Workaway vs. WWOOF

This past year we’ve used Workaway and WWOOF. They are both amazing organizations with great concepts, but there are a few differences to consider when choosing which to use.   WWOOF: Willing Workers on Organic Farms is definitely more geared towards people who want to work with their hands and experience organic farming. While a lot of…

Italy WWOOF Weekends

Generally, farms give you the weekends off. Here’s what we did with our weekends! Farm #1 Tuscania: Farm #2: Potentino   Farm #3: Gattaia Farm#4: Mondragone Well basically all of this farm was a weekend because.. read about it here. At the end of our trip, our first farm asked us if we wanted to…

Farm #4: Mondragone

This farm was a slightly different experience. We stayed with a man named Antonio and his dog Lupa. They lived in the mountains above Mondragone (a town about an hour north of Naples). He didn’t sell his produce, it was all for his own consumption. Tonino’s English was pretty broken but he also spoke German,…

Farm #3: Gattaia

Our third farm was about an hour north of Florence and belongs to the coolest person ever, Michele. He has a cat named Valpo and son named Massimo and lived in a huge house he turned into his bachelor pad/wine storage center. He has a vineyard from the 70’s right next to his house and…

Farm #2: Castello Di Potentino

This farm was a restored, thousand-year-old castle and winery. It was absolutely amazing. A pair of hilarious English siblings, Alexander and Charlotte, run everything from hotel operations, guests, and events to winemaking, olive oil production, and wine sales! Their mother, Sally, lives in the castle and they take care of her. She is a complete riot…

Farm #1: Tuscania

Our first experience WWOOFing couldn’t have been any better. We stayed with Dario and Kirsten. Kirsten is Danish and Dario grew up in Tuscania. They were so lovely and accommodating, we had many great discussions and experiences with them. They’re both over 50 years old so they had a Romanian farmer named Costantino do the…