Share a ride – find people to travel around Oz on Gumtree
co.seats.com where you can also relocate a van (doing this doesn't give you much if any time to see the sites btw but gives you somewhere to sleep and is REALLY cheap. Petrol is included. I went from Darwin to Brisbane with four others girls for $16 each)
Make some money:
Rent out your spare room or rent others' rooms when you travel with Airbnb
Couchsurfing – travel for free
Going to India?
Eeco recommends Mantra Wild Adventures travel site for conscious travel that makes a positive impact, has excellent tips, and more.
"We help preserve and support the places we visit by contributing to local conservation and community initiatives. Our tours to India enable you to travel in style and comfort, with minimal impact to the local environment."
To keep your carbon footprint smaller
How about travelling by bike once you arrive in a country? This site has a wealth of info on safe places and other tips on biking
Wwoofing – Willing workers on Organic farms
Meet great people, live in their eco homes/farms all over the world, work for your food and board. Hours vary. A yearly Wwoofing book in Australia costs $70 (includes insurance) or you can split it between two people. The book is filled with info about farms all over Australia, what the area is like, what is expected of Wwoofers and contact details.
Or you could even start a fundraiser to Start Some Good: Donate bikes to Africans? Help animals?
Or you could deliver something to an NGO using MMMule as shown above.
There are some nuances to giving bikes to people in place that don't have a strong bicycle culture. If bicycles are being distributed it helps if this is done in conjunction with a program to train the owners to do at least minor repairs, otherwise the bicycles will start sleeping-on-the wall prematurely. The are a variety of programs already involved in some of this work. Those we know of are listed at There are also a lot of organizations seeking bicycles. Those we know of are listed at
HelpX is an online listing of host organic farms, non-organic farms, farmstays, homestays, ranches, lodges, B&Bs, backpackers hostels and even sailing boats who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food
This time range can vary considerably depending on the tasks at hand and the host’s preferences. Some hosts may require just 2 hours per day for accommodation only, and ask you to provide and cook your own food.
Others may expect 6 hours per day in return for meals, your own room and sometimes other benefits such as free Internet use, horse riding, kayaking, bikes, local sight-seeing trips, yoga or English lessons, etc. Some will give weekends off, while others might allow you to put in 8 hours one day and later take a full day off. Helpers often live with the host family and are expected to join in and offer a helping hand with day-to-day activities.
Want to do something about your carbon footprint?
Find all the info you need and what you can do about it here
Want to travel light? A great idea is to take clothes/shoes you don't want anymore, wear them for the last time and leave them to charity when you depart the country- (make sure they are in good condition-washed/clean) That way you get to leave with an empty bag & its not such a dissapointment if your bag gets stolen- shopping in op/thrift shops can save you a lot of money.
It also means if you want to buy things from the new country you'll have more room in your bag -which also supports the local economy- its fun to have keepsakes from Overseas-a great way to remember an experience
Help support a sanctuary for Elephants by visiting The Mondulkiri project in Cambodia.
Sustainable travel projects
Eco travel tips
Work a way is another new site
where you can do a work exchange...for board and food. They have a fantastic website.
Hire other peoples caravans in Australia or rent out your own