What rules are there?
WWOOF does not have too many hard and fast rules but there are some important things to be aware of.
WWOOF is a non-monetary exchange.
In return for 4-5 hours of a WWOOFers help on the organic property each day, hosts provide 3 adequate meals a day and clean, dry accommodation.
Outside of this we leave it up to WWOOFers and hosts to negotiate.
The main aim of WWOOF is to get people working together and learning from one another, to encourage organic and sustainable farming and living practices as well as cultural exchange.
The details of a WWOOF exchange, such as hours worked, days off, length of stay etc need to be discussed when the WWOOFer initially contacts the host.
Each party needs to make their expectations clear and agree on the terms of stay before the WWOOFer arrives on the property. This avoids disappointment, embarrassment and uncomfortable situations arising.
It is also important for hosts and WWOOFers to chat on the phone about the type of environment they live in and jobs to be done etc in order to determine the members suitability to each situation