If there is an arrangement, say, for a week of work trade in exchange for a week long workshop, then here are a few things I would like to be clear:
1) About 40 hours of work, which will probably be the least glamorous work. And it is different from gapper work, where gappers get to spend a fair bit of time doing soul labor stuff. Work trade is all bread labor.
2) During the workshop, you will be invited to eat at my table. All you have to do is wash your own plate and utensils and the like. During the work trade, you will be expected to help in the kitchen with prep and cleanup. Depending on a lot of factors, this could include getting up early in the morning a couple of times. If you don't want to partake of the food at my table, then you won't be expected to help out in the kitchen. You might get assigned to help out with one to four meals per week.
3) If you are doing work trade and staying at a nearby posh hotel, then you will be shelling out some serious dough and getting maid service and the like. Or, if you like, you can pitch a tent here. Or maybe stay in the tipi or we might even find a bunk. You will be welcome to spend time in our limited common spaces. Of course, if this is the path you choose, then I need to point out that we don't offer a maid service, so you will not only need to clean up after yourself, but you will be assigned something to keep tidy.
4) If the trade is for a week, then the trade is for 40 hours of labor. You are welcome to find your own accommodations and food. Or, on top of that 40 hours, do a bit of trade for a spot at my table and a place to pitch a tent.