An adventure with WWOOF Spain will give you the opportunity to get to know the unique places and people of Spain, while learning about organic farming techniques and sustainable lifestyles. As a WWOOFer you will participate in the daily life of your host family, experience a new culture, and meet people from various walks of life.
Each host offers a different experience so check out the host directory to find one that is a great fit for you.
To ensure that you have the best possible experience, please use the information on this page as a guide for success.
Length of visit can vary from a single day ("local WWOOFing") to several months. Children and pets are welcome at many farms, just be sure to ask the host farmer before arriving. You can use our advanced search options in the online directory to find the right host for you. If you are under 18 years of age, a legal guardian must accompany you and be the account holder.
International WWOOFers: we recommend you obtain a visa to visit Spain before deciding to purchase a WWOOF membership. Please check the FAQs for more details. WWOOF memberships will not be refunded if you later determine you cannot obtain a visa.
It is your responsibility to contact hosts and make arrangements for a WWOOF stay. Please be prepared to contribute to farm and domestic activities while you stay with a host as a member of the family.
Please see individual Host profile description for details on accommodations and meals. Quite often WWOOFers stay in modest, temporary spaces, ranging from a caravan/RV, to a tent, to a room inside the house. WWOOFers will receive safe, clean, and dry accommodations.
The food that is offered will also vary from place to place, so make sure you are clear about what to expect. Some hosts may provide staples for you and other WWOOFers to cook on your own; others will cook all or some meals communally. Be sure to discuss any dietary restrictions or allergies you may have to make sure they can be accommodated during your visit.
In addition to the basics, here are a few items that may be helpful to bring:
There is a filter on the Find a Host page where you can see which hosts welcome children. Please discuss this with hosts to ensure that you have their approval before you arrive with your kids. Some hosts with children love it when their kids can play together. Visiting organic farms with children can be a great experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.
It is your responsibility to get yourself to and from each host farm. Within the host's description you will find information about where the host property is located. Many hosts are located in remote areas that may not be easily reached by public transportation. For this reason, you may want to make arrangements with your host to pick you up.
Because he or she may have to travel a long distance, please plan ahead and don’t expect your host to drive to get you at a moment’s notice.
Sometimes, unforeseen circumstances come up and plans can change. If you are unable to make it, please give your host as much notice as possible.
The farming and gardening projects vary from host to host. You may be asked to join activities such as gardening, weeding, planting, feeding animals, watering plants, harvesting, and more. Before arriving, ask your host about the current activities in which you can participate. Keep in mind that WWOOF focuses on sustainable, organic farming practices.
Because organic farming and gardening can sometimes be demanding, your host will be expecting that you are moderately fit and healthy. It's certainly possible that other tasks can be found for WWOOFers who are older, less physically able, or have physical or mental impairments, but it is essential that you are open with your host about any vulnerabilities when you first approach them.
While it is unlikely that you will be injured while WWOOFing, WWOOF ESPAÑA provides accident insurance for wwofers registered. This covers just accidents or illness (and death) direct consequence of an accident while helping in the farm. But you are not insured while outside the farm or even in the case of an appendicitis, for example, because it´s not resulting from an accident. The amount insured is small (between 3000 and 6000 euros as maximum compensation). If you get injured, just talk to your host and contact us, you don´t need to do anything special, because you would be already registed with us in our insurance policy.
Unfortunately in 2008 we had a sad incident in which a wwoofer died while taking a bath, outside the farm. We all got shocked by the sad accident of Adrian, but upon all the grief, we sadly confirmed the insurance did not cover that case and the expenses of repatration were very high. We never think about these fatalities, but they do happen. Please be responsible.
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In order to protect yourself from accidents we ask that you do not participate in tasks that you feel will place you in physical danger.
Please do not participate in activities that you consider of unacceptable risk
WWOOFer membership fee is 20€ (single) or 36€ (joint) for one year.
Your membership fee allows you to participate in the educational exchange program and to support the WWOOF network in Spain. It provides you with a connection to the WWOOF community through a member profile, access to the host directory, and online messaging tools, besides our support!