Has anyone done any work with WWOOF? If so, describe your experience. Would you do it again?
I was just wondering if anyone has done any work with WWOOF, particularly in South America? I am going travelling in December, starting in Mexico and was thinking about doing some work on a farm through them. It looks like a free way to really get to know a country and it's culture and also put something back and learn something at the same time.
I'd be really interested to hear what experiences other people have had doing this, especially as a woman.
i havent been woofing in Mexico, but in Spain. And it was a lot of fun! I would do it again, anytime, anywhere. I had a really great host, i was with a few other young wwoofers and we had all a great fun time. It was a self-suficient organic farm in the mountains of Galicia, the jobs were for example herding goats, feeding the animals, pick fruit and veggies, cook dinner for everyone and work in the garden... The downside was the fact that i had to share my bed with fleas. but apart from that wwoofing is a great experience, you meet really cool people and learn a lot of different and interesting things.
I will definitely wwoof again a couple of times during my travels. And i would really reccomend it to you, also as a woman travelling alone! you will meet people there and i'm sure that (apart from a few black sheep) all wwoof host will treat you like a family member.
I hope i could help.
Thank you for the above info. I really want to do it but do not know anyone else who has. After what you've said I think I will definitely be doing it, Iim going to go and look further into it now! 😊
We did two WWOOFs while we were in Japan and had an amazing time - we had experiences and learned about the way of life there that we would never have otherwise done if we'd just been staying in hostels or camping. I would definitely recommend doing it.
Hope your experience in South America is just as positive - let us know how you get on.
I'm starting my first WWOOF experience in Argentina in a few days. I've had a great experience setting it up through email with my host family so far and am excited to spend the next month with them. I've heard great things from another young woman I met who WWOOF'ed in Italy. Mexico should be a great place to be - I spent all spring there and had a wonderful time. Good luck and enjoy!
Wow it's great to hear these responses. None of my trip is really planned yet and I'm trying to decide at the moment which countries to WWOOF in. Definitiley going to do it though, the above comments are just the reasurrence I was looking for. Thank you.
Anna, have you been travelling down through central and south america? I'm gonna have about 4 months and am wondering which are the best countries to visit. Any ideas would be welcome. I hope you have a great time WWOOFing in Argetina.
Where have you had wonderful experiences WWOOFing in Argentina? Would love any suggestions.
I did indeed have a wonderful experience wwoofing on a small family farm in El Bolson Argentina (see my blog for more info), and have heard good things about one farm in Mendoza. Plan ahead because space is limited! My host family had heard many bad stories of wwoofing conditions elsewhere, so do be careful to find somewhere that fits your interests and avoid choosing anywhere with guesthouses unless you actually want to clean hotel rooms.
If anyone is planning on WWOOFing in Australia pm me as I have friends who run our avocado export business in WA and QLD and are always keen to take on WWOOFers on their farms.