A new platform to #GrowWWOOF

Our project is to create a world wide common WWOOF platform. With a unique profile across countries, members of our community will be able to interact with each other internationally. It will be easier than ever to go WWOOFing around the world, meet new like-minded friends and share knowledge with farmers.

Thanks to your support, the international WWOOF movement is making great progress with the new website, which will go by the name of Common WWOOF Platform (CWP 2.0).

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Here is a brief update on what we have achieved so far...

We are excited to share that great progress is being made, thanks to your support, as national groups continue to migrate to the Common WWOOF Platform (CWP 2.0).

Currently 15 national WWOOF groups are onboard CWP 2.0 and two more are planning to launch this November. We expect to have everybody onboard by early 2023!

This platform boasts a number of new and exciting features including:

  • A single universal WWOOFer profile – which can be used to go WWOOFing in all participating countries!*
  • The ability for members to both be a host and go WWOOFing using the same profile.
  • An intuitive calendar that automatically shows when WWOOFers have stays booked at a farm
  • Easy and simplified messaging system 

*NOTE: Despite having a single profile, in most cases, members wishing to go WWOOFing in multiple countries will still have to purchase a new national membership for each country. 

And other great improvements on the horizon, as well! Stay tuned for inspiring updates in 2023.

Do you have a WWOOF account? Why not try out your universal WWOOFing profile by taking a digital tour of all the countries where you can WWOOF! 

Here are all of the countries where your profile can be used:

France Hungary Czech Republic  Romania 
Netherlands  Ireland  Portugal Germany
Greece  Switzerland Norway  Italy 
Sweden USA  Canada  Spain 
United Kingdom  Denmark WWOOF Independents  

Coming this year …

Chile, Togo, Serbia, Turkey 

We look forward to keeping you posted on our progress! Thank you again for helping WWOOF to grow a brighter future for people and our planet.

A new platform to #GrowWWOOF

Our project is to create a world wide common WWOOF platform. With a unique profile across countries, members of our community will be able to interact with each other internationally. It will be easier than ever to go WWOOFing around the world, meet new like-minded friends and share knowledge with farmers.
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Here is a brief update on what we have achieved so far…

The plan is to move all WWOOF platforms to a central database and make it possible for WWOOFers to have the same profile wherever and whenever they decide to go WWOOFing.
We structured the development of this complex project into various stages.
The first step was to make sure all data in the current platform is compatible with the new one.

The goal is that every member profile (WWOOFer or host) can be easily migrated and all of your profile data, reviews and messages will be there. In the second stage we’ve made it possible for every national WWOOF organisation’s website to have its individual content while maintaining a common look and feel.

In the third stage we will develop extra features that individual organisations might require and also make sure other tools can easily integrate with the CWP 2.0.After that is complete, we will start the exciting process of onboarding each national organisation to the new platform, country by country.

Over the past several months we successfully completed phase number 1 and are now wrapping up stage number 2, which includes a fully functional prototype of the CWP 2.0 for our guinea pig organisation WWOOF Hungary.

We are looking forward to launching WWOOF Hungary onto the new platform by the end of 2021

With your help, we can make this a reality in 2022.

Since 1971 national WWOOF organisations have been on a mission to educate future organic farmers through hands-on and inspiring cultural exchanges, while supporting local farmers who are feeding their communities and training the next generation.

From the beginning, national WWOOF organisations have sprung up and grown  individually in more and more countries.

This is time for a change in WWOOF. We are planning to unify the movement and build a global WWOOF network.

With your help, we can make this a reality in 2021.

Since 1971 national WWOOF organisations have been on a mission to educate future organic farmers through hands-on and inspiring cultural exchanges, while supporting local farmers who are feeding their communities and training the next generation.

From the beginning, national WWOOF organisations have sprung up and grown  individually in more and more countries.

This is time for a change in WWOOF. We are planning to unify the movement and build a global WWOOF network.