In this article you will discover how to become a WWOOF host in Thailand.
WWOOF is an Acronym for What?
Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) links visitors (WWOOFers) to organic and permaculture farmers, promotes cultural exchanges and builds a global community conscious of ecological farming and sustainability.
The WWOOF movement began over 50 years ago and now includes hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
How to Become a WWOOF Host in Thailand
The WWOOF program allows you to exchange volunteering for permaculture, organic farming, culture, and life skills. This program offers volunteers the chance to live and work on organic, sustainable living, permaculture properties throughout the Kingdom.
Hosts provide food and accommodation in exchange for volunteers’ 4-5 hours of work per day.
Those who host say they enjoy “having the world come to their homes” and sharing their lifestyles with others.
Various projects can benefit from an extra pair of hands from volunteers. WWOOF have many hosts who practice biodynamic and permaculture gardening. Hosts range from landowners making a living to self-sufficient homesteaders, from families to individuals. There are also cooperatives, communities and eco- villages.
What Makes a Good WWOOF Host in Thailand?
A WWOOF host is a farmer or grower who practices organic agriculture. Their knowledge of sustainable and organic practices is something they enjoy sharing.
WWOOF volunteers assist on organic food properties and learn organic and bio-dynamic farming, natural building, food forests, water harvesting, grey water management, soil building, composting, gardening and more. The host contributes to a healthier world by teaching sustainable living skills, food sovereignty, healthy communities, and healthy foods.
It is a wonderful experience to host volunteers, demonstrating lifestyles and skills that are different from what most people are used to. It is a true adventure for both parties.
Many volunteers are so inspired by the experience they change their lifestyles and even set up their own organic food gardens, become world citizens, or discover their life’s purpose after volunteering. Your role as a host increases communication and aids growth within the organic movement, making the world a better place. You can apply here to become a WWOOF host in Thailand here.
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What You Need to Know About Becoming a WWOOF Host in Thailand