thanks for the links D! yeah, it's a bit crazy for some of them the price you pay. i guess it's an important source of revenue for some of these organizations but just not do-able for me! but i have found some cool-looking ones that are about $30/day and they give you a place to stay and/or a couple of meals, so that's much more reasonable. i actually did look into H4H possibilities, but there were no builds happening in CR and the admin positions were minimum 6 months, which i'm just not willing to commit to right at the moment. so yeah!