In a previous vlog, I told you that you don’t need to be a celebrity to have your own personal assistant, to save you time and money. Now I’m going to tell you why you need a WWOOFer!
If you are already overwhelmed with all the work in your business or day job, let alone staying on top of your house work and garden (if you have one), then you should consider getting free help from WWOOFers.
No, this has nothing to do with dogs.
WWOOF stands for Willing Workers On Organic Farms. It originally stood for “Working Weekends On Organic Farms” and began in England in 1971.
But you don’t technically need a farm in order to host them. We have had around 30 WWOOFers in the last 7 months come to help us around our 2.5 acre lifestyle property and in our house. My sister has started having them help her and she lives in a suburban house with a garden.
Volunteers, or ‘WWOOFers’, spend about four to six hours helping out on a host farm or property and can learn about organic farming and sustainable agriculture, and receive food and lodging in return for working.
WWOOFing is a way to learn about what is involved to grow produce and animals organically while living with local families and joining in the daily farming and family activities. You can have them stay up to a week and some people have them for months!
So if you want an alternative way to get work done around the house – painting, cleaning, tidying, cooking and a lot of physical work on your property – weeding, gardening, planting, fixing, building, painting etc, then check out wwoof.net.
- WWOOF is a worldwide movement linking volunteers with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange, thereby helping to build a sustainable, global community.
- Watch my VLOG: Why you need your own Personal Assistant