it’s free for hosts! what are you waiting for?
What is a “Tradie”?
What is Travelling Tradies?
World-class Certified Australian Tradies will fly in to repair your hostel for free anywhere in the world,
if you can show them a good time.
All they need is what your hostel already offers.
ALL OF OUR TRADESMEN & WOMEN ARE PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED AND QUALIFIED AND UNDERGO AN APPRENTICESHIP OF A MINIMUM OF 4 YEARS WHICH INCLUDES TRADE COLLEGE - PRACTICAL AND THEORY.
AS A RESULT AUSTRALIAN TRADIES ARE REGARDED AS SOME OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD! ALL THE TRADIES ON OUR PLATFORM ARE VERIFIED AND HOLD AN AUSTRALIAN TRADES LICENSE.
Here’s what some of our current hosts think
If anyone can convince a host, it’s another host who has been in the same situation!
How It Works
It’s simpler than it sounds!
If you can provide tradies a warm bed and some food,
they will work for you a few hours a day in return.
Our tradies are more than just travellers.
However, keep it in mind that our tradies are not your employees,
they are people looking to learn and share amazing experiences while on the road,
so money is neither mandatory nor recommended.
Excited to get a tradie?
Have you created your profile yet?
Make sure you’ve already created your host profile,
otherwise we CAN’T MATCH YOU WITH TRADIES! :(
If you have, congratulations on becoming a host!
If you haven’t…
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
(Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN AUSTRALIAN TRADESMEN AND TRADESMEN IN MY COUNTRY?
A: All of our tradesmen and women are professionally trained and qualified and undergo an apprenticeship of a minimum of 4 years which includes on the job training (practical) and Trade College (Theory). As a result Australian Tradies are regarded as some of the best in the world! All of our Tradies on our platform are verified and hold an Australian Trades License.
Q: As a host, do I have to pay for this service?
A: No, it’s completely FREE for hosts!
Q: How do I know Travelling Tradies is not a scam?
A: We have various testimonials to validate who we are and we are also an Australian Registered Company. For more info check out our website.
Q: Where does Travelling Tradies operate?
A: We are based in Melbourne, Australia.
Q: WhAT ABOUT TOOLS AND MATERIALS?
A: Our Tradies will be equipped with a basic tool kit to do handyman tasks, materials you will need to provide and big tools gathered if they are necessary.
Before the trip
Q: How do I attract tradies? What else can I offer to them?
A: Other things you can offer are free use of the kitchen, free laundry, free activities around the area and equipment such as bikes. The more things you offer, the more attractive your profile looks to our tradies!
Q: Can I change the dates of my tradie’s stay?
A: No, the tradie has usually booked flights and applied for visas around their booked dates. We take this very seriously to protect our tradies from not having a roof over their heads once they’re overseas.
Q: What happens if my tradie cancels the trip or fail to show up?
A: They will be punished and banned from Travelling Tradies. We take this very seriously to protect our hosts like you.
During The Trip
Q: What is expected of me as a host?
A: The standard expectation is to provide your tradie food and accommodation, but it is subject to negotiation between you and your tradie. Other expectations include being welcoming, friendly, honest and not being an asshole.
Q: Can i extend my tradie’s stay?
A: Yes, but this is something that can only be decided by your tradie. Ask your tradie whether they would like to extend their stay and discuss with them. There may be a cash difference to be paid by your tradie, but it depends on the membership tier they have signed up with for Travelling Tradies. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, let us know your thoughts, and we will ensure to guide you and your tradie.
Q: What happens if my tradie wants to leave earlier than their booked duration of their trip?
A: It is only allowed as long as the tradie has discussed it with you, their host. There will be consequences for the tradie if they leave without discussing it with their host, resulting in breaking their agreement.
Profiles & Privacy
Q: What information can be seen about me?
A: Only whatever you provide to create your host profile.
Q: How do I edit the info in my profile After I’ve submitted i?
A: At the moment we are still in the midst of preparing the full platform. Let us know what you need changed by emailing email@example.com.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
we are happy to answer any questions to get you sorted out!