WWOOFing is one of my favorite ways to travel because I get to see new places and meet amazing people, all while getting my hands dirty.
I stayed on a local farm in Port Angeles with host's Tammy and AJ. They were so warm and welcoming. It felt as though they were my family. We worked hard but we also laughed hard. We ate meals together and overall just enjoyed the experience all around.
I picked thousands of blackberries, fed chickens/pigs and used apples that had already fallen to make homemade applesauce (YUM!!). I love fresh produce and there was certainly no lack of that here. My favorite memory/feeling was how comfortable I felt after 5 minutes of being with Tammy and AJ. They truly made me feel at home.
10/10 will be back!
What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The initial meeting is always a little scary because you are staying on someone else property. However, as soon as that passes, it is such an amazing experience.
WWOOF is a way to make friends with the local people, and exchange your own cultural values with them. Hosts give WWOOFers meals, accommodation and social engagement, in return for which WWOOFers help Hosts with what they do at their place. It's simple. You give what you have, and you receive what you don't have. There is no monetary exchange...