For the last few years, we have traded services here on our little farm. We offer a place to live for a week or so accompanied by some really delicious meals (my wife used to be a pro chef). In return we expect our boarder to work 5 hours per day, M-F, doing such tasks as watering, weeding, feeding the animals, pruning, light construction, and the like.
I have found a few sites online that seem to be well suited for finding good workers. One of the things that we continually find is that both of these sites are full of earnest folks who are willing to work hard in exchange for a place to live and some good food. Most of the workers we have used were on some type of travel plan...e.g. visiting our local area on the way to somewhere else.
I can personally attest to the fact that having a worker, with whom I can trade services, is an excellent way to get some of the small things done around here that normally would fall either to me in my spare time, or just not get done properly at all. Letting someone live in our bunkhouse and feeding them 3 meals a day is a small price to pay. Just for the record we usually drive them around a few and give them a tour of the area.
For the first time, I have posted a bit here on LH's forum in order to see if we can utilize this site. I'll keep everyone up to date on what I find, but in the meantime, if you are interested in those other sites, please email me. I do not want to advertise for other sites here on LH.