Showing posts from February, 2014

Our First HelpX Experience

Our story begins when I discovered a simple website named

"HelpX is an online listing of host organic farms, non-organic farms, farmstays, homestays, ranches, lodges, B&Bs, backpackers hostels and even sailing boats who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation.

HelpX is provided primarily as a cultural exchange for working holiday makers who would like the opportunity during their travels abroad, to stay with local people and gain practical experience. In the typical arrangement, the helper works an average of 4 hours per day and receives free accommodation and meals for their efforts."
I never thought that I'd see the day when we'd get a visitor from another country to our humble farm-resort in a little nowhere town in the Philippines. More than that, our guest even helped us with a ton of things including our bakery. She even taught us how to make genuine New York bagels! 
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