WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, an international volunteer concept – see also www.wwoof.org . The movement started in England the 70’s as Working Weekends On Organic Farms, giving organic farmer a much-needed helping hand to be economically competitive with conventional farming production.
Today WWOOFing focuses more on cultural exchange while volunteering on farms with an organic approach to life and production. It’s an exchange of your hands-on help for Food & Lodging. It’s about experiencing and taking part in everyday farm life. Duration varies between 2 weeks and a couple of months, all year-round.
Simonskloof is an eco-conscious off-grid Mountain Retreat with an organic permaculture garden. Volunteers (WWOOFers) get a different outlook on life and valley offers the perfect place to digitally detox and reconnect with their true inner self.
WWOOF tasks range from tough stuff like fieldwork, building & renovation, hiking trail maintenance, stacking wood, fixing roads, as well as light things as cleaning of guest cottages, helping in the kitchen and gardening etc.
We prepare mostly organic Vegetarian or Vegan Breakfasts & Lunch (main), please also share your own recipes and traditions. The evening meal (light/snack) you cater for yourself. WWOOF accommodation is a caravan or safari tent.