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Become part of a household and save money while you travel.

Are you a busy couple that has a challenging time managing work and household duties?

Hovos has many hosts who are willing to offer room and board to our travelers in exchange for help with day-to-day tasks and project.

This type of volunteer work is ideal for anyone and experience is not generally required.

Do you need assistance in getting work done around the house?


You will have the luxury of perusing a number of volunteers on our site in order to decide who best fits your requirements.

By interacting with volunteers early on, you'll be in a better position to decide which fit your needs.

You can move ahead with your plans knowing that you have someone reliable to count on.

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. Sign up with Hovos today and start assessing volunteer profiles. Don't hesitate to drop us a line if you have any questions.

Travelers interested in housework

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Our hosts include young and old couples; senior folk; families; and individuals who live alone. All that matters is that their home needs attention and care. Some of the tasks that volunteers can potentially assist with include:

  • Sweeping/Mopping floors
  • Cooking
  • Loading/Unloading the dishwasher
  • Cleaning out the refrigerator
  • Arranging furniture
  • Making the bed
  • Organizing the closet
  • Laundry
  • Watering the plants
  • Taking out the trash
  • Picking up mail
  • Picking up groceries
  • Other organization/cleaning related chores

hovos travel sim

Free sim card for new signups!

Hovos proudly presents 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

Wins from this experience

In return for your help, your host will provide you with free meals and accommodation. You will meet people from different backgrounds who have their own unique interests and hobbies, and you’ll 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.

Hosts that need help with housework

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

Traveler Membership: $10/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 housework 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, gardening, internet support, tourist support and many other options!