How Social Distancing Works - March 24, 2020

The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. How can one know if he/she is infected? By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% Fibrosis and it’s too late. Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning. Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates no infection. In critical time, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air. Everyone should ensure:… Read More

Hosts Offering Self-Isolation Accommodation - March 19, 2020

We have put together a list of Hosts that can help accommodate anyone who needs to self-isolate for two weeks. Please read the Hosts profile and contact the Hosts directly if this would suit you.   Robb  Fraser – Host ID#: 205 – Otorohanga, Waikato (Clean empty house available for one or two wwoofers. Plenty of open spaces and fresh air to get out and about, must have your own car). Heather Gregory – Host ID#: 60287 – Hastings (suitable for a couple of woofers if needed. Own bathroom and fridge can add cooking facilities) Kees and Jetse – Host ID#: 1141 – Motumaoho, Waikato ( self-contained granny flat with… Read More

Homemade Hand Sanitizer - March 17, 2020

Homemade Sanitizer: So simple if you can get hold of the ingredients. Mix 3/4 cup isopropyl alcohol, rubbing alcohol (for all our American members) or methylated spirits and 1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel together and pour into a clean spray bottle for use. If you want to make it smell nice you can add a few drops of essential oil such as Lavender Oil or Tea Tree Oil. To help soften hands you can also add 1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil.  There are good online, New Zealand websites where you can find these ingredients. Homemade Re-usable Toilet Paper: With all the madness on toilet paper going off the shelves (wouldn’t… Read More

Coronavirus - March 16, 2020

WWOOF will be affected by the coronavirus as we are directly involved with tourists. We do not know the full extent of how this will affect WWOOF. We are already aware that many flights are being cancelled coming into NZ so we are taking measures to try keep the WWOOF demand going over the coming few months. We are encouraging New Zealanders to try WWOOFing instead of that overseas trip they had planned. Also after tourists self-isolate they have the all clear according to the ministry of health so it may just be a bit more of a burden on tourists and affect travel plans for the first two weeks…. Read More

WWOOFing and how to use the site - March 3, 2020

We have a few features on our website we want to let you know about and show you how to use them. First up is the Calendar:  The calendar allows you to select when you are available or block off dates you are unavailable. It is helpful to use the calendar feature as it shows clearly if you are available to WWOOF and decreases unnecessary requests and disappointments. If you are not WWOOFing for a short time the best thing to do is to make yourself unavailable on the calendar. If you plan on not WWOOFing for a longer period but would still like to keep your membership active then… Read More

Help us to Help you! -

We would love to hear your ideas and suggestions on how to improve your WWOOFing experience. We want to know what works and what doesn’t. We are constantly working on the WWOOF site and updating. It would be really helpful to hear from our WWOOFers about why you chose WWOOF. How did you hear about WWOOF, what made you go with WWOOF over other options, what is it you are wanting to get out of your WWOOF experience. what do you expect from WWOOF Hosts and any other information that you think would be helpful for us to insure WWOOF is a user-friendly site and up to date with expectations…. Read More