We all know that when you are living a life on the road, it can be hard to keep up with work—whether it is working from your computer while you travel or finding work in each new place you go. Thankfully, there are a number of opportunities for travelers to work while also having housing and living expenses accounted for.
Here are some ideas for ways to make some money while you are moving from place to place.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) may require a course beforehand, but the opportunities are incredible. There are schools all over the world that want their students to learn English from native speakers. Beyond housing and a paycheck, there may also be opportunities for foreign language courses and travel in the country you work. You can also make good money and work from your computer by offering tutoring sessions to students from abroad.
The acronym stands for Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms. The goal of the organization is to connect travelers with farmers from around the world to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and culture. Hosts in countries around the world provide food, housing, and teach you about sustainable agriculture in exchange for help on their land. It is currently possible to WWOOF in more than 60 countries around the world.
Volunteer at a Hostel
As you travel, many hostels need volunteers and will offer you berthing and facilities in exchange for help. If you find a particular place you are enjoying, these opportunities can often be arranged short-term as well. The system allows travelers to exchange information and help one another out, and if you stick around in one place, this volunteer work will also provide you with the opportunity to meet wonderful people.