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1. Posted by tanjian (Budding Member 27 posts) 11y

Hi TP,

I was thinking about WOOFing in Hawaii. I've read some ads already and it seems quite a bit of them wants the Double Occupancy as in couples or two friends.

Has anyone tried WOOFing before (doesn't matter the location)? If you have would you tell me about the experience. I heard it can be a whole lot of work, but can be very rewarding.

2. Posted by Edebarudo (Full Member 70 posts) 11y

Hi TP,

I was thinking about WOOFing in Hawaii. I've read some ads already and it seems quite a bit of them wants the Double Occupancy as in couples or two friends.

hmm... I'm just wondering.. What IS WOOFing? Is it some kinda thing where you work in foreign countrie's... or what

Sorry that I can't answer your question, but I too need to know what it is before I can answer...

Cheer's,

Ebbe

3. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

WWOOFing is basically working on an organic farm for in exchange for accomodation and food. Or so their homepage says. I haven't tried it myself but it sounds interesting. Check out their site at http://www.wwoof.org

4. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 11y

Hi Tanjian,

I wwoof'd for a bit in Australia. I would definitely recommend it, though I suppose each situation is different. I was basically running low on money, and I found wwoofing a great way to get out of the "tourist machine" that it can be easy to fall into on the East Coast of Australia. I worked on a coffee farm in one instance and at a rainforest lodge in the other. Both were very positive experiences, and a great way to see the true culture of a location. The work wasn't overly strenuous, I think it's something like 3 hours a day. If it's terrible, in most cases, you can part company on fairly good terms with your hosts with the explanation that you have to move on, or the type of work just isn't for you. Worst case scenerio, you drop like $40 bucks for the book. Not sure about Hawaii, but Australia had a ton of very interesting and varied opportunities. In the end I wished I had stayed longer and wwoof'd at a couple more places. Just my 2 cents. Good luck, Hawaii is beautiful!

5. Posted by kinga_free (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

Yes, I did that a long time ago. On the Orkney Islands (northern Scotland). True - it can be a hard work but yes, very rewarding. You're helping out on a local, organic farm where people love the land and the animals...

6. Posted by Aurélie (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Hi everybody,

I would like to get information about "(ex-)WWOOFers", in Romania and Iceland and all Nordic countries, and anyway, from any country.
How was it? Was the work very exausting, tiring. Was it very interesting? What memories do you keep in mind now?
and how does it work for the travel? Did you pay it or did the host farm pay it?
Could you have a little job next to it in order to earn a little bit of money in order to travel around?
So many questions I do have.......!!!!!!!!
Thanks a lot for your answers!
I have been volunteering too but in another way. I spent six months with around 12 other volunteers abroad, and that was such a great experience! As I like travelling and meeting the world inhabitants a lot, I am now looking for good ways of achieving all my dreams in the better way. I do neither have money so much, then I am looking for the best at lowest costs... Yes, I know, it might be difficult but anyway, I am convinced it does exist, doesn't it??!!
Well thanks in advance, and maybe see you around the world!!

7. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y

I've done wwoofing twice in Oz - once on a flower farm in the rainforest and once on a berry farm in Tasmania. They were both very good experiences and the hosts were excellent, I would recommend it. I think the most important thing is to ask the hosts plenty of questions so that you know what to expect when you turn up.

e.g.:
- How many hours work will they expect you to do?
- What sort of work do they have for you?
- Do you need to take anything?
- Is there anything interesting to see/do near them (or are they prepared to give you a lift to something interesting on their days off?)