7 Reasons to do Helpx
Helpx comes from the words help exchange. The principle is simple as Wwoofing: work a few hours a day in exchange for food and accommodation. The rest of the time you are free to travel and enjoy local company.
There are so many motivations to try it, so if you’ve ever considered doing helpx here are some of them:
♦ You will learn so much about gardening and taking care of the animals.
♦ You will practice and improve speaking a different language if you choose to go to a foreign country.
♦ You will meet people that come from everywhere and have different path, who have lived so many experiences from you…. You will grow and understand who you are right now and who you want to be.
♦ You will stay with local people, they will probably introduce you to other local people, and learn more about the culture, share traditional food, customs, way of living, etc. You will learn to enjoy small things in life. There are so many things around us that can make our life very interesting.
♦ You will spend your free time doing new things with new people, which is awesome. Routine life is boring.
♦ The work could be tough but sometimes it really worth it!… You’ll probably understand that: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” 🙂
♦ It is the perfect option for those travelling on a shoestring. In the case you are not happy with the host, you can still go to another farm. Or continue travelling.
Obviously, not all the experiences I had doing Helpx were enjoyable, but every experience is an opportunity to learn and grow. Life is an exchange. And as there is a bit of the people I’ve met in what I am now, I guess there is a bit of me in some of them…