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WWOOF / Workaway questions answered

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25 per package Virtual OK

As a WWOOF and Workaway host, I can answer your questions and give you tips to help make your experience more successful. Whether you are wanting to travel or host, I can read over your profile and offer suggestions. I can also let you know some of the common pitfalls you want to avoid and help you formulate questions to ask before you arrive (or host.) Unfortunately, there are a lot of horror stories on both sides - many of which could have been avoided with better communication up front. But there are also a LOT of wonderful experiences out there!!! We've had our share of both and I'd love to help you improve your chances of being one of the great ones. For 25 simbi, you can ask as many questions as you like. I'll keep emailing back and forth with you until you run out of questions.

Training & Qualifications


I have hosted both WOOFers and Workawayers for about 2 years. We've had workers we would have gladly adopted and kept forever. We've had workers we had to kick out after 3 days. It has been a HUGE learning experience and I'd love to help others make the most of their opportunity.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Charissa


Feb 11, 2017
Charissa was very helpful and informative about using these systems.
Dec 19, 2016
Thanks Charissa very helpful.
Garsett received Help with 7 Photos of your Local Market from Charissa
Nov 21, 2021
Wonderful to get an authentic view of life in Hawaii. Charissa was very generous with her pictures.
Tania received package of Bokashi Composting lesson from Charissa
Nov 02, 2021
Thank you for the bokashi instructions Charissa. I'm looking forward to testing the recipe. Many thanks.
Phoenix Wren received package of More local services in your area from Charissa
Feb 05, 2021
I appreciate anyone who is trying to grow our community!
Sep 02, 2020
Charissa is so gifted! I'm so blessed of having received her "local services package" filled with great ideas. Thank you so much Charissa and be bless...ed. Namasteshow more
Chiraya received package of Bokashi Composting lesson from Charissa
Aug 30, 2020
Charissa gives an in-depth set of instructions about how to make Bokashi and also, an overview of what it is and why it works so well for composting i...n your garden. I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn!show more
Caroline received package of Bokashi Composting lesson from Charissa
Jul 13, 2020
The directions came quickly, I am excited about starting this process. The instructions are very clear and thorough, thank you Charissa!
Sean received package of Bokashi Composting lesson from Charissa
May 15, 2020
Amazing and very helpful!
May 13, 2020
She was so sweet. Easy to make a deal with


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Charissa's requests


Charissa is requesting
Flight vouchers
I LOVE to travel but it is so expensive from Hawaii. If anyone has vouchers they won't be using (and that can be transferred) I'd love to trade. Just let me know what you think is reasonable. I'...

I grew up with parents who were artists and would barter for anything they could!

About Charissa Potrafka

I've lived in Hawaii for over 10 years now and absolutely love it! I'm a nanny and photographer who also makes jewelry (mostly sterling silver and glass) and loves to do crafts. I have extensive exp...erience with pet sitting and house sitting, as well. If you are visiting Hawaii, I'd love to give you inside tips and help you plan your trip, especially if you are trying to do it on a budget. Being frugal in paradise is my specialty! My newest adventure is that I've found a way to get scuba certified and go diving for FREE! WooHoo! I'm doing a work exchange program with a dive shop here on Oahu. I'm a "tank monkey" for one shift a week in exchange for my lessons and equipment. After a pretty horrendous health ordeal, it is exciting to be getting my life back and being active again. I'm into the "crunchy" lifestyle and prefer to make as much as possible myself. I've been brewing kombucha for 10 years now. I also make sourdough and yogurt. If there is a way to DIY something, I've probably tried it (or want to try it!)show more

Open to other proposals
Charissa Potrafka is looking for:
  • Fun & Quirky
  • Transport & Rideshares
  • Travel
  • Experiences
  • Chiropractic
  • Massage
  • Dance