Volunteer Workers on Organic Farms

wwoofsterLike many other countries, Portugal allows volunteer workers on organic farms to work part time and receive food and lodging in return without the taxman getting involved. Meaning the farm does not have to pay you a salary (plus taxes on wages) and does not have to charge you a commercial price for lodging (including taxes). It is called wwoofing, and you will be a wwoofer. Read all about it on http://www.wwoof.org The wwoofster in this picture is from their site. Another advantage is that you won’t need a work permit for this. So anyone from outside the EU who visits on a tourist Visa can also come to work and live with us. Comes in handy doesn’t it? And do you think anyone will actually check how much time you spend here growing tomatoes and how much for growing your consciousness? This wwoof arrangement leaves us lots of freedom to organize our place the way we want. But guess what the main reason is why we want to incorporate as an organic farm: We want to grow our own healthfood!

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