"Since 1971, there was an existing similar network : WWOOFing.The concept is the same. In exchange of a few hours work, you earn your board and lodging.
Originally, WWOOfing was destined exclusively to organic farms, but now the network is wider and jobs can be found in hotels or even on sailboats! Members of this network are called « Wwoofer's »."
"Created in 2001, HelpX is an "exchange of competence system" that encourages the meeting between members throughout the world, to help, learn, discover local "know-hows", and allows small budget travellers to sleep and eat free, in exchange of a few hours of daily work.
I would like to tell you about cotravel :
It's a bran new service, that allows the meeting of other "travel maniacs".
Now, you'll tell me that other sites such as Couchsurfing do the same, but we're not talking about the same kind of meeting.
Since the time I've been wishing to make this trip, since the time I've been waiting for this departure, I will have had plenty of time to find a travelling partner.... and yet....."NOGO" :-( (Well, maybe not really, it'll be the subject for an article to come:-) Many were those who cheered "What a project!!, How I'd love to come with you!....... But when it comes to agreeing on dates (not to mention itineraries).... not many are left!
It's hard to find somebody to travel with, even with forums such as: http://www.evoyageur.com , http://voyageforum.com/ , http://www.abm.fr/ , http://www.routard.com , http://www.connaisseursvoyage.fr , http://www.lonelyplanet.fr .
I ended up solving the problem by deciding to leave on my own.
But some of us may not dare try to travel alone, and therefore cancel there project because of that.
What a Shame!
If you are a traveller in search of a travelling partner(cotraveller), or wish to share a trip...?
If you wish to share parts of your trip?
If you wish to find one or several partners for a treck in Nepal,.............. crossing Viet-nam on a bike.............;, scuba diving in Indonisia....., or even a week end in Prague
cotravel will help you find the right person, FREE!