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1. Posted by chilligirl (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

anyone on here done wwoofing

im looking into going to different countries and working on farm as its what i do right now but would rather be somewhere warmer and meet new people

2. Posted by lakers6902 (Budding Member 70 posts) 7y

never done wwoofing, but know people who have done very similiar things. Sounds fun actually, lets find a place in Portugal to work on, id do it for a month :] or longer

3. Posted by chilligirl (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

hi thanks for the reply i have found another place to called helpx which is similar but you only pay one membership fee instead of lots of different ones with wwoofing.

why portugal? think it would be quite cold there in january although if i had to delay my plans till late spring i will be doing europe instead

cheers for the reply

4. Posted by lakers6902 (Budding Member 70 posts) 7y

helpx! haha, yea thats what i was referring too :P i know a few people who have done helpx. Ive heard good things about it :)
haha, actually I was assuming you were referring to late spring :P which is why i said portugal :)

when were you planning this?

5. Posted by Shazer (Budding Member 29 posts) 7y

hey guys,

never heard of helpx - so thanks for making it public!
never done wwoofing neither so this post is probably useless - just wanted to say thanks and that i will be looking into doing this in Australia sometime next year, probably summer time.
if anyone out there has done so or is looking into working on farms in Australia, i would be glad to hear from you.

Good luck and happy travels!

X

6. Posted by lakers6902 (Budding Member 70 posts) 7y

you wont regret it shazer :P
great way for getting yourself in a slight living situation somewhere. More of a local feel :)

7. Posted by toyotakev (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y

hi all
i have done some banana picking in queensland, and it was the hardest, dirtiest job i had had for many years...
i never had a work visa, but i found farm work available all up the coast.
at hostels, local farmers put notices on the hostel boards, and they paid in cash, they just wanted people to be reliable and turn up in the morning.
women should not apply for this work, the bunches you carry can weigh up-to 40 kilos, and your walking in thick mud, great for end of work photo opportunities..
also, buy 2nd hand clothes, you guys, as you get covered in sap, from the green babanas, and it stays on your skin for days after, and your clothes for ever!!

another job i had was zucchini picking, this is more ideal for women, but its back-breaking work as you're bent over all day , pulling a sack or basket behind you!

good luck.
kev

oh yes, if someone wants you to work in a pea field, pulling out deadly nightshade berries, make god-damm sure your wearing thick/ or waterproof gloves, ok?

8. Posted by lakers6902 (Budding Member 70 posts) 7y

like i said
unforgettable experiences

9. Posted by WelshEmma (Budding Member 33 posts) 7y

Hey,

What's helpx??

I've been wwoofing, only been to one place so far, in Aus, but enjoyed the experience and looking to do more.

10. Posted by lakers6902 (Budding Member 70 posts) 7y

helpx is basically the same thing.
You do work in exchange for a place to live :P
Farm work, stuff around the house, etc. :)