The idea came from my traveling experience where I've met a lot of people working in hostels and having free accommodation in return. With this idea, I would like to offer another feature to already-existing accommodation listings on Booking, Airbnb, and similar pages to stand out from others and become creative in their touristic offers. They could offer people engagement in physical labor, seasonal work, or similar PAID activities.
enriching the tourist offer with new culture-related contents
enabling the accommodations to stand out from others of the same kind - new feature
making the weekend getaways or holidays more interesting for the visitors
learning about agriculture and the local culture
employing new skills in children and adults
paying less for the accommodation as a result
You decide to go on a family weekend to a village house close to your home. It's 100€ a night, but there is a mark and a list of "deduction labours" and their prices pre hour that you can do. Your wife, kids and you decide you want to learn help several hours a day. At the end of the weekend, instead of paying 200€ in total, you choose to pick up grapes, and vegetables, plant new plants and clean the stable. Your total rent price after labour deductions is 86€. You leave the village happy that you learned something new, had fun and paid less than expected. It's a win-win situation! If there is no current labour to be done one the site, the "deduction labour" mark is not present next to the property listing.
What other jobs could you do?
Although I am focused on agriculture and agritourism, the same principle could be applied to any touristic place where you could clean, dig, cut, paint, renovate, build, plant or do something.
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