Wwoofing, an alternative way to travel

If you’re looking for alternative tourism and an unforgettable experience, consider wwoofing. Explanations on how to travel and discover a country of your choice in a different way. Take out travel insurance to cover this experience.


History of wwoofing

WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is the world’s leading network of organic farms. Created in England in 1971, this acronym originally stood for ” Working Weekends on Organic Farms “, where anyone who wished could spend a weekend helping an organic farm by volunteering to work for them. The aim of the operation was to promote organic farming among British citizens.

How does wwoofing work?

Today, the concept has spread to over 50 countries worldwide. You can stay and work on an organic farm that is part of the network, in exchange for room and board. A typical working day lasts between 4 and 6 hours. But every farm has its own way of doing things. So it’s a good idea to find out everything you need to know before you leave, to make sure your stay is everything you hoped it would be.

Wwoofing statistics

Not surprisingly, Australia is home to the largest number of farms in the WWOOF network, thanks in no small part to the PVT program: over 2,000 farms for 12,000 volunteers! France, which joined the WWOOF network in 2007, is home to almost 9,000 volunteers on just under 800 organic farms.

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