When working with low budget, donation-led organisations, you can throw any notion of luxury out of the window. Volunteers are always well cared for, of course, but think hostel rather than hotel. Communal rather than individual. Frugality over luxury. Ideally your accommodation is as close to the project as possible as days will start early. When living on site, it also adds to the conservation camaraderie of it all. When caring for orangutan and other primates in Borneo, for example, you stay in volunteer lodging at a wildlife centre, with three to four people in a house and you all cook together using a stipend given at the beginning of the week. In contrast, when volunteering with bears in Romania, you stay in the heart of medieval town of Brasov, surrounded by mountains. And when volunteering with monkeys in South Africa, accommodation is in woodland dorms and cabins, close to the centre but also to Kruger National Park for your day off. There is a pool, however, for this one. And, if you go turtle monitoring, you will have locally owned beach huts to stay in and the best pool you could wish for: the ocean.