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Last Active: active 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Skills I Want to Learn: Organic Practices, Permaculture/Biodynamics, Gardening, Soil conservation, Biodynamics practices and techniques, Animal Care, Beekeeping, Worm farming, Fencing, Building, Natural building methods, Tool making, Using and caring for tools, Handyman, Dairy, Cheese making, Preserving food, Wild food foraging, Fermenting food, Bread Making, Wine making, Marketing produce
As far as I can remember, I have always wanted to go on an adventure and have always been afraid to take the plunge. As if I told me that I first need to have a 'concrete' professionnal situation in Switzerland before venturing myself abroad. That and other things, I guess! Now that I'm nearly 40, I realize that I have assimilated a lot of professional experiences without finding the good one. And as I was giving up a teacher’s study programm newly begun, I felt a great need to get closer to nature. Taking a step back from my life and getting closer to more basic aspects of life itself in the same time. It’s now or never ! I said to myself. Precisely because I have no 'concrete' situation, paradoxically. And no child nor constraints preventing me from taking off. The idea of wwoofing imposed itself quickly. By providing a reassuring context to my journey (versus backpacking alone for 2 or 3 month) and giving it a strong meaning: participating in various useful activities on organic farms and really meeting some inhabitants of the area (I’m sure that staying and working somewhere for a while is the best way to do it and to experience other cultures and ways of life). Moreover, given the good reputation of Aussies and my desire to learn English, my interest in Australian wild life (so crazy and fascinating!) and the fact that it's summer at this period of the year (without speaking about the incredible opportunity of being 'upside down' and spending Christmas in t-shirt), I didn’t need much time to choose my destination.
Last Active: active 5 months ago
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I want to experience rural and outback Australia as much as I can. I am very interested in the landscape and the desert, as it's so different from where I am from. I did not just want to go to another city and work in a bar or something, I can do that anywhere. WWOOF-ing seemed like the best opportunity to meet people and learn things and see the country. I also believe that the world seems scary right now, but one of the ways we can help fix that is by helping and forming connections with each other that remind us we are not so different and alone. WOOFing is built on a concept that is very close to my heart.
Last Active: active 23 hours, 36 minutes ago
Skills I Want to Learn: Organic Practices, Permaculture/Biodynamics, Composting, Soil conservation, Mulching, Beekeeping, Building, Natural building methods, Preserving food
I want to change to a more rural lifestyle and want t set up my own permaculture project when I go back to my city. In order to do so I need to learn as much as I can about it.
Last Active: active 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Skills I Want to Learn: Animal Care, Worm farming, Natural building methods, Handyman, Mechanical, Cheese making, Wild food foraging, Bread Making, Wine making
It's been 3 months since I arrived in Australia, I'm on the Gold Coast and I've been working as a cleaner since I arrived. But I would like to see something else, really share with Australians. I don't know if you're aware of it but there are a lot of Caledonians on the Gold Coast so finally since I arrived I've been seeing the same people I was seeing in New Caledonia and nothing has really changed except that I have to order in English at the restaurant. So I want to learn more about this country, changing places, talking with locals and giving my work force if I can too.
Last Active: active 4 weeks ago
Skills I Want to Learn: Organic Practices, Permaculture/Biodynamics, Gardening, Pruning, Propagating, Composting, Soil conservation, Biodynamics practices and techniques, Mulching, Animal Care, Mustering, Beekeeping, Worm farming, Fencing, Building, Natural building methods, Tool making, Using and caring for tools, Handyman, Mechanical, Dairy, Cheese making, Preserving food, Wild food foraging, Fermenting food, Bread Making, Wine making, Marketing produce
We have a camper van and are planning to travel around Australia and do WWOOFing along the way. We joined WWOOF to learn about farming, horticulture, and about regional Australia. It is a great way to meet people and learn new skills! We hope to see new places, learn useful skills, and make memories and friends
Last Active: active 4 months ago
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We want to join as woofers because we see it as a great opportunity to make new friends, while experiencing Australian culture. It's also a opportunity to work within a field we dont get to work with on a daily basis in Denmark, from which we believe we can learn from. Participating in daily work, provides an opportunity to strengthen our English language skills.
Last Active: active 6 months, 4 weeks ago
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I want to explore what australian food and farm culture has to learn to me! I want to learn more about permaculture. I worked on market farms in Canada and I've been gardening in Senegal! Now, it's time to explore some other techniques while enjoying Austra vibe!
Last Active: active 1 week, 4 days ago
Skills I Want to Learn: Organic Practices, Permaculture/Biodynamics, Soil conservation, Fencing, Building, Natural building methods, Using and caring for tools, Handyman, Mechanical, Wild food foraging, Bread Making
I can't think of a better way to immerse yourself in a place than with wwoofing. It allows you to learn about the land in the area from a unique perspective as well as being a great tool for generally sharing knowledge. I have formed many great friendships through wwoofing and am drawn to the values of the lifestyle.
Last Active: active 3 weeks ago
Skills I Want to Learn: Organic Practices, Permaculture/Biodynamics, Soil conservation, Biodynamics practices and techniques, Animal Care, Building, Natural building methods, Using and caring for tools, Mechanical
I have always wanted to spend more time outside Europe. I chose Australia because it is far away from Germany and very attractive at the same time. I would like to get to know this country, its people and the culture. A sustainable way of life is a requirement for us humans to live in harmony with each other and with nature. Therefore, on my journey, I would like to take the opportunity to build and participate in a sustainable global community. The WWOOF in Australia offers just that: to get in touch with locals and same-minded people. The cultural exchange, to discover things and to learn from each other, sounds like a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to do this a lot.