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Questions tagged [homestay]

Questions about living with families while traveling. Popular with students studying abroad but note that long-term accommodation issues may be off topic here, though not necessarily at Expatriates.

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Accommodation with relatives on UK trip. Are they bearing cost of expenses?

I am applying for a standard tourist visa to the UK from India. It is a holiday trip with my wife and 2 kids. We will be staying with my cousin and his family who is a British citizen for more than 30 ...
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How to use dual flush button in toilet?

I've seen this thing first time in my new room. Dual flush tank (see image 2, it's not an actual photo, but where I live has similar thing as this one). Usually, I saw a flush with either a liver or ...
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How to organise a homestay in Myanmar?

My wife and I are planning a trip to Southeast Asia over a long period (~5 months). One of my goals of this trip is to try and engage with locals, to learn about their language, culture and just ...
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Temporary lock for rented accommodation [closed]

I'm considering moving into a rented premises for a month or so. But the landlord's agent would keep a duplicate key of the door. The landlord suggests that I should keep all valuables in the ...
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Is there an accommodations website centered around trading stays?

When Airbnb came on the scene, it seemed many (including myself) used it to make travel less expensive. But it has become increasingly popular for hosts to use it as a significant income source (also ...
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Homestay in Sweden to learn Swedish

I'm Dutch but in love with the Swedish language, so after some time on Duolingo I wanted to expand my knowledge of Swedish in real life. I found an organization which provides Swedish lessons in ...
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What type of visa do I need for short term voluntary work in Turkey?

I am from the UK and planning on traveling through Europe into west Asia. I would like to volunteer while staying at home-stays for brief periods e.g one or two weeks. For example - one website: http:...
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How to find people from the UK or Ireland interested for home exchange or hospitality exchange? [closed]

I live in Cyprus and have extra bedrooms for renting out, which I do occasionally but not often enough to make serious income. The income for poor people here is 480 euro/month, which is not as high ...
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Accommodation in Probolinggo, anything cheap? [closed]

I want to stay in Probolinggo (Indonesia), but I could only find quite expensive accommodation online and in guide books. That is, everything seems to be 300'000 minimum, which is expensive for ...
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Any (dis)advantages to homestay in Ealing as opposed to a Zone 2 area in London?

I looked at Google maps and searched around in forums but I still haven't found an answer to that. There are two options of homestay in London, one staying in the Ealing area and another in "Zone 2" (...
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Is there a possibility to stay with a family in Himalayan or Karakoram mountainous regions?

How can I find a family to let me stay for a month in Himalayan or Karakorum regions of Northern Pakistan? Do you know if there is a company/tour operators who have such services? For example, a ...
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How to find farm type stays / internships / volunteering other than via WWOOF?

In my previous question about looking for "work for accommodation" in South Korea, the subject of WWOOF (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms or Willing Workers on Organic Farms) came up (▷home, ▷...
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Home exchange sites?

I'm looking into a home exchange / house exchange deal where I can swap my place with someone else for a month. Does anyone know any good sites for locating other people in the same scenario? I've ...
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Are there any travel experiences in New Zealand that offer a Maori “cultural immersion”?

I am wondering if it's possible to travel to New Zealand as a tourist and immerse in Maori culture. By this I mean homestay in a traditional Maori area where people speak the language on an everyday ...