Our first WWOOFER came here in 2000, and started a tradition that has flourished to the point where we can’t quite remember how many WWOOFers we have had or how much wine they have consumed!
Willing Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOF) is an international movement of people seeking to learn and experience life on organic farms.
This is an excerpt from http://www.wwoof.com.au/about.html
- You need to be at least 18 to join WWOOF Australia, members can be of any nationality – including Australian. It should be noted that participants require a level of maturity and independence to participate in the program.
- Due to the physical and mental demands of the WWOOF experience, participants should have at least average physical fitness. The nature of the program is such that it is generally unsuitable for persons suffering from psychiatric or psychological conditions.
- WWOOFers should expect to do 4 to 6 hours of farming /gardening work in exchange for each days food and board (depending on factors like season, workload, quality of their work and the accommodation, etc). These hours can be flexible so WWOOFers have free days but this must be negotiated with the Host.
- WWOOF Hosts will want to check your WWOOF Membership book against your passport or other photo ID when you arrive, if you contact Hosts from a fraudulent websites you will not be issued with a membership book or WWOOFing insurance and Hosts will not accept you.
WWOOFers at Rosnay live with Sam and Simone and undertake all sorts of work, from doing odd jobs in the vineyard and olive grove to helping around the house and garden. We love welcoming WWOOFers, so if you are travelling now please feel free to enquire as to the availability of a WWOOFing position at Rosnay.