WWOOF is an exchange between friends:
Hosts and WWOOFers.
Hosts give WWOOFers accommodation and meals, in return for the WWOOFer helping the Host with what the Host does at his or her place. The nature of the support you give will be various, depending on the Host. For example, weeding, seeding, harvesting, watering, chopping wood, feeding animals, shipping vegetables, processing food, cleaning, washing the dishes, helping children's study, building houses, painting, computer support, taking dogs for a walk, shovelling snow, helping at event, making handicrafts, etc. Hosts also give WWOOFers various knowledge and experience relating to these and other activities as result living with and helping them. Also, Hosts will introduce WWOOFers to the beauty of their local area. This and more is outlined in the Hosts' Preview. There is no payment of money between Host and WWOOFer. WWOOFers need to pay just the yearly WWOOF membership fee, 5,500 yen. WWOOFing starts from sending an online Application form.
WWOOF Japan members can get below the veneer of tourism and away from their daily grind, have genuine and meaningful experiences with people, society and culture, in all kinds of walks of life, in hundreds of locations all over Japan. Eat and think organically!
Hundreds of Hosts, adding new hosts weekly, representing a rich diversity of adventure, for example: organic farming, health and healing centers, pottery and arts, building and restoring traditional homesteads, organic restaurants, martial arts, dealing with animals, Japanese tea house, pension in ski fields area, eco village, brewing and production of foods, fishing, bee keeping, nature guide centre, centers for the environment, sea kayaking, and more.
Good News for WWOOFers!
From 2014 discounts of up to 72% are available to renew membership.
Please login and check the "Renewal Discounts" page!
These discounts will NOT be available after your membership has expired, extend your membership right away to lock in the savings.
Click here to go to Membership Application and fill out our online application form or choose any link from those at the left to 'browse the site'.
Join the fun and the learning! You should find all the information you need on this site, but if you have further inquiries, please contact us by online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!
If you are having problems reaching us via our Contact Form, please instead send your message to the following address (please substitute the [at] for the "a" inside a circle used in email addresses): wwoofjapan[at]gmail.com
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