I have a stint set up in southern Arizona. A garlic/agave farm.
Excited. 9 months ago
10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.
Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.
It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.
As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.
- The Robots.
I volunteered and lived on an organic farm for about a month with my good friend. It turned out to be a very valuable experience – I sold produce at farmers markets, woke up at 6:30 every day and slept before 10, ate lunch with the farmers and worked my ass off in the fields. Unfortunately, one of the other WWOOFers there was incredibly annoying, and I didn’t agree with many of the farm’s practices, which are based in their religion/spirituality and ignore science, rejecting many well-accepted techniques of sustainable agriculture. However, these “unfortunate” elements made the experience more interesting and I learned a lot from them. I look forward to WWOOFing in the future! 15 months ago
To a wonderful farm about an hour away from me. It seems pretty perfect for my friend and I. Crossing my fingers!! 17 months ago
I did wwoof for 6 weeks in Germany. It is one of the greatest experiences of my life. 21 months ago
How I did it: My partner and I knew we wanted to go to Europe so we started saving 2 years in advance. We picked the countries we wanted to go to and decided the ones we would like to farm in.
We chose to travel with a group the first month and do farming the second month.
A year before we bought WWOOF Europe memberships and looked at host farms. We contacted farms 3 months in advance that we were interested in telling them our interests and limitations. Leave plenty of time for this, the best farms with have many keeners booked in already.
We made arrangements for a pickup or arrival date and had an idea of what we would be doing. What they say you will do and what you do might not always match up, go with the flow and help as much as you can without becoming a slave and burning out. Read how I did it… 23 months ago
We had a wonderful time and learned a lot, if I could of done the 2 month trip differently, I would have WWOOFed the whole time.
We did vegetable and goat farming, we also picked wild mushrooms on weekends in Germany. We really enjoyed meeting new people and they were very hospitable with us. 23 months ago
Joined WWOOF Denmark last March as an anticipation for summer. But plans changed. Let’s see if I get to squeeze this during autumn. 2 years ago