Category Archive: WWOOF

WWOOF- World Workers on Organic Farms is an international volunteer organization with the principle of a half day of work in exchange for room and board.

Work Exchange New Zealand: 30+ Bonuses I Enjoyed at my South Island HelpX Gigs

apartment in Oamaru - New Zealand

Work Exchange New Zealand: 30+ Bonuses I Enjoyed at my South Island HelpX Gigs  Those of you who followed my travels around New Zealand, Australia and Fiji in 2014 already know that I participated in many work exchange gigs at people’s homes (and at two motels, too). Most hosts asked me to work about 4 …

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Work Exchange Tips: When Work Exchange Goes Wrong

Work Exchange Tips: When Work Exchange Goes Wrong  This year I’ve excitedly shifted most of my travels from SE Asia over to Oceania. Since mid February I’ve been slowly exploring New Zealand, Fiji and Australia, spending 2-3 months in each country. Because these travel destinations are all relatively expensive, I’ve joined several work exchange gigs …

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Work Exchange: 50 Benefits I Enjoyed on New Zealand HelpX Gigs

Work Exchange: 50 Benefits I Enjoyed on New Zealand HelpX Gigs Those of you who followed my 3-month travels around New Zealand earlier this year know that I did several work exchange gigs at people’s homes. At each place I worked about 4 hours per day in exchange for room and board. More specifically, I …

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Work Exchange: Pros & Cons

Work Exchange: Pros & Cons A great way to travel through more expensive countries of the world, particularly for hopeful wanderlusters who feel their travels thwarted by a lack of funds, is to do a series of work exchange gigs. The concept works along the lines of ‘You pat my back, I’ll pat yours’. Generally …

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WWOOFing at Sanctuary Retreat – Australia

Mission Beach - Australia

WWOOFing at Sanctuary Retreat – Australia One of my very best WWOOFing experiences took place at Sanctuary Retreat, a small rain forest eco-resort perched on the steep hillside of a tropical rain forest overlooking the Coral Sea at Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia.   Sanctuary Retreat was created on 50 acres of Australia’s precious rain forest with a mission to …

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WWOOF-ing IN KURANDA AUSTRALIA

tropical Kuranda Australia

WWOOF-ing IN KURANDA AUSTRALIA Kuranda is a small trendy town/tourist village situated up on Australia’s Atherton Tablelands, just west of Cairns. It’s set in a stunning rain forest beside the fast flowing Barron River. Kuranda is one of the main tourist attractions in the Cairns area, due to the magnificent Barron Falls, Barron River cruises, cable car …

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VOLUNTEERING GONE WAAAYYY WRONG and 10 TIPS TO AVOID BAD VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES

VOLUNTEERING GONE WAAAYYY WRONG and 10 TIPS TO AVOID BAD VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES   Recently I had  very bad WWOOF volunteering experiences at WWOOF host farm, Kanalu Kennels, near Tallahassee, Florida. I found out when I arrived that they expected me to work 10-12 hours/day, 6 days/week for room and board. That was quite different from …

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