Wwow What a Wwoof

From their wwoofing holiday in Northland, Californian couple Jacob and Kendall Madden describe their time spent working on five organic farms in the region in a guide about what it means to be a “wwoofer”. “The acronym stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, but some still refer to it as Willing Workers On Organic Farms. People of varying experience levels and all ages (although, usually a minimum age of 16) have been taking advantage of this excellent program since it started in the UK in 1971. Work-wise, there is weeding, weeding, and more weeding. It is not the only thing you will have to do and most hosts are reasonable but there is a lot of weeding to do on an organic farm. But there were lots of other more interesting jobs. We disassembled a camper van and turned it into a goat shelter, set possum traps, planted vegetables, fed goats and chickens and milked cows.”


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Sleep Under the Stars in PurePods

Sleep Under the Stars in PurePods

PurePods are four free-standing glass houses set in open clearing on private farm land in the South Island. There’s no carpet, curtains, or traditional ceiling (it’s made of glass), and even…