World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF), or Willing Workers on Organic Farms, is a hospitality service operated by a loose network of national organizations that facilitate homestays on organis farms.
WWOOF aims to provide volunteers (often called “WWOOFers” or “woofers”), with first-hand experience in organic and ecologically sound growing methods, to help the organic movement; and to let volunteers experience life in a rural setting or a different country. WWOOF volunteers generally do not receive money in exchange for services. The host provides food, lodging, and opportunities to learn, in exchange for assistance with farming or gardening activities.
The duration of the visit can range from a few days to years. Workdays average five to six hours, and participants interact with WWOOFers from other countries. WWOOF farms include private gardens through smallholdings, allotments, and farms.
We get Woofer from all over the world coming to our farm to share organic experience with us.
We have now on the farm, since last August, a great family from Holland. Sylvester and his wife Femka with two boys (Siem 7 and Onne 10 years old) will stay with us about of 8 months. The childrens are going to school in Newcastle and they are loving it and learning English very quick.
It is wonderfull to have these young people staing with us. We get to find out about their Country when they learned so much about our wildlife.