I was just sent a suggestion to check out WWOOF (Weekend Working on Organic Farms) during my travels. In brief WWOOF is a network of Farmers worldwide willing to exchange your labor at their farm for food, housing, and something less touristy but real. I’ve had a few friends do this and each have given rave experiences… meeting real people, seeing the real country, eating real local food, learn about organic farming, and also saving lots of money.

I’ll be giving this a go in a few places on my worldwide journey where I do not know many people. I think it might be the same experience as AirBnB in that you get to know someone locally very well, get some local knowledge, and real home cooked food…and if on a farm, perhaps even better food than what you get in a restaurant…

If you have WWOOFFed, leave a comment, or let me know how it was.

There is the main wwooff group or the independent one though both seem to cover most of the globe with opportunities.

2 other options for work exchange (not necessarily farm work) is WorkAway and HelpX, both added to my RESOURCES page.