I´m looking to spend some time (couple of weeks to a month) in a working farm in the Patagonia region. I know that there are a lot of so called ¨volunteering programs¨, where you only pay for accomandation and food, but to me it´s looks a bit corny. I´m looking for something real where you can acctualy work in a farm like the locals do (and not necessarily get paid for this).
So if someone knows a way to contact farm like that, or maybe someone whe did it before, I´ll be more than happy to hear about it.
Have you heard of WWOOF? I had a great experience with a WWOOF farm in El Bolson, Argentina and would be happy to talk to you about it.
I´ve heard about WWOOF, but from what I´ve understand so far about it is that most of the things you do in those farm are weeding, treeming and stuff like that. I find it a bit boring. I´m more into working with horses, cattle and other farm animals.
Are there any WWOOF farm that can offer those things? and I´m also not sure if I can feet in a vegaterian way of living...
WWOOF farms are certainly varied - some are probably more like the ones you've heard about - however there are many that are quite different. The farm I spent a month on was a small family farm interested in teaching others about self sustainable living. The family tired to address each of the volunteer's interests. I went to primarily learn about cheese making and hop growing, but I learned quite a bit about animal care, gardening, carpantry, building, and weaving as well, and the farm was not vegatarian. I have heard about other farms that are more focused on animal care (I'm not sure if there are any in the south of Argentina mostly due to climate) and you may find one that better suits your expectations, but ask a lot of questions to the farm before hand as most of the descriptions (which you should be able to see online without joining WWOOF - but you won't have the contact info) are not very complete. I've heard good and bad stories and can comment on what I've heard from others about some of the other farms in Patagonia if you have specifics in mind, but I think it's worth a look. As far as other organizations or programs, I don't have much information. Best of luck!
Yes i also hear about it,But don't know what it is, good to know that everything about it and
what is the process through which it is done and make it something like it.
Hey, theres a great programme called helpxchange (www.helpx.net) they have plenty of varied stays and a fair few in argentina, though you will have to sign up 😊 my friend has used this site and is currently working on a llama farm in the south of france having the time of his life, hope this helps! x