteers may also be open to assisting you with other tasks, such as light cleaning and construction, farming or animal care.

Wins from this experience

As a host you will learn to cooperate with and take care of your volunteer(s). You’ll be able to get more work done without any huge increases in costs. Furthermore, a host will learn more about the country, background, culture and lifestyle of their travelers – it’s a great experience and exchange.

Travelers interested in gardening projects

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VOLUNTEERS

As a Hovos Traveler, you'll find a range of enjoyable gardening-related projects on our site. The projects can include:

Organic gardening: Grow organic vegetables, fruits and herbs at a verdant property that attracts birds, insects and wildlife. Make or savor fresh homemade meals using the herbs and vegetables from the organic garden that you helped build!

Build a garden from scratch: Some hosts may want your assistance building a small vegetable garden from scratch. They may wish to attract different birds and insects such as humming birds, butterflies and fireflies to the garden.

Multiple small gardening tasks: Your help may be needed in areas of cataloging, planting, pruning, and collecting seeds. You may be asked to assist local grower’s plant their own produce on the host's. allotments. Your work may also revolve around landscape gardening, composting or maintaining your host's property

As a garden helper, you have the opportunity to work in a team. The team may be comprised of local workers or volunteers from other countries.

You might find yourself in a cultural potpourri - if 'the more the merrier' is your mantra, then you're bound to have a whale of a time.

Or it could be just you and your host working in a garden. You may have a quiet yet productive time in the company of a knowledgeable gardener.

It's quite possible that you may be the more knowledgeable of the two, in which case your host will be relying on you for assistance and maybe even direction!

Regardless of the situation, an outdoor job in the middle of nature promises to be fun, adventurous and rewarding!

Sign up today and find generous hosts with a love for or interest in gardening who need gardening help.

Wins from this experience

As a Hovos Traveler you will be involved in something unique and memorable , but you will also learn how to live abroad with another family far away from your familiar surroundings. You will gain insight into their lifestyle and traditions. It's a win-win situation for both sides. Hovos brings hosts and travelers together.

Hosts that need help with gardening projects

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What is the cost to sign up as a Host or Traveler?

Traveler Membership: $25/Year This gives them full access to all hosts as well as a FREE Travel SIM. However, they can create an account for free so they can start ‘favoriting hosts’ and build their profile - but advanced features such as contacting hosts will be unavailable until they become members.

Host Membership: $0/Year It is free for hosts to sign up and they can begin contacting travelers immediately.

An additional advantage of being a member is that you become more trustworthy and therefore members will be shown first on the website. Members can build up more trust by verifying their mobile phone and passport as well.

Are you interested in different types of work?

If you’re not interested in gardening or you need help with a different type of project, there are many other categories available. Once you sign up, you can select as many different categories as you like.

Hovos offers language practice, help with art projects, child care, tourist support and many other options!