STAYDU: stay with a host in return of your help, money or for free

Volunteer - Staydu

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Staydu is the best way to host travelers. If you are traveling you can stay in the house of a host in return of your help, money or for free. You choose!

1. Staydu Website

2. Country

Hosts from over 120 countries use Staydu and they are distributed throughout the whole world.

3. Organization

Staydu was founded in 2011 in Germany with the aim to make traveling and the culture exchange cheaper.

4. Types of hosts

There are three different types of host:

  • Stay and help (marked with a red circle): You can stay with a local for free and in return you help him/her with different work. E.g. You can stay with a local and help him looking after his kids.
  • Stay and pay (marked with a yellow circle): You pay for your stay in return for accommodation and electricity.
  • Stay for free (marked with a blue circle): You can stay at the host for free. They like to welcome you as a part of their life.

5. Type of Work

If you choose the “stay and help” modality, the type of work that you will do will vary from host to host. There are a lot of different things to do like building a garage, helping with gardening, renovation, looking after kids or pets, working in a hostel or teaching English.

6. Duration

The length of the stay is different from host to host.

7. Fee

Staydu is completely free.

8. Eligibility

You must be at least 18 years old to register on staydu.

9. Application steps

It is very easy to participate to Staydu, just follow these steps:

  1. Check the website: on you will find the host database.
  2. Search for a host in the database: on the host list page you will find the search engine to find your host. You can limit the results by choosing a location and the type of host (stay&help, stay&pay pratap for free).
  3. If you find a host that you like register to staydu: You will only be able to send a message to the host once you have signed up. The registration is free.
  4. Contact the host: once you have registered in Staydu you can send messages to the hosts and chat with them about your stay.

10. Deadline

Applications open all over the year.

Good luck!

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1 Comment

    28/12/2019 / 3:47 PM

    Hola Pilar, Cómo estás? Me encanta tu web. Te quería preguntar sobre posibilidades para hacer voluntariado con mis hijos de 14 y 15 años. Ellos tienen muy buen nivel de inglés y también hablan francés. Muchas gracias
    Feliz 2020!!!!

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