Well, I’m not going to give you a class here, just some brief information for those who do not know this relatively recent concept that has taken off with the advent of organic farming and other organic productions.
The term “woofing”, which some people also write Wwoofing, is an English word meaning “World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms”.
So the concept is simple: to allow those who wish to immerse themselves, for a few days or weeks, in the rural life of the country they visit, the land of smiles in this case with regard to Suwan Organic Farmstay .
The advantages of woofing are undeniable: immersion in the tropical Siamese latitudes at a lower cost, benefiting most of the time from lodging and shelter. The opportunity to learn specific permaculture techniques, to participate in daily rural activities, to discover a centuries-old culture rich in lessons, to evolve in a friendly and constructive atmosphere, to meet people with the same passions, the same dreams.
Want to know more about woofing at Suwan Organic Farmstay? All information on this page of our site.
It is true that one reads everything and its opposite regarding the visa law (or exemptions from visas) in Thailand, even more with regard to wwoofing in Thailand.
So to be clear, the least activity, even voluntary, is linked to the requirement of a work permit and a visa adapted. I challenge those who claim that woofing in Thailand is an exception to bringing me the law or regulation that stipulates it.
In short, woofing in Thailand in the form of volunteering or volunteering is illegal without the work permit and specific visa. On the other hand, the woofing in the country of the smile like tourist activity, no problem. It is in this form that we propose this immersion activity within the Siamese rural culture.
So, the answer to the visa question is simple, you just need a tourist visa, a visa exemption or its extension to take full advantage of the framework and services that Suwan Organic farmstay offers.
Need more information about these visas, go quickly to the next question of this FAQ
For this answer I will not make a long speech, there is on the internet a video that explains very well all this, you can even discover via the article of this blog all the detailed information on the tourist visa, the exemption of visa and the principle of the extensions (cost, duration, rules, localization, …) Attention, video in French, activate the subtitles
As long as your visas or visa exemptions last. So it goes from a few days to several months.
It is true that being able to practice wwoofing for a long time may interest nomads, globetrotters, candidates for expatriation, … In this case it is just necessary to ensure compliance with Siamese legislation. A simple rule to remember, one can not stay more than six months in Thailand without a visa (ie just with visa exemptions and extensions). So, coupled with tourist visas, it is possible to stay 8 months or more.
Nevertheless, if your life project is to remain in the land of the country for a long time then perhaps it is necessary to find more viable alternatives for the future.
Not only can you do woofing with your family, but I would say it’s even recommended.
There is no minimum age for children, Suwan Organic Farmstay is a friendly place suitable for all ages, all skills. Our farm quickly becomes a place of discovery and games for children, an enchanting and real space made of explorations, learning, full nature, a breath of freedom, a beneficial truce far from screens and virtual worlds of our big and small screens.
Nothing very complicated, just contact us by email, we will answer you as soon as possible.
For an even faster and complete answer, do not hesitate to give us some informations:
– Number of people and age
– desired dates of stay
– If you are vegetarians or vegans
No, no supplement regarding your stay and woofing in our organic farm. This rate includes your accommodation, all meals of the day, supervision, learning and immersion in our organic agricultural activities.
The bungalows we offer are comfortable, furnished, with air conditioning or fans to choose from, private bathroom with water heater (welcome in winter when the thermometer occasionally falls below 15 degrees at night …).
The fact of paying 400 baht, or often much less with the discounts we offer, can cover some of the costs (fortunately most food comes from our organic farming, in the near future we should reach a relative self sufficiency) .
Moreover, this sum allows to stay in conformity with the Thai legislation.
I repeat once again, volunteering with a tourist visa or visa exemption (so without a work permit) is outlawing you. The fine is 100,000 Baht both for you and for us, and a possible jail sentence (immersion experience that I highly discourages)