Thursday 23 March, 2017

Earn your keep on holiday – Herald

Earn your keep on holiday – Herald
If you’ve always dreamt of making organic wine, cheese or bread, immerse yourself in the lifestyle on a WWOOF (an acronym for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) adventure in beautiful locations across New Zealand.  Read more…

When WWOOFers Get Sick

When WWOOFers Get Sick
I recall a time on my travels through India when I fell violently ill with what the locals call “Desert Fever”. My throat was raw, my fever was high, I couldn’t handle the light let alone get out of bed and my tummy wouldn’t hold anything [...]

The Evolution of WWOOF?

The Evolution of WWOOF?
Recently WWOOF International was directed to an interesting article, by Dennis Smith, on WWOOFing in Samoa. Have a read of the article here; http://www.wwoofsamoa.com/2012/09/a-samoan-wwoof-hosts-perspective/ The article looks at a debate that [...]

WWOOF 101

WWOOF 101
Have you ever heard of travellers or backpackers talking of WWOOFing? If you’ve ever eavesdropped on a conversation where WWOOFing was the topic, and wondered what in the world this strangely-named experience was (NB: it has nothing to [...]

How To Get The Most From Your WWOOF Exchange

How To Get The Most From Your WWOOF Exchange
WWOOF International has recently had the privilege of reading Maggie Melin’s thesis on Active Learning as a Tool for Behaviour Change, focusing on WWOOF as a Case study for her research. Maggie is originally from Michigan in the United [...]

How To Volunteer With WWOOF

Here’s a great little article written by Carrie Thompson and found online at The Expeditioner (plenty of other interesting travel features here too). This is just a general run-down of WWOOF and how it works but the article is interesting, [...]

Will My Age Be An Issue?

Every now and again here in the WWOOF office we receive correspondence from an “older” person who is keen to go WWOOFing but is concerned that it is a young persons game. The questions are “Will I be able to meet the physical [...]

Food For Thought – WWOOFing in Developing Nations

We all know that living with another family can be an ‘interesting’ experience. So travelling in foreign lands and living with families from different cultures with different customs, traditions, religions, foods and languages can [...]

WWOOFing in Mauritius

WWOOFing in Mauritius
With an average yearly temperature of 25C, 14 hours of sunshine a day, tropical forests, mountains flowing down to torquoise seas, beautiful birds and wildlife, fantastic seafood, fruits of the forest, and an interesting history creating a truly [...]

WWOOF Burundi- Coming Soon

Following the meeting on the 17th March it was agreed to form WWOOF Burundi. Over the next few weeks further development will be going on, including the launch of their website at www.wwoofburundi.org and more visits to local farmers who may [...]