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|Wednesday, October 31st, 2012|
I'm considering working on an organic farms as a regular job, and I thought I might try the volunteering route to test it out/get work experience. I would like to get some people's experiences with the actual nature of the work (as opposed the wwoof program), as well as any resources for finding this sort of work or volunteer positions outside of the wwoof website. I'm way too poor to pay for a membership.
|Monday, September 10th, 2012|
|Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012|
|Friday, June 11th, 2010|
long term wwoofing
I was wondering if it was possible to wwoof for an extended period of time (1-2 yrs) successfully. How do people go about setting up a host farm in one country while wwoofing in another? Are there any visa issues? (I know you cant work in the shengen zone for more than 90 days.) And how much money do you thin I should save up before I embark on this adventure. I plan on traveling slowly around the world.
|Thursday, May 27th, 2010|
I would like to wwoof in Croatia. But I cant find a wwoof organisation for Crotia. Isnt there any organisation? Or am I just too stupid for finding? ;)
Can someone help me? :)
|Monday, January 4th, 2010|
Wwoofing in France!
so I am going to France this upcoming summer for school in Tours but I plan to stay and Wwoof for a month or two post that. Does anyone have suggestions about where to go and where not to go? I would love to be on the coast at some point and would like to have access to town from where I am staying but really I just want to meet great people and have a good experience. I don't know how active this community still is but I thought I would just throw a shout out to all the French Wwoofers out there!
|Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009|
looking for longterm travel...how much cash will i need?
I would like to travel around WWOOFing for something like 3-5 months. I only have a few grand saved up right now. I'm thinking Europe, New Zealand or Australia. I'm actually not that picky about where I go as long as it's safe and easy to travel around.
My question is how much money will I need for a lengthy stay, assuming I'm frugal? Will I need a special VISA? Do most WWOOFers provide room and board on weekends as well?
If anyone has done this sorta thing longterm I'd love to talk.
|Wednesday, February 11th, 2009|
Western European Farm Tour!
Hello! I am about to embark on a big (8-month!) wwoofing trip through Europe with my boyfriend, a classically-trained cook. We are looking for any advice, regarding good months to work, stays on farms (especially about specific hosts), and the good, bad, and ugly of Spain (northern), France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech, Poland (western), Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium. We've never been to these countries and we've never gone wwoofing, though we've worked on farms before (I've spent time at five). We are especially interested in eco-building, fiber animals, cheese-making, and permaculture. Any help would be most appreciated, as we have only our intuition to go on when applying/responding to farms in these countries.
|Sunday, September 14th, 2008|
has anyone had any experience with WWOOFing in south america?
i have plans on traveling there for two months next summer and would love to get involved with volunteering.
and tips/stories/suggestions would help!
|Friday, September 12th, 2008|
Help Wwoofing in UK
I don't know if anyone here has had this misfortune of going to WWOOF in the UK and getting put through immigration holding, getting processed, and sent home...but let me tell you it is hell. If you have foresight you would scour the net for info on UK Borders Regulations with migrant workers (which you aren't, but they tell you that essentially you are, and you don't have papers, go home) you would see you almost have to lie.
So I'm coming to you all in a time of need because I've just been sent home, and given the next 4 months of my life were scheduled around WWOOFING, I don't want to give up so easily. Plus, my boyfriend is there and we had general travel plans.
I'm worried because I need to get through customs.
Have any of you as US Citizens Wwoofed in the UK, if so, what type of VISA and/or PERMIT did you need to gain entry? Any advice on Visas and Permits would be helpful, I've already tried the numbers the consulate gives you and they sent me to a Voluntary Worker Visa which I'm worried won't got through because Wwoof isn't a charity and I have a sent home record, and then I'll be out about 200USD.
I'm really close to just not trying to Wwoof, but just go over there and stay with my boyfriend, but again, since customs has a record of my previous travel plans and dates...I'm not sure how I'll get through as a traveler anyways. Because they wouldn't believe me.
Thanks so much for any advice you can give me.
Given I'd rather just WWOOF.
|Thursday, August 21st, 2008|
For some reason my friend and I cant figure out how to order the wwoof new zealand book in U.S. dollars. Anyone know?
|Wednesday, August 20th, 2008|
questions: wwoofing in Australia
I'm working on extended travel plans on an around-the-world ticket. I'd love to make my last stop Australia and work on some wwoof farms. Seems like the perfect transition between my CSA farm here in Florida and applying to the Sustainable Food and Farming program at the University of Montana.
First question: can anyone suggest the best time of year to wwoof in Australia? Are different regions better during different seasons? Second question: does anyone have advice on planning a budget/expenses while wwoofing? The ticket to get there will be reasonably cheap and I have projected expenses for just traveling in Australia, but I'm not sure what to expect while volunteering (and I'm sure it can vary depending on the farm and the host).
Thanks in advance for any advice and expertise!
|Saturday, July 26th, 2008|
Does anyone know how I can find out which countries consider WWOOFing to be work and require work visas? wwoof.org is no help with specifics at all, and pages of individual countries' governments that deal with work visas don't usually say anything about WWOOF or volunteering. I'm from the US and would like to WWOOF in Ireland or the UK. Any help would be appreciated...Thanks.
|Sunday, April 27th, 2008|
Seeking help in childcare and farming - France
(I have no idea if this gonna show up in the right place, but never mind, I'll post it and we'll see what happens !!)
So hi there !
My name is Suzon and as it says in my profile, I work in an organic farm located in the Jura Mountains in France.
We are currently seeking for a person to come and work with us, specifically to take care of our children. This is not a full time occupation. We are talking 2-3 days a week, flexible. The rest of the time can be spent at the farm.
Only we are looking for someone to stay with us for some time. At least 3-4 months. Nothing is set for definite but we don't want to switch people every so often for the kids.
So if you are planning to take a year off from whatever it is you do, think about it, and think about us.
More details on request at the following email : email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
our web site : www.claj-batailleuse.com
Thank you !
|Friday, April 11th, 2008|
a friend and i are planning on wwoofing for about a month in france this summer; this post
was very helpful but i am wondering if anyone else here might be able to give me some advice on nice regions or farms to check out, things to be wary of, etc.
also, i know some farms have a 3 week minimum, but is that standard? will it be possible to visit two or three farms within a 36 day period?
|Thursday, April 10th, 2008|
I am planning on Wwoofing in Spain at the end of July with my girlfriend. We would ideally like somewhere close to the beach so we can swim often.
Does anyone have any tips?
|Thursday, March 13th, 2008|
Anywhere in Latin America!?
I would like to go wwoofing this summer somewhere in central america I think, and was wondering if anyone has any advice about working in this area. I see that there is already a bunch posted about Mexico, but the only specific reccomendation is for "El Chuzo" in Coahuila, (Mexico). I would be up for almost anything (Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Venezuela....)
I see that this community isn't very active, but I hope that someone will find this and be able to share advice. Let me know if anyone has any experience in this region!
I traveled a bunch in South America last spring, and volunteered at one farm on the coast of Ecuador, though I didn't find it through the wwoof network. It was called Rio Muchacho, and I reccomend it. They grow a wide variety of produce, and the family is very friendly. Its a lively place, part of an organization founde by one of the owners, and the farm also does education programs and is equipped to host many different kinds of larger groups, interns, students. Unfortunatley you have to pay.
|Monday, March 10th, 2008|
Greetings fellow wwoofers... [I hope some of you are still around. XD]
A quick question--should I be discouraged if farms don't respond to emails within two weeks? I'm guessing these people have more pressing things to do than check their email every five seconds like I do, but yes. XD
A lot of farms only give an email address as contact information, and I'm getting a bit antsy just because wwoofing is going to have to provide me a home for a while.
So, to you more seasoned wwoofers... how long do people normally take to get back to you by email?
|Thursday, September 27th, 2007|
Anyone done any WWOOFing in Costa Rica or Mexico? Did it provide a lot of opportunities to learn Spanish? I would actually really like to hear personal accounts of WWOOFing anywhere. Anyone had a bad experience? What did you get out of it? What was an average day like? Has anyone lived at a farm without electricity? I saw a few of those in the Costa Rica listings.
|Thursday, August 30th, 2007|
Hi... this community seems pretty dead, but maybe enough people are still reading and can help me out. In spring of 2009, some financial obligations that are currently tying me to a conventional job (two jobs, actually) will end, and I'd really like to do some WWOOFing after that. I've read up on it, and I think it's something I'd really like to do (and yes, I understand it's hard work and not a free vacation). What I'm wondering is how far in advance people generally make arrangements with the hosts. I don't see any point in paying for a membership now, when I wouldn't be available to work until a year and a half from now. But when should I start looking? A year from now? Or is that still too soon? Do the listings indicate the dates that the host needs help, or would I need to call and find out? And oh, I'm currently in the US and planning to WWOOF in the US as well, preferably in the Four Corners (Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah) area, if that makes a difference. Thanks!