The main purpose of this program is about cultural exchange. We aim to place you with a family that is interested in sharing their home with you. Most volunteers have their own bedroom in the main family home and share in all living facilities. If you are more independent or travelling with friends some hosts may have separate accommodation for workers, especially on bigger or more remote farms. Some horse farm hosts may have accommodation near the horses that you can live in and if you travel to horse shows you may need to stay in the horse truck.
3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included in your weekly payment to the family and most meals will be shared with your host family. You are expected to help in the kitchen and contribute with the cooking. If you would like snack food such as chocolate, soft drink, potato chips you will need to purchase this yourself. You must have permission from your host family to bring alcohol onto the farm and also at your own expense. Any special dietary requirements, e.g. Almond milk, gluten free bread, vegetarian or vegan foods are also at your own cost.
Most families have WIFI that you can use for basic use such as contacting your family, checking emails, occasional Skype calls. Please ensure you ask your host family before using the WIFI as some locations have very limited reception and high usage charges. You will also be able to buy data for your mobile phone / device.